Join Bash Doran, acclaimed playwright and screenwriter, in conversation with actress and producer Clea Alsip, about writing, producing, and life in show business. Bash has written for tv on shows as varied as Beef, Boardwalk Empire, Smash, and Looming Tower. Her plays have been produced at Lincoln Center and Playwrights Horizons, among others.
Bash Doran is currently adapting The Wicked Novels by Gregory Maguire for Hulu and a new feature for Amazon Studios and Jon Watts.
Other feature credits include OUTLAW KING for Netflix, which starred Chris Pine and Florence Pugh, and was directed by David Mackenzie. Bash’s four-part adaptation of LIFE AFTER LIFE based on the acclaimed novel by Kate Atkinson was recently aired in the UK. John Crowley directed and Thomasin Mckenzie starred.
Bash has created and executive produced TRAITORS for Channel 4 and Netflix. She was a Co-Executive Producer on Hulu’s THE LOOMING TOWER which received a WGA nomination. Other TV writing and producing includes MASTERS OF SEX for Showtime and SMASH for NBC. Her first television job was on BOARDWALK EMIPRE and earned her a WGA nomination.
Bash’s play THE MYSTERY OF LOVE AND SEX premiered at Lincoln Center in 2015 under the direction of Sam Gold, starring Diane Lane and Tony Shalhoub. Her critically acclaimed play KIN received its world premiere at Playwrights Horizons in 2011.Her collection “The Marriage Plays” is published by Oberon and the rest of her work is available from Samuel French and Playscripts Inc among others. Her adaptation of GREAT EXPECTATIONS has been performed in high schools across America and she is currently adapting THE FABULOUS BAKER BOYS into a new musical.
She is a 2009 recipient of the Helen Merrill Playwriting Award. She holds a BA and an MA from Cambridge University, and an MA from Oxford University. She moved to the United States on a Fulbright Scholarship in 2000, received her M.F.A from Columbia University, and went on to become a playwriting fellow of The Juilliard School. She currently lives in New York City.