Douglas Post

Playwright, Lyricist & Composer



  • Shaw vs. Tunney
    Grippo Stage Company, Chicago, 2023
  • By My Will
    Atlanta Shakespeare Company, Atlanta, 2023
  • Miranda’s Offering
    Advice to the Player’s Studio Series, New Hampshire, 2022
  • A Spy in Spite of Himself
    Heartland Theatre Company’s The Play’s the Thing, Illinois, 2019
  • Howards End
    Remy Bumppo Theatre Company, Chicago, 2019
  • Bloodshot
    Hudson Village Theatre, Canada, 2022
    Stephen Joseph Theatre, England, 2020
    Watermill Theatre in England, 2020, 2011
    Greenhouse Theater Center, Chicago, 2016
    Vertigo Theatre, Canada, 2015
    St. James Theatre, London, 2014, 2013
    Canterbury Festival, England, 2013
    Greenwich Theatre, London, 2011
    Vienna's English Theatre, Austria, 2011
    Theatre Royal Winchester, England, 2011
    Nuffield Theatre, England, 2011, 2010
  • Cynical Weathers
    Victory Gardens Theater, Chicago, 2007
  • Blissfield
    Victory Gardens Theater, Chicago, 2000
  • Somebody Foreign
    City Lit Theater, Chicago, 2006
    Stage Left Theater's LeapFest, Chicago, 2004
    Prop Thtr's Midwest New Plays Festival, Chicago, 1999
  • Forty-Two Stories
    City Lit Theater, Chicago, 2017
    Raven Theatre's Working Title Series, Chicago, 2014
  • Drowning Sorrows
    Third Stage, Los Angeles, 2001
    Victory Gardens Theater, Chicago, 1996
    Shelykova Playwrights Conference, Russia, 1995
    O'Neill National Playwrights Conference, Connecticut, 1994
  • Personal Effects
    Circle Theatre, Chicago, 2003
    Toledo Repertoire Theatre, Ohio, 1996
    Carnegie Mellon Drama Showcase of New Plays, Pittsburgh, 1991
  • Earth and Sky
    Second Thought Theatre, Dallas, 2005
    Circle Theatre, Chicago, 1999
    Nuffield Theatre, England, and British Tour, 1999
    Copperview Theater Company, Los Angeles, 1997
    Actors Forum Theatre, Los Angeles, 1995
    Victory Gardens Theater, Chicago, 1992
    Second Stage Theatre, New York, 1991
    O'Neill National Playwrights Conference, Connecticut, 1989
  • Suffering Fools
    Commons Theatre, Chicago, 1989
    O'Neill National Playwrights Conference, Connecticut, 1988
  • Murder in Green Meadows
    Shanghai Yihai Theatre, Shanghai, China, 2016
    Bickford Theatre, New Jersey, 2013
    Vertigo Theatre, Canada, 2007
    Studio Arena Theatre, New York, 2004
    Vienna's English Theatre, Austria, 2003
    Totem Pole Playhouse, Pennsylvania, 2002
    Horse Cave Theatre, Kentucky, 2001
    Contemporary American Theatre Company, Ohio, 2001
    The English Theatre of Hamburg, Germany, 1999
    Circle Theatre, Chicago, 1998
    Victory Gardens Theater, Chicago, 1995
    Theatre on the Bay, South Africa, 1994
    Stamford Theater Works, Connecticut, 1993
    Nuffield Theatre, England, 1992
  • Detective Sketches
    Lincoln Center Theater Lab, New York, 2002
    Theater-A-Go-Go, Los Angeles, 1995
    Organic Lab Theater, Chicago, 1987
  • Belongings and Longings
    Thirteenth Street Repertory Company, New York, 1987
    Organic Lab Theater, Chicago, 1986


  • Scrooge and the Ghostly Spirits
    Citadel Theatre, Illinois, 2018
  • The Kingdom of Grimm
    International Christian School, China, 2015
    Chicago Playworks, Chicago, 2006
  • God and Country
    Victory Gardens Theater, Chicago, 2002
  • Gethsemane
    Holy Covent Church, Chicago, 1999
  • The Real Life Story of Johnny De Facto
    Goodspeed-At-Chester, Connecticut, 1989
    National Alliance for Musical Theatre Festival of New Work, New York, 1989
    O'Neill National Music Theater Conference, Connecticut, 1989
    Getz Theater, Chicago, 1986
  • The Long River Passes
    Orphans, Chicago, 1989, 1986
  • The Wind in the Willows
    International School Manila, Philippines, 2015
    Pittsburgh Playhouse, Pennsylvania, 2014
    Contemporary American Theatre Company, Ohio, 2012
    City Lit Theater, Chicago, 2010, 2009
    Lakeshore Excellence Foundation, Michigan, 1999
    Arvada Center For The Arts & Humanities, Colorada, 1997
    Theater Off Park, New York, 1993
    Lambs Players Theatre, California, 1990
    Theatre Building, Chicago, 1989
    Coterie Theatre, Kansas City, 1988
    Cleveland Play House, Ohio, 1987
    Bailiwick Repertory, Chicago, 1986
    Organic Lab Theater, Chicago, 1985
  • Everyman
    Cafe Voltaire, Chicago, 1997
    Free Shakespeare Company, Chicago, 1984
    Bailiwick Repertory, Chicago, 1984
  • Drums
    Theatre Building, Chicago, 1982
  • The Other Wise Man
    Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago, 1982
    Leo A. Lerner Theatre, Chicago, 1981
  • Prospero's Saxophone
    Leo A. Lerner Theatre, Chicago, 1981


  • Drowning Sorrows
    Commissioned by Old Country Productions, 2002
  • Cinque and the Amistad Revolt
    Commissioned by Mase Brite Productions, 1996
  • Earth and Sky
    Commissioned by Warner Bros., 1991
  • Undesirables
    Commissioned by NBC, 1991


  • Crime of Innocence (Co-author)
    WMAQ-TV, Chicago, 1988
  • Murder in Green Meadows
    One-act version for WMAQ-TV with Steppenwolf Theatre Company, Chicago, 1986

Radio Plays

  • Forty-Two Stories
    Chicago Theatres On The Air, 1998
    L.A. Theatre Works, 1997
  • Drowning Sorrows
    Chicago Theatres On The Air, 1996
  • Earth and Sky
    XM Satellite Radio, 2005
    National Public Radio, 2005, 2003, 1994
    L.A. Theatre Works, 1993
    Chicago Theatres On The Air, 1993


  • Howards Ends, TRW Plays, 2021
  • Scrooge and the Ghostly Spirits, Dramatic Publishing, 2018
  • Somebody Foreign, Broadway Play Publishing Inc, 2017
  • Personal Effects, Broadway Play Publishing Inc, 2017
  • Blissfield, Broadway Play Publishing Inc, 2016
  • The Kingdom of Grimm, Dramatic Publishing, 2007
  • Drowning Sorrows, Dramatists Play Service, 1998
  • Belongings and Longings, Dramatic Publishing, 1997
  • Detective Sketches and Other Short Plays, Dramatic Publishing, 1997
  • Earth and Sky, Dramatists Play Service, 1991
  • Murder in Green Meadows, Dramatists Play Service, 1990
  • The Wind in the Willows, Dramatic Publishing, 1986


  • Joseph Jefferson Award Nomination for Best New Play for Howards End, 2020
  • Joseph Jefferson Award Nomination for Best New Play for Forty-Two Stories, 2018
  • Blue Ink Playwriting Award for Comden Mall Community Activists, 2014
  • Illinois Arts Council Playwriting Fellowship Award, 2006
  • Cunningham Commission For Youth Theatre Award, 2003
  • Illinois Arts Council Playwriting Fellowship Award, 1997
  • Midwestern Playwrights Festival Award for Personal Effects, 1995
  • L. Arnold Weissberger Playwriting Award for Earth and Sky, 1991
  • Illinois Arts Council Playwriting Fellowship Award, 1990
  • Emmy Award Nomination for Individual Achievement in Writing for Murder in Green Meadows, 1986
  • Joseph Jefferson Award Nomination for Original Incidental Music for The Tempest, 1984


  • Bachelor of Arts from Trinity University, San Antonio, Texas, Speech and Drama Major, English Major, University Scholar
  • Council Member of the Dramatists Guild of America (2017 to 2020)
  • Chicago Regional Representative for the Dramatists Guild of America (2007 to 2014)
  • Founding Member of the Playwrights Ensemble at the Tony Award-Winning Victory Gardens Theater (1995 to 2012)
  • Teacher of Playwriting at University of Chicago Graham School, Northwestern University, DePaul University, Victory Gardens Theater, Chicago Dramatists, Newberry Library and O'Neill National Theater Institute
  • Commissioned to write Plays, Musicals and Multimedia Shows for Victory Gardens Theater, Remy Bumppo Theatre Company, Atlanta Shakespeare Company, Citadel Theatre Company, Chicago Playworks, historic novelist Jay R. Tunney, British actor Simon Slater and the Newberry Library
  • Composer of Songs and Incidental Music for over 25 productions in Chicago
  • Sketches performed at Primary Stages, American Blues Theater and O'Neill Pub
  • Articles published in the Victory Gardens Newsletter, Stagebill and The Dramatist Magazine
  • Collected Works donated to DePaul University Library Special Collection and Archives
  • Member of the Dramatists Guild of America, Writers Guild of America, East and ASCAP
Douglas Post

Professional Associations
Member – The Dramatists Guild of America
Member – The Writers Guild of America, East
Member – ASCAP