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Lee Wochner

Lee Wochner

Lee is the award-winning author of more than two dozen plays produced in New York, London, Los Angeles and elsewhere. From 1992 to 2002 he directed, produced, workshopped or developed more than 150 new plays as the founding artistic director of Moving Arts, a theatre devoted to new plays. Since 1990, he has led the Words That Speak playwriting workshop, assisting dozens of playwrights, many of them first-timers, toward production in theatres all over the globe. He has served as a judge for numerous playwriting contests, most recently for the PEN Center USA Awards.

Producing credits include the Regional Alternative Theatre Conference, the SRO Conference, the Ovation Awards, the California Arts Council, the California African American Theatre Roundtable and the USC MPW One-Act Festival. He is recognized by the State of California as a California Thinker and is now in his ninth year of teaching graduate playwriting in the Master of Professional Writing program at the University of Southern California, where he is an alum.