Dean Poynor
Dean Poynor is an emerging playwright and screenwriter pursuing an MFA in Dramatic Writing at Carnegie Mellon University where he is currently working on a new drama about Christian professional wrestling. His plays include the full-length drama Paradise Key which was developed at CMU and was selected as the winner of the 2009 Trustus Theatre Playwrights' Festival, where it will be produced in August 2010. Other plays include the Zombie-thriller Homo apocalyptus (developed in residency at The Studios of Key West), the full-length drama, Losing Sleep (Winner of the 2008 Helford Prize in Drama), and the full length, two-person comedy, Company Time (developed under luxurious circumstances, thanks to workshops at the Players Theatre, NYC.) Dean graduated from Wheaton College, Wheaton, IL, with degrees in Philosophy and Communications. He is a member of the Playwrights Center and the Dramatists Guild of America. For more information please go to Dean Poyonor was awarded a Screenwriting grant at Carnegie Mellon in 2009 for Salk

Sloan-awarded films