Dylan Schifrin (he/him) is a composer, lyricist, librettist, playwright and TV writer specializing in new musical storytelling for the stage and screen.
Based bicoastally between NYC and LA, he is equally informed by the modern theatre, musical theatre, and television landscapes. As a Hispanic, Jewish, and LGBTQ+ artist, he seeks to populate politicized worlds with deeply human characters to tell urgent outsider narratives that challenge the inequity of the present moment.
As a theater writer and composer, Dylan has been distinguished by the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center (NMTC Semifinalist), New Musicals Inc. (New Voices Project Finalist), IAMA Theatre Company (Emerging Playwrights Lab Member), the Civilians (R&D Group Semifinalist), the Blank Theatre Company, the National YoungArts Foundation (Finalist in Playwriting), ASCAP, and the Foundation for New American Musicals (MUSI-CAL, SHOWSEARCH Finalist). Dylan is a member of ASCAP, the BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop and UNTITLED Musicals Project, a new writers group for BIPOC and LGBTQ+ musical theater writers in NYC.
Dylan has also placed in several television writing contests and has reached audiences of millions with his work as a songwriter for the social media company Pixel Playhouse, recently picked up to develop an original TV series by NBCUniversal. (BA Yale College, Musical Theatre Composition w/ distinction in the major). He is currently seeking representation.
When he's not writing, you can find Dylan lending his orchestration, arrangement, transcription and piano chops to productions around New York City, including the works of established Broadway composers and fellow emerging writers.
From $CABS (or, why does no one want to work anymore?!!!), a power anthem about being trauma bonded to your boss and coworkers:
From $CABS (or, why does no one want to work anymore?!!!), a cathartic take on burnout and the myth that unsustainably hard work will lead to reward:
From Y2K, a coming of age, immersify-able adventure musical, in which a young survivalist dreams of escaping the bunker:
From Y2K, as two young people from broken homes grapple with the uncertainty in their lives: