About


Tovya Jacobs is a screenwriter, playwright and writing consultant.

A few highlights from recent years: 

Kafka in Bed made its Los Angeles debut in 2014; The Madwoman of Chaillot debuted in 2017, a commission to make the first complete translation of Jean Giraudoux's classic French farce; Singularity, a philosophical epic about the future of technology, was named in the Best Sci-Fi of 2017 by the Lift-Off Series of New Plays; the film of Letter to a Young Planet, completed in 2018, was the subject of a scholarly review of AI in film; and in 2020, Static, a "Choose Your Own Adventure" style pilot, was named in their Top-10 Best Interactive Pilots by Branches Interactive.

In addition to writing, Jacobs teaches screenwriting and helps other writers with their projects. They are nonbinary, and believe in writing as a tool to promote gender inclusivity. Current projects include three new screenplays, and an experimental opera.  (You can listen part of it here) This year they're overjoyed to be getting married to their partner of four years in a COVID-friendly online ceremony.



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