Dan Bernitt is an American author, playwright, and performer. His solo performances include Yelling at Bananas in Whole FoodsPhi Alpha Gamma; and Thanks for the Scabies, Jerkface!; among others.

Since 2004, his work has been featured in venues across the United States, as well as in Ireland and Italy. A recipient of the Robert Chesley Award for Lesbian and Gay Playwriting, his books, Dose: Plays & Monologues and Phi Alpha Gamma, were named finalists for the Lambda Literary Award.

He holds a BA in arts administration from the University of Kentucky and an MFA in playwriting from The New School. As a guest teaching artist, he has performed and taught workshops at numerous colleges and universities in the United States, and he currently serves as chair of the creative writing program at the Kentucky Governor’s School for the Arts and is a visiting lecturer at Amherst College.