Jon Robin Baitz

Jon Robin Baitz
Born (1961-11-04) November 4, 1961 (age 55)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Occupation Playwright, screenwriter, television producer, actor
Partner(s) Joe Mantello (1990-2002)


Jon Robin Baitz (given birth to November 4, 1961) can be an American playwright, screenwriter, tv manufacturer, and occasional professional. Baitz happens to be a teacher at Stony Brook Southampton and THE BRAND NEW School where he’s Artistic Director from the BFA theatre plan.

Early life and education

Baitz was created to a Jewish family members in LA, California, the boy of Edward Baitz, an professional from the Carnation Business. Baitz grew up in Brazil and South Africa prior to the family members came back to California, where he went to Beverly Hills SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL. On talking about the impact of his period growing up overseas on his lifestyle and function, Baitz expresses:I believe what happened was that We felt so international so often which i became extremely adept at observing. I discovered some sort of brief hands. Because you’re a foreigner, an alien actually, you must decode every one of the customs as well as the manners, not only the language. Which means you start to experience terribly detached which isn't a very important thing. And it got that impact upon my composing initially. You begin this small dialogue with yourself in what factors mean and abruptly you’re 20-something-years-old and you’re carrying on that dialogue in some recoverable format.


After graduation from senior high school, Baitz didn't attend college, instead he worked well like a bookstore clerk and assistant to two producers, as well as the encounters became the foundation for his first perform, a one-acter entitled Mizlansky/Zilinsky. He drew by himself history for his 1st two-act play, The Film Culture, about the personnel of the prep college in South Africa. Its 1987 achievement in LA resulted in an Off-Broadway creation with Nathan Street in 1988, which gained him a Theatre Table Award nomination for Exceptional New Play.This was accompanied by The Compound of Fire in 1991 with Ron Rifkin and Sarah Jessica Parker and THE FINISH of your day Off-Broadway at Playwrights Horizons in 1992, starring Roger Rees.Baitz wrote and directed the two-character play 3 Hotels, predicated on his parents, for any demonstration on PBS's "American Playhouse", in March 1991. The cast starred Richard Jordan and Kate Nelligan. Then reworked the materials for any stage play, generating a Drama Table Award nomination for Exceptional New Play.In 1993, he co-scripted (with Howard A. Rodman) The Terrifying Frammis, that was directed by Tom Luxury cruise and shown as an bout of the Showtime anthology series Fallen Angels. 2 yrs later on, Henry Jaglom ensemble him being a homosexual playwright who achieves achievement young - a personality motivated by Baitz himself - in the film Last Summer months in the Hamptons. In 1996 he made an appearance as Michelle Pfeiffer's business associate in the film humor One Fine Time.His semi-autobiographical play A GOOD Nation was presented Off-Broadway on the Lincoln Middle Mitzi E. Newhouse Movie theater in 1996. The play was among the three finalists for the 1996 Pulitzer Award for Dilemma. The nominating committee stated from the play "Written with sharpened, directed dialogue, peopled by stunning characters and performed against a global setting up of Africa, European countries and Central America."Following stage works include Mizlansky/Zilinsky or "Schmucks," a modified version of Mizlansky/Zilinsky, starring Nathan Lane, and directed by Baitz's then-partner Joe Mantello (1998), a fresh adaptation of Henrik Ibsen's Hedda Gabler (initial at L.A.'s Geffen Playhouse with Annette Bening in 1999, after that at Long Island's Bay Road Movie theater with Kate Burton in 2000, accompanied by a Broadway creation using the same superstar the following calendar year), Ten Unknowns (2001), starring Donald Sutherland and Julianna Margulies, as well as the Paris Notice (2005) with Ron Rifkin and John Glover. His screenplays are the version of his very own Substance of Fireplace (1996), with Tony Goldwyn and Timothy Hutton signing up for original cast associates Rifkin and Parker, and folks I UNDERSTAND (2002), which starred Al Pacino.Baitz's occasional function composing for such tv series seeing that The Western world Wing and Alias resulted in his position while creator and professional producer from the ABC Television play Brothers & Sisters, which premiered in Sept 2006 and went for five periods, ending in-may 2011.Baitz was the brand new College for Drama's musician in home for the 2009-2010 college year.His play Other Desert Metropolitan areas opened Off-Broadway on the Mitzi E. Newhouse Movie theater (Lincoln Middle) in NY on January 13, 2011, starring Stockard Channing, Linda Lavin, Stacy Keach, Thomas Sadoski and Elizabeth Marvel. The play was originally entitled Like and Mercy. The creation used in Broadway, opened on the Booth Theater on November 3, 2011, with Judith Light changing Lavin and Rachel Griffiths changing Marvel.Baitz wrote the screenplay for the 2015 film Stonewall.

Personal life

From 1990 to 2002, Baitz was the intimate partner of professional and movie director Joe Mantello.Baitz is Jewish.


Stage (selected)

The Film Culture -- 1988 3 Resorts -- 1993, 1993 Episode Desk Honor Outstanding New Play nominee A GOOD Nation -- 1996 Mizlansky/Zilinsky or Schmucks -- 1998 Hedda Gabler (adaption) -- 2001 10 Unknowns -- 2001, 2001 Lucille Lortel Honor nominee, Outstanding Play The Paris Notice -- 2005, 2006 Lucille Lortel Prize nominee, Outstanding Play Other Desert Metropolitan areas -- 2011 The Chemical of Fireplace -- 1992 2014 Vicuña -- 2016

Film and television

The Frightening Frammis -- Showtime Fallen Angels, television, 1993 Last Summer season in the Hamptons -- 1995 (actor) One Good Day time -- 1996 (actor) Element of Open fire -- 1996 People I UNDERSTAND -- 2003 Siblings -- ABC television series, 2006 The Slap -- NBC miniseries, 2014 Stonewall -- 2015