Don Fried — Playwright & Author


Don on set of "Present Future" at the California Actors Theater

Don on the set of “Present Future” at the California Actors Theatre


Playwright, Screenwriter & Book Author

Don returned to the United States in 2004, after living and working in Europe for 30 years in the Information Technology industry. He retired and started writing full time in 2006.

His stage plays have had over 60 productions in North America and Europe, and his screenplays have won, placed, and made the finals, semi-finals or quarter-finals of more than 30 screenwriting competitions. One of his screenplays have been sold and two others optioned.

Ups & Downs: The (Mis)Adventures of a Crusty Old Fart and His Bouncy Son as They Trek Through the Alps is a true travel adventure which Don wrote with his son, David Kassin Fried. The humorous volume made the finals of two national book award contests and is available on Amazon.

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