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Samuel Baum is a playwright, screenwriter, and producer. He is thrilled to be collaborating with Geffen Playhouse on the West Coast premiere of his play, The Engagement Party, directed by Tony Award winner Darko Tresnjak. The play was originally produced at Hartford Stage, where it received four Critics Circle Awards, an Edgerton Foundation New Play Award, and grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Laurents/Hatcher Foundation. As a screenwriter, Baum was nominated for a Writers Guild of America Award for the Emmy-nominated HBO Film The Wizard of Lies, starring Robert DeNiro. Previously, Baum created and executive produced the Fox television drama Lie to Me, which ran for three seasons. He also co-created and executive produced the ABC series The Evidence, as well as television pilots for Amazon, Netflix, Showtime, and CBS. He is currently the executive producer of an upcoming NBC drama inspired by the work of behavioral psychologist Dan Ariely. Baum has been a speaker at the WGA Showrunner Training Program, The Smithsonian Institute, and the Alfred P. Sloane Foundation. He has served as a mentor for Young Storytellers in Los Angeles and Screenbuzz in Cairo, where he fostered emerging voices from the Middle East. Originally from New York, Baum is a graduate of Harvard College.
10.04 – 11.05.2023