#GOAHEADGIRL/ Headlines: Author & Screenwriter Daria Polatin
Talented Daria Polatin, who authored Devil in Ohio and recently partnered with popular makeup company LIME CRIME for a Halloween giveaway, Is making headlines in the New York Times and Los Angeles Times for her work as a TV screenwriter and playwright.
Daria Polatin is gearing up to release her debut heart-pumping novel, Devil in Ohio (November 7th/Macmillan). Based on a true story surrounding a dangerous cult in the U.S., Devil in Ohio tells the unbelievable true tale of a young woman desperately trying to make a new life for herself-even if it means ruining someone else's.
More about the book:
In Devil in Ohio, when fifteen-year-old 'Jules Mathis' comes home from school to find a strange girl sitting in her kitchen, her psychiatrist mother reveals that 'Mae' is one of her patients at the hospital and will be staying with their family for a few days. However, soon 'Mae' is wearing 'Jules's' clothes, sleeping in her bedroom, edging her out of her position on the school paper, and flirting with 'Jules'' crush. Moreover, 'Mae' has no intention of leaving, then things get weird...'Jules' walks in on a half-dressed 'Mae,' startled to see: a pentagram carved into 'Mae's' back. 'Jules' pieces together clues and discovers that 'Mae' is a survivor of the strange cult that's embed in a nearby town. So the cult will stop at nothing to get 'Mae' back..."
Daria Polatin having solidified herself as a leading TV screenwriter with her recent work on Hulu's "Shut Eye" and "Guidance," Daria is currently writing for the upcoming Amazon TV series "Jack Ryan," starring John Krasinski. For the stage, Daria's plays include Palmyra, In Tandem, Guidance, That First Fall, D.C., A Fair Affair and The Luxor Express, inspired by her father's life growing up in Egypt. Her work produced at The Kennedy Center, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Naked Angels, Ensemble Studio Theatre NY, Golden Thread Productions, Noor Theatre, Malibu Playhouse, Cape Cod Theatre Project, in London, Los Angeles, and Hong Kong.
Cutting her teeth working on Showtime's "Weeds" and "Dexter," Daria had always known she wanted to move into the creative field when she began writing and illustrating stories at the age of five. Having a worldly upbringing via her parents helped to cultivate her creativity. Daria attended Boston University where she majored in theatre, and continued her education at Columbia University, receiving her Masters in playwriting.
When not writing her next novel, Daria focuses on growing The Kilroys, an LA-based advocacy group she co-founded that promotes gender equality in the American Theater that she helped to co-found. Daria also has a long list of awards tied to her work, including Kennedy Center/A.C.T.F. Best One-Act Play, and the Bette Davis Foundation Award for Excellence in Theater.
#GOAHEADGIRL Make things happen Daria.
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