About the Playwright
As an award-winning education innovator, author, and playwright, Douglas Love has spent his career advancing the convergence of entertainment and education. Douglas is dedicated to changing children's lives through creativity. His unique approach to teaching core curriculum through the arts has led him to develop the largest arts education program in the world -- utilized in more than 23 countries. A favorite of both educators and librarians, Douglas has written original plays and standards-based lessons for all K.I.W.i. STORYBOOKS™ themes. By combining beautifully illustrated backdrops with cleverly written scripts and engaging lessons, the stage is set for an integrated cross-curricular experience that will delight all participants.
The author of more than 20 children's books; he helped create and executive-produce the Emmy-nominated, three-time Parent's Choice Award-winning television series, Out of The Box (Disney) and Jammin' Animals (HBO), from his "Imagination Station."
His vision is the driving force behind innovative entertainment and media that carry clear messages and offer applicable techniques to accessing educational content. Love helped to revolutionize the way millions of children throughout the world use the encyclopedia by offering ground-breaking content and curriculum to the new WORLD BOOK KIDS web site and spearheaded the branding of a new tradition to celebrate Earth Day with Organic Valley's EARTH DINNER cards.
Love's live entertainment career was launched when his adaptation of FREE TO BE YOU AND ME was accepted by Marlo Thomas and published by Rogers and Hammerstein Theatre Library.
As a leader and pioneer in the category of theater for families and children, Douglas Love served as the Executive Vice President of Television and Live Entertainment for Walden Media, Producing Artistic Director of Walden Family Playhouse and Family Stage – San Francisco for Shorenstein Hayes Nederlander Theatres. For the past five seasons, every fifth grader in Miami-Dade County has seen his staging of a musical production of ROCK ODYSSEY free of charge at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts and has utilized the curriculum he created as part of DRAMATIC LEARNING, a standards-based reading fluency product he created for World Book Encyclopedia.