iHeartPodcasts and Acclaimed Playwright Dan Kistrosser Launch New Scripted Podcast – “Svetlana!, Svetlana!”

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WHAT: iHeartPodcasts, the No. 1 podcast publisher globally according to Podtrac, and Broadway Playwright Dan Kistrosser today announce a new scripted podcast titled “Svetlana!, Svetlana!” At 40 years old, Svetlana left everything behind for a new life in the West and the chance to finally share her story. What she found instead—a controversial commune in the Arizona desert built by Frank Lloyd Wright, a whirlwind marriage dictated by destiny and a Montenegrin matriarch with dreams of immortality—was far more complicated. In “Svetlana! Svetlana!,” neurotic playwright Dan Kitrosser unravels the weird and wild life of his greatest muse.

WHO: Dan Kitrosser is a really gay, really Jewish playwright, screenwriter and storyteller. He co-wrote the screenplay for “We The Animals” which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and won the NEXT: Innovator Award, won Best Narrative at OutFest, and was nominated for five Independent Spirit Awards and a GLAAD Award. His plays include “Tar Baby” (First Fringe Award, Edinburgh Fringe, and an Amnesty International Citation for Excellence), “Dead Special Crabs” and “The Mumblings” (optioned for TV series by Fox). He is currently the executive producer for a forthcoming TV show from eOne and also writing the screen adaptation of Edouard Louis’ novel “History of Violence” for Flute Films. Dan was also the resident storyteller for Central and Bryant Parks for much of the 2000s and is the Artistic Director of Writopia Lab’s Worldwide Plays Festival for young playwrights, now in its 14th year. He is a proud member of LineStorm Playwrights, The Dramatist Guild and the Writers’ Guild Association. Dan resides in Philadelphia with his fabulous husband Jordan and their ridiculous pitbull Gemma.

WHEN: “Svetlana!, Svetlana!” premieres January 30th.

WHERE: “Svetlana!, Svetlana!” is distributed by iHeartPodcasts and will be available on the iHeartRadio app and everywhere podcasts are heard.

COVER ART: Cover Art can be found here.

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