Sean D.

  • Joined November 2016

Managing Editor of The Clyde Fitch Report, skilled in writing, editing, podcasting, and digital content creation.

  • Chicago, IL, United States
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Sean D.
Chicago, IL, United States

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I am a journalist and editor who oversees content for The Clyde Fitch Report, a site devoted to arts and politics. I also produce our acclaimed interview podcast The Scene. In my theater work I am a playwright and consultant for companies in Chicago.

Work history

Managing Editor
The CFR is the internet's primary nexus of arts and politics with a large readership and widespread industry contacts across film, TV, and Broadway. I write, edit, create digital content (videos, podcasts, etc.) and oversee general site operations.
Company Dramaturg
I conduct show research and help develop plays for Something Marvelous, Chicago’s annual festival of magical realism. I also read and review scripts, manage social media, edit grant proposals, and advise on other company decisions.


Is It Time to Accept Theater’s Obscurity?

This is an example of the work I tend to write for The Clyde Fitch Report. In this piece I consider how theater can broaden its appeal using marketing strategies from other art forms, like film and television.

Israel Horovitz on How to Adapt a Play for the Screen

This is a sample podcast from my show The Scene, which is produced by the CFR in partnership with Theater Communications Group, the national organization for American theater. In this episode, Israel Horovitz describes how he adapted one of his plays into a film with Maggie Smith and Kevin Kline.

Watch: A Better Way to Describe the Value of the Arts

This is an animated video I made on the social impact of the arts. It's another example of the kinds of digital content I create for The Clyde Fitch Report.



The University of Wisconsin-Madison
English-Creative Writing, Theater & Drama




Limited working proficiency


Native or bilingual proficiency


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Not seeking work


  • Available during business hours, evenings, and weekends


  • Can work 30hrs per week
  • Can commit to 6 months to 1 year


Industries I love

Education Entertainment Gaming Government Media Philanthropy Travel

What I read

Vox, Quartz, Polygon, The Clyde Fitch Report, Reuters, CNN, The Economist, Time, 1843, American Theater, On Being, lots of plays, poetry, books on theology and philosophy, contemporary fiction

Side projects

I founded Stagecloud, the first streaming service for regional theater. We make plays available to rent or buy for streaming on desktop, mobile, and television.

Ideal team

I am open to teams of all sizes, but have the most experience with smaller or midsize groups between 10 and 50 people. My preferred style would be one in which I have some degree of freedom but also a clear, specific understanding of my employer's goals.