Sean Douglass is an arts journalist, playwright, and podcaster. He currently hosts The Plot, a podcast about writing. Many of his past articles have appeared in The Clyde Fitch Report, where he was formerly Managing Editor, and he also created and hosted the CFR's monthly podcast The Scene for several years. The Scene featured interviews with numerous figures from film, TV, Broadway, and regional theater and was named a New and Notable podcast by Apple in 2016. Outside the CFR his articles or commentary have appeared in The New York Times, Broadway World, Rantt Media, and Cennarium Backstage, been syndicated at various outlets in the U.S. and internationally, and been shared widely by major theaters, arts organizations, and the National Endowment for the Arts.
He is based in the Midwest and is active in the Chicago theater community. He has previously worked with Chicago Dramatists, Northlight Theatre, and Something Marvelous as a dramaturg and script reader, and over the years has contributed to the development and workshops of dozens of new plays. He also formerly ran a theater streaming platform called Stagecloud. His own plays have been produced or developed at The Chicago Fringe Festival, Luminous Theatre of Milwaukee, Something Marvelous, Stagecloud, and Chicago Dramatists.