Dorothy Fortenberry's work has been produced and developed by Arena Stage, Center REPertory Company, Geva Theatre Center and Oregon Shakespeare Festival, as well as by Ars Nova, Chalk Repertory Theatre, LiveWire Chicago Theatre, and The Management Theater Company. She lives with her family in Los Angeles, where she writes for the CW television series The 100 and recently developed a one-hour drama series with filmmaker Ry Russo-Young at Bravo. Fortenberry is a winner of the 2011 Helen Merrill Award for Emerging Playwrights, a two-time finalist for the O'Neill National Playwrights Conference, and holds an M.F.A. from the Yale School of Drama. She is currently working on a commission for Yale Repertory Theatre about a children's book author. Having her play Partners be part of Actors Theatre of Louisville's Humana Festival of New American Plays was one of the best things that has happened in her life, so far.