Glen Berger

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Glen Berger is an American playwright and scriptwriter.[1] He has received commissions from the Children’s Theater of Minneapolis, Berkeley Repertory Theatre, the Alley Theatre, and the Lookingglass Theater.

In 2010, he co-wrote the book for Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark, a musical adaptation of Spider-Man, directed by Julie Taymor with music and lyrics by Bono and The Edge of U2.[2] The show had a famously troubled production, and in 2013, Berger wrote an account of his experiences, Song of Spider-Man - The Inside Story of the Most Controversial Musical in Broadway History.

Berger has also written scripts for animated children's TV shows, including Arthur, Peep and the Big Wide World, Fetch! with Ruff Ruffman, Big & Small, Octonauts and Curious George. Berger won two Daytime Emmy Awards for Fetch! with Ruff Ruffman and Peep and the Big Wide World, and was nominated twelve times for various series.[3]

He is an alumnus of New Dramatists.[4] He is currently working on a trilogy about America, psychedelics, and agriculture.


  • Two Emmys (twelve Emmy nominations), writing over 100 episodes for children’s television series.[5]
  • 1998 Ovation Award for Best Play, for Great Men of Science, Nos. 21 & 22
  • A.S.K. Playwriting Award



  1. ^ Playscripts, Inc. - Glen Berger
  2. ^ Spider-Man, Turn Off the Dark Will Not Begin Previews in February -
  3. ^ "Glen Berger - Awards". IMdB. Retrieved 18 February 2018.
  4. ^ New Dramatists: Glen Berger
  5. ^ Glen Berger - Awards
  6. ^ "Underneath The Lintel". Archived from the original on 2010-03-24. Retrieved 2010-03-24.
  7. ^ The Wooden Breeks
  8. ^ "American Conservatory Theater: O Lovely Glowworm or Scenes of Great Beauty". Archived from the original on 2010-03-25. Retrieved 2010-03-24.
  9. ^ Darwinii « Nightjar Apothecary
  10. ^ Glen Berger - complete guide to the Playwright, Plays, Theatres, Agent
  11. ^ Song of Spider-Man by Glen Berger

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