Ali Viterbi crossed her theatrical Rubicon at age five, crafting imaginary worlds for her Barbie dolls and casting her two younger sisters in original “Wizard of Oz” sequels. She is now a playwright, television writer, and educator.
Ali’s play In Every Generation received its world premiere at Victory Gardens Theater in 2022, and its West Coast Premiere at TheatreWorks Silicon Valley in 2023. Her work has been developed, produced, or commissioned by Geffen Playhouse, The Kennedy Center/National New Play Network, La Jolla Playhouse, Round House Theatre, San Diego Repertory Theatre, HERE Arts Center, Jewish Plays Project, Last Frontier Theatre Conference, The Barrow Group, Owl and Cat Theatre in Australia, North Coast Repertory Theatre, and Horizon Theater Company, among others. She won the 2019 National Jewish Playwriting Contest and has been a finalist for the O’Neill National Playwrights Conference and the Bay Area Playwrights Festival. Ali has staffed on a TV show and developed projects with AMC and Anonymous Content. She was a member of the 2020/2021 Geffen Playhouse Writers’ Room, and she served as the associate artistic director of the annual Lipinsky San Diego Jewish Arts Festival. Ali received her B.A. from Yale University and her M.F.A. in Playwriting from UC San Diego.
When she’s not writing plays, Ali co-hosts the podcast Hevruta: Jewish texts and their influence on our lives and writes YA fantasy novels. She also loves playing the ukulele, listening to Joni Mitchell, and re-watching episodes of “Buffy the Vampire Slayer.”