Dominic Orlando, a playwright and TV author, identified for engaged on exhibits akin to Mindhunter and The OA, died on November 17 following issues from most cancers, his household and a CAA spokesperson introduced. He was 57.
Born in Brooklyn on Christmas Day in 1963, Orlando started his profession in New York theater, co-founding the No Pants Theater Firm in 1992, an organization targeted on inspecting the non secular aspect of America. He later moved to Minneapolis, the place he co-founded one other theater firm, the Workhaus Collective, the place he labored whereas on Jerome and McKnight fellowships on the Playwrights’ Middle.
After writing quite a few performs and operas, Orlando ultimately moved to Los Angeles to pursue a profession in tv. He contributed to 10 episodes of Brit Marling and Zal Batmanglij’s Netflix thriller The OA, wrote an episode of David Fincher’s Mindhunter, and produced six editions of Syfy’s Nightflyers. This 12 months, he wrote three episodes of the Amazon sequence Them.
“He was the particular person everybody wished to sit down subsequent to at Thanksgiving, on the brunches in Minneapolis and the yard barbecues in L.A.,” his household stated in a press release (through The Hollywood Reporter). “He was the loudest voice, arguing, speaking, stating his agency opinion, and but nonetheless, someway, he at all times managed to be an empathetic and avid listener.”
The assertion continued: “A mentor, buddy and a deeply beneficiant soul, he spent his life constructing social circles the way in which he constructed tales, and he was the center of each circle.”
Orlando is survived by his mom, Lillian; brothers John and Steven; and sister-in-law Sara. Donations in his reminiscence may be made to the Dominic Orlando Fund.