Luke Herzog is an author, playwright, and screenwriter born and raised in Pacific Grove, California. He is currently a senior at Amherst College in Massachusetts, where he studies English and Theater, directs an improv comedy troupe, edits an online storytelling collective, and hosts a weekly radio show.
He has written dozens of plays and film scripts, many of which have been produced and honored at festivals across the country, including the New Works Festival (Newburyport, MA), the Central Pennsylvania Theater Festival (State College, PA), and the Stage It! Play Festival (Bonita Springs, FL).
In 2023, his drama Pulling the Switch won the John Cauble Award for Outstanding Short Play at the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival in Washington, D.C.
Before enrolling in college, Luke wrote a full-length musical and published three sci-fi/fantasy novels. In 2019, Luke was one of 20 artists in the country chosen as a Presidential Scholar in the Arts and honored at the White House. He is a proud member of the Dramatist's Guild, and his work can be accessed on the New Play Exchange.