Dorothy Fortenberry is a playwright and screenwriter and the 2021 laureate of the George W. Hunt, S.J., Prize for Journalism, Arts & Letters for outstanding work in the category of fiction writer or dramatist. The Hunt Prize is co-sponsored by America Media and the Saint Thomas More Catholic Chapel & Center at Yale University. Fortenberry is an executive producer of “Extrapolations,” an upcoming television series about climate change on Apple TV+. She was a writer and producer for the first four seasons of Hulu’s award-winning adaptation of The Handmaid’s Tale. Her new play, “The Lotus Paradox,” a commission from Yale Repertory Theater about climate change and children’s literature, will have its world premiere in January, 2022 at the Warehouse Theatre in Greenville, S.C.