Joe Hortua is an American playwright and television writer. He has written such plays as Other Parents, Making It, and Between Us which have been performed at the Manhattan Theatre Club and South Coast Repertory Theater. Between Us was translated into Hebrew and performed at the Be’er Theatre in Israel, and subsequently produced in 2010 at the Ensemble Theatre in Australia. In 2008, the play was published by Dramatists Play Service. The screen adaptation of Between Us began filming in May 2011 with stars Julia Stiles, Taye Diggs, David Harbour and Melissa George in the leading roles. Hortua has also written television pilots for the Showtime, FOX and the CW networks, and has been a television writer on shows for the FBC, ABC, NBC, TNT and CBS networks. He is married with two children.