Dan O'Brien (playwright)

Dan O'Brien
Dan O’Brien (born 1974) is an American playwright, poet, and librettist.wikipedia
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Second Stage Theater

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His work has been produced by Second Stage Theatre, Ensemble Studio Theatre, The Humana Festival of New American Plays at Actors Theatre of Louisville, Williamstown Theatre Festival, Geva Theatre Center, Page 73 Productions, The Production Company, SoHo Playhouse, and elsewhere.
It has helped launch and advance the careers of several playwrights, including Lesyle Headland, Michael Mitnick, Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, Adam Bock, Pulitzer Prize finalist Rajiv Joseph, and Dan O'Brien.

James Merrill House

O'Brien was writer-in-residence at the James Merrill House in Stonington, Connecticut.

Royal & Derngate

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His play The Body of an American was awarded with the Edward M. Kennedy Prize for Drama, shared with Robert Schenkkan's All the Way. It premiered at Portland Center Stage in 2012 directed by Bill Rauch, and received its European premiere in an extended run at the Gate Theatre in London and Royal & Derngate in Northampton in 2014, directed by James Dacre.

M. Elizabeth Osborn

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In 1996-97 O'Brien received a Thomas J. Watson Fellowship for travel and independent study in Ireland and the U.K. Previous awards include the American Theatre Critics Association's M. Elizabeth Osborn Award for Best New Play by an Emerging Playwright.
Among other Osborn laureates are Rebecca Gilman, Los Angeles author Dan O'Brien, and Brooklyn playwright J.T. Rogers.

Sewanee Writers' Conference

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He has frequently served on the playwriting faculty at the Sewanee Writers' Conference.
The faculty of the Sewanee Writers' Conference has included poets, fiction writers, and playwrights such as Daniel Anderson, Richard Bausch, John Casey, Tony Earley, Claudia Emerson, Daisy Foote, B.H. Fairchild, Debora Greger, Barry Hannah, Robert Hass, Beth Henley, Andrew Hudgins, Mark Jarman, Donald Justice, Randall Kenan, Margot Livesey, William Logan, Maurice Manning, Charles Martin, Jill McCorkle, Alice McDermott, Erin McGraw, Dan O'Brien, Mary Jo Salter, Christine Schutt, Dave Smith, A.E. Stallings, Mark Strand, Mona Van Duyn, Sidney Wade, Richard Wilbur, Steve Yarbrough, and many others.

Humana Festival of New American Plays

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His work has been produced by Second Stage Theatre, Ensemble Studio Theatre, The Humana Festival of New American Plays at Actors Theatre of Louisville, Williamstown Theatre Festival, Geva Theatre Center, Page 73 Productions, The Production Company, SoHo Playhouse, and elsewhere.

Watson Foundation

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In 1996-97 O'Brien received a Thomas J. Watson Fellowship for travel and independent study in Ireland and the U.K. Previous awards include the American Theatre Critics Association's M. Elizabeth Osborn Award for Best New Play by an Emerging Playwright.

James Dacre

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His play The Body of an American was awarded with the Edward M. Kennedy Prize for Drama, shared with Robert Schenkkan's All the Way. It premiered at Portland Center Stage in 2012 directed by Bill Rauch, and received its European premiere in an extended run at the Gate Theatre in London and Royal & Derngate in Northampton in 2014, directed by James Dacre.

Jo Bonney

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The play was produced off-Broadway by Primary Stages in New York City in the 2015–2016 season, directed by Jo Bonney and distinguished by a "Critic's Pick" from the New York Times.

The Missouri Review

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O'Brien's plays and poetry and prose have appeared internationally in newspapers, magazines, and literary journals including the Sewanee Review, the New England Review, the Hopkins Review, the London Sunday Times, Yale Review, Geist, Southwest Review, Missouri Review, 32 poems, Poetry Review, Poetry Ireland Review, The White Review, Magma Poetry, Cyphers, The Moth, ZYZZYVA, St. Petersburg Review, Malahat Review, Grain, Event, St. Ann's Review, 5 AM, 10TAL, StoryQuarterly, Alaska Quarterly Review, The Pinch, Greensboro Review, Crab Orchard Review, Bellevue Literary Review, Birmingham Poetry Review, and many others.

Jonathan Berger

O'Brien wrote the libretti for two one-act operas by composer Jonathan Berger.
Berger's operas, Visitations, with libretti by playwright and poet Dan O'Brien, premiered in New York in 2014 and has received subsequent performances in Rome and Boston.

32 Poems

O'Brien's plays and poetry and prose have appeared internationally in newspapers, magazines, and literary journals including the Sewanee Review, the New England Review, the Hopkins Review, the London Sunday Times, Yale Review, Geist, Southwest Review, Missouri Review, 32 poems, Poetry Review, Poetry Ireland Review, The White Review, Magma Poetry, Cyphers, The Moth, ZYZZYVA, St. Petersburg Review, Malahat Review, Grain, Event, St. Ann's Review, 5 AM, 10TAL, StoryQuarterly, Alaska Quarterly Review, The Pinch, Greensboro Review, Crab Orchard Review, Bellevue Literary Review, Birmingham Poetry Review, and many others.
Contributors have included: Billy Collins, Brigit Pegeen Kelly, Lydia Davis, Ricardo Pau-Llosa, A.E. Stallings, William Logan, G.C. Waldrep, Rosemary Winslow, Jeannine Hall Gailey, Chad Davidson, Paul Guest, Bob Hicok, H. L. Hix, James Hoch, Lia Purpura, Daniel Nester, Dan O'Brien, Robin Beth Schaer, Amit Majmudar, Lisa Russ Spaar, Bernadette Geyer, J.E. Pitts, Stephen Graham Jones, Lydia Davis, Katie Umans, Sreyash Sarkar, Averill Curdy, Steven D. Schroeder, Christopher Cessac, Katie Chaple, Emily Walter, Diana Smith Bolton, Kelli Russell Agodon, Amanda Auchter, Andrea Hollander Budy, Jacqueline Kolosov, Sebastian Matthews, Daniele Pantano.

Jessica St. Clair

He currently lives in Los Angeles with his wife, actress, writer, comedian, and producer Jessica St. Clair.
St. Clair is married to playwright and poet Dan O'Brien.

Playwright

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Dan O’Brien (born 1974) is an American playwright, poet, and librettist.

Poet

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Dan O’Brien (born 1974) is an American playwright, poet, and librettist.

Libretto

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Dan O’Brien (born 1974) is an American playwright, poet, and librettist.

PEN America

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His most recent play, The House in Scarsdale: A Memoir for the Stage, is the winner of the 2018 PEN America Award for Drama.

Ensemble Studio Theatre

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His work has been produced by Second Stage Theatre, Ensemble Studio Theatre, The Humana Festival of New American Plays at Actors Theatre of Louisville, Williamstown Theatre Festival, Geva Theatre Center, Page 73 Productions, The Production Company, SoHo Playhouse, and elsewhere.

Actors Theatre of Louisville

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His work has been produced by Second Stage Theatre, Ensemble Studio Theatre, The Humana Festival of New American Plays at Actors Theatre of Louisville, Williamstown Theatre Festival, Geva Theatre Center, Page 73 Productions, The Production Company, SoHo Playhouse, and elsewhere.

Williamstown Theatre Festival

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His work has been produced by Second Stage Theatre, Ensemble Studio Theatre, The Humana Festival of New American Plays at Actors Theatre of Louisville, Williamstown Theatre Festival, Geva Theatre Center, Page 73 Productions, The Production Company, SoHo Playhouse, and elsewhere.

Geva Theatre Center

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His work has been produced by Second Stage Theatre, Ensemble Studio Theatre, The Humana Festival of New American Plays at Actors Theatre of Louisville, Williamstown Theatre Festival, Geva Theatre Center, Page 73 Productions, The Production Company, SoHo Playhouse, and elsewhere.

Princeton University

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He has served as a Hodder Fellow at Princeton University, the Djerassi Fellow in Playwriting at the University of Wisconsin in Madison, and as the Tennessee Williams Fellow in Playwriting at The University of the South (Sewanee).

University of Wisconsin–Madison

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He has served as a Hodder Fellow at Princeton University, the Djerassi Fellow in Playwriting at the University of Wisconsin in Madison, and as the Tennessee Williams Fellow in Playwriting at The University of the South (Sewanee).

Sewanee: The University of the South

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He has served as a Hodder Fellow at Princeton University, the Djerassi Fellow in Playwriting at the University of Wisconsin in Madison, and as the Tennessee Williams Fellow in Playwriting at The University of the South (Sewanee).