Biography

Dan O’Neil’s recent plays include: Bear Slayer!, presented by Ars Nova as part of ANT Fest 2015; The Wind Farmer, which received full production at Barter Theater in 2012 and was a finalist for the ACTA/Steinberg Award for Best New Play produced outside of NYC and National New Play Network’s Smith Prize for Best New Political play in 2011; Victor Frange Presents Gas, commissioned and produced at the Incubator Arts Project in 2012; How the Dog Runs, produced by Newman University in 2013 as their first selection in a nation-wide initiative to produce new plays; Draw A Lion, a Heideman Award finalist, produced by the Brooklyn Generators in 2013 and subsequently published by Smith & Kraus in 2013 Best Ten Minute Plays collection. His work has also appeared at Ugly Rhino, Dixon Place, the International Festival of Art & Ideas, Stella Adler, the Playwright’s Center, Prelude, Cloud City, and the Chocolate Factory.  Key collaborations include writer on The Alice Project with director Marianne Weems (Wooster Group, Builders Association) and dramaturge on Restless Eye, directed and choreographed by David Neumann (Advanced Beginner Group). Dan is a Playwright’s Center Core Apprentice (2011-12), a 2014 member of Bookshop Workshops Playwriting Group, two-time winner of the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation’s Screenwriting Award, and winner of the Mary Marlin Fisher Playwriting Award. He is the Theater Editor of Culturebot, serves on the selection panel for The Flea’s Pataphysics Playwriting Workshops, and holds a B.A. in performance from the University of Minnesota and an M.F.A in dramatic writing from Carnegie Mellon University.

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