O'Brien, Dan

Dan O’Brien

Dan O’Brien (playwriting) was the Hodder Fellow playwright in residence at Princeton University and the inaugural Djerassi Fellow in Playwriting at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His plays include The Body of an American (Primary Stages, New York; Gate Theatre, London), The Cherry Sisters Revisited (Actors Theatre of Louisville’s Humana Festival), The Voyage of the Carcass (Page 73 Productions), The Dear Boy (Second Stage Theatre), and many others. His playwriting awards include a Guggenheim Fellowship in Drama & Performance Art, the Horton Foote Prize for Outstanding New American Play, the inaugural Edward M. Kennedy Prize for Drama, the PEN Center USA Award for Drama, and the L. Arnold Weissberger Award. In 2002, 2003, and again in 2005, O’Brien was the Tennessee Williams Fellow in Playwriting at Sewanee. O’Brien is also a librettist and an award-winning poet whose collections, War Reporter, Scarsdale, and New Life are published in the U.S. and the U.K.