blackbird spring 2002 vol.1 no. 1



Dan O’Brien’s plays have been produced at numerous theaters, including the Williamstown Theatre Festival, Ensemble Studio Theatre, The Kennedy Center, Actors Theatre of Louisville, California Repertory Company, HERE, Perishable Theater Arts Center, Project Y, and Brown University. He has received playwriting commissions from Manhattan Theatre Club, Ensemble Studio Theatre, The Kennedy Center, and Trinity Repertory Company. Lamarck was awarded the M. Elizabeth Osborn Award by the American Theatre Critics Association, An Irish Play was awarded The Kennedy Center’s Mark Twain Comedy Playwriting Award, and The Last Supper Restoration won the National Student Playwriting Award and the National AIDS Fund/CFDA-Vogue Initiative Playwriting Award, both from the Kennedy Center/ACTF. His plays have been published by Samuel French and Dramatic Publishing and are forthcoming from Playscripts, Inc. His fiction and plays have appeared in numerous journals, including Alaska Quarterly Review, Confrontation, The Greensboro Review, Bellevue Literary Review, The Louisville Review, Ellipsis, and (forthcoming) StoryQuarterly, as well as the anthology 25 And Under/Fiction (W.W. Norton, 1997). He holds an MFA in Playwriting & Fiction from Brown University. He has taught at Brown and the University of the South, where he was the Tennessee Williams Playwright-in-Residence this past year, with Gotham Writers’ Workshop in New York City, and at other schools. He will teach this summer at the Sewanee Writers’ Conference, and this fall at Princeton University.