Dan O’Brien

Dan O’Brien is an internationally produced and published playwright and poet, whose awards include a Guggenheim Fellowship in Drama & Performance Art, the inaugural Edward M. Kennedy Prize for Drama Inspired by American History, the Horton Foote Prize for Best New American Play, then PEN Center USA Award for Drama, and, for poetry, the Fenton Aldeburgh First Collection Prize. His most recent play, The House in Scarsdale: a Memoir for the Stage, premiered at The Theatre @ Boston Court in 2017. His docu-drama about the haunting of war reporter Paul Watson, The Body of an American, has been produced in recent years off-Broadway, in London, and regionally in Chicago, Washington DC, Portland, Hartford, and upcoming in Denver. O’Brien’s poetry collections are War Reporter (CB Editions 2013, Hanging Loose Press 2013), Scarsdale (CB Editions 2014, Measure Press 2015), and New Life (CB Editions 2015, Hanging Loose Press 2016). Dan O’Brien: Plays One was published in 2017 by Oberon Books in London. O’Brien frequently teaches at the Sewanee Writers’ Conference. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife, Jessica St. Clair, and their daughter. His website is danobrien.org. Photo by Brett Simison


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