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Dan O’Brien’s current projects include The Body of an American, winner of the L. Arnold Weissberger Award and premiering at Portland Center Stage in 2012, and Theotokia / The War Reporter, an opera with composer Jonathan Berger, which will premiere at Stanford University in 2013. Previous productions include The Cherry Sisters Revisited, The House in Hydesville, The Voyage of the Carcass, The Dear Boy, and Moving Picture. O’Brien has taught playwriting at Princeton University, University of Wisconsin in Madison, SUNY Purchase, The University of the South (Sewanee), Sewanee Writers’ Conference, Brown University, Primary Stages, Gotham Writers’ Workshop, and in his own private workshop in New York City. He holds a B.A. in English & Theatre from Middlebury College, and a Master of Fine Arts in Playwriting & Fiction from Brown University. Residencies include the Rockefeller Foundation’s Bellagio Center, O’Neill National Playwrights Conference, Yaddo, and the Thomas J. Watson Foundation. His work is published by Playscripts, Samuel French, Dramatic Publishing, and in numerous anthologies and journals including Alaska Quarterly Review, Confrontation and Blackbird. His poetry has appeared recently in Missouri Review, Malahat Review, Poetry Review, North American Review, and elsewhere. Originally from New York, O’Brien lives in Los Angeles with his wife, actor and writer Jessica St. Clair. To learn more about O’Brien and his work, visit

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