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WELCOME TO DANIEL'S SITE

 

Daniel is an Award-Winning Playwright, Screenwriter, Award-Nominated Actor, Voice Over Artist and Novelist.  

 

As an Actor, he has played a wide variety of lead and character roles in various mediums, and has worked with a range of distinguished theatre companies.  As a Playwright, he has had plays produced throughout many areas of the U.S., as well as Sydney and Melbourne, Australia and London, England.   He is also Co-Founder/Artistic Director of  fandango 4 Art House.

Feel free to browse this page for recent and upcoming projects.

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UPCOMING PROJECTS

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On June 23rd and 24th, 2022, Daniel will present  a reading of his latest solo play, One With the Current, under the direction of Leslie Kincaid Burby, at the New York Society for Ethical Culture, with Judy Alvarez (Newscasts/Stage Directions).   (Click on image for details.)  

A North Carolina husband and father accompanies his childhood friend on a fishing trip during the pandemic, but the events that ensue will change his life...forever.
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ARTS INTERVIEW

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In September 2021, Daniel had the honor of being interviewed by Jaime Alejandro for his Arts Calling podcast, which covered a variety of engaging topics ranging from Daniel's work as an actor, playwright, novelist and poet, in addition to his recent publications, and the role of self-empowerment in the artistic landscape.   (Click on image to listen to this wonderful exchange.)


 
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Daniel's acclaimed debut novel, The Woman in the Sun Hat, was released in Ebook and Paperback on March 15th, 2021, by fandango 4 Art House. 
To order, click on the image below or ask for it at your local bookstore:
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"Daniel Damiano has written an extraordinary novel. The Woman in the Sun Hat takes us on a journey from start to finish that not only invites us into the world of the protagonist Peggy Bubone, but helps us to inhabit that world with her in all its sometimes uncomfortable, emotionally challenging, earthy and ultimately invigorating glory."
- Notes from the City

"5 STARS - An excellent read touching on many of life's rough realities. - A wonderful and realistic novel that keeps you wanting more. The author has done a miraculous job of telling Peggy's story and her far from perfect road to rediscovery. The chances are you won't want to put this one down until you get to the end."
- The Authors Spot


"Daniel Damiano's stirring first novel not only creates a gripping tale of family disaster and deception, but he also takes on many myths of our modern life. - The Woman in the Sun Hat is a novel imprinted by a distinguished voice and led by a heroine memorable for both the ordinariness and super strength of her resolve."
- Sunday's Mail

"While Daniel Damiano could have turned Peggy’s tale into one of misery and desperation, he has instead crafted a humorous and uplifting story of perseverance and struggle against the odds."
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Seattle Book Review, 2021 Beach Read Recommendation

 
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OTHER RECENT ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

  Daniel's play THE WILD BOAR is a current Finalist for Dayton Playhouse's Futurefest 2022, and was a

previous Finalist for both the 2019 Woodward/Newman Drama Award and the 2019 Janet and Bruce Bunch

New Play Award. 

In September 2021, fandango 4 Art House released Daniel's first published collection of poetry,

104 DAYS OF THE PANDEMIC, available in Ebook and Paperback.

 

His play JOHN FREDERICK PARKER LEAVES AT INTERMISSION

was a Semi-Finalist for the 2020 Thomas Wolfe International Play Award. 

Daniel's adapted screenplay for The Lepers, from his own play of the same name,

was nominated for Best Screenplay of a Narrative Short in the 2020 Queens World Film Festival,

where it went on to win Outstanding Production of a Narrative Short (see below).

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SCREENWRITING

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Daniel adapted his short play, THE LEPERS, to the screen,

which was filmed under the direction of acclaimed director

JD Ganz, starring Eric Percival and Valerie Terranova.  

THE LEPERS was selected as part of  the 2020 Queens

World Film Festival in NYC, and was honored as

Outstanding Production-Narrative Short and nominated

for Best Screenplay.  It was subsequently selected as part

of the 2020 Art of Brooklyn Festival.  

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CABLE SERIES SCRIPTS

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Daniel's pilot and second episode scripts for THE OUTLET are available upon request. 
 
It's 1993 in NYC, and video rental is all the rage.  Lou's Outlet, a Hell's Kitchen hub, is the home to the true film aficionado. But amidst the impressive inventory is a cocky staff rife with dysfunction and sordid histories - and yet it will be the most stable thing in the life of an
aimless young cinephile from New Jersey.
(1 hr/Comedy-Drama)
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Daniel's pilot and second episode scripts for OUTSIDE THE BOX are available upon request. 
 
A  Brooklyn-based life coaching couple attempt to balance their problem-solving abilities with their clients with the challenges in their personal lives.
(30-35 min/Comedy-Drama)
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Daniel is a member of the New Play Exchange

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