AEA Eligible/Dramatists Guild Member
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.
After its acclaimed World Premiere as part of the 2022 Dream Up Festival at Theatre for the New City, Daniel presented One With the Current at the NY Society for Ethical Culture's Adler Hall on Jan 8th, 2023.
Peter Filichia of BroadwayRadio.com has called it "Extraordinary", "Sharply Written", Beautifully Performed", "The Best Solo Show I've Seen in a Long, Long, Long Time" and urged "When it comes back, Do Not Miss This!"
In December, Daniel's stunning second novel was released in Ebook and Paperback, published by fandango 4 Art House. Click on image to order.
"Deep and heavy on so many levels, hitting so many strong notes. Graphic Nature tells a compelling story with interesting, believable characters while delivering a nuanced message that’s both powerful and important. It also manages to involve the sagacity of life and death, love and loss, the sins of the father, and the indifference of God. You’ll want to read it sitting down."
- Sunday's Mail
"5 STARS - An Excellent Novel!" - The Authors Spot
In September 2022,
fandango 4 Art House released PLAYS BY DANIEL DAMIANO - Vol 1,
consisting of three of Daniel's acclaimed full-length plays: Harmony Park, The Golden Year,
and The Dishonorable
Discharge of Private Pitts.
"4 STARS - HARMONY PARK is the kind of work that demands post-play conversation on the ride home and long after."
- Detroit Free Press
- Times Square Chronicles
(for THE GOLDEN YEAR)
"THE DISHONORABLE DISCHARGE OF PRIVATE PITTS leaves a lasting and pressing impression."
- Theatre is Easy
(Click on Image to Order -
also available at the Drama Bookshop in NYC and orderable at other local bookstores.)
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.
"...a humorous and uplifting story of perseverance and struggle against
- Seattle Book Review
"Daniel Damiano has written an extraordinary novel."
- Notes from the City
"5 Stars! - A wonderful and realistic novel that keeps you wanting more."
-The Authors Spot
"What Literary Fiction is all about."
- Sunday's Mail
(To order and see critical and reader reviews, click on the image or ask for it at your local bookstore.)
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.
"This collection provides us a wonderful opportunity to reflect on the emotions of the pandemic through an assortment of delicate and ferocious moments captured daily
- Creative Drive Podcast
"Lovely and very powerful."
- Notes from the City
(Click on image to purchase
or ask for it at your local bookstore.)
OTHER RECENT ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
Two of Daniel's latest poems, They Were Always Nice to Hear, Anyway and Brooklyn Street, Sunset Park,
Early September will be published in the forthcoming issue of Curlew Quarterly, and two more recent poems,
You Can't Ask Friends to Help You Move Anymore and To an Absent Confessor, will be published in
the forthcoming issue of Quagmire Magazine.
Daniel's one-act play THE SURVEY was a recent Finalist for the 2022 David Einhorn Memorial Playwriting Prize.
Daniel's play THE WILD BOAR was a recent 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. It was also singled out as a favorite of Futurefest 2022 by Dayton.com :
"Assessing the festival, my favorite play was The Wild Boar, a fascinating, eerie, outside-the-box, unexpectedly moving, shouldn’t-work-but-does character study involving crisis and compassion. "
Daniel adapted his short play, THE LEPERS, to the screen, which was filmed under the direction of acclaimed director JD Ganz, and starring Eric Percival and Valerie Terranova.
THE LEPERS went on to win Best Narrative Short in the 2020 Queens World Film Festival, along with nominations for Best Screenplay, Best Ensemble and Best Cinematography.
(Click on the image below to watch)