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.
In September, Daniel's new solo play, ONE WITH THE CURRENT, will receive its World Premiere in September '22 as part of Theater for the New City's 2022 Dream Up Festival in NYC, produced by fandango 4 Art House and directed by Leslie Kincaid Burby.
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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.)
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:
"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."
- Seattle Book Review, 2021 Beach Read Recommendation
OTHER RECENT ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS & UPCOMING PROJECTS
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. "
In September 2022, fandango 4 Art House will release
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.
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.
(Click on image to purchase)
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.
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CABLE SERIES SCRIPTS
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.
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.
Daniel is a member of the New Play Exchange
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