WELCOME TO DANIEL'S SITE
Daniel is an Award-Winning Playwright, Screenwriter, Award-Nominated Actor and Voice Over Artist.
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.
RECENT & UPCOMING PROJECTS
Recording Audio for House of Waltz,
with Michael Whitney (left).
This Fall, Daniel will give the first public reading of his new solo play, One with the Current, as part of fandango 4 Art House's EyeShot Reading Series. Directed by Paula D'Alessandris.
Details to come.
In July 2021, Daniel completed filming on
Rodney Ferrer's new film, House of Waltz,
for Sidewalk Prophecy Films.
Shot on location in NYC.
Daniel's 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:
"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
"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
Peggy Bubone is the envy of the Cold River, Long Island social scene: wife to a respected dermatologist, mother to two handsome children, and newly hired Literature teacher at a prestigious local high school,...before a knock on her classroom door turns her world upside down with the shocking news of her husband's arrest. With her and her children soon ostracized and homeless, she embarks on a humorous yet harrowing journey, which ultimately leads her back to her undesirable roots and, eventually, a deep dive into her own psyche.
OTHER RECENT ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
Daniel's play THE WILD BOAR was a Finalist for both the
2019 Woodward/Newman Drama Award and the 2019 Janet and Bruce Bunch New Play Award.
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).
*In April 2020, Daniel's company, fandango 4 Art House, began producing the Snippet Theatre Series in response to our current quarantined times during the Covid pandemic. They produced 6 episodes, which are available to view at www.fandango4arthouse.weebly.com.
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. It was
subsequently selected as part of the 2020 Art of
Brooklyn Festival, June 5th and June 10th, 2020.
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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