(Playwright). Plays include A Boy Named Alice, Bad Jews, Love in the Time of Channukah
and an adaptation of Emile Zola's Therese Raquin
. His work has been produced and developed by Hangar Theatre, Ars Nova, The Lark, Prospect Theater Company and Actor's Express, where he was the 2010–2011 National New Play Network Playwright-in-Residence. He has received fellowships from MacDowell, Atlantic Center for the Arts and the Eudora Welty Foundation, and won the Kennedy Center's Mark Twain Prize for Comic Playwriting (2nd Place). He has taught playwriting at Actor's Express, Carnegie Mellon and Horizon Theatre. Graduate of Northwestern (BA), Carnegie Mellon (MFA).
DANIEL AUKIN (Director). Most recently Daniel Aukin directed the critically lauded 4000 Miles by Amy Herzog at Lincoln Center. Selected credits include The Ugly One by Marius von Mayenburg at Soho Rep, This by Melissa James Gibson at Playwrights Horizons and for Center Theater Group and Paraffin by Adam Rapp at Rattlestick. Also: [sic] (OBIE Award for direction), Mark Schultz’s Everything Will Be Different, Quincy Long’ The Year of The Baby, Melissa James Gibson’s Suitcase and Brooklyn Bridge, Mac Wellman’s Cat’s-Paw and Maria Irene Fornes’ Molly’s Dream (OBIE Award), all world premieres. Also, Itamar Moses’ Back Back Back, Elmer Rice’s The Adding Machine and Arthur Miller’s A View from the Bridge. His work has been seen at Center Theater Group, Rattlestick, Lincoln Center, The La Jolla Playhouse, The Guthrie, Arena Stage, The Children’s Theater of Minneapolis, Manhattan Theater Club, Playwrights’ Horizons and Woolly Mammoth. From 1998–2006 Daniel was Artistic Director of Soho Rep where he developed, produced and occasionally, directed plays by many of the country’s most iconoclastic playwrights and theater-makers including Richard Maxwell, Adam Bock The Flying Machine, Anne Washburn, Big Art Group and Young Jean Lee.