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Monday, June 13, 2016

#liberated Takes On The Internet by Dan O'Neil

#liberated, a play created by The Living Room and conceived and scripted by Lillian Meredith which runs at IRT Theatre through June 17th, employs two play structures simultanously with intri…

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Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Photo Taking and Theater Making: REALLY at Abrons Arts Center by Dan O'Neil

Ms. Drury, without being too showy, infuses our experience with evocative contradictions, challenges, and perceptions of imagery, some of it imagined, but somehow, magically, some of it real…

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Thursday, March 17, 2016

CAENIS at Pace Gallery by Dan O'Neil

A response to CAENIS at the Pace Gallery through March 19th.

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Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Nice Fish If You Can Catch It by Dan O'Neil

Nice Fish, by Mark Rylance and Louis Jenkins, currently playing at St. Ann’s Warehouse through March 27th, takes this activity that most of us have never engaged in and makes it - at least…

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Thursday, February 18, 2016

Due to Events: Existential Squirreliness by Dan O'Neil

Human Head Performance Group’s Due to Events, a curious collection of play pieces that have been constructed by Jean Ann Douglass and Eric John Meyer into a performance that runs through F…

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Tuesday, February 16, 2016

A Response to Versailles 2016 Via a Joke About a Polar Bear by Dan O'Neil

Dan O'Neil reimagines a joke he once heard to the tune of VERSAILLES 2016, a 'play within a party' by This is Not a Theatre Company

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Thursday, February 11, 2016

Open Spectrum – February 13 at New York Live Arts by Dan O'Neil

On Monday night, New York Live Arts kicked off the 2016 Live Ideas festival, MENA/Future, which is devoted to a generation of artists whose creative networks across socio-political divides r…

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Wednesday, February 3, 2016

On the Art of the Immersive, or Is This Even Theater? by Dan O'Neil

Dan O'Neil reflects on immersive theater making via a response to THE GRAND PARADISE

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Thursday, January 14, 2016

On The Offending Gesture, or what means ‘work’? by Dan O'Neil

A response to The Offending Gesture by Mac Wellman and what makes something 'work.'

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Monday, January 11, 2016

MDLSX, as a site of radical recomposition by Dan O'Neil

Today’s revolution, soon to be rendered in strobe-washed detail by the performance group Motus at La MaMa

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Tuesday, December 1, 2015

On the First Person Narrator & ABYSS – a response by Dan O'Neil

Dan O'Neil responds to 'Abyss' and its use of a prominent first-person narrator

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Tuesday, November 24, 2015

New Ways to Talk About the ‘Work’ – a course-driven response to ANIMALS by Dan O'Neil

An exploration of the 'course-driven' theater structure via CHASE - WHAT MATTERS MOST at Dixon Place

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Saturday, November 14, 2015

How I Learned to ‘Like’ the Apocalypse – a response to ‘fawnbook’ by Dan O'Neil

In Ayun Halliday's new play, all dialogue is culled from social media.

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Monday, November 2, 2015

BOSSS – an essay on the site-specific and one person’s contemplation of realness by Dan O'Neil

An essay response to the Big Outdoor Site-Specific Stuff Festival (Oct. 23-25, 2015)

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Wednesday, October 21, 2015

The Futurity is a Musicality by Dan O'Neil

A non-machine-based response to ‘Futurity’, a co-production between Ars Nova & Soho Rep playing at the Connelly Theater through Nov. 15, 2015.

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Friday, September 4, 2015

Kids on Fire (a response to FIREFACE at the Brick) by Dan O'Neil

Fire, as a concept or symbol, has taken on a wide range of meaning throughout literary and dramatic history.  I think almost immediately of The Firebugs, a German play written in 1953 by Ma…

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Thursday, September 3, 2015

That Time I Left You For The Burlesque Dancer (a response to MAGIC TRICK) by Dan O'Neil

  Mariah MacCarthy’s play Magic Trick unfolds itself over the course of about two and a half hours in semi-fragmented short-to-medium length scenes, weaving a narrative that functions…

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Sunday, August 16, 2015


A virtual tour of being in residence in New Orleans.

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Saturday, June 13, 2015

Together We Are Making a Poem in Honor of Life – a response from the circle by Dan O'Neil

Grief counseling in the round, an immersive approach to remembering

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Sunday, May 10, 2015

Let Us Now (Ap)Praise The Work of Famous (Wo)Men by Dan O'Neil

On 7 Daughters of Eve Thr. & Perf. Co.’s ritualistic cleansing of sharecropper shame, song, and the danger of appropriation.

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Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Can You Believe in the Dark? by Dan O'Neil

An interview with Tiny Little Band on belief, darkness, and how to build a show that seeks to disrupt certainty and replace it with something else.

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Thursday, April 23, 2015

In Which We Try To ‘Understand Everything Better’ by Alexander Thompson and Dan O'Neil

A dialogue on dance, theater, and intuitive responses centered around David Neumann / Advanced Beginner Group's 'I Understand Everything Better' at Abrons Art Center through April 25.

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Thursday, April 16, 2015

Caleb Hammond’s ‘The Irresistible’ at Immersive Gallery by Dan O'Neil

Plays, words, bodies, video, and music collide in this immersive mash-up of ‘Hedda Gabler’ and ‘The Bacchae,’ at the Immersive Gallery through April 25th.

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Sunday, March 29, 2015

BIG BANG FOR YOUR BAMBI BUCK (a reflection on Bambif*cker/Kaffeehaus) by Dan O'Neil

In Bambif*cker/Kaffeehaus, Little Lord presents a smorgasbord of indelicate delicacies.

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Friday, March 6, 2015

HOWL, WILL YOU? by Dan O'Neil

Equal parts theater, music, and dog park, Comfort Dogs presents an environment suitable for howling at the moon.

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Saturday, October 25, 2014

Togetherness / Aloneness at Prelude 2014 by Dan O'Neil

Dan O'Neil on Prelude Festival 2014

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All that Chat

May 30, 2023: Grey House - Lyceum Theatre
Jun 26, 2023: Just For Us - Hudson Theatre
Jul 24, 2023: The Cottage - Hayes Theater
Nov 16, 2023: Spamalot - St. James Theatre
Dec 18, 2023: Appropriate - Hayes Theater
Apr 14, 2024: Lempicka - Longacre Theatre
Apr 17, 2024: The Wiz - Marquis Theatre
Apr 18, 2024: Suffs - Music Box Theatre
Apr 25, 2024: Mother Play - Hayes Theater