Brian Otaño

Fellow

2012 -- 2013

Brian Otaño grew up in Brooklyn, NY. His plays include Mister Blue, Lucky, Temptation Waits, Zero Feet Away and The Dooley Street Trilogy. The second play in the cycle, What We Told The Neighbors, was developed with the The Glass Bandits Theatre Company and was featured as part of Atlantic Theater Company's Latino Mixfest Reading Series. Brian’s numerous short plays have been performed at Manhattan Theatre Source, Cakeshop and Theatre 3. Brian was an Associate Artist at the Atlantic Center for the Arts, where he was honored with a residency under the guidance of ACA Master Playwright Annie Baker. Merry Christmas, Eve (a film co-written with Alyssa Codamon), was screened as part of NewFilmmakers series at Anthology Film Archives. His first feature film, The Groom, is currently in pre-production. Brian studied acting at Boston University’s College of Fine Arts before attending SUNY Purchase College’s Conservatory of Theater Arts and Film, where he earned his BFA in Dramatic Writing in 2011. Brian is a proud member of Local USA 829 and a New Dramatists Van Lier Fellow.

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  • Van Lier Fellowship

    Van Lier Fellowship

    The Van Lier Fellowships award a two-year residency at New Dramatists to three emerging writers of exceptional talent. Open to writers from underrepresented backgrounds, this program offers professional exposure, artistic development, and community involvement at New Dramatists.

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October 29, 2012

Tramps Like Us

The Attic Theater Company will be presenting a staged reading of Tramps Like Us, a play in the Dooley Street Trilogy, on November 12th at 7:30. It will be directed by ATC's Artistic Director, Laura Braza.

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