Resident Playwright2008 -- 2015
Dan LeFranc received the 2010 New York Times Outstanding Playwright Award for Sixty Miles to Silver Lake, premiered by Page 73 Productions and Soho Rep. His most recent play, The Big Meal, received its world premiere at American Theater Company in Chicago, and will receive its New York premiere at Playwrights Horizons this season. His other plays include Troublemaker or The Freakin Kick-A Adventures of Bradley Boatright, Origin Story, Bruise Easy, Night Surf, In The Labyrinth, The Fishbone Fables, Backyard, Kill The Keepers, and Catgut.
Dan’s work has been seen or developed across the country at The Public Theater, The Vineyard Theatre, Playwrights Horizons, MCC Theater, The Kennedy Center, Sundance Institute Theatre Lab, Eugene O’Neill Theater Center, Williamstown Theatre Festival, Actors Theatre of Louisville, American Repertory Theatre, Portland Center Stage, Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company, The Studio Theatre, American Theater Company, The House Theatre of Chicago, Trinity Repertory Company, ArsNova, Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, Clubbed Thumb, Magic Theatre, The Hangar, Circle X Theatre, and the Page 73 Productions Summer Residency at Yale, among others.
Awards include a Helen Merrill Award, the Whitfield Cook Award, the John C. Russell Fellowship, a Djerassi Resident Artists Program Fellowship, a MacDowell Colony/Alpert Foundation Residency; and commissions from Yale Rep, Berkeley Rep, and American Theater Company in Chicago. He is a proud member of New Dramatists, the MCC Playwrights’ Coalition, and a former member of the Soho Rep Writer/Director Lab.
A graduate of the MFA playwriting program at Brown University, Dan served as visiting faculty in Literary Arts at Brown and head playwriting instructor of the Brown/Trinity Rep Consortium. He was recently a visiting lecturer at University of Rochester, Whitman College, and the Alaska State Theater Institute at Perseverance Theater. Sixty Miles to Silver Lake is published by Samuel French and his short play, Hippie Van Gumdrop, is published in The Backstage Book of New American Short Plays 2005, edited by Craig Lucas. He was born and raised in Southern California.