Dan O'Brien

Dan O’Brien is an American playwright, poet, and librettist whose work includes the inaugural Edward M. Kennedy Prize for Drama-winning play The Body of an American, which premiered at Portland Center Stage in 2012 directed by Bill Rauch, and received its European premiere in an extended run at the Gate Theatre in London and Royal & Derngate in Northampton in 2014, directed by James Dacre.

Guest Appearances

TJ Maxx Hall of Fame

This week June is late, but right on time, bathrobe and all. The gals lean into the power of ‘voting for yourself,' Jessica unveils the The Deep Dive Pinterest page to a speechless June, and they ask the question: when do you show…


The Best of Meta Vol. 1

improv4humans #381February 6, 2019

Please enjoy volume one of the all-time best i4h scenes about improv, Matt Besser, Earwolf, and all things meta! This compilation features amazing performances by Tim Meadows, Joe Wengert, John Gemberling, Zach Woods, Colton Dunn, Charlie Sanders, Sean Conroy, Billy Merritt, Paul…


Dan O'Brien - Spotlight On: Glen-Garry Glen Schmaltz

WOMP It Up! #63September 17, 2018

Marissa and Listler discover the power of the written word as they welcome poet Glen-Garry Glen Schmaltz (Dan O’Brien) to WOMP It Up! We’ll find out the latest on Marissa’s reading list as well as what hand Glen-Garry had in a schoolwide…


Dan O'Brien and the Glass Grass Field

improv4humans #288April 27, 2017

Playwright Dan O’Brien and actors Tim Cummings and Brian Henderson join improvisers Mike Hanford, Sean Conroy, and Don Fanelli for a theatrical episode of improv4humans! Dan, Tim, and Brian present selections from Dan’s new stage play “The House in Scarsdale” that inspire…


Backed Into a Corner (w/ Dan O'Brien)

Casey and Danielle delve into Hotlanta, the force of nature that is Marlo and Sheree's looming yeast infection. Then they head down south Punta Mita way for an hour long advertisement for The Agency that finds Rinna in the hot seat and…


Grudge Justice

improv4humans #216December 3, 2015

Playwright and poet Dan O'Brien joins Jessica St. Clair, Danielle Schneider, Lennon Parham, and Jason Mantzoukas for a special poetry filled edition of improv4humans with Matt Besser! Dan reads some poems from his Scarsdale and War Reporter collections to inspire scenes about…


Dan O'Brien

Private: Reading Aloud #38November 6, 2015

Playwright and poet Dan O'Brien joins Nate this week for an in-depth conversation about his work as an artist and creative person. Dan tells us about the process of becoming a 2015 Guggenheim Fellow, how his friendship with War Reporter Paul Watson…

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