Bio of Daniel Munson

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Daniel first joined the Dramatists Guild in 1983 with the quirky, Theatre of the Absurd play, Pillowcase. Since then, Daniel’s plays have been staged by professional theatre companies in Los Angeles and New York, and by high schools and colleges all over the country.

Other writing credits include writing for film, television, and radio, and creating and writing story-lines and dialog for theme park rides and attractions. Daniel has also been a theatre reviewer for Entertainment Weekly and book reviewer for West Coast Review of Books.

As a performer, Daniel has been on the stage in New York, Los Angeles, and Minnesota, and was the founding member and director of the Quotidian Mime and Dance Troupe.

As an Actors Equity Association stage manager, Daniel has worked directly with some of the top playwrights (including Bernard Slade, A.R. Gurney, and Mike Craver) and directors (including Arvin Brown, Alan Bailey, and Sheldon Epps) in today’s theatre. He has worked on Broadway, Off-Broadway, and at some of the most prestigious regional theatres across the country, including The Kennedy Center (Washington, D.C.); Pasadena Playhouse (Pasadena, CA); The Paramount Theatre (Austin, TX); and Fisherman’s Wharf and Theatre Artaud (San Francisco, CA).

As a member of the Dramatists Guild and The Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, Daniel is committed to providing quality, entertaining theatre for younger theatre audiences and participants, while maintaining an active role in the professional theatre market.

Daniel recently moved from Upstate New York to rural Minnesota, and lives in a perfect 1-2-3 household … 1 wife, 2 cats, and 3 children.