BIO
 
 

Dan Hurlin received a 1990 Village Voice OBIE award for his solo adaptation of Nathanael West's A Cool Million, and his suite of puppet pieces Everyday Uses for Sight Nos. 3 & 7 (2000) earned him a 2001 New York Dance and Performance award (a.k.a. "BESSIE). His 1992 solo Quintland earned sculptor Donna Dennis a New York Dance and Performance award (a.k.a. "BESSIE") for visual design, and in 1998, he was nominated for an American Theater Wing Design award for his set design for his music theater piece The Shoulder (music by Dan Moses Schreier).  Other performance works include No(thing so powerful as) Truth, (1995); Constance and Ferdinand (1991) (with Victoria Marks); The Jazz Section (1989) (with Dan Froot); Two toy theater pieces, The Day the Ketchup Turned Blue (1997) from the short story by John C. Russell, and Who's Hungry?/West Hollywood (2008) (with Dan Froot).  His large puppet piece Hiroshima Maiden, (2004) with an OBIE award winning score by Robert Een, premiered at St. Ann’s Warehouse and was awarded a UNIMA citation of excellence (Union Internationale de la Marionette). Recently he finished Disfarmer, (2009) which also premiered at St. Ann’s Warehouse, Who’s Hungry?/Santa Monica (2012) (with Dan Froot), which premiered at Highways Performance space in Santa Monica, CA, and Erik Ehn’s Double Aspect Bright and Fair, (2012) which premiered at LaMama. As a performer Dan has worked with Ping Chong, Janie Geiser, Annie B. Parson & Paul Lazar, and Jeffrey M. Jones, and directed premieres of works by Lisa Kron, Holly Hughes, Dan Froot and John C. Russell among others. He has received individual artist fellowships from the MacDowell Colony, the National Endowment for the Arts, the New Hampshire State Council on the arts, the New York Foundation for the Arts, and Creative Capital and has received project support from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Rockefeller MAP fund. Dan has served on the faculties of Bowdoin, Bennington and Barnard College, Princeton University and is currently the Director of the Graduate Program in Theater at Sarah Lawrence College where he teaches both dance composition and puppetry. He was the director of the Puppet Lab at St. Ann’s Warehouse for nine years, served on the board of the Jim Henson Foundation, and currently serves on the board of the MacDowell Colony. Dan is the recipient of a John Simon Guggenheim fellowship in Choreography (2002), an Alpert Award in the Arts (2004), and a United States Artists Prudential Fellowship (2009) in Theater, and the Jesse Howard, Jr. Rome Prize (2013/14) in visual art.

Photo Credit:
Top: Richard Termine
Right: Quyen Nguyen