Players Theatre for Children (ALSC)
The Writers Group
Sharon L. Graine
DAN LAURIA has appeared
as a guest star in over 70 television episodic programs
than 20 Movies of the Week. He has a score of film
credits which include, Stakeout, Another Stakeout,
both with Richard Dreyfuss and Emilio Estevez
commercial blockbuster, Independence Day
and most recently Big Momma Two with
Martin Lawrence. However, Dan is
most recognized as the Dad on the highly acclaimed,
Emmy winning, ABC television show, The Wonder Years.
Dan is a very similar face to the off-off, off and
regional theatre scene having performed, written
or directed over fifty professional productions.
Dan starred in the Long Wharf Theatre
production of Willy Holtzman’s controversial
play, Hearts. Before that Dan was in the Coconut Grove production
of Arthur Miller’s,
The Price, with the great Jack Klugman and directed by the
legendary Bob Kalfin. He performed with the one and only Charles Durning in
Playhouse production of Jason Milligan’s, Men In Suits after
which Dan toured with his former television co-star, Fred Savage, in the play
Wendell and Ben, marking
Fred’s professional stage debut.
More recently, Dan has performed The
Guys by Ann Nelson both in NYC and on the
road with his dear friend the wonderful Ms Wendie
Malick. The Guys is a
to the brave fireman who lost their lives at the WTC on 9/11 and it’s
a play that Dan is honored to be part of. Dan’s most resent stage appearances:
Mark St. Germaine’s Ears on a Beatle; Ken
Leading Ladies; and Daniel Sullivan’s Christmas
classis comedy Inspecting Carol, at the George Street
Playhouse in New Brunswick, NJ directed
Saint. Dan returned to George Street recently to work with dear friend, Jack
on Jeffrey Sweets riveting; The Value of Names.
For ten years, Dan served as the artistic director
of The Playwrights’ Kitchen
Ensemble (PKE) of Los Angeles. With partner, Joe Cacaci, PKE produced over
450 public readings of new plays with the finest actors in the business
to promote the development of the new American playwright and to seek literary
representation for new writers.
Dan does not do plays written by old dead white guys.