Daniel Talbott

Playwright

Daniel Talbott is a writer, director, actor, and a Lucille Lortel and Obie Award winning theater producer. He’s a writer on The Conners on ABC in their second season; was a writer for Weinstein Company and Spike TV on The Mist, based on the Stephen King novella; and his hour-long drama pilot Summer was optioned and in development with Sonar and Killer Films. His television series Rome, Georgia was purchased by Wiip Television, and he is in development with Jim Parsons’ company That’s Wonderful Productions for a feature, Yosemite (RIIFF - Best Screenplay Grand Prize; Golden Palm for Best Screenplay - Beverly Hills Film Fest; Best Feature Screenplay - LA Indie Film Fest). He recently wrote and directed the short film Light, and he's currently directing and co-writing his first feature, A Kinder Sea. He is on the lit team of Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, and is the artistic director of Rising Phoenix Rep. He most recently directed the Off-Broadway premiere of Jessica Dickey’s The Convent, and his plays include Nick and Zoe (Arctic Group/IRT), Slipping (Rattlestick, The Side Project), Yosemite (Rattlestick), Afghanistan, Zimbabwe, America, Kuwait (Rattlestick/piece by piece, Encore), What Happened When (Rattlestick, Rising Phoenix Rep/HERE), Someone Brought Me (Quince Productions), Mike and Seth (Quince, Encore, The Side Project), Extraordinary Things (RPR), and Gray (Your Name Here). Other directing work includes Ugly Little Sister (NYU), First Born (The Actors Studio), Thieves (Weathervane/RPR/Rattlestick), F**king Immaculate (RPR), A Fable (Rattlestick), Scarcity (Rattlestick/Hill Town Plays), Lake Water (Neighborhood Productions), Eightythree Down (Hard Sparks), Much Ado About Nothing (Boomerang), and Squealer (Lesser America). He is co-writing a new play with Lucy Thurber titled The Land of Ghosts and was recently commissioned by Echo Theater Company for their 2020 season, and is creating, co-writing and directing the Confession Project.  He received a 2011 Theater Hall of Fame Fellowship and was also named one of the 15 People of the Year by nytheatre.com. He is a graduate of Juilliard, a proud member of Echo Theater Company, and a member of the Actors Studio.