Sean Daniels


SEAN DANIELS (Director) is honored to be the Kasser Family Artistic Director at ATC, where he first fell in love with theatre. 

At ATC, has directed ‘My 80 Year Old Boyfriend’, ‘Women In Jeopardy’ and ‘Miss Bennett: Christmas at Pemberley’ for the MainStage. 

He is an internationally known theater director, writer and Artistic Director, known for new work and innovative community based leadership. He’s been a NYTimes Critic Pick as a director and a writer. 

His work has been seen in Scotland (Traverse, Tron) United Kingdom (St. James, Southwark Playhouse, Roman Theatre, Swindon Arts Centre, Beck, Birmingham Rep, Norwich Playhouse) and was the first American director asked to direct at the Baltic American Playwrights Conference in Hiiumaa, Estonia. 

In the United States at Manhattan Theatre Club (The Lion, Drama Desk Award & Theatre World Award, nominated for Lucille Lortel and Outer Critics Circle), 59e59 (NYC, I and You, nominated for Outer Critics Circle) Lynn Redgrave (NYC) The Kennedy Center (Washington, D.C.), St. James (West End, London – The Lion, winner of Best New Musical), and at many wonderful regionals (Old Globe, ACT, Geffen, Cleveland Playhouse, Milwaukee Rep., Long Wharf, Alliance, and the Neo-Futurists in Chicago).

In addition Sean has been an Artistic Director at Merrimack Repertory and Dad’s Garage (which he co-founded), and an Associate Artistic Director at California Shakespeare Theatre and Actors Theatre of Louisville. 

Sean has been named “one of the top fifteen up & coming artists in the U.S., whose work will be transforming America’s stages for decades to come” & “One Of 7 People Reshaping And Revitalizing The American Musical” by American Theatre magazine. 

As a playwright, his work has been produced in multiple theaters over the country including a Commerical Off-Broadway run of his sober dark comedy ‘The White Chip’ which was produced by Tony Award winner Tom Kirdahy. It is currently being adapted for a book and a movie and playing in multiple cities around the globe. 

He’d love to hear from you. 

twitter: @seandaniels