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Daniel Allen Nelson

New York, NY   

Daniel Allen Nelson is a New York based performer, writer, director, designer and founding member of Woof Nova Collective (woofnova.org). His original performance works include: The Vanishing Play (Incubator Arts Project), Don’t Peek (LaMama ETC), Hearts & Tongues (LaMama ETC, LOF/T Space- Baltimore, & Ko Festival), Spoleum (Ontological-Hysteric Theater & Baltimore Theater Project ), Sedimentary (Ontological Theater & Galapagos Art Space), Veils/Vestiges (Ontological Theater). Performance credits include: Richard Foreman’s "Idiot Savant" (Public Theater), Marie-Christine Katz’s "Unraveling" (The Kitchen), Jeff McMahon’s "Straight Talk" (Dixon Place), Object Collection’s: "No Hotel" (Incubator Arts), Actua (Invisible Dog) & "Famous Actors" (Ontological Theater), Joshua Gelb’s Blind Alley Guy (IAP), Pioneers Go East’s: "7AM di Mattina", and Charles Mee’s "Fire Island" (3-Legged Dog).


Directorial credits include: Tom Breidenbach’s: "Pharmacose", and "Bleat", both staged at Ontological Theater & Galapagos Art Space; Chris Tanner’s "Footballhead" (Dixon Place); and the world premiere of John Patrick Shanley’s "Veronica" (Hudson Guild). He was SDC Observer on The Composer is Dead (Dir. Tony Taccone- Berkeley Rep Theater), & is an Assoc SDC member. He served as Asst. Director to Everett Quinton on Chris Tanner’s "The Etiquette of Death" (La Mama). And worked with John Jesurun as Technical Director for "Red House", and as a performer in "Shadowland". His scenic and puppet designs have been seen at various venues in NYC including St. Ann’s Warehouse, Mabou Mines, and Poet’s Den.


 

Nelson Work Sample 1

Velis/Vestiges Excerpt.

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Nelson Work Sample 2

“Don’t Peek”: End of show excerpt.

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