Dan Hurlin

Dan Hurlin in his studio

Dan Hurlin received a 1990 Village Voice OBIE award for his solo adaptation of Nathanael West's “A COOL MILLION,” and in 1998, he was nominated for an American Theater Wing Design award for his set design for his music theater piece “THE SHOULDER.” 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”), and his piece “HIROSHIMA MAIDEN,” was given an OBIE award for music by Robert Een, and received a UNIMA-USA Citation of Excellence. Other works include “DISFARMER” (2009), premiered at St. Ann’s Warehouse and “DEMOLISHING EVERYTHING WITH AMAZING SPEED” (2016) premiered at Bard Summerscape Festival. Dan has received fellowships in choreography from the NY Foundation for the Arts and the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, fellowships in theater from The Alpert Foundation and USA Artists, and in 2014 he won the Rome Prize in visual art. He directed the Puppet lab at St. Ann’s for nine years and until retiring this year, was the director of the Graduate Program in Theater at Sarah Lawrence College where he taught both dance and puppetry.