Dan O’Brien is a playwright, poet, librettist, and a 2015–16 Guggenheim Fellow in Drama & Performance Art. His latest play, THE HOUSE IN SCARSDALE: A MEMOIR FOR THE STAGE, premiered at Boston Court Pasadena, directed by Michael Michetti, and received the 2018 PEN America Award for Drama. His play about the Battle of Mogadishu and the haunting of war reporter Paul Watson, THE BODY OF AN AMERICAN, premiered at Portland Center Stage, directed by Bill Rauch, and ran Off-Broadway at Primary Stages (New York Times Critic’s Pick), directed by Jo Bonney, in London at the Gate Theatre, directed by James Dacre, and at many theaters around the US. THE BODY OF AN AMERICAN received the PEN Center USA Award for Drama, the inaugural Edward M Kennedy Prize for Drama Inspired by American History, the Horton Foote Prize for Best New American Play, and the L Arnold Weissberger Award. O’Brien is the recipient of fellowships and residencies including the Hodder Fellowship at Princeton University and the Rockefeller Foundation’s Bellagio Center residency in Italy. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife, actor and writer Jessica St. Clair, and their daughter Isobel.