With composer Julianne Wick Davis, Dan Collins wrote book and lyrics for the musical SOUTHERN COMFORT, which received a reading at Playwrights Horizons, a workshop production at CAP 21 (both directed by Thomas Caruso), and was nominated for a 2011 GLAAD Media Award and selected as one of The Advocate Magazine’s 10 best shows of 2011. Other works with Julianne Wick Davis include: WOOD (NYMF, starring Tony Award Winner Cady Huffman); OUR LADY OF THE VIADUCT and TIME TO KILL (The York Theatre Company); and WHEN WE MET, co-conceived with performers Sally Wilfert and Michael Winther. Other recent projects include Book for OUR COUNTRY with composer/lyricist Tony Asaro (produced at NYMF and Planet Connections Theater Festivity where it was honored with awards for “Best Book” and “Best Musical”) and lyrics for PROFESSOR VON AWESOME’S TRAVELING CARAVAN OF CAUTIONARY WARNINGS and JOHNNY 15, both with composer Nick Sula and “The Serious Theater Collective”. Dan’s work has been published in Plays and Playwrights 2010 (NYTE Small Press) and he was selected along with Julianne Wick Davis as a 2011/2012 Dramatist Guild Fellow. Dan holds an M.F.A. in Musical Theater Writing at Tisch School of the Arts, NYU and a B.F.A. in Playwriting from The Theater School of DePaul University.
Bio as of March, 2012.
Julianne Wick Davis, composer/lyricist, wrote music for SOUTHERN COMFORT with Dan Collins (book & lyrics), based on the Sundance award-winning documentary of the same name. SOUTHERN COMFORT received a developmental reading at Playwrights Horizons in 2010, and a workshop production at Cap21 in 2011, which was nominated for a GLAAD Media Award. WOOD (music) with Dan Collins (book & lyrics) was chosen as part of the 2008 New York Musical Theatre Festival Next Link Series. Julianne also wrote both music and lyrics for WHEN WE MET with Dan Collins (book), which received developmental readings at the Tri-Arts Playhouse and Williams College Summer Theatre Lab. Other work with Dan Collins includes OUR LADY OF THE VIADUCT and TIME TO KILL for York Theatre’s 4@15 series. Julianne’s work has been featured in the Broadway’s Future @ Lincoln Center, and also at Joe’s Pub and Merkin Hall. She is a recent graduate from NYU’s Tisch Graduate Musical Theatre Writing Program, is a proud ASCAP member, and was named a Dramatist Guild Fellow for 2011-2012.