BIO

DANIEL ALLEN

DANIEL IS A NEW YORK CITY BASED THEATRICAL DESIGNER. HE HOLDS A BFA FROM ITHACA COLLEGE IN SCENIC DESIGN AND SCENIC ART. HIS DESIGNS HAVE BEEN SEEN AT ITHACA COLLEGE, COCOA VILLAGE PLAYHOUSE, NEW LONDON BARN PLAYHOUSE, FUSE PRODUCTIONS @ PENN. STATE UNIVERSITY, 5TH WALL THEATRE, AND OTHERS.

HE HAS PERFORMED IN BOTH ASSISTANT AND ASSOCIATE ROLES FOR DESIGNERS AS WELL AS ACTED AS THE ASSISTANT AND ASSOCIATE DESIGNER FOR BOTH OFF-BROADWAY AND REGIONAL PRODUCTIONS ACROSS THE UNITED STATES. HE'S BEEN FORTUNATE TO HAVE WORKED ON PRODUCTIONS IN SUCH THEATRES AS 2ND STAGE THEATRE (OFF-BROADWAY),  LINCOLN CENTER THEATRE (OFF-BROADWAY), MANHATTAN THEATRE CLUB (OFF-BROADWAY), SIGNATURE THEATRE (OFF-BROADWAY), NEW YORK CITY CENTER ENCORES!, LONG WHARF THEATER, PENNSYLVANIA SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL, WILLIAMSTOWN THEATRE FESTIVAL, DORSET THEATRE FESTIVAL, BARRINGTON STAGE COMPANY, DALLAS THEATRE CENTER, LA JOLLA PLAYHOUSE, CADENCE THEATRE, VIRGINIA REPERTORY THEATRE, CAPITAL REPERTORY THEATRE, THEATREWORKS (COLORADO), FOLGERS THEATRE, SHAKESPEARE THEATRE OF WASHINGTON DC, THE HANGAR THEATRE, TO NAME A FEW. 

DANIEL HAS COLLABORATED IN ASSISTANT AND ASSOCIATE ROLES FOR SUCH DESIGNERS AS LAWRENCE MOTEN, ARNULFO MALDONADO, LEE SAVAGE, MEREDITH RIES, ALLEN MOYER, WILSON CHIN, DONYALE WERLE, ADAM RIGG, DANIEL ZIMMERMAN, RYAN HOWELL, AND MANY OTHERS.

 

DANIEL WAS ALSO TRAINED AS A SCENIC ARTIST FOR THE STAGE. HIS SCENIC ART WORK CAN BE SEEN ON PROJECTS ASSOCIATED WITH INFINITE SCENIC INCLUDING PIP'S ISLAND IN NYC AND AT THE PUBLIC THEATER. HE ACTED AS THE LEAD SCENIC FOR THE MAIN-STAGE WILLIAMSTOWN THEATER FESTIVAL 2018 SEASON ON PRODUCTIONS LIKE THE CLOSET W/ MATTHEW BRODERICK, LEMPIKA W/ EDEN ESPINOSA, CARMEN CUSACK, & RACHEL TUCKER (PRE-BROADWAY), AND THE MEMBER OF THE WEDDING. HE ASSISTED JOE BURT (NIKOS STAGE LEAD SCENIC) ON OTHER PRODUCTIONS ON THE FESTIVAL'S NIKOS STAGE INCLUDING THE SOUND INSIDE W/ MARY- LOUISE PARKER (PRE-BROADWAY), & DANGEROUS HOUSE W/ SAMIRA WILEY. 

REVIEWS | PRESS:

 

"...DESIGNED BY NEW YORK CITY DESIGNER DANIEL ALLEN, THE SET FOR CVP'S PRODUCTION OF STEPHEN SONDHEIM'S MULTIPLE TONY AWARD- WINNING MUSICAL ABOUT INTERTWINED, FRACTURED FAIRY TALES DOES THE SHOW JUSTICE WITH A FADED YET FANCIFUL ATMOSPHERE." - FLORIDA TODAY

"...THE ENTIRE CAST COMES AND GOES WITHIN DANIEL ALLEN'S DOWNTOWN DESIGN OF PLATFORMS AND STAIRCASES FRAMING A WALL STUFFED WITH FURNITURE AND PROPS... BLITZSTEIN WAS HEAVILY INFLUENCED BY BRECHT... THE LIGHTS AND OTHER EFFECTS ARE IN FULL VIEW, AND THE ACTORS CARRY THE SCENERY ON AND OFF, EVEN PIANIST JOEL GELPE, WHO IS LITERALLY WHEELED AROUND ON THE STAGE..." - ITHACA.COM

"...DIRECTOR COURTNEY YOUNG... IS MORE THAN ABLY ASSISTED BY THE DESIGNERS. SCENIC DESIGNER DANIEL ALLEN PROVIDES A CUT-OUT FLATS AND WINGS CARTOON NYC..." - ITHACA.COM

"...DIRECTOR KB SAINE EXPERTLY WHIPSAWS SILVER'S NARRATIVE ACROSS DANIEL ALLEN'S THREE-BED SET IN THE BASEMENT, THEATRELAB'S RAW AND UNBLINKING PERFORMANCE SPACE..." - RICHMOND.COM

"...IN WHITE CHRISTMAS, SET DESIGNER DANIEL ALLEN EXHIBITS AN ENORMOUS WAINSCOTED BARN THAT CAN BE ALTERNATELY BACK-LIT OR WHITE-WASHED, AS WELL AS VARIOUS FLY-IN WALLS AND PUSH-IN FURNITURE TO FRAME INTIMATE SCENES. -SPRINGER MUSIC STUDIO.

"...KNOWN LOCALLY FOR THEIR IMPRESSIVE SET DESIGN (DANIEL ALLEN) AND MULTI-DIMENSIONAL PROJECTIONS (IAN COOK), CVP'S DESIGNERS ERECT A SERIES OF ARCHES WHICH UNIVERSALLY DEPICT THE ABBEY'S CHAPEL AS WELL AS THE VON TRAPP'S FORMIDABLE PROVINCIAL MANSION. THERES A STRIKING MARBLE EFFECT ON THE WALLS AND THE FLOORS AND THE ALTAR CONSTRUCTION IS DIVINE..." - SPRINGER MUSIC STUDIO