PRODUCER/ARTISTIC & PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT
Working in tandem with his creative partner, Executive Artistic Director, Gary Landis, Dan strove to produce high quality theater for four seasons with Los Altos Stage Company, a semi-professional traditional American playhouse in Los Altos, CA on the San Francisco Bay's southern peninsula. As the company's Production Manager and then Associate Artistic Director, Dan collaborated with Landis on ongoing season planning, branding efforts, and program development projects while providing production oversight for five Mainstage productions per season, ensuring that all production team deliverables were met. Dan recruited, hired, and managed dozens of independent contractors throughout the production season, liaising with casts, crew, designers, directors, board members, and fellow theater staff to maintain the highest level of communication and output during each show's rehearsal and performance period.
Produced at Los Altos Stage Company:
25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, It's A Wonderful Life-The Radio Drama, On Golden Pond, House of Blue Leaves, Avenue Q
The Fantasticks, The Sunshine Boys, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Harold & Maude, Company, Wizard of Oz
The Great American Trailer Park Musical, The Fox on the Fairway, Maple and Vine, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Urinetown, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
Dead Man's Cell Phone, Man of La Mancha, Middletown, Catch-22, and Bat Boy
Produced at various San Francisco Bay Area Theatres:
Oakwood High School: Grease
Willow Glen High School: All Shook Up
Community School of Music and Art: Ayn Rand's Anthem, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Disney's Mulan Jr.
Children's Musical Theater San Jose:
During his combined 26 months with CMTSJ, Dan held five separate titles, and became integral to the company's operations. He provided assistance to the company's chief officers: managed the Artistic Director's daily affairs, arranged special events, managed the company's contracts with musical theater publishers, and generated ask letters for shows. Throughout his CMTSJ tenure he assisted with season planning, conducted recruiting activities for contract positions, interacted with Board Members, theater executives, vendors, parents, students, and others as needed. Dan served as a Staff Liaison at events, performances, work sessions, and rehearsals, managed special projects and writing assignments, conducted research and reporting as needed, and built and maintained the theater's show calendars and master calendar.
Produced at Children's Musical Theater San Jose: Oklahoma, Cats, Disney's High School Musical, Leader of the Pack, Charlotte's Web, Disney's Alice in Wonderland, Peter Pan, Schoolhouse Rock, Jekyll & Hyde, Ragtime, Into the Woods, Babes in Arms, West Side Story, Pinocchio, Disney's When You Wish (On the Record), Willy Wonka Jr., and Rent.