1. DAN BERNITT

www.danbernitt.com - dan.bernitt@gmail.com


  1. EDUCATION

The New School. M.F.A. in Playwriting. 2011.

Playwriting: Jon-Robin Baitz, Nicole Burdette, Laura Maria Censabella, Liz Flahive, Pippin Parker, Frank Pugliese, Christopher Shinn, Michael Weller.

Included collaborative coursework in acting (Mimi Turque, Arthur Storch, Karen Ludwig, Kathryn Rossetter, Paul Rudd) and directing (Casey Biggs, Ellie Renfield, Josh Hecht).

University of Kentucky. B.A. in Arts Administration, concentration in Theatre. 
Graduated
summa cum laude. 2008.

  1. TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Faculty Chair, Creative Writing. Kentucky Governor’s School for the Arts. Since 2013.

Team taught with Mitchell L. H. Douglas and Shayla Lawson.

Discipline Assistant, Creative Writing. Kentucky Governor’s School for the Arts. 2006-2009.

Team taught with Ellen Hagan, Kelly Norman Ellis, Mitchell L. H. Douglas, and Crystal Wilkinson.

Teaching Artist. Since 2004.

Led writing and performance workshops at Kentucky Governor’s School for the Arts (2011); The Berkshire Fringe (2009, 2012); Earlham College, Adelphi University (2009); Paul Laurence Dunbar High School (Lexington, KY; 2004, 2006).

PUBLICATIONS

Yelling at Bananas in Whole Foods. Sawyer House, 2015. ISBN: 0982156056.

Phi Alpha Gamma. Sawyer House, 2008. ISBN: 0982156006.

        Shortlisted for Lambda Literary Award and ForeWord Magazine Book of the Year.

Dose: Plays & Monologues. Sawyer House, 2007. ISBN: 0982156014.
Shortlisted for Lambda Literary Award.

 “Phi Alpha Gamma: Homophobia in College Fraternities.” Kaleidoscope, Volume 6. University of Kentucky, 2007.

 “Performance Art and the Monodrama: A Summer Tour of Fringe Festivals.” Kaleidoscope, Volume 5. University of Kentucky, 2006.

SOLO PERFORMANCES

Yelling at Bananas in Whole Foods.

The Berkshire Fringe. Great Barrington, MA. August 2012.

Minnesota Fringe Festival. Minneapolis, MN. August 2013.

Indianapolis International Fringe Theatre Festival. Indianapolis, IN. August 2013.

FRIGID New York. New York, NY. February–March 2014.

JACK. Brooklyn, NY. August 2014 (in residence with The Wardrobe Ensemble).

        

Swan Balloon. 

        Indianapolis International Fringe Theatre Festival. Indianapolis, IN. August 2010.

Warner Elementary School. Nicholasville, KY. February 2011.

Phi Alpha Gamma. 

Minnesota Fringe Festival. Minneapolis, MN. August 2008.

University of Kentucky. Lexington, KY. September 2008.

Absolut Dublin Gay Theatre Festival. Dublin, Ireland. May 2009.

Kalamazoo College. Kalamazoo, MI. May 2009.

Minnesota Fringe Festival. Minneapolis, MN. August 2009.

The Berkshire Fringe. Great Barrington, MA. August 2009.

Indianapolis International Fringe Theatre Festival. Indianapolis, IN. August 2009.

Earlham College. Richmond, IN. October 2009.

Miami University. Oxford, OH. November 2009.

Bard College at Simon's Rock. Great Barrington, MA. December 2009.

Heidelberg University. Tiffin, OH. November 2014.

University of Michigan-Dearborn. Dearborn, MI. October 2015.

Thanks for the Scabies, Jerkface! 

Firebird Studio. Lexington, KY. May 2006.

CincyFringe. Cincinnati, OH. June 2006.

Kentucky Governor's School for the Arts. Lexington, KY. July 2006.

Provincetown Fringe Festival. Provincetown, MA. July 2006.

The Berkshire Fringe. Great Barrington, MA. July 2006.

KC Fringe Festival. Kansas City, MO. July 2006.

Minnesota Fringe Festival. Minneapolis, MN. August 2006.

National Gay and Lesbian Theatre Festival. Columbus, OH. September 2006.

Buffalo United Artists. Buffalo, NY. December 2006.

Indianapolis International Fringe Theatre Festival. Indianapolis, IN. August 2007.

FRIGID New York. New York, NY. February–March 2008.

University of Kentucky. Lexington, KY. April 2008.

The Berkshire Fringe. Pittsfield, MA. August 2014.

Moments of Disconnect.

Paul Laurence Dunbar High School. Lexingon, KY. May 2004.

Integrity at St. Michael's Episcopal Church. Lexington, KY. August 2004.

CincyFringe. Cincinnati, OH. June 2005.

Provincetown Fringe Festival. Provincetown, MA. July 2005.

Comedy Caravan. Louisville, KY. August 2005.

PLAYS: ONE-ACTS AND FULL-LENGTHS

This Is My Gun. Full-length play. 2011. Directed by Tim Butterfield.

The New School for Drama. New York, NY. April 2011.

Stella Adler Studio Reading Series. New York, NY. March 2014.

Justice Queers. One-act play. 2010. Directed by Tim Butterfield.

The New School for Drama. New York, NY. May 2010.

Flipfuck. One-act play. 2009. Directed by Paul Takacs.

The New School for Drama. New York, NY. December 2009.

Declar/mation. One-act play. 2009. Directed by J. J. El-Far.

The New School for Drama. New York, NY. May 2009.

Alcatraz. One-act play. 2008. Directed by Paul Takacs.

The New School for Drama. New York, NY. December 2009.

Almost. One-act play. 2007. Directed by Carolyn Sesbeau.

One-Act Play Festival, University of Kentucky. Lexington, KY. December 2007.

GRANTS, AWARDS, AND HONORS

2010

Kentucky Arts Council Al Smith Individual Artist Fellowship in Playwriting

Helene Wurlitzer Foundation Artist-in-Residence Grant

2009

Robert Chesley Award for Lesbian and Gay Playwriting

Kentucky Center for the Arts Governor's School/Toyota Alumni Performance Fund

Lambda Literary Award, Finalist in Drama

ForeWord Magazine Book of the Year, Finalist in Performing Arts/Drama

2008

Lambda Literary Award, Finalist in Drama

Kentucky Arts Council Individual Artist Professional Development Grant

2007

University of Kentucky Undergraduate Research and Creativity Grant

2006

Fringe Encore, Minnesota Fringe Festival

Kentucky Center for the Arts Governor's School/Toyota Alumni Performance Fund

University of Kentucky Undergraduate Research and Creativity Grant

2005

Kentucky Center for the Arts Governor's School/Toyota Alumni Performance Fund

CONFERENCES

2015

Association of Writers and Writing Programs Conference, Minneapolis, MN

Panel: “What Are You Going to Do With That? Writers Side-Stepping the Adjunct Trap” with Erin Keane, Stacy Barton, Leah Falk, and Daniel Bowman, Jr.

2011

Association of Writers and Writing Programs Conference, Washington, DC

Panel: “Double Duty: Writers Who Work in the Publishing Industry” with Parneshia Jones, Randall Horton, and Toni Margarita Plummer

GUEST ARTIST LECTURES, READINGS, and PERFORMANCES

2015

Guest artist. University of Michigan--Dearborn. Dearborn, MI

Reading. Kentucky Governor’s School for the Arts, Danville, KY

2014

Guest artist. Heidelberg University, Tiffin, OH

Music performance, with Shayla Lawson. Rachael’s Cafe, Bloomington, IN

Reading. Kentucky Governor’s School for the Arts, Danville, KY

Music performance, with Shayla Lawson. Il Paradiso Perduto, Venice, Italy

Music performance, with Shayla Lawson. da Sandro, Venice, Italy

Music performance, with Shayla Lawson. all’Amarone, Venice, Italy

Reading. Drunken! Careening! Writers! at KGB Bar, New York, NY

2013

Reading, with Shayla Lawson. Boxcar Books, Bloomington, IN

Reading. Kentucky Governor’s School for the Arts, Lexington, KY

2011

Reading. Kentucky Governor’s School for the Arts, Lexington, KY

Reading. Drunken! Careening! Writers! at KGB Bar, New York, NY

2009

Guest artist. Bard College at Simon's Rock, Great Barrington, MA

Guest artist. Miami University, Oxford, OH

Guest artist. Earlham College, Richmond, IN

Guest artist. Young Writers Conference, Adelphi University, Garden City, NY

Reading and workshop. Kentucky Governor’s School for the Arts, Lexington, KY

Guest artist. Kalamazoo College, Kalamazoo, MI

2008

Guest artist. University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY.

2007

Reading and workshop. Kentucky Governor’s School for the Arts, Lexington, KY

2006

Homolatte Performance Series. Chicago, IL

Reading and workshop. Kentucky Governor’s School for the Arts, Lexington, KY

Reading. InKY Reading Series. Louisville, KY

Reading. Elizabethtown Community College. Elizabethtown, KY

2005

Reading. Comedy Caravan. Louisville, KY

The Poets Corner, WOMR-FM Radio. Provincetown, MA

Music performance, with Shayla Lawson. Kentucky Women Writers Conference, Lexington, KY

Reading. Elizabethtown Community College. Elizabethtown, KY

2004

InKY Reading Series. Louisville, KY

Limestone Literary Gala, Singletary Center for the Arts. Lexington, KY

Reading. Comedy Caravan. Louisville, KY

Reading. Kentucky Governor’s School for the Arts, Lexington, KY

Reading. Boxcar Books and Community Center. Bloomington, IN

PROFESSIONAL SERVICE

2015

Brooklyn Arts Council, panelist for Community Arts Fund - Theater grant review

2014

Brooklyn Arts Council, panelist for Community Arts Fund - Theater grant review

Illinois Arts Council, panelist for Performance-Based Art artist fellowship review

2013

Brooklyn Arts Council, panelist for Community Arts Fund - Theater grant review

ACADEMIC HONORS

Scholarship, The New School for Drama. 2008-2011.

Fellowship, Gaines Center for the Humanities. University of Kentucky. 2006-2008.

The most distinguished University award in the liberal arts for undergraduates. Awarded annually to twelve rising juniors. Four-semester interdisciplinary fellowship with seminars in narrative theory, architecture, physics, Appalachian history, photography, music, creative nonfiction writing, and ritual, as well as a thesis and community project.

Dean’s List, College of Fine Arts. 2004-2007.

Presidential Scholarship, University of Kentucky. 2004-2008.

Four-year full-tuition scholarship.

University of Kentucky Honors Program. 2004-2008.

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

Member, Association of Writers and Writing Programs.

Member, Dramatists Guild of America.


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