Danny Casolaro Died for You
Sep 23, 2014 - Dec 21, 2014Read More
DOMINIC ORLANDO‘s DANNY CASOLARO DIED FOR YOU at TimeLine Theatre was the Chicago premiere and second production of the play. It debuted at Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater in Massachusetts in 2010. Since that time, Orlando, who is Casolaro’s cousin, has adapted the work into a screenplay. Originally from New York City, Orlando is now based in Minneapolis, where he has been affiliated with The Playwrights’ Center as a Core Writer, a two-time Jerome Fellowships winner, and a McKnight Theatre Artist Fellow. In 2006, Orlando co-founded Minneapolis’ Workhaus Collective, a company that “creates a direct and immediate relationship between playwright and audience by fully producing original plays under the artistic leadership of the playwright.” Orlando’s other plays include FISSURES (LOST & FOUND), A SHORT PLAY ABOUT 9/11, ALL THAT IS SOLID MELTS INTO AIR, JUAN GELION DANCES FOR THE SUN and THE SENSE OF WHAT SHOULD BE. He has been working on THE BARBARY COAST, a musical for Berkeley Rep; THE WORKING BOYS BAND, a musical for The History Theatre in St Paul, Minn.; and REPARATIONS, for which he recently received an Artist’s Initiative Grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board. His work has been produced and supported by Lincoln Center, New York Theatre Workshop, the Humana Festival/Actors Theatre of Louisville, and the Bay Area Playwrights Festival, among others.