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Dan Dietz’s plays include tempOdyssey, Tilt Angel, American Misfit, The Sandreckoner, Clementine in the Lower 9 and Home Below Zero. His work has been commissioned, developed and presented at such venues as Actors Theatre of Louisville, the Guthrie Theater, the Public Theater, the Kennedy Center, Curious Theatre, NJ Rep, Salvage Vanguard Theater, Studio Theatre, the Playwrights’ Center, and Tiyatro-Z (Istanbul, Turkey). Dietz has been an NEA/TCG Theatre Residency Program for Playwrights recipient, a National New Play Network Rolling World Premiere recipient, a Josephine Bay Paul Fellow, and a James A. Michener Fellow, and has been nominated for the Weissberger Award and the ATCA Steinberg Award. Dietz has twice been a recipient of the Heideman Award.
PRODUCTION PHOTOS by Melissa Blackall
Washington Post: "Playwright Dan Dietz takes Aeschylus to post-Katrina New Orleans"
Montgomery County Gazette: "Forum Theatre presents ‘Clementine in the Lower 9’ at Round House"
DC Theatre Scene: "Scott Patterson on the music of Clementine in the Lower 9"
Washington Post: "hypnotic production ... dialogue is fresh and sassy, and the emotions run deep ... Director Derek Goldman's actors are completely convincing."
Washingtonian: "wildly compelling reimagining of Aeschylus’s Agamemnon ... a love song to the restorative and cathartic power of art."
Broadway World: "tour-de-force performances and boatloads of creativity, it's a shining example of what's right with DC theatre today."
DCist: "no small player itself, the set is a wonder, unwrapping layer by layer."
Washington City Paper: "Dan Dietz's intriguing premise recasts Agamemmnon ... as a jazz trumpeter who flees New Orleans after the flood."
Maryland Theatre Guide: "fiery, passionate drama that ties the city’s tragedy to the familial and the personal ... will knock your socks off."
DC Metro Theater Arts: " flair to the senses, a shock to the system, and an artistic force to be reckoned with."
DC Theatre Scene: " an absorbing and revealing production to this area premiere."