Dust  at Youth Theatre Northwest, 2018

Dust at Youth Theatre Northwest, 2018

Nationally produced playwright obsessed with everyday horror. Arts journalist elevating female and non-binary voices. Crafter of accountability practices..jpg


An epic play about the outer planets and the scientists who got us there

From August 25 to September 6, Danielle will be workshopping Voyagers in Seattle with her longtime long distance director Maureen Monterubio. Come to the staged reading on Friday, September 6 at 7:00PM at ACT Theatre.



2018 Umbrella Project Writers Group

The Scratch: In Pencil 2019

“Mia's journey is unabashedly brutal”
– Mario Gomez, dramaturg

“A dynamic and devastatingly honest play”
– Andrea Kovich, dramaturg

“It's ambitious, but it should be”
– Iphigenia Rising, dramaturg


Semi-finalist for the 2017 Eugene O’Neill Playwrights Conference

Winner of the 2018 Finish Line Commission

Dust is more than a play, it’s a conversation lightning rod”
– Erin Murray, director

“People always say art can change the world. This is the kind of work that actually can”
– Shaun Leisher, dramaturg

“My skin crawled and I wept reading this play, and I can't even imagine what it would do on stage”
– Natalie Ann Valentine, playwright


Semi-finalist for the 2018 Eugene O’Neill Playwrights Conference

Special Consideration for the 2018 Relentless Award

“A deeply moving portrait of that liminal twilight when hope begins curdling into despair.”
– Matt Diamond, audience member

“In short, we are all Annie, sometimes”
– Ryan Maxwell, Pinky Swear Productions



Danielle Mohlman is a nationally produced feminist playwright based in Seattle, WA. Her plays have been developed or produced at Arena Stage, the Kennedy Center, the Cherry Lane Theatre, the National Museum of Women in the Arts, the Sewanee Writers’ Conference, Alliance of Resident Theatres/New York, Rorschach Theatre, Forum Theatre, dog & pony dc, Hubbard Hall, Pinky Swear Productions, Dreamwell Theatre, and Field Trip Theatre, among others. Her plays include Stopgap (Field Trip Theatre, DCCAH Larry Neal Award finalist); Nexus (Hubbard Hall, Dreamwell Theatre, Kilroys honorable mention, DCCAH Larry Neal Award finalist, Woodward/Newman Award finalist); Dust (Eugene O’Neill Theatre Center semi-finalist, Finish Line Commission); Halcyon (Eugene O'Neill Theatre Center semi-finalist); Rushing (Umbrella Project Writers Group); and VoyagersDanielle is an alumna of Playwrights’ Arena at Arena Stage, the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities Artist Fellowship, and the Umbrella Project Writers Group. Danielle is also a proud graduate of both Cal Poly Pomona and Emerson College.

Photo by Rachel Esther Tate

Photo by Rachel Esther Tate