Home

 
Connor McKenna, Riley Gene, Aaron Jin, Gavin Michaels, Annie J. Willis, Sherif Amin, and Ivan Guillermo in the 2019 workshop at 12th Avenue Arts, produced by The Scratch and Really Really Theatre Group, directed by Kelly Kitchens. Photo by Brett Love

Connor McKenna, Riley Gene, Aaron Jin, Gavin Michaels, Annie J. Willis, Sherif Amin, and Ivan Guillermo in the 2019 workshop at 12th Avenue Arts, produced by The Scratch and Really Really Theatre Group, directed by Kelly Kitchens. Photo by Brett Love

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

main_900.jpg

Developed at ART/New York in 2017 and ACT Theatre in 2019

“I am so thankful that Danielle and this play exist in the world.”
– Katie Gullickson, audience member

“This was somehow like watching Athena burst fully formed, armor-clad and weaponed, from Zeus’ skull.”
– Kairu Yao, audience member

“This play is so big and so human all at once. The dialogue is real and warm; the music is haunting and brilliant.”
– Emily Schorr Lesnick, audience member

“I freakin love this play.”
– Rachel Guyer-Mafune, actor

Written and developed in the 2018 Umbrella Project Writers Group

Developed at The Scratch in 2019

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

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

“A poignantly hopeful, gracefully raw, and magically real play.”
– Sofia Raquel Sanchez, actor

“Just like school pride, this play is impossible to let go of. It is a reckoning—a scream—for those asking to be heard”
—Annie J. Willis, actor

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


 

Photo by Katie Gullickson

Photo by Katie Gullickson

about+Danielle.jpg
 

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 (Dacha Theatre, Eugene O’Neill Theatre Center semi-finalist, Finish Line Commission); Halcyon (Eugene O'Neill Theatre Center semi-finalist); Rushing (The Scratch, Umbrella Project Writers Group); Voyagers (ACT Theatre, ART/New York); and FrankensteinDanielle 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. She is a proud graduate of both Cal Poly Pomona and Emerson College.