Daniel Haughey

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Teaching-Artist, Member, Illinois Theatre Association (ITA). Credentialed in Speech and Theatre Arts. Dan has a BA in Theatre Arts and a minor in English from Eastern Kentucky University, and an MFA in Theatre from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, with an emphasis in playwriting and play production. He also attended the Florida State University-Asolo Conservatory for Professional Actor Training. Dan is an Actor, Singer, Director, Playwright and Educator. He has taught for 29 years, thirteen of those at Black Hawk College (BHC) in Moline, Illinois, where he headed the theatre program, served as Cultural Events Chair, and instructed speech and theatre arts classes. Also he served two years on the BHC Faculty Senate and in 2010 culminated his full-time tenure at BHC with the distinction of Professor Emeritus. He has six years’ experience as a professional on stage, in TV, and film and is a former member of Actors’ Equity Association (AEA) and currently the Screen Actors’ Guild (SAG). In addition to his performance resume that features a long list of the more conventional plays and musicals, Dan has toured his one-person show on Ulysses S. Grant, MR. U. S. GRANT, to schools, museums, national parks and service clubs in nine different states since 1981, including the Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site in St. Louis. He also tours in his new one-person show, RangerManDan!, about the wacky things people try to do to the environment. Additionally he is a guitarist and singer in his shows GAELIC SONGS and CIVIL WAR MELODIES.
Dan has served as a board member for regional Arts councils, state theatre associations in Tennessee and New Mexico, and on the Illinois Theatre Association Board for over five years, primarily as a University/College Co-Chair. In 2004 he served as ITA Convention Chair, and in 2005-07 represented ITA as a member of the Illinois Arts Alliance/Foundation, Arts Education Committee, while serving as a past ITA President. He has served as a member of the Association for Theatre in Higher Education. In 2013-14, he was commissioned as a “Road Scholar” by the Illinois Humanities Council for his Avant Guarde one-person show entitled, EA POE: Edgar Alan Poe’s Imagination!, and returned as an IHC “Road Scholar” in 2017 for his show MR. U. S. GRANT.
Among the plays he has written are a full-length, YANKEE GENTLEMAN, and one-acts THE DELIVERANCE OF BETSEY REED, LABOR DAY, RUN WITH ME, and a one-act musical about love and growing up in the 50’s, THE BEST MAN OF FLAGPORT, co-authored with Coleman Harris and Traci Davis. His one-act play THE PRIVATE ROOM, about three relationships trapped in a midwinter storm of passions, was first produced in 2011 at the “Sudden Theatre” One-Act Play Festival at New Ground Theatre in Davenport, Iowa. In the summer of 2017 the play was selected for production Off-Broadway in Manhattan’s prestigious Strawberry One-Act Play Festival, along with a collection of 31 American and international plays. Mr. Haughey has also taught children’s theatre classes and high school theatre. He is a member of the Illinois Education Association and the National Education Association. Dan performs through and runs his own teaching-artist business, “danact3”. He is a native of Ohio, where he met his lovely wife Deb Hess-Haughey. They have three children, Emily, Bob, and Joe now enjoying their own careers.

Contact Information: 2205 Barnard Court, Moline, Illinois, 61265
(309) 236-2772 c

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