Daniel Haughey

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Dan Haughey, [hoi] (Playwright). Dan is an actor, singer, director, and playwright from East Moline, Illinois. Recently Dan co-authored a new Irish-American musical, AARON POWER!, with Michael Callahan of Moline. Haughey also is a theatre professor (Emeritus), and holds an M.F.A. in Playwriting and Play Production from Southern Illinois University. Beyond his new short farce-- THREE URNS AND A PRAYER—a finalist in the 2020 Quad City Playwrights’ Festival--his one-acts include THE DELIVERANCE OF BETSEY REED, LABOR DAY, and a long one-act play entitled RUN WITH ME, a social drama for high schools and colleges. He has co-authored a fun one-act musical for high schools and colleges about life and love in the 1950's, THE BEST MAN OF FLAGPORT! His full-length play on U. S. Grant, YANKEE GENTLEMAN, reflects Dan’s fascination with biographical drama. Dan has also written and/or arranged (and performs) several one-person shows which he tours on subjects of history, culture, music or nature including: MR. U. S. GRANT, GAELIC SONGS, CIVIL WAR MELODIES, RangerManDan, and EA POE: Edgar Allan Poe’s Imagination! His modern one-act drama, THE PRIVATE ROOM available here at Heartland Plays, Inc., was produced in 2011 at Davenport's New Ground Theatre's “Sudden Theatre" festival, and in 2017 Off-Broadway in the prestigious “Strawberry One-Act Festival” at Manhattan’s St. Clement’s Theatre. In 2018-19, Dan's musical AARON POWER! was awarded a grant from the Illinois Arts Council as a Staged Reading-Recital/Workshop production. Dan is a member and Past President of the Illinois Theatre Association. He studied acting at the Florida State University-Asolo Conservatory for Professional Actor Training. His B.A. is in Theatre Arts with a Minor in English from Eastern Kentucky University. Currrenlty (2020-21), he presents his work on U. S. Grant through the "Road Scholars" program of the Illinois Humanities Council.

Contact Information: 1800--7th. St., Unit 6D, East Moline, Illinois, 61244
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