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Out Among the Dragons

Updated: Aug 8, 2022

By Dan Noonan

Originally presented on Tuesday, March 8 at 7:30 p.m. by Arts Center Presents

Featuring Jamison Green, Ryan Ramirez, Kayla Douglas, Terri Ferguson, Bryan Douglas, Stephanie Butler, and Brayden Dalrymple

Author info:

Dan Noonan was born with severe hemophilia. As a person living with several chronic health conditions, Dan likes to have characters with chronic health conditions in his plays, preferring a smart-ass cripple to a brooding leading man any day of the week. Dan's play Set Up, about a diabetic and a severe depressive on a blind date, was produced by TheatreBAM Chicago in Lakeview and was highly recommended by both the Chicago Tribune and the Chicago Reader. Set Up was also produced at the Alleyway Theatre in New York. Dan's play Out Among the Dragons was produced by After Midnight in Evanston and was also highly recommended by both the Chicago Tribune and the Chicago Reader. Out Among the Dragons was workshopped by Victory Gardens Theater and was a part of Stage Left's Leapfest.

Dan's play Blue Over You was produced by Best Medicine Repertory Theatre in Washington D.C, and by Spot On Company in Evanston, IL. Dan has had staged readings of his plays at several Chicago theaters: The Goodman Theatre, Victory Gardens Theater, Chicago Dramatists, Steep Theatre, Stage Left and Circle Theatre.

Dan has won the Neil Simon New Play Competition; the Maxim Mazumdar

Playwriting Competition; and the Agnes Nixon Playwriting Competition. Dan was a finalist in the Dayton Playhouse FutureFest, B Street Theater New Comedies Festival, The Three Cat Productions Chicago New Works Festival, the Henrico Theatre One-Act Playwriting Competition, the Dionysia New Play Competition and the SART Repertory Theatre Playwriting Festival. Dan was a semifinalist in the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center's National Playwright's Conference, Inkslinger Playwriting Competition, Ukiah Comedy Playwriting Competition and the Chesterfield Screenwriters Competition. Dan also received an Honorable Mention in the New Works of Merit Playwriting Competition 2015 and The Writer's Digest Competition in 2018 and 2021. Dan's play Bountiful Gifts was published by Scripts for Stage. Dan has a B.A. in theater and political science from Boston College and a M.A. in theater from Northwestern University. Dan currently resides in Evanston with his wife and three sons.

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