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Daniel Pettrow

Brooklyn, NY            

Daniel Pettrow is an actor and director based in New York.  He frequently focuses on new and experimental creations while fostering collaborations with artists from different disciplines.  Most recently he assistant directed and performed in the world premiere of THE PRINCIPLES OF UNCERTAINTY at Jacob’s Pillow, The Guggenheim, and BAM.  Daniel is an associate actor with The Wooster Group (since 2006.) He has performed in HAMLET, VIEUX CARRE, and WHO’S YOUR DADA?!. He is also a teaching artist at The Wooster Group’s Summer Institute. Daniel is a frequent collaborator with multi disciplinary theater company Bluemouth Inc, performing in DANCE MARATHON, HOW SOON IS NOW?, and DEATH BY WATER. He works closely with French Director Arthur Nauzyciel, having per- formed the lead roles in Jean Genet’s SPLENDID’S, Bernard Marie Koltes’ BLACK BATTLES WITH DOGS and ROBERTO ZUCCO, and Mark Antony in JULIUS CAESAR. Daniel recently worked with renowned Italian director Romeo Castelluci, performing in JULIUS CAESAR: SPARED PARTS for FIAF’S ‘Crossing the Line’ Festival. Daniel performs the role of ‘The Wolf’ in Isaac Mizrahi’s production of PETER AND THE WOLF at The Guggenheim for their ‘Works and Process’ series (since 2012.) Daniel has performed in over 6O plays at International and Regional theaters.  He directs NY sketch group “Skinny Bitch Jesus Meeting”. Daniel is the Communications Director and Drama Teacher for Heifetz International Music Institute (since 2013.) He also is a guest teacher at NYU and other leading dance and theater companies. In 2017 & 2018, Daniel was a guest teacher and lecturer at BANFF for their ‘Concert in the 21st Century’ program. Daniel has collaborated with John Heginbotham as the drama director for YoungArts Miami (2015) and YoungArts LA (2016 & 2017). TV: “Red Band Society”, “Good Eats”, “Don’t Know Jack”. FILM: “In Stereo”, “Sweet Parents”, “The Cult of Sincerity”, “The Last Adam”, “FightF*ckPray”, “Psychopathia Sexualis”, “Kathy T”, “My Uncle Sidney.”

Dance Marathon

Dance Marathon is an interactive, duration-based performance event inspired by the physically gruelling spectator sport from Depression-Era North America. It’s a genuine endurance contest and staged performance event where hopeful amateurs mix with bluemouth inc. performers under the direction of judges and the merciless movement of the clock to shape participation theatre. DANCE MARATHON breaks down the old boundaries between audience and performer while incorporating local musicians and artists from each community where it is performed.

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Chicken Dance

Chicken Dance is an original creation exploring tension in ritualist theater. A collaboration with sound designers, choreographers, and performers from multiple disciplines. Chicken Dance premiered at PS 122 in New York for their ‘Avant-Garde Arama’ under the curation of The Wooster Group.

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In The Wooster Group’s HAMLET, Shakespeare’s classic tragedy is re-imagined by mixing and repurposing Richard Burton’s 1964 Broadway production. The Burton production was recorded in live performance from 17 camera angles and edited into a film that was shown as a special event for only two days in nearly 1,000 movie houses across the U.S. The Wooster Group attempts to reverse the process, reconstructing a hypothetical theater piece from the fragmentary evidence of the edited film, channeling the ghost of the legendary 1964 performance.

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