skidmore theater faculty

Dan Daly

Visiting Artist in Residence

B.S. Fitchburg State University
M.F.A. Carnegie Mellon University

Courses taught:

  • Introduction to Design
  • Theater Design
  • Site Specific and Immersive Design
  • Professional Preparation


Dan Daly is the Visiting Artist in Residence for scenic design this year at Skidmore. Dan is a Brooklyn based scenic designer and visual artist, specializing in site-specific and immersive work. Dan’s design work has been seen Off-Broadway with the immersive play Tammany Hall at SoHo Playhouse, at the Under the Radar Festival at The Public, at Brookfield Place with Third Rail Project’s site-specific work Oasis, at RuPaul’s Drag Con where he designs the booth for Monét X Change, and at the Barn Arts Collective in Southwest Harbor, Maine where he built an inflatable theater for performance events. Dan designed the second ever production of Nico Muhly’s opera Dark Sisters at Pittsburgh Opera, the premier of Cassandra Rosebeetle and JL Marlor’s opera The Final Veil at the Cell Theatre, and multiple productions with Odyssey Opera in Boston. Additional New York design credits include the 2021 Criminal Queerness Festival (National Queer Theater), Toe Pick and Brideshead Obliterated (Dixon Place), and Arborlogues: A Botanical Recital Performed for One Tree, a play created for one specific tree in Brooklyn’s Prospect Park.

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