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Dan Fingerman on Indie Theater Now

Dan Fingerman’s first play The Austerity of Hope was performed at the 2011 Fresh Fruit Festival and returned to play a critically acclaimed engagement in 2012 at the Abingdon Theatre Company.  Currently employed by Guilford Publications, a distinguished academic publishing firm, he has previously worked for a number of politicians, including NYC Council Speaker Gifford Miller and Christine Quinn.  A graduate of the University at Albany (State University of New York) his leadership of numerous campus-wide organizations was recognized when he was asked to deliver the university-wide Commencement address. He is a member of CBST, an LGBT synagogue and serves on the Steering Committee of Out Astoria.  For the past seven years he has led “Dan’s Team” raising over $25,000 for AIDS Walk New York.  A native of Huntington, NY he currently resides in Astoria and is at work on numerous new projects.

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Latest News About Dan Fingerman

New play published: Stranded on Motor Parkway
1986: After their mother's death from AIDS Johnny and Angie find themselves living with their estranged father. They hate living on Long Island, they miss their mom, they miss Queens, but if the Mets win the World Series...maybe things will be OK. By: Dan Fingerman
posted by Indie Theater Now Sep 27, 2013

Cory Conley reviews Stranded on Motor Parkway
Things just ain't what they used to be. That would seem to be the mantra guiding most of the characters in Stranded on Motor Parkway, a new play by Dan Fingerman. The discontented Long...
posted by Indie Theater Now Aug 11, 2013

New ITN podcast: FringeNYC 2013 Preview
A roundtable featuring five Indie Theater Now playwrights who will have new plays in FringeNYC 2013. Meet Lauren Ferebee (SOMEEWHERE SAFER), Dan Fingerman (STRANDED ON MOTOR PARKWAY), Vincent Marano (LIGHTS NARROW), Temar Underwood (BREAKING KAYFABE), Jonathan Wallace (AUTUMN IN ANDROMEDA)as they discuss their play, why FringeNYC, and their casts and collaborators. (22:36)
posted by Indie Theater Now Aug 7, 2013

More About Dan Fingerman

FringeNYC 2013 Preview: A Roundtable with five playwrights who are published on Indie Theater Now and will have new plays produced in this year's festival. Meet Lauren Ferebee (SOMEEWHERE SAFER), Dan Fingerman (STRANDED ON MOTOR PARKWAY), Vincent Marano (LIGHTS NARROW), Temar Underwood (BREAKING KAYFABE), Jonathan Wallace (AUTUMN IN ANDROMEDA)as they discuss their play, why FringeNYC, and their casts and collaborators.

Plays by Dan Fingerman on Indie Theater Now

Stranded+on+Motor+Parkway STRANDED ON MOTOR PARKWAY
1986: After their mother's death from AIDS Johnny and Angie find themselves living with their estranged father. They hate living on Long Island, they miss their mom, they miss Queens, but if the Mets win the World Series...maybe things will be OK.

The+Austerity+of+Hope THE AUSTERITY OF HOPE
This play exposes the interpersonal dynamics of a group of gay friends in Astoria Queens and the issues they and young adults across the country confronted during the 2008 election of Barack Obama – relationships, careers, finances and sex.