Daniel P Quinn has documented his career in Exits & Entrances and Off- Broadway, LaScala, and now Newark, Italy + Me (LULU Books).
“Daniel P. Quinn takes readers on a guided tour of his prolific career as an actor, director and producer through “a series of journalistic snapshots in a scrapbook of theatrical adventures.”
The Montclair Times.
Quinn’s career has spanned the productions of such notable shows as the U.S. premieres of Stone, Derek and other works by British playwright Edward Bond, the world premieres of Sacco & Vanzetti by Daniel Gabriel, Away Alone by Janet Noble, and Two and Twenty by Paul Parente, and revivals of The Women of Trachis by Sophocles, and works by Seneca, John Maguire (1877), the controversial Black Jesus Passion Play, and composers such as Stephen Foster, Hanns Eisler, Louis Morreau Gottschalk, Kurt Weill and Hector Berlioz. Quinn received The Short Play Festival Award for his work as producer on Two and Twenty, The Irish Institute Award for Honesty Is the Best Policy and Diary of a Madman received a Best Actor OBIE as well.
Quinn is the author of organized labor: (Barnes&Noble.com), which achieved notable coverage on National Public Radio, The Village Voice, The Coast Star, The Bergen Record, and The Italian Voice. The poems in organized labor have been called “poignant and alive,” “wonderful,” and “refreshing.” Sensations magazine.
“organized labor” (Amazon.com) is an ambitious first collection by Daniel P. Quinn, which covers four generations of American and family history, from the birth of his grandmother in NYC in 1887 to the fall of the Twin Towers in 2001. Like much of the poetry in this 46-page volume, the book’s title has multiple allusions: from poems that deal with the organized labor movement in America (most notably, the 1913 strike of 20,000 Paterson silk workers at Botto House in Haledon, NJ), to the labor of organizing — and reconciling — past and present (captured eloquently in the title poem, ‘Organized Labor’), to even the labor of preparing one’s poetry for publication.