As a director, Dan is dedicated to developing new plays and fostering diversity in the theatre. Dan won the Fresh Fruit Festival award for Best Director for his work on The Austerity of Hope by Dan Fingerman; their subsequent collaboration on Boys of a Certain Age won Fresh Fruit's Audience Choice award. Other recent projects include The Refugee Plays at the Frigid Festival, Yilong Liu’s Joker at the NY International Fringe Festival, and The Clackamac Pioneers, a new 20-person musical by Mark T. Evans and Chris Widney, which debuted at the Multicultural Sonic Evolution (MuSE) Festival in November 2015. Dan has also directed plays for Emerging Artists Theatre, Artistic New Directions, and the Greenland Theatre Collective, a company he co-founded. As assistant to Jeff Calhoun, Dan worked on the new musical Brooklyn, from its first New York City workshop in 2002 through to its Broadway premiere in 2004, as well as on the Broadway and National Touring Productions of Deaf West’s Big River. Dan has also stage-managed new works by Lucas Hnath and Katori Hall.