Full Length Musical
Adventure, Theatre for Young Audiences
Time Period - Contemporary, 1990s
Settings Of Play - Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh. But mostly Dani's imagination. Fall of 1990 through Spring of 1991.
FEATURES / CONTAINS
Interior Set, Bare Stage/Simple Set
Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes
No Special Cautions
Appropriate for all audiences, Adult, Senior, Children (Age 6 - 10), Pre-Teen (Age 11 - 13), Teen (Age 14 - 18)
Jr High/Primary, High School/Secondary, College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Professional Theatre, Shoestring Budget, Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups
RECOGNITION / AWARDS
KCACTF: Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival New Play
When Dani, a precocious nine year old, loses her hair to leukemia, she embarks on a magical journey to get it back. Simultaneously hilarious and heartbreaking, Dani Girl is a tale of life in the face of death, hope in the face of despair, and the indomitable power of the human imagination.
"Dani Girl is easily the best play I've seen all year." - BroadwayWorld Washington, Read More
"You will likely be hard-pressed to find a show that is more original, smart, charming, and creative." – BroadwayWorld Connecticut, Read More
"Yes, it’s every bit as heart-wrenching and weighty as it sounds. Oh, and it’s a musical and it also happens to be outrageously funny." - The Philippine Star, Read More
"I have not seen anything so creatively imaginative, powerful, and moving for a long time." - AussieTheatre.com, Read More
"If you have a heart in your chest and a brain in your head, you owe it to yourself to see this play, and to see it with someone you love." - Philippine Daily Inquirer, Read More
"Dani Girl is good for the soul." - TheaterJones.com, Read More
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From Pittsburgh to Edinburgh: DANI GIRL's Journey to The Fring Festival
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January 25, 2017
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by Courtney Kochuba with Ashley Byrne
November 25, 2014
DANI GIRL: The Beauty of Bad Ideas
by MIchael Kooman and Christopher Dimond
October 30, 2014
Dani Girl has been developed at American Conservatory Theater, the Kennedy Center, the Festival of New American Musicals, and the ASCAP/Disney Musical Theatre Workshop.
Selected productions include Exit, Pursued by a Bear; The Sandbox Collective (Philippines); 11th Hour Theatre Company; Unexpected Stage Company; Talk is Free Theatre (Canada); Harvest Rain Theatre (Australia); The Spirit of Broadway Theatre; Greyman Theatre; Penn State University; Emerson University; and Carnegie Mellon University.