Plays and Players Theatre is host to x shows in this year’s Philadelphia Fringe Festival and the upstairs bar is a regular after-show spot for Fringe performers, so Daniel Student, artistic director of the resident theater company, has his finger on the festival pulse. Daniel told Phindie what he’s looking forward to this year, at P&P and beyond.View More Fringe Picks: Daniel Student gives his shameless plugs and insider tips
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Daniel Student serves as Producing Artistic Director at Plays & Players, for whom he has directed Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, Joe Turner’s Come and Gone, A New Brain, Take Me Out, Early in the Mourning, and Oleanna, and starred as Shakespeare in William Shakespeare’s Land of the Dead. Other programs he has created at Plays & Players include the Philly Fringe Preview Series, the Philly Bake-Off and PIFA New Play Festival, and the Emerging Artists in Residence (EAR) program. His show he co-created and co-performed with Jennifer MacMillan and R. Eric Thomas, Overexposed: A Slightly Awkward Peep Show enjoyed five sold out performances with Quince Productions before going to the 2012 Edinburgh Festival Fringe (also starring Jamison Foreman.) He re-mounted Overexposed in 2013, as well as performing a new show with Ms. MacMillan and Mr. Thomas, (in)voluntary commitment. “Superheroes Who Are Super!,” a classic comic book staged reading series which he created, produced, and frequently directed, won Best In Philly from Philadelphia Magazine in 2010. Other recent directing credits include Beautiful Zion: A Book of the Dead (Philly Fringe), The Pillowman (Bootless Artworks), and Bug (All College Theatre at The College of New Jersey). He is a graduate of Vassar College and attended the 2007 Lincoln Center Director’s Lab.