Writer in Full Development


The war reporter in Syria, the playwright in treatment for cancer—together they endeavor to sell a TV show. The conclusion in O’Brien’s trilogy of poetic memoir-for-the-stage, with The Body of an American and The House in Scarsdale, New Life dares to dream of healing after trauma, and of telling the truth of war as entertainment. A tragicomedy.

The New Harmony Project is thrilled to welcome Dan back after aiding in the development of both The Body of an American and The House in Scarsdale.

Writers in Residence