Sean Daniels is the Director of Artistic Engagement at the Geva Theatre Center after spending five seasons at the Tony Award winning Actors Theatre of Louisville as the theater’s Associate Artistic Director, directing yearly in the Humana Festival of New American Plays. Mr. Daniels is the former Associate Artistic Director/Resident Director of the California Shakespeare Theater and before that spent a decade as the Artistic Director and Co-Founder of Dad’s Garage Theater Company in Atlanta, Ga.
He has directed for The Kennedy Center in Washington, DC. The Cleveland Play House, Alliance Theatre, Neo-Futurists and Crowded Fire, and has developed work with the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center, Ars Nova, PlayLabs, Asolo Rep, Blank Theater, Bay Area Playwrights Festival, Magic Theatre, Kennedy Center and others.
Sean has been named “One of the top fifteen up & coming artists in the U.S., whose work will be transforming America's stages for decades to come" and “One Of 7 People Reshaping And Revitalizing The American Musical” by American Theatre Magazine. In Atlanta, he was named “Best Director” twice. In the Bay Area, he earned the Bay Area Critics Circle and Dean Goodman Choice Awards for Best Direction and Best Production (for Nicholas Nickleby). In addition, while leading Dad’s Garage it was awarded “Best Theater Company” 5 times in a row.