DANIEL ROBERT SULLIVAN
DANIEL ROBERT SULLIVAN
“Inspiring at the intersection of arts and education.”
Master of Fine Arts: Acting & Directing
University of Missouri/Kansas City, 2006
Bachelor of Science: Secondary Education
University of Rhode Island, 1998
Bachelor of Fine Arts: Acting
University of Rhode Island, 1998
Bachelor of Arts: English
University of Rhode Island, 1998
Mental Health First Aid Certification, Youth
National Council for Mental Wellbeing, 2024
Secondary Education Certification
State of Rhode Island Provisional License, 1998
Magna Cum Laude Graduate
Keynotes & Panels
Keynote Presenter at Roundabout Theatre Company’s Theatrical Teaching Institute in New York City four consecutive years.
Keynote Presenter for Broadway’s weekly Theatre Talk series more than 150 times.
Keynote Presenter for Roundabout Theatre Company Board of Directors 50th Anniversary Planning Retreat.
Keynote Presenter at Education at Roundabout Executive Committee meeting.
Keynote Panelist for Face-to-Face “Arts in Education Roundtable” conference at Lincoln Center.
Featured Presenter and Emcee for Ready to Learn, a PBS Las Vegas fundraiser sponsored by Kiwanis.
Moderator for In Conversation with Theresa Rebeck at the American Airlines Theatre on Broadway.
Master Teaching Artist
For well over twenty years, Daniel has worked as a Master Teaching Artist with Roundabout Theatre Company, Broadway’s largest non-profit producing organization. The entirety of the classroom portion of this work has taken place in New York City’s most economically challenged schools. The diverse populations in these schools require every teacher to lead with inclusivity and cultural responsiveness, skills Daniel both possesses and regularly teaches to others. The predominant and groundbreaking teaching methodology running throughout his work is the Theatrical Teaching Framework, a style of teaching that posits every great lesson has the elements of a great play. Daniel is an expert in this methodology and offers regular Professional Development to instruct others in its implementation.
Corporate Workshop Design
Strategies for Collaboration for Ernst and Young executives.
Non-Verbal Communication Strategies for Shanghai Business Delegation.
Strategies for Effective Presentations for Ernst and Young new hires.
Collaborating with Senior Citizens for Goldman Sachs’ volunteer initiative.
Collaborating with the Deaf Community for Goldman Sachs’ volunteer initiative.
"Anything Goes” National Tour workshop facilitation training for professional touring actors.
“Cabaret” National Tour workshop facilitation training for professional touring actors.
Education Staff Retreat full day sessions for Roundabout Theatre Company.
Development Department Integration Strategies for Roundabout Theatre Company.
Educator Workshop Design
Devising with the Common Core for New York Department of Education Professional Development series.
Arts Integration with Common Core for New York Department of Education citywide arts teachers.
Arts Integration to Core Curriculum for New York’s New Dorp High School, Count Basie High School, Bronx Theatre High School, and Brooklyn School for Music and Theatre.
Creating the First-Ever High School Rolling World Premiere of a New Play for the American Alliance for Theatre and Education conference in Boston.
Effective Mentoring for New York Department of Education curriculum experts from the Arthur Miller Foundation.
Teaching Artist Training integrating individual artistic skills with Professional Development for Roundabout Theatre Company Teaching Artists during monthly sessions for five years.
Postcard Productions for Curriculum Integration for the American Alliance for Theatre and Education conference in Boston.
Teaching Artist Lab Retreat creating hyper-focused Professional Development for Roundabout Theatre Company Teaching Artists two full weeks per year for five years.
Educators in the Arts events for New York City public school teachers at American Airlines Theatre biannually for five years.
Introduction to the Theatrical Teaching Framework for the summer Theatrical Teaching Institute for four consecutive years.
Mentoring Student Playwrights as a breakout session for the Arts in Education Face-to-Face Conference at the City College of New York.
Theatre Making with the Common Core biannually for Orange Ulster Academy.
Devising from Dickens with the Common Core for the New York Department of Education Office of Arts and Special Projects.
Mental Health First Aid: Practical Applications for Teaching Artists for Roundabout Theatre Company's Education Department.
Inspiring Engagement with Tangible Projects for the New Jersey Performing Arts Center Professional Development series.
Mentoring Student Playwrights as a choose-your-own-adventure video session for the Educational Theatre Forum at New York University.
Introducing Content with Mock Auditions for the summer Theatrical Teaching Institute for four consecutive years.
Applications for Theatrical Teaching for Brooklyn School for Music and Theatre Professional Development in-session days over multiple years.
History of Musical Theatre for the annual Teaching Artist Lab at Roundabout Theatre Company.
Creative Classroom Techniques for New York Intermediate School 237’s Educator Retreat.
Collaboration and Content for FDR High School’s Educator Retreat.
Community Conversations Around Difficult Topics for audience post-show engagement at Roundabout Theatre Company.
Guest Lecturer in Theatrical Teaching for Columbia University.
Guest Lecturer in Professional Preparation for the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.
Guest Lecturer in Theatre Appreciation for Baruch College.
Guest Lecturer in Professional Speaking for the Borough of Manhattan Community College.
Guest Lecturer in Arts Appreciation for Texas Christian University.
Guest Lecturer in Shakespeare in the Classroom for the Horace Mann School.
Theatrical Workforce Development Program inaugural curriculum design consultant resulting in a six-week Professional Skills program to be repeated yearly. TWDP is the theatre industry’s first workforce development program to train and place young adults in professional technical theatre careers. Now in it’s sixth year, the successful program has been profiled by The New York Times, American Theatre Magazine, and nyc.gov.
Goldman Sachs Volunteer Initiative corporate volunteerism curriculum design resulting in sessions with senior citizens, corporate vice presidents, and the Deaf community.
New York State Arts Learning Standards consultant to state-level version of the National Core Arts Standards PreK-12 revisions before presentation to Board of Regents.
Roundabout’s Student Theatre Arts Festival project inaugural curriculum design for annual event at the American Airlines Theatre on Broadway.
Nationwide Producer of the Rolling World Premiere of the new play, Prospect High: Brooklyn, across 24 cities, resulting in the first ever coordinated high school premiere of a creative work in history.
“Anything Goes” and “Cabaret” Touring Education Program founding curriculum designer for multi-year, nationally touring arts education program.
Project Coordinator for Schoolwide Partnership consulting on the collaboration between Brooklyn School for Music & Theatre and Roundabout Theatre Company for three years.
Project Coordinator for Schoolwide Partnership consulting on the collaboration between Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis High School and Roundabout Theatre Company for three years.
Project Coordinator for Schoolwide Partnership consulting on the collaboration between Bronx Theatre High School and Roundabout Theatre Company for one year.
Theatrical Teaching Institute curriculum design for week-long summer sessions for four consecutive years.
Roundabout Theatre Company Teaching Artist Training collaborative curriculum design for nine years.
Theatrical Unit Design for hundreds of New York City public school arts residencies, including high schools in all five boroughs.
Collaborative Reflection Retreats for educators at FDR High School, Brooklyn School for Music & Theatre, Bronx Theatre High School, and Roundabout Theatre Company’s Education Staff for multiple sessions across twelve years.
CTE Certification Coordinator leading the team for Brooklyn School for Music & Theatre’s multi-year application process for Career & Technical Education certification.
Public Speaking Boot Camp curriculum design for Intermediate School 237 teachers and students.
High School Residency Design
Arts Integration residencies with students in New York City public schools resulting in hundreds of workshops in all five boroughs over the course of more than twenty years.
Common Core Curriculum Connections residencies with students in New York City public schools resulting in hundreds of workshops in all five boroughs.
Page to Stage residencies with students in New York City public schools resulting in hundreds of workshops with tangible, creative products in all five boroughs over the course of twenty years.
Postcard Production Workshops for students in New York City public schools resulting in hundreds of workshops in Broadway theatres over the course of twenty years.
Student Theatre Arts Festival lead-up workshops for Roundabout Theatre Company on Broadway four consecutive years.
Freshman Bridge Program full day sessions for incoming freshman at Bronx Theatre High School over multiple years.