Planet Connections Theatre Festivity

(AEA Showcase Code):



OCCASION FOR SIN (2017) - "The collaborative work of Dan O’Driscoll, Joe DiNozzi, and Shelly Hutchinson in choreography is commendably masterful. The dance choreography done by Shelly Hutchinson is adept at not only telling the story but also in leaving audience members at the edges of their seats. Dan O’Driscoll and Joe DiNozzi manage to have their fight choreography both enticingly realistic and poetically beautiful. The most striking scenes are the ones taking place on the battlefield, where the choreography is unequivocally piercing, astonishing, and gorgeous. The way in which the actors fight not only propels the plot forward, but they also create an engrossing spectacle."
Judith Shakespeare Company (AEA Showcase Code):

RICHARD III (2004) - "The numerous murders owed their precision to movement coach Elizabeth Mozer and fight director Dan O'Driscoll."


JULIUS CAESAR (2000) - "Dan O'Driscoll's brilliant fight choreography was a highlight of the production, and it was gratifying to see women so skilled and confident in their execution of complex swordplay."

Historic Times Company:

HISTORIC TIMES (2001) - "The 1944 New Year's Eve party introducing the historic characters was particularly well staged. Dan O'Driscoll's fight choreography was also effective."

American Globe Theatre (AEA Showcase Code):

HAMLET (2000) -
"Director John Basil guided his exceptional ensemble with confidence and energy, and Dan O'Driscoll's complex fight choreography was executed to perfection by the beautifully trained cast."


KING LEAR (1999) -
"Richard Latta's simple but effective lighting and David Pinkard's sound design were commendable. Dan O'Driscoll's fight choreography was believable, especially during the final duel between Edmund and Edgar."


THE THREE MUSKETEERS (1998) -
"Those who love the exciting swordplay in films like Robin Hood, Scaramouche, and The Mask of Zorro, may wonder whether the essential fencing in The Globe's production measured up. Here's the good news: it was quite dazzling! (Fight Directors: Dan O'Driscoll/Robin Flanagan). At times, three or four groups were furiously fencing on stage at once."</p>

AS YOU LIKE IT (1998) -
The early fight scene between Orlando and Charles the wrestler (Robert Chaney) was gracefully choreographed by Dan O'Driscoll.

The Looking Glass Theatre Company:

THE INNOCENT MISTRESS (1997) - "The director filled the stage with farce, rap-slap greetings, stomping on toes, passionless pawing of breasts and genitals, and pows in the kissers. The production was especially adroit in staging some extraordinary fights and swordplay choreographed by Dan O'Driscoll."



GABRIEL/GABRIELLE (1996) - "The highlight of the act was a swordfight staged by Dan O'Driscoll, a talented fight director who did a similarly fine job for Judith Shakespeare Company's recent production of Macbeth."