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Conceived, Adapted and Directed by Daniel Henning

World Premiere begins performances Sept 24, 2016

Daniel Henning is the Founding Artistic Director of The Blank Theatre and has directed thousands of actors including Tony Award winners, Academy Award nominees, Emmy winners as well as young emerging actors. His work in developing playwrights has helped create Tony Award winning, Pulitzer Prize Finalist, and NY Drama Critics Circle winning playwrights.

Below is Daniel Creating a new musical for Rob Dyrdek...

Check out BroadwayWorld article on Daniel and his commitment to Young Playwrights of the future
including Tony Award Winner Stephen Karam 

Daniel's story is going viral!

When Daniel was 12 years old he met Alec Guinness and in exchange for an autograph Guinness asked Daniel never to see Star Wars again.

Daniel recently posted an original essay on Buzzfeed about that experience.

Read the article here on Buzzfeed.

Guinness wrote the story in his memoir A Positively Final Apperance. You may hear Guinness read his own words about meeting Daniel below.


Daniel and George Takei around the time the Alec Guinness story happened.


STAYIN' LIVE! is a coalition of theatre, community and government leaders to create the assured future of live theatre in Hollywood. Founded by Daniel Henning, it is supported by the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, 
Hollywood Arts Council, City Councilman Mitch O'Farrell (CD13), Hollywood Media District BID, Hollywood Heritage Inc., Hollywood Pantages Theatre/Nederlander and Congressman Adam Schiff. Check out our Facebook page. Join us to support Hollywood theatres.

Hear Daniel's Opening Remarks of the most recent Stayin' Live! Summit.

In November 2013, Daniel conceived and implemented
STAYIN' LIVE!, an ongoing summit to create the assured future of live theatre in Hollywood...  

Read the article about STAYIN' LIVE! 
in LA Stage Times (Ed Rampell 11/11/13)

Daniel Henning is an award-winning director, writer and producer. His work has won “Best Production” awards from
LA Drama Critics Circle, Ovation, LA Weekly, NAACP, Back Stage Garland and many other honors.  

Daniel's theatrical work focuses on developing new material for the stage, presenting premieres of new work and staging major reinventions of existing works.

He is the Founding Artistic Director of The Blank, Hollywood’s resident theatre, which he runs with Artistic Producer Noah Wyle. 

Daniel is grateful to have worked closely with hundreds of actors, playwrights, composers, designers and producers, from Academy Award nominees to Tony Award winners to Emmy Award winners.

His work also includes film and television, most recently creating a new musical for MTV's Rob Dyrdek's Fantasy Factory. 

Daniel is a member of The Stage Directors and Choreographers Society (SDC), ASCAP, and SAG/AFTRA and is represented by David Saunders at APA Talent and Literary Agency.

A passionate advocate for theatre in communities, Daniel recently founded the arts action project "Stayin' Live!" enrolling theatre, arts, community and government leaders in creating the assured future of live theatre in Hollywood. He serves on the Western Council of the Actor's Fund of America and served for years as Vice-President of the Hollywood Arts Council.

Daniel also performs wedding ceremonies on land and sea as a Minister of the Universal Life Church.


Photos from shows directed by Daniel Henning
Photo Credit: Rick Baumgartner