Most recently Daniel Aukin directed the lauded revival of Sam Shepard's Fool for Love on Broadway for Manhattan Theater Club and the Williamstown Theatre Festival. Notable recent producitons include the world premieres of Melissa James Gibson's Placebo at Playwrights Horizons, Michael Friedman and Itamar Moses' Fortress of Solitude for The Public and Dallas Theater Center, Bad Jews by Josh Harmon for The Roundabout and 4000 Miles by Amy Herzog for Lincoln Center. Other credits include What Rhymes with America (Atlantic) and This (Playwrights Horizons and Center Theater Group) both by Melissa James Gibson, Paraffin by Adam Rapp at Rattlestick and The Ugly One at Soho Rep by Marius von Mayenburg. Also, Itamar Moses’ Back Back Back (MTC) Elmer Rice’s The Adding Machine (La Jolla Playhouse) and Arthur Miller’s A View from the Bridge (Arena Stage).
From 1998-2006 Daniel was Artistic Director of Soho Rep where he developed and produced plays by many of the country’s most iconoclastic playwrights and theater-makers, establishing the company’s reputation for richly produced, jewel-box productions of some of the most exciting and uncompromising new work in the country. Work he directed there includes Melissa James Gibson's [sic] (OBIE Award for direction), Mark Schultz’s Everything Will Be Different, Quincy Long’s The Year of The Baby, and Maria Irene Fornes’ Molly’s Dream (OBIE Award), all world premieres. His work has been seen at Center Theater Group, Lincoln Center (LCT3), The La Jolla Playhouse, The Guthrie, Arena Stage, The Children’s Theater of Minneapolis, Manhattan Theater Club, Playwrights’ Horizons and Woolly Mammoth. Daniel is the recipient of three OBIE Awards for his work.