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2014

JANUARY

Daniel begins rehearsals for LOST TRIBE by Alex Borinsky || directed by Michael Leibenluft || original music by Joe White || Target Margin Theatre

Daniel’s webseries KELSEY releases Episode 10 || written by Kelsey Rauber || directed by Christina Raia || cast also includes: Sharina Martin, Brennan Taylor, and Nichole Yanetty

FEBRUARY

Daniel performs in LOST TRIBE by Alex Borinsky || directed by Michael Leibenluft || original music by Joe White || Target Margin Theatre || cast also includes: Kim Gainer, Paul Hardy, Emma Meltzer, and Paul Pontrelli || Feb 13-Feb 17, 2014

Daniel plays Brett in a reading of 100 YEARS by Richard Dresser || directed by Joseph Cacaci

MARCH

Daniel’s pilot BELIEVE has a Special Premiere on March 10th, 10pm || by Alfonso Cuarón and Mark Friedman || directed by Alfonso Cuarón || executive producers J.J. Abrams & Bryan Burk || NBC

Daniel books and shoots the recurring role of Virgil on PERSON OF INTEREST || directed by Fred Toye || CBS

Daniel plays Jian/Xiao Li in a workshop of HUNGER by Anna Moench || directed by Josh Hecht || cast also includes: Michi Barrall, Vichet Chum, Aaron Schroeder, Kate Shine and Teddy Yudain || Mar 21-22, 2014 || BRIC

Daniel plays F & D in a reading of PEERLESS by Jiehae Park || cast also includes: Maren Bush and Jess Watkins

Daniel plays Tuzenbach in a reading of THREE SISTERS by Anton Chekov || directed by Raife Baker || Crook Theatre Company

Daniel plays Jason Kim in a reading of JASON KIM WRITES A PLAY by Jason Kim || directed by Liz Carlson || cast also includes: Jeffrey Adams, Megan Branch, Greg Carere, Kathy Choe, Keith Foster, Kathy Searle, and Leif Steinert || Naked Angels

Daniel reprises his role of Franklin/Jaime in a reading of SQUARE PEG/ROUND HOLE by Zoey Martinson || directed by Jonathan David Martin || cast also includes: Dan Hodapp, Stacey Linnartz, Elizabeth Rich, Stan Sinyakov, Jen Thompson, and Amirah Vann || Smoke & Mirrors Co. || Lincoln Center

APRIL

Daniel performs in the 8TH ANNUAL NEW YORK ONE-MINUTE PLAY FESTIVAL (OMPF) || featuring plays by: Joshua Allen, Robert Askins, Rachel Axler, Tanya Barfield, Neena Beber, Bekah Brunstetter, Sheila Callaghan, Mike Daisey, Eisa Davis, Kristoffer Diaz, Bathsheba Doran, Madeline George, Kate Gersten, Melissa Jane Gibson, Daniel Goldfarb, David Grimm, Israel Horovitz, Chisa Hutchinson, Rajiv Joseph, Greg Keller, Greg Kotis, Neil LaBute, Deborah Zoe Laufer, Kirk Lynn, Ellen McLaughlin, Dominique Morisseau, Itamar Moses, Sylvan Oswald, Dave West Read, Scott Rothman, Kate M. Ryan, Edwin Sanchez, Jenny Schwartz, Julian Sheppard, Octavio Solis, Caridad Svich, Adam Szymkowicz, and Ken Urban || with direction by: Suzanne Agins, Carl Andress, Dominic D’Andrea, John Gould Rubin, Josh Hecht, West Hyler, Andrew Leynse, and Niegel Smith || April 2, 2014 || Primary Stages

Daniel reprises his role of Henry Nguyen in a staged reading of CARDBOARD CASTLES || book and lyrics by Luanne Aronen Rosenfeld || music by Kristen Lee Rosenfeld || cast also includes: Danny Bolero, Todd Cerveris, Laura Hankin, Leah Horowitz, Cicily Daniels Macias, Sergi Bali Robles, Bart Shatto, Shelley Thomas, and Deborah Tranelli || Red Fern Theatre Company || April 10, 2014

Daniel’s recurring role of Virgil on PERSON OF INTEREST airs on April 15th and April 29th || CBS, 10/9c

Daniel plays Man in a reading of DRIVEWAY by Livian Yeh || directed by Ashley Wren Collins || cast also includes: Alaina Mills, and Virginia Wing || NYU’s Steinberg Workshop

Daniel is cast in the webseries DOG PARK written and directed by Roman Joseph || RowMan Productions

Daniel is cast in the webseries MR. RIGHT written and directed by Joyce Wu

Daniel performs in a reading of a new film HE SAID, SHE SAID written and directed by Marc Parees || cast also includes: Pascale Armand, Justin Barnette, Justin Blanchard, Sheila Joon, Evelyn Spahr, Leonardo Nam, Pearl Sun, and Nick Westrate || The Popular Minority

Daniel plays Monk in a reading of THE OLDEST BOY by Sarah Ruhl || directed by Rebecca Taichman || cast also includes: Celia Keenan-Bolger, Joel de la Fuente, Francis Jue, James Saito and Emily Trask || stage manager: Charles M. Turner III || dramaturg: Anne Cattaneo || casting director: Daniel Swee || readings coordinator: Julia Judge || Audrey Skirball-Kenis Playwrights Program || Lincoln Center Theater

MAY

Daniel shoots and wraps on the pilot presentation of the series DOG PARK written and directed by Roman Joseph || director of photography: Mike Giardino || cast also includes: Clancy O’Connor, Al DiGiulio, William Dixon Popp, Jon C. Whitney, and Boomer Banks || RowMan Productions

Daniel plays Thomas Jefferson/Ensemble in a reading of the new musical MADAME INFAMY || directed by Carlos Armesto || book by JP Vigliotti || music and lyrics by Cardozie Jones and Sean Willis || NYMF

Daniel stars in the short film, LAST NIGHT, written and directed by Cathy Yan, which screens at the HollyShorts Film Festival || May 16, 2014 || View the Trailer: Here

Daniel shoots and wraps on the webseries MR. RIGHT written and directed by Joyce Wu || cast also includes: Seth Baird, Sean Kleier, and Joyce Wu

Daniel is in rehearsals for PILLOWTALK written and directed by Kyoung H. Park || cast also includes: Brandon Goodman || Ma-Yi Theater Company || June 2, 2014

Daniel begins rehearsals for REVOLUTION by Cory Conley || directed by Craig Baldwin || cast also includes: Rob Bradford, Adriana DeGirolami, Preston Martin, Kieran Mulcare, and Marisa Wallin || Manhattan Repertory Theater || June 2014

Daniel books the role of Jason in the short film TAKE AWAY by Raylene Jin || directed by Nicole Allan || Columbia MFA Film

JUNE

Daniel plays Aron in REVOLUTION by Cory Conley || directed by Craig Baldwin || cast also includes: Rob Bradford, Adriana DeGirolami, Preston Martin, Kieran Mulcare, and Marisa Wallin || Manhattan Repertory Theatre

Daniel plays Buck in the reading of PILLOWTALK written and directed by Kyoung H. Park || cast also includes: Brandon Goodman || Ma-Yi Theater Company || June 2, 2014

Daniel plays Beethoven in the reading of a new musical CORN COBBERS: An Orwellian Hee Haw Capitalist Allegory || book by Krista Knight || composed by Barry Brinegar || directed by Adam Arian || cast also includes: Jordan Barbour, Matt Bovee, Kelly Anne Burns, Maren Bush, Rachel Caplan, Danielle Carroll, Tommy Crawford, Vanessa Felix, Zach Martens, Emily McNamara, Caitlin Mehner, Emily Perkins, Jenny Putney, Shawn Randall, Mike Smith Rivera, Lilli Stein, and Jess Watkins || Ensemble Studio Theatre (EST) Bloodworks

Daniel shoots the short film TAKE AWAY by Raylene Jin || directed by Nicole Allan || Columbia MFA Film

Daniel plays Franklin/Jamie in a workshop of SQUARE PEG/ROUND HOLE by Zoey Martinson || directed by Jonathan David Martin || cast also includes: Hend Ayoub, Matt Citron, Stan Demidoff, Elizabeth Rich, and Christina Pumariega || Lincoln Center Workshop

Daniel plays Yunioshi/OJ/Reporter in a reading of BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY’S adapted by Richard Greenberg || cast also includes: Roger Clark, Valorie Curry, T.J. Mannix, Carly Menkin, and Sam Underwood

Daniel plays Mickey in a reading of MAGIC KINGDOM by Cory Conley || directed by Craig Baldwin || cast also includes: Rafael Benoit, Cameron Burns, Gina LeMoine, Josh Marcantel, and Mary Monahan

JULY

Daniel begins rehearsals for MAGIC KINGDOM by Cory Conley || directed by Craig Baldwin || cast also includes: Rafael Benoit, Cameron Michael Burns, Cory Conley, Drew Ledbetter, Gina LeMoine, Josh Marcantel, Mary Monahan, and Marisa Lark Wallin || FringeNYC (Connelly Theatre, Venue #6)

Daniel plays Joey/Ensemble in a workshop of KING OF THE YEES by Lauren Yee || directed by Josh Brody || cast also includes: Tina Chillip, Francis Jue, KK Moggie, and David Shih || The Playwrights Realm

Daniel is the Associate Casting Director for the feature film MAGGIE BLACK by Jessalyn Maguire || directed by Stanley Brode || Assemblage of Nouns Productions

AUGUST

Daniel plays Mickey in MAGIC KINGDOM by Cory Conley || directed by Craig Baldwin || cast also includes: Rafael Benoit, Cameron Michael Burns, Cory Conley, Drew Ledbetter, Gina LeMoine, Josh Marcantel, Mary Monahan, and Marisa Lark Wallin || FringeNYC (Connelly Theatre, Venue #6)

“[A]n utterly brilliant creation in the middle of Magic Kingdom who threatens to steal the show every time he takes the stage.” - NYTheater Now & The Villager

“[S]pecial mention goes out to Daniel K. Isaac’s Mickey, the humorless and robotic CEO whose attempt at understanding his own humanity, or perhaps just the humanity of the attendees at the Magic Kingdom, is pitch perfect.” - Quick Theatre

“[A] witty depiction of Disney World as an absurdist dystopia run by corporation-as-person (Daniel K. Isaac, blithely inhuman)” - Time Out New York

“[A] jaw-dropping performance by Daniel K. Isaac”  

“[S]trangely alluring and powerful” - New York Theatre Review

“[S]tandout performances by Daniel K. Isaac as an almost robotic Disney executive”

“When he wasn’t rolling over in his grave (um...ice chamber?), Walt Disney himself would have applauded, I’m sure.” - Stage Buddy

“A well-dressed man named Mickey (played to perfection by Daniel K. Isaac with a curiously dispassionate innocence) runs the theme park and is the living embodiment of corporation as person.” - Nite Life Exchange

Daniel is in production for the feature film MAGGIE BLACK by Jessalyn Maguire || directed by Stanley Brode || Assemblage of Nouns Productions

SEPTEMBER

Daniel plays Boy/Eddie in a reading of FRUITING BODIES by Sam Chanse || directed by Shelley Butler || The Lark Play Development Center || cast also includes: Natalie Kim, Jason Liebman, Maria-Christina Oliveras, and Henry Yuk

Daniel books and shoots a commercial for VERIZON

OCTOBER

Daniel’s VERIZON commercial airs!

NOVEMBER

Daniel plays Gentleman/Brother Bernard in a reading of DE MONFORT by Joanna Baillie || directed by Sari Ketter || cast also includes: Bill Buell, Christopher Innvar, Tom Nelis, Caitlin O’Connell, Joe Penczak, Jacob Perkins, Christina Rouner, Robert Sella, Susanna Stahlmann, Gregory Sullivan, and Raphael Nash Thompson || Red Bull Theater

Daniel plays Kyoung/Matt/Daniel in a reading of TALA written and directed by Kyoung H. Park || cast also includes: Rafael Benoit and Flor De Liz Perez || Kyoung’s Pacific Beat Collective

Daniel plays Say in a reading of VERITAS by Stan Richardson || cast also includes: Rob Breckenridge, Martin Casella, Luis Moreno, Pepe Munoz, Jon-Michael Reese, Brendan Spieth, Matt Steiner, Alex Ubokudom, and Henry Vick || The Representatives

Daniel performs in a week-long workshop of KING OF THE YEES by Lauren Yee || directed by Kent Nicholas || cast also includes: Carmen Herlihy, Jennifer Lim, David Shih, and Henry Yuk || The Playwrights Realm

Daniel’s webseries DOG PARK has a Premiere Preview Party || Watch the pilot below: 

written and directed by Roman Joseph || director of photography: Mike Giardino || cast also includes: Clancy O’Connor, William Dixon Popp, Jon C. Whitney and Boomer Banks || RowMan Productions

Daniel plays Anand in a reading of THE SHAKING EARTH by Mashuq Deen || directed by Josh Hecht || cast also includes: Rajesh Bose, Leila Buck, Angel Desai, Mia Katigbak, Felicia Lobo, Maulik Pancholy, and Sanjit de Silva || Page 73

DECEMBER

Daniel begins rehearsals for TALA written and directed by Kyoung H. Park || cast also includes: Rafael Benoit and Flor De Liz Perez || Kyoung’s Pacific Beat Collective || January 8-23, 2015

Daniel shoots Episode 2 of DOG PARK written and directed by Roman Joseph || director of photography: Mike Giardino || cast also includes: Clancy O’Connor, William Dixon Popp, and Jon C. Whitney || RowMan Productions