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2015

JANUARY

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

TALA is a Time Out NY Critic’s Pick! || Read more about TALA in Theater in the Now

“[E]motionally powerful performances that show an impressive range” -Emily Gawlak, Stage Buddy

“[P]layed with wonderfully campy humor” -Jon Sobel, BlogCritics

“The three actors are all compelling performers. Isaac is particularly enthralling, with a mischievous quality” - Dan Bacalzo, Dan Bacalzo’s Asian American Performance Site

Daniel plays Adam in a reading of THE CHURCH OF WHY NOT || conceived and directed by Ari Laura Kreith || written by Camilo Almonacid, Jenny Lyn Bader, and J.Stephen Brantley || Theatre 167

Daniel books and shoots the Showtime pilot BILLIONS || written by Brian Koppelman & David Levien || directed by Neil Burger

FEBRUARY

Daniel plays Will in a reading of START DOWN by Eleanor Burgess || directed by John Michael DiResta || cast also includes: Heather Knoebel, Laura Ramadei, David Riley, David Shaw, and Kimberlee Walker || Luna Stage

Daniel plays Adam in THE CHURCH OF WHY NOT || conceived and directed by Ari Laura Kreith || written by Camilo Almonacid, Jenny Lyn Bader, and J.Stephen Brantley || assistant director: Bo Frazier || cast also includes: J. Stephen Brantley, Brandi Bravo, Mariana Cardenas, Erin Cherry, Nick Fehlinger, Nathaniel Gotbaum, Azhar Khan, Jon Krupp, Elodie Morss, Emma Orelove, Heather Lee Rogers, Derick Sherrier, Marshall Spann, Trevor St. John-Gilbert, Millie Torchetti, and Lisann Valentin || February 20 - March 15, 2015 || Theatre 167

Daniel plays Ken in a reading of OUTSIDE / INSIDE by Jenny Seidelman || directed by Phillip Ruvelas || cast also includes: Stephanie Hsu, Kevin Jones, Vivienne Leheny, and Catya McMullen || Ground UP Productions

Daniel books and shoots the feature film MONEY MONSTER || directed by Jodie Foster

MARCH

Daniel continues performing in THE CHURCH OF WHY NOT

Daniel plays Holifornes in a reading of THE DUTCH COURTESAN by John Marston || directed by Michael Sexton || cast also includes: Matthew Amendt, Michael Braun, Lucas Caleb-Rooney, Autumn Dornfeld, Cameron Folmar, Don Guillory, Hamish Linklater, David Manis, Kathryn Meisle, Rachel Mewbron, Lily Rabe, Steven Ratazzi, and Kate Skinner || Red Bull Theater

Daniel begins rehearsals for UNDERLAND by Alexandra Collier || directed by Mia Rovegno || cast also includes: Georgia Cohen, Annie Golden, Kiley Lotz, Jens Rasmussen, and Angeliea Stark || terraNOVA Collective || 59E59 Theaters || April 3-25, 2015

Daniel books and shoots a Co-Star on THE FOLLOWING || directed by Rob Seidenglanz || FOX

Daniel plays Louis in a reading of SUPER GAY by A.Rey Pamatmat || cast also includes: Ethan Dubin, Sanjiv Jhaveri, Mark Junek, Kimber Lee, Tijuana Pirro, Ramon O. Torres, and Colin Waitt || The Lark Play Development Center

APRIL

Daniel plays Taka in UNDERLAND by Alexandra Collier || directed by Mia Rovegno || cast also includes: Georgia Cohen, Annie Golden, Kiley Lotz, Jens Rasmussen, and Angeliea Stark || terraNOVA Collective || 59E59 Theaters || April 3-25, 2015

"Ms. Collier, who is Australian-born and New York-based, has created six vivid, droll characters. In Terra Nova Collective’s polished production of “Underland” at 59E59 Theaters, Mia Rovegno has directed six assertive, beautifully delineated performances.” - Anita Gates, NY Times

“[A]n impressively immersive environment that is, in a word, scary. But Underland is the best kind of scary. It's the kind of scary that's so hard to describe but so easy to recognize. It's the kind of scary that you don't notice at first, that creeps in around the edges, capable of capturing the audience in its jaws and swallowing them whole." - Emily Gawlak, Stage Buddy

“Taka (Daniel K. Isaac), whose limited English vocabulary immediately creates a barrier between him and the rest of the cast, and yet he (and his beloved Tamagotchi) still give an immensely sympathetic performance as they search for a way back home." - Natalie Sacks, Charged.fm

“Daniel Isaac as Taka does an amazing job by pretty rapidly helping the audience move past the bizarreness of his appearance in Australia and care about this man.” - What’s On Off Broadway

“Golden and Isaac deliver compelling performances as two of the play's better-developed characters. [...] when Isaac crawls out of that unexplained hole from Japan, his convincing portrayal of a thirsty, lost soul makes your throat feel dry." - Pete Hempstead, TheaterMania

“Daniel K. Isaac manages to shine in a thankless role” - Jane Dentinger, NY Theatre Guide

“Daniel K. Isaac’s touching performance” - Dave Osmundsen, Theatre Is Easy

“[A] dystopian fever dream of a play” - Howard Miller, Talkin’ Broadway

“The cast is marvelous and we know who each of these people are. Ms. Golden and Mr. Isaac shine” - Times Square Chronicles

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Daniel performs in a reading of THE UDMURTS by David Zellnik || directed by John Michael DiResta || cast also includes: Shyko Amos, Zachary Booth, Dave Gelles, and Delphi Harrington || Ensemble Studio Theatre

MAY

Daniel plays Giacopo in a reading of LOVE’S SACRIFICE by John Ford || directed by Craig Baldwin || cast also includes: Jeremy Bobb, Lisa Bostnar, Michael Braun, Drew Cortese, Ramsey Farragallah, Zabryna Guevara, Susan Heyward, Ben Rappaport, Thom Sesma, Dina Thomas, Raphael Nash Thompson, Sam Tsoutsouvas, Nick Westrate, and Rasha Zamamiri || Red Bull Theater

Daniel plays Gus/Pepper Stevens/Sister Angela in a reading of THE DAY IS LONG TO END by Catherine Yu || directed by Danny Sharron || cast also includes: Elsa Carette, Mashuq Deen, Jason Guy, Eliza Huberth, Lauren Currie Lewis, Sunita Mukhi, Lauren Nordvig, and Dave Shih || Ma-Yi Theater Company

Daniel plays Buck in a workshop of PILLOWTALK written and directed by Kyoung H. Park || cast also includes: Brandon Kyle Goodman || Kyoung’s Pacific Beat

Daniel plays Chorus in a workshop of KIRK AT THE SAN FRANCISCO AIRPORT HYATT by Krista Knight || directed by Alexandra Keegan || cast also includes: Eliza Bent, Eboni Booth, and Daniel Jenkins || The Civilians

Daniel plays Kentobashi in WHY SAIGON FELL by Hansol Jung || directed by Lila Becker || cast also includes: Josephine Huang and Julia Izumi || TinyRhino, UglyRhino

JUNE

Daniel plays Jay in a reading of THE ANATOMY OF LOVE by Ted Malawer || directed by Sheryl Kaller || cast also includes: Edie Falco, Greta Gerwig, and Josh Lucas

Daniel plays Semyon Medvedenko in a reading of THE SEAGULL by Anton Chekov || adapted and directed by Bryan Davidson Blue || cast also includes: Emily Batsford, Maggie Bofill, Colby Chambers, Susanna Flood, Alex Hurt, Sean Edward Lewis, Florencia Lozano, Keith Randolph Smith, and Liam Torres

Daniel plays Girome in a reading of WAITING FOR WAITING FOR GODOT by Mike Reiss || directed by Francisco Solorzano || cast also includes: Jerry Adler, Allison Anderegg, Jeremy Brena, Charles Everett, Kenneth King, Margaret Ladd, Sevrin Mason, Michael Pantozzi, and Christa Wroblewski || Spring Gala & Vassallo Awards || Barefoot Theatre Company

JULY

Daniel shoots and wraps on the short film ACCORDING TO MY MOTHER || written by Cathy Yan & Daniel K. Isaac

Daniel shoots Episode 102 of BILLIONS || written by Brian Koppelman & David Levien || directed by Neil Burger || SHOWTIME

Daniel shoots Episode 103 of BILLIONS || written by Willie Reale || directed by Scott Hornbacher || SHOWTIME

Watch the BILLIONS teaser here: 

AUGUST

Daniel begins rehearsals for PILLOWTALK written and directed by Kyoung H. Park || cast also includes: Raja Feather Kelly || BRIC Arts Media Center || September 2015

Daniel shoots Episode 104 of BILLIONS || written by Young Il Kim || directed by James Foley || SHOWTIME

Watch the official BILLIONS trailer here:

SEPTEMBER

Daniel plays Buck in a workshop presentation of PILLOWTALK written and directed by Kyoung H. Park || cast also includes: Raja Feather Kelly || BRIC Arts Media Center

Daniel shoots Episode 105 of BILLIONS || written by Heidi Schreck || directed by Neil LaBute || SHOWTIME

Daniel shoots Episode 106 of BILLIONS || written by Wes Jones || directed by James Foley || SHOWTIME

OCTOBER

Daniel plays Edward Say in VERITAS by Stan Richardson || directed by Stan Richardson & Matt Steiner || The Representatives || cast also includes: John Garrett Greer, Christopher Harral, John McGinty, DeLance Minefee, Luis Moreno, Marquis Rodriguez, Brendan Spieth, Matt Steiner, and Amir Wachterman || October 21 - November 7 || The Cave @ St. George’s Church

Daniel shoots Episode 107 of BILLIONS || written by Brian Koppelman & David Levien || directed by Stephen Gyllenhaal || SHOWTIME

Daniel shoots Episode 108 of BILLIONS || written by Wes Jones || directed by John Dahl || SHOWTIME

Daniel shoots Episode 109 of BILLIONS || written by Peter Blake || directed by Susanna White || SHOWTIME

NOVEMBER

Daniel plays Blake Williams in a podcast play reading of SEX AND HUNGER written and directed by Kyoung H. Park || cast also includes: Rafael Benoit, Veracity Butcher, Mieke D, Jesse James Keitel, Amir Wachterman, and Jessica Weinstein

Daniel shoots NEW ROMANTICS || written and directed by AnRong Xu || cast also includes: Cecilia Kim

Daniel plays Julian in a reading of SURVIVAL OF ST. JOAN by Debra Barsha & Grant Morris || directed by Carlos Armesto || cast also includes: Paul de Boy, Ariana DeBose, Angel Desai, Steven French, Spiro Galiatsatos, Chris Hall, Cedric Leiba Jr., Allen MacLoed, Jack Morsbach, Brian Charles Rooney, Matt Shingledecker, and Alet Taylor || Theatre C

Daniel shoots the webseries DON’T SHOOT THE MESSENGER || directed by Alexandria Wailes || cast also includes: Maleni Chaitoo, Craig Fogel, John McGinty, Siena Rafter, and Amir Wachterman

Daniel shoots the short film THE ETHNIC STRATEGY written and directed by Chloe Hung || cast also includes: Janine DeMaria, Cleo Gray, and Peter Story

Daniel records a demo for a new musical RUTH AND THE PANDA by David Zellnik & Joe Zellnik

Daniel shoots THE CUTTING ROOM FLOOR || written and directed by Seth Hagenstein

Daniel performs in the NYU TEN-MINUTE PLAY FESTIVAL || directed by Lori Fischer

Daniel closes the show VERITAS by Stan Richardson || directed by Stan Richardson & Matt Steiner || The Representatives || cast also includes: John Garrett Greer, Christopher Harral, John McGinty, DeLance Minefee, Luis Moreno, Marquis Rodriguez, Brendan Spieth, Matt Steiner, and Amir Wachterman || October 21 - November 7 || The Cave @ St. George’s Church

Daniel shoots Episode 110 of BILLIONS || written by Willie Reale || directed by Karyn Kusama || SHOWTIME

Daniel shoots Episode 111 of BILLIONS || written by Wes Jones & Heidi Schreck || directed by Ryan Fleck & Anna Boden || SHOWTIME

DECEMBER

Daniel shoots a trailer for THE BLOODY ANGLE written and directed by Raymond Chu

Daniel plays The Grand Fezir in a reading of the screenplay ALADDIN: THE PRINCE OF THIEVES by Jacob Siwak

Daniel plays Anand in a workshop of (A PRAYER FOR) THE SHAKING EARTH by Mashuq Deen || directed by Lisa Rothe || cast also includes: Frankie J. Alvarez, Dee Beasnael, Angel Desai, Frank Harts, David Shih, and Jade Wu || New Dramatists & NYTW

Daniel plays Franklin in a workshop of THE ALIEN NATION by Zoey Martinson || directed by Jonathan Martin || cast also includes: Stan Demidoff, Andrea Gallo, Arlene Chico Lugo, Josephine Ronga, Alex Salamat, and Isabella Sazak

Daniel plays Interrogator/Chorus in a workshop of WILD GOOSE DREAMS by Hansol Jung || directed Dustin Wills || cast also includes: Stephanie Hsu, Kahyun Kim, Sue Jean Kim, Irene Sofia Lucio, James Saito, Ato Blankson-Wood, and James Yaegashi || NYTW

Daniel shoots Episode 112 of BILLIONS || written by Brian Koppelman & David Levien || directed by Michael Cuesta || SHOWTIME