DAMON DIMARCO

Writer

Damon DiMarco was born in Princeton, New Jersey and lives in New York City. He earned his MFA at the Rutgers Mason Gross Professional Actors' Training Program. A member of AEA and SAG/AFTRA, he has appeared in the daytime and primetime television, regional theater, and independent films. He is the author or co-author of several books, including two oral histories ("Tower Stories: An Oral History of 9/11" and "Heart of War: Soldiers' Voices from the Front Lines of Iraq"), books on acting ("The Actors Art and Craft" and "The Actor's Guide to Creating a Character," both with William Esper), and collaborations on geopolitical topics ("My Two Chinas: The Memoir of a Chinese Counterrevolutionary" with Baiqaio Tang, featuring a foreword by His Holiness, the Dalai Lama, and "The Brown Agenda" with Richard Fuller). For 9/11 related issues, Damon has been a guest on programs for FOX, CNN, and The National Geographic Channel, as well as the Premiere Radio Network. He is an inaugural member of New River Dramatists where he wrote his first play, "Tegwar." Other plays include "Shock and Awe," which debuted as part of the 2009 Y.E.S. Festival at the University of Northern Kentucky. And "My Mariners" with Jeffrey Harper, under commission from the Sundog Theatre, Staten Island. He recently held readings of his stage adaptation of "Tower Stories: An Oral History of 9/11," which celebrates the service and sacrifices of everyday Americans during and after the terrorist attacks of September 11th, 2001. In 2012, Damon founded the Writing for Public Intellectuals Workshop for the History and Culture doctoral program at Drew University's Caspersen School of Graduate Studies. 

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