The Disappearance of Daniel Hand

The Disappearance of Daniel Hand
by Dan O'Brien

Productions (36)
  • Drama
  • 100 - 120 minutes
  • 5 f, 3 m (8-15 actors possible: 5-9 f, 3-6 m)
  • Content Notes: Adult language
  • Set: Minimal, with possible slides or video monitors.
  • Standard Edition ISBN: 978-1-62384-361-8

The Disappearance of Daniel Hand
by Dan O'Brien

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Productions (36)
  • Drama
  • 100 - 120 minutes
  • 5 f, 3 m (8-15 actors possible: 5-9 f, 3-6 m)
  • Content Notes: Adult language
  • Set: Minimal, with possible slides or video monitors.

Have you ever wanted to disappear? Daniel Hand disappeared, but he left behind some clues: a note, some video artwork, and a school full of conflicting impressions and theories. When Shannon, an aspiring filmmaker, starts shooting a documentary about the enigma of her missing classmate, she learns he was an athlete, honors student, artist, drug user, and perhaps a religious fanatic. Can she believe all the labels the other students are trying to slap on him? Is Daniel, Shannon, or anyone what everyone perceives them to be?

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Play Details

Have you ever wanted to disappear? Daniel Hand disappeared, but he left behind some clues: a note, some video artwork, and a school full of conflicting impressions and theories. When Shannon, an aspiring filmmaker, starts shooting a documentary about the enigma of her missing classmate, she learns he was an athlete, honors student, artist, drug user, and perhaps a religious fanatic. Can she believe all the labels the other students are trying to slap on him? Is Daniel, Shannon, or anyone what everyone perceives them to be?

  • Drama
  • 100 - 120 minutes
  • 5 f, 3 m (8-15 actors possible: 5-9 f, 3-6 m)
  • Content Notes: Adult language
  • Set: Minimal, with possible slides or video monitors.
  • Standard Edition ISBN: 978-1-62384-361-8

Published Reviews

"O'Brien's script isn't exactly an episode of 'Saved by the Bell'...the piece is raw, dark, and uncomfortably close to real life."

Jane Mattingly, The Arts Louisville

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DEC 06, 2016 - DEC 08, 2016
Braddock Sr. High School
Miami, FL United States
Braddock Sr. High School Miami, FL United States
NOV 03, 2016 - NOV 05, 2016
Drew School
San Francisco, CA United States
Drew School San Francisco, CA United States
JAN 14, 2016 - JAN 16, 2016
Huntley High School
Elgin, IL United States
Huntley High School Elgin, IL United States
NOV 05, 2015 - NOV 07, 2015
Apollo High School
Owensboro, KY United States
Apollo High School Owensboro, KY United States
MAY 15, 2015 - MAY 15, 2015
Oak Hall School
Gainesville, FL United States
Oak Hall School Gainesville, FL United States
APR 10, 2015 - APR 12, 2015
Idyllwild Arts
Idyllwild, CA United States
Idyllwild Arts Idyllwild, CA United States
NOV 20, 2014 - NOV 22, 2014
Darien High School
Darien, CT United States
Darien High School Darien, CT United States
MAR 27, 2014 - MAR 29, 2014
Henderson County High School
Henderson, KY United States
Henderson County High School Henderson, KY United States
APR 19, 2013 - APR 20, 2013
Actors Training Center
Wilmette, IL United States
Actors Training Center Wilmette, IL United States
MAR 08, 2013 - MAR 09, 2013
Middletown High School
Middletown, CA United States
Middletown High School Middletown, CA United States
NOV 08, 2012 - NOV 10, 2012
Livermore Valley Charter Prep
Livermore, CA United States
Livermore Valley Charter Prep Livermore, CA United States
OCT 26, 2012 - OCT 27, 2012
Hoke County High School
Raeford, NC United States
Hoke County High School Raeford, NC United States
MAY 18, 2012 - MAY 20, 2012
SteppingStone Theatre
Saint Paul, MN United States
SteppingStone Theatre Saint Paul, MN United States
OCT 28, 2011 - NOV 05, 2011
Monterey Trail High School
Elk Grove, CA United States
Monterey Trail High School Elk Grove, CA United States
OCT 01, 2011 - OCT 31, 2011
East Bay Arts High School
Hayward, CA United States
East Bay Arts High School Hayward, CA United States
NOV 18, 2010 - NOV 19, 2010
East Mecklenburg High School
Charlotte, NC United States
East Mecklenburg High School Charlotte, NC United States
NOV 11, 2010 - NOV 20, 2010
Walden Theatre
Louisville, KY United States
Walden Theatre Louisville, KY United States
MAY 08, 2009 - MAY 09, 2009
King Philip High School Theatre
Wrentham, MA United States
King Philip High School Theatre Wrentham, MA United States
MAY 07, 2009 - MAY 07, 2009
King Philip High School Theatre
Wrentham, MA United States
King Philip High School Theatre Wrentham, MA United States
APR 24, 2009 - MAY 04, 2009
Rappahannock County High School
Washington, VA United States
Rappahannock County High School Washington, VA United States
MAR 12, 2009 - MAR 13, 2009
Baton Rouge High Drama Dept.
Baton Rouge, LA United States
Baton Rouge High Drama Dept. Baton Rouge, LA United States
MAY 15, 2008 - MAY 16, 2008
Riverdale High School
Riverdale, CA United States
Riverdale High School Riverdale, CA United States
DEC 14, 2007 - DEC 16, 2007
Willits High School
Willits, CA United States
Willits High School Willits, CA United States
DEC 13, 2007 - DEC 16, 2007
Andrew Hill High School
San Jose, CA United States
Andrew Hill High School San Jose, CA United States
NOV 08, 2007 - NOV 17, 2007
Placer High School
Auburn, CA United States
Placer High School Auburn, CA United States
OCT 18, 2007 - OCT 21, 2007
Bishop DuBourg High School
St. Louis, MO United States
Bishop DuBourg High School St. Louis, MO United States
APR 01, 2007 - APR 30, 2007
Agua Fria UHSD Warehouse
Avondale, AZ United States
Agua Fria UHSD Warehouse Avondale, AZ United States
MAR 01, 2007 - MAR 31, 2007
Agua Fria UHSD Warehouse
Avondale, AZ United States
Agua Fria UHSD Warehouse Avondale, AZ United States
FEB 02, 2007 - FEB 02, 2007
Crested Butte Mountain Theatre
Crested Butte, CO United States
Crested Butte Mountain Theatre Crested Butte, CO United States
DEC 01, 2006 - DEC 02, 2006
West Boylston Middle/High School
West Boylston, MA United States
West Boylston Middle/High School West Boylston, MA United States
NOV 01, 2006 - NOV 24, 2006
Crested Butte Mountain Theatre
Crested Butte, CO United States
Crested Butte Mountain Theatre Crested Butte, CO United States
MAY 24, 2006 - MAY 26, 2006
Carol Morgan School
Miami, FL United States
Carol Morgan School Miami, FL United States
FEB 17, 2006 - FEB 17, 2006
Lakeshore Catholic High School
St. Catharine, ON Canada
Lakeshore Catholic High School St. Catharine, ON Canada
NOV 11, 2005 - NOV 12, 2005
Harding University High School
Charlotte, NC United States
Harding University High School Charlotte, NC United States
NOV 09, 2005 - NOV 19, 2005
San Joaquin Memorial High School
Fresno, CA United States
San Joaquin Memorial High School Fresno, CA United States
NOV 19, 2004 - NOV 20, 2004
William Penn Charter School
Philadelphia, PA United States
William Penn Charter School Philadelphia, PA United States
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