Daniel Boulos

Graduate Student


Daniel Boulos is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Theater and Dance. His research focuses on the ways in which material conditions influence cultural production, with an emphasis on theater in the United States. His master’s thesis, “Once Upon a Times Square: Cultural Hierarchy and Romanticized History in the Forty-Second Street Development Project” examined the original proposal for the revitalization of New York City’s Forty-Second Street. His dissertation situates the early years of Center Theater Group and the ill-fated Repertory Theater of Lincoln Center in the context of their urban renewal origins during the Cold War era.

Conference presentations include the American Society for Theater Research (ASTR) and the Eugene O’Neill Society and his work was recently published in the Eugene O’Neill Review.

A member of Actors’ Equity Association since 2003, Dan worked for many years as a professional stage manager prior to commencing graduate studies. Among the organizations for which he worked are the Walnut Street Theatre, Philadelphia Theatre Company, ArtsPower National Touring Theatre, and Theatreworks/USA. Dan holds a B.F.A. in acting from Montclair State University in his native New Jersey and an M.A. in Theater History and Criticism from the City University of New York at Brooklyn College.

In addition to his academic work and work as a stage manager, Dan worked for several years at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York and, in an earlier life as a performer, he spent nearly two years traveling throughout the United States and Canada in a giant lizard costume in the North American tour of The Magic School Bus Live!