Dan Caffrey is an M.F.A. Playwriting Candidate at the University of Texas at Austin. He has been both a Finalist and Semi-Finalist at the O'Neill, an M.F.A. Scholar at the Sewanee Writers' Conference, and his work has been published by Smith & Kraus. He's also written for a variety of pop-culture sites, including Consequence of Sound, The A.V. Club, Pitchfork, and Vox. He co-hosts The Losers' Club: A Stephen King Podcast and Halloweenies: A Horror Franchise podcast, in addition to recording music with Maxwell J Shults under the name Methodist Hospital.
As a playwright, his work heavily draws from his interest in pop culture, from riffing on classic literature such as Lord of the Flies to putting his love of horror movies at the forefront of his stories. Simply put, Dan loves seeing monsters onstage—whether it be an actual supernatural entity or the darkness that resides within human beings. He's specifically fascinated by how these forces can move characters to rethink their choices and reshape their lives.