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playwright , Theater educator , author

Daniel M. Larner, American theater educator, playwright, writer. Recipient Liberty Bell award Whatcom County Bar Association, Washington, 2008, Mayor's Arts award City of Bellingham, 1987; numerous grants National Endowment for the Arts, Washington Arts Commission, Matsushita Foundation, Washington Center for Improvement of Undergraduate Education, Western Washington University, others., Faculty Outstanding Service award, 2010.


Larner, Daniel M. was born on April 15, 1939 in Olean, New York, United States. Son of Martin L. and Clara (Bronstein) Larner.


Bachelor of Arts in History and Science, Harvard University, 1960; Master of Science in History of science, University of Wisconsin, 1962; Doctor of Philosophy in Speech in Theatre, University of Wisconsin, 1968.


Tutor, St. John's College, Annapolis, Maryland., 1962-1965; assistant/associate Professor of English, Speech, Theatre, Western Washington U., Bellingham, 1968-1981; professor theatre, Western Washington U., Bellingham, since 1981; acting department chairman theatre, Western Washington U., Bellingham, 1980-1981; director graduate study in theatre, Western Washington U., Bellingham, 1976-1982; founding director new playwrights theater, Western Washington U., Bellingham, 1973-1982; dean Fairhaven College, Western Washington U., Bellingham, 1982-1989. Consultant R.F. McCann & Company, Architects Theatre, Seattle, 1983.


Chairman facilities/building committee Mount Baker Theatre Center, Bellingham, 1984-1991, since 2008, member, since 1998, board directors, 1984-1994, 98—2005, 06^. Board directors American Civil Liberties Union of Washington, Seattle, 1969-1980, 89—. Member Modern Language Association, Association for Theatre in Higher Education, Dramatists Guild (associates), American Culture Association (national theatre area chairman 1980-1983), Theatre Communications Group, Eugene O-Neill Society (board directors since 1998), Deutsche Shakespeare Gesellschaft, Washington Athletic Club.


Married Margaret Dreher, March 22, 1964 (divorced May 1991). Children: Eve Larner Bohn, Benjamin. Married Pandora Michael, March 21, 1992.

Children: Richard Parkes, Elizabeth Parkes.

Martin L. Larner

Clara (Bronstein) Larner

Pandora Michael

Margaret Dreher

Richard Parkes Larner

Eve Larner Bohn Larner

Elizabeth Parkes Larner

Benjamin Larner