Dan Fingerman is an Astoria-based playwright.


His first work The Austerity of Hope enjoyed a sold-out run at the 2011 Fresh Fruit Festival. It was remounted the following year at Abingdon Theatre Company and garnered critical praise. He made his New York International Fringe Festival debut with Stranded on Motor Parkway in 2013 which was named a Time Out New York Critic's Pick.  His third play Boys of a Certain Age had a sold-out, record-breaking run at the 2016 Fresh Fruit Festival and transferred to a critically acclaimed run at Theatrelab.  In 2018, he returned to Theatrelab with his fourth play Adam Minus Josh. In the fall of 2019 Boys of a Certain Age had it's Florida premiere at Empire Stage.


His plays have won three Fresh Fruit Awards and recieved one New York Innovative Theatre Award nomination. His plays have been published by Indie Theatre Now and he is a member of the Dramatists Guild.

He is a proud graduate of Huntington High School and holds a B.A. in Political Science from the University at Albany (SUNY) where upon graduation he was asked to deliver the Commencement address.   From 2007 to 2017 he raised close to $50K for the Gay Men's Health Crisis (GMHC).