Daniel Patrick Fay is a New York based artist, puppeteer, writer, director and performer. He attended The Pratt Institute, where he studied painting, art education, and object-based performance under Theodora Skipitares. He graduated in 2006 with a BFA in Fine Arts. In 2009 he received an FFT fellowship that enabled him to study puppetry in Bali and Java with internationally recognized Wayang Kulit Masters Wayang Wija, and Ki Purbo Asmoro. Upon returning in 2010 he left his teaching career, and began working on an ambitious puppet installation entitled The Land of Shadow, which was his directorial debut. He then performed in Labapalooza, The puppet lab at St. Ann's Warehouse in Coyote Pursues where he caught the attention of Matt Acheson who hired him to puppeteer in Compulsion written by Rinne Groff, and directed by Oscar Eustis, puppet direction by Matt Acheson. He performed in Berkeley Repertory's and The Public Theater's production of Compulsion in 2010-2011, and earned himself a Bay Area Critic's Circle Award. At the close of Compulsion,2011, he then went on to work in Kevin Augustine's Hobo Grunt Cycle, as well as in Matt Acheson's & Tom Lee's production of A Secret History of The Swedish Cottage in Central Park's Swedish Cottage Marionette Theater. He began work on is next directorial role of Savage Radio Plays which premiered at The Brick Theater's Comic Book Theater Festival which was widely celebrated by critics. He has puppeteered with Mabou Mines under the direction of Lee Breuer, and Jessica Scott, as well as with The Puppet Kitchen in their production of Master Peter directed by Emily De Cola, and featured at The Castleton Opera Festival. His most recent performance credit is The Metropolitan Opera in this seasons production of Wagner's The Ring Cycle directed by Robert Lepage. He is an accomplished puppet maker as well a performer. He lives in Williamsburg, Brooklyn with his partner, and is currently at work on building a Vaudeville and Puppet Theater called Standard ToyKraft. Look for it!