Mission Statement

Brontosaurus Haircut Productions creates new theatrical work for American audiences that expands the craft and practice of playwriting. Dedicated to fully mounting new work composed in Danny Rocco and Shannon Fillion’s playwriting technique, the Score, we are committed to finding what makes theatre unique, timely and indispensable.


Brontosaurus Haircut Productions was founded by director Shannon Fillion and playwright Danny Rocco in 2014. In 2017, producer Justin Brock Schantz joined the team as a permanent member of the company. BHP's premier production was Sun and Room performed at the Paradise Factory in NYC's East Village. This was followed by two workshop presentations of Convention at the Linda Gross Theater in conjunction with the Atlantic Acting School. Convention had a fully mounted production in June 2019, presented in association with the Irondale Center in Brooklyn, NY.  

In 2017, the company made the bold decision to bring Danny Rocco's play What The Sparrow Said to a wider film audience. What began as a side-project/labor of love has morphed into a movement, expanding the possibilities of the company's theatrical ambitions.

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Danny Rocco

Danny Rocco (Producer|Writer) is an LA-based writer. His plays have been developed and produced in New York, Los Angeles, Cape Cod, Durango, Colorado, and Sibiu, Romania. He is an Edward F. Albee Fellow, a graduate of New York University’s Gallatin School, and Columbia University’s School of the Arts. He is an executive producer at Brontosaurus Haircut Productions, and the co-creator of the Score Technique of playwriting. Follow him @dwrocco617.

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Shannon Fillion

Shannon Fillion (Producer|Director) is a producer and director specializing in theater, film, and live events. Over the past decade, she has developed new work and created new interpretations of classics in collaboration with companies and playwrights in NYC and Chicago, where she is based. She is an executive producer at Brontosaurus Haircut Productions, and along with colleague Danny Rocco is the co-creator of the Score Technique. She studied with Anne Bogart at Columbia University's School of the Arts, with Brigid Panet at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, and is an alumna of Trinity College.


Justin Brock Schantz

Justin Brock Schantz (Producer) is an entrepreneur and arts producer. He is the co-founder of two web design/development companies (Sigient & SimplyBuilt) and the founder of Left Brain Power, where he clears paths for creative minds to do what they do best. Now he is taking on the film and theatre worlds as a Producer. Originally from New York and an American Culture graduate of Vassar College, he now lives on the West Coast in Seattle. Follow him @JBSchantz.