About Brontosaurus Haircut Productions

Brontosaurus Haircut Productions, LLC produces new American theatrical work that expands the craft and practice of playwriting in form and structure. Dedicated to fully mounting one new play each year composed in Danny Rocco (Mitarotondo) and Shannon Fillion’s playwriting technique, the Score, we believe we can revitalize the American theatre as a sustainable, vital and competitive entertainment. We are committed to finding what makes theatre utterly unique, timely and indispensable.


Shannon Fillion

Shannon Fillion is an acclaimed director based in both New York City and Chicago.  Over the past decade, she has developed new work and created new interpretations of classics in collaboration with talented NYC and Chicago-based companies and playwrights including Danny Rocco (Mitarotondo), Julia May Jonas, Facing Page Productions, The Gift Theater, Prologue Theatre Company, Two Pence Theatre Company, and the Living Room Playmakers among others. She has worked at New York Theatre Workshop, Signature Theatre Company, and SITI Company.  She studied with Anne Bogart at Columbia University where she received her MFA in Theater Directing, with director Brigid Panet at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, and is an alumna of Trinity College, the Trinity/LaMama program, and the Lincoln Center Directors Lab.  

Danny Rocco (Mitarotondo)

Danny Rocco (Mitarotondo) is a playwright and educator. His plays have been developed at Oregon Shakespeare Festival, the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival, the Williamstown Theatre Festival, and New York Theatre Workshop. His plays have been produced in Los Angeles, New York, Durango, Colorado, and Sibiu, Romania.  He has worked in residence at the Edward F. Albee Foundation and the Byrdcliffe Artists Colony. Danny is an Associate Teacher of Fitzmaurice Voicework®, a graduate of the Atlantic Acting School, New York University's Gallatin School, Columbia University's School of the Arts with an MFA in Playwriting, and was a Visiting Assistant Professor of Playwriting and Modern Theatre History at Fort Lewis College. He is currently teaching pre-teen playwrights how to change the world at the Atlantic Acting School.

Our Collaborators

In developing Brontosaurus Haircut Productions and the Score we have relied on the assistance of many of our colleagues in the arts including: 

Ito Aghayere, Coco Maria Benoit, Rafael Benoit, Anna Botsford, Kenneth James Breece, Leah Brewer, Cindy Cheung, Julia Cho, Ginny Davis, Whitney Dearden, Sarah Eismann, Dennis Elkins, Danielle Faitelson, Kate Flanagan, Jane Gould, Melissa Graham, Sharone Halevy, Leslie Ishii, Anna Jany, Ellen Joffred, Dave Klasko, Vanina Kondova, Vivian Krishnan, Alicia Laws, Shelby Leshine, Adam Lubitz, Lindsay Macdonald, Blaze Mancillas, Wesley Mann, Thomas Matthews, Austin Minard, Meredith Napolitano, Tina Nikolova, Zoë Pike, Jennifer Rau, Madeline Sayet, Becca Schneider, Sydney Sherman, Matthew Socci, Paloma Wake, Kathryn Walsh, Aaron R. White, Rhys Williams, and Sarah Zapiler.

Design and Web Credits

Catherine Copplestone, Sensationery
Danielle Faitelson, Faitography
Alex Kahn