With composer Julianne Wick Davis, Collins wrote book and lyrics for Southern Comfort; Wood; and Trevor, based on the Academy Award-winning short film (currently in development with U Rock Theatricals). With Sally Wilfert and Michael Winther, Dan wrote book to Julianne’s music/lyrics for When We Met. He is the recipient of a Jonathan Larson Grant and a GLAAD Media Award in connection with Southern Comfort. Collins received his M.F.A in Musical Theatre Writing at Tisch School of the Arts, NYU, and his B.F.A. in Playwriting at The Theatre School of DePaul University.