Damon DiMarco is a professional writer and actor with a lifelong interest in creativity and the integration of ancient wisdom to everyday living. He has appeared as a guest on CNN, Fox, the National Geographic Channel, and the Premiere Radio Networks.
As an actor, Damon trained under William Esper, the legendary teacher of Meisner Technique. Damon and Bill wrote two books together, "The Actor's Art & Craft" and "The Actor's Guide to Creating a Character," both of which outline Bill's approach to actors training. Among many other books, Damon also wrote "My Two Chinas: The Memoir of a Chinese Counterrevolutionary" with Tang Baiqiao, who helped organize the Tiananmen Square pro-democracy protests of 1989. And "The Brown Agenda: My Mission to Clean Up the World's Most Life Threatening Pollution" with Richard Fuller, who founded Pure Earth, an NGO dedicated to cleaning up the world's worst instances of man-made toxicity in the Global South.
Damon adapted his two books of interviews, "Tower Stories: an Oral History of 9/11" and "Heart of War: Soldiers' Voices from the Front Lines of Iraq" for the stage. He has written other plays besides, plus television pilots and screenplays.
He created, founded, and taught the Writing for Public Intellectuals workshop for PhD students in the History and Culture Program at Drew University's Caspersen School of Graduate Studies. Damon has also taught acting in Drew's undergraduate Theatre Arts Department, at the New York Film Academy, and in private coaching sessions. His acting resume includes roles in daytime and primetime television, independent film, and regional theater.
Since 2019, he has worked with the Compass Needle Think Thank, a foundation committed to exploring new paradigms for living based on ancient wisdom, non-duality, and the feasibility of non-zero sum games.
Damon collects, restores, and uses vintage manual typewriters.