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The 24-year-old New York native (and Yale Drama graduate) Sinead Daly is a writer’s assistant on CBS’ Blue Bloods, as well as a member of the Old Hat Theatre Company and a prolific playwright. Her work has been performed at festivals including Fringe and Planet Connections.
How long have you lived in Brooklyn?
I was born and raised in Park Slope, then did a stint in Connecticut for college. I moved back to the great BK after college and have been in Greenpoint for about a year. I guess I ended up back in NYC after college because it seemed like the best place for me to get to work in both the theater and TV worlds.
Anything about Brooklyn that bugs you?
I have a major fear of pigeons, especially those in Brooklyn. I have been hit in the face twice by pigeons taking off.
What’s the most insightful thing anyone’s ever said about what you do?
I’ve always found great truth in Gloria Steinem’s quote: “Writing is the only thing that, when I do it, I don’t feel I should be doing something else.” But then there’s always the great Beckett line, “We are all born mad. Some remain so.” This definitely applies to all the writers I know.
What’s next for you?
I’m currently writing a freelance episode for CBS’ Blue Bloods and I’m prepping a play for a staged reading. I’m also working on a new musical with the wonderful and talented Becky Bicks and Ben Wexler.