Dan Scott is a playwright and theatremaker from Nottingham (via Frankfurt, Germany). He studied Drama and Theatre Arts at the University of Birmingham before training as a playwright on the inaugural year of Bristol Old Vic Theatre School's MA Drama Writing course, taught by Stephanie Dale and David Edgar. Dan was awarded the Erika Neumann Special Prize for Significant Achievement for the work produced during his time at Bristol Old Vic Theatre School.

Since graduating, Dan has been part of writers groups with Sharp Scratches and at Taunton Brewhouse. Previous writing credits include Sunburn (Plays Rough London; Old Red Lion Theatre) and Waking Opportunity (Abbie Riddell; Taunton Brewhouse).

Dan is a New Associate at New Perspectives Theatre Company for 2022-2023.

Outside of writing, Dan has been the Resident Theatre practitioner at Leighton Park School in 2018/2019, where he made work with students and facilitated workshops. He has also been a script reader for The Space Arts Centre and the London Playwrights Blog and taught workshops on the Story Circle writing technique at a number of educational institutions as well as on a freelance basis.

His play Verständnis [Understanding] will embark on a Midlands tour in Autumn 2022.

Photo credit: Ed Felton