Dan Scott is a playwright and theatremaker from Nottingham, who grew up in Frankfurt, Germany. He studied Drama and Theatre Arts at the University of Birmingham before training as a playwright as part of Bristol Old Vic Theatre School's inaugural MA Drama Writing cohort, taught by Stephanie Dale and David Edgar. Dan was awarded the Erika Neumann Special Prize for Significant Achievement during his training at Bristol Old Vic Theatre School.

His work often explores the lasting impact of global political events on individuals and the ethics of living in a globalised world. His most recent work, Orbital Decay, explores the traumatic effect of extremist ideology on individuals, whether people can be truly politically neutral and what the implications of that might be.


He was the Resident Theatre practitioner at Leighton Park School for 2018-2019, where he made work with students and facilitated workshops. He has also been a script reader for The Space Arts Centre [Isle of Dogs] for their ScriptSpace new writing program since 2019. Other previous writing credits include Sunburn (Plays Rough London; Old Red Lion Theatre) and devised play 7 Ways to Calm the F*** Down (Writer-in-the-Room, 3Bugs Fringe, Edinburgh Fringe 2017).

Currently, Dan is developing his play Orbital Decay with Bristol Old Vic Theatre School as well as working alongside director Laura Hensley on his play What Remains.

Photo credit: Ed Felton

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