DRAMATURGY+ SCRIPT READING
But Still, Michael Grew
(June 2020, online)
Dan was the Dramaturg on devised project But Still, Michael Grew working alongside director Lucy Hayes as part of Bristol Old Vic Theatre School’s ‘Director’s Cuts’ online season. His associate role was largely gathering the thoughts and ideas generated in the virtual rehearsal room by the rest of the company and suggesting dramaturgical frameworks to help shape the piece in the early stages of content creation.
7 Ways to Calm the F*** Down
(June/August 2018, Edinburgh Fringe Festival)
Dan was the Writer-in-the-Room for 3Bugs Fringe Theatre’s devised production of 7 Ways to Calm the F*** Down which went to the Edinburgh Festival in 2018 after June previews in Birmingham. The role involved writing down improvisations and editing them, writing scenes as a jumping off point for further improvisatory development and keeping an eye on the overall structural narrative of the play.
Inter-University Musical Theatre Competition 2017
(November 2017, University of Warwick)
Dan was the Director for the University of Birmingham’s entry to the Inter-University Musical Theatre competition which took place in November 2017. This role was largely dramaturgical, as when given the theme ‘Through the Ages’, He worked alongside Musical Director Alice Brown to create a medley of songs that told a narrative with an eight-strong female cast – which explored the story of women’s roles in musical theatre history. This also involved ensuring the structure told a story that stayed relevant to the specific song but also made sense overall. Birmingham won ‘Best Ensemble’ and ‘Best Concept’ at this competition.
ScriptSpace (February 2019 - )
Reader for The Space, Isle of Dogs
Since 2019, Dan has been a Reader for The Space Arts Centre, Isle of Dogs for their ScriptSpace open submissions window. This involves reading early drafts of a playwright’s submitted work and writing Script Reports to feedback to the writers through The Space. Dan has read for the 2019 and 2020 edition of the The Space's ScriptSpace submission windows.