Dan Barnard

Dan is a theatre director, workshop facilitator, and teacher with over ten years experience of creating theatre and participatory experiences. 

Dan studied at Cambridge University, where he did special papers on “Shakespeare in Performance” and “Tragedy”. After graduating, he trained in directing with Katie Mitchell, Ian Rickson, Declan Donnellan (Cheek by Jowl), Bella Merlin, Paul Hunter (Told by an Idiot), Rufus Norris and Lilo Baur (Complicite).

Dan’s freelance directing work includes Three Way by Yusra Warsama (Birmingham Rep) and Begin Again by Elinor Cook (Old Vic New Voices 24 Hour Plays). His work as assistant director includes Jerusalem by Jez Butterworth (Apollo Theatre, West End), directed by Ian Rickson and A Dulditch Angel by Steven Canny, directed by Orla O’Loughlin.

Dan is a Senior Lecturer in Drama and Performance at London South Bank University and has taught at Drama Centre London, London School of Dramatic Art and Trinity College, Carmarthen. His research centres on interactive theatre. He has facilitated workshops on creating playable experiences in public spaces (most recently at the Counterplay Festival in Aarhus, Denmark) and given papers on digital theatre at academic conferences (most recently at a Symposium as part of Watermans Digital Weekender).

He is also a trained Open Space facilitator.