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Dan Horrigan

Dan Horrigan

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Credits

Year Role / Type Name of Production / Director Company / Venue
2017 - 2019 Screenplay Reader
Film
MiSciFi
Troy Bernier
Miami International Science Fiction Festival
Hyatt Regency
2017 - 2019 Film Judge
Film
Genre Blast
Genre Blast Film Festival
Culpepper
2017 - 2019 Festival Judge
Film
MiSciFi
Troy Bernier
MiSciFi
Hyatt Regency
2018 Writer
Theatre
The Forest
SLAM Soaps
Arcola
2018 Writer
Theatre
Come Together
SLAMinutes
Arcola
2018 Writer
Theatre
All the World Such a Shame
Matthew Bosley
Night Owls
Brick Lane
2018 Writer/Director
Film
Skinjacker
Dan Horrigan
Big Picture Film Club
Brick Lane
2017 - 2018 Producer
Education
Art School
Art School
Old Diorama
2017 - 2018 Acting Head of Performing Arts
Education
King William's College
King William's College
Kings Court Theatre
2017 - 2018 Festival Judge
Film
Other Worlds Austin
Bears Fonte
Other Worlds Austin
Flix Brewhouse
2017 Writer
Film
Eugennica (spec script)
Screenplay Contest Finalist
Other Worlds Austin
Flix Brewhouse
2017 Writer
Theatre
All the World Such a Shame
Matthew Bosley
5 Minute Festival
Stockwell Playhouse
2017 Writer/Director
Film
Skinjacker
Dan Horrigan
Other Worlds Austin
Flix Brewhouse
2017 Writer/Director
Film
Skinjacker
Dan Horrigan
Direct Online Monthly Film Festival
Online
2017 Writer/Director
Film
Skinjacker
Dan Horrigan
ZedFest Film Festival
Laemmle's NoHo
2017 Writer
Theatre
Or Get Broke The F*ck Up
SLAMinutes
Crypt St Pancras
2017 Writer
Theatre
Reprehensible Men 2
Phil Setren
Sky or the Bird
Tristan Bates
2017 Writer
Theatre
Face The Camera And Smile
Ursula Campbell & Katherine Rilley
Sky or the Bird / Spark Assembly
The King's Head
2017 Writer & Director
Film
Skinjacker
Dan Horrigan and Fraser Watson
Foliage Films & Sky or the Bird
The Hospital Club
2017 Writer
Theatre
Perennial
N/A (reading)
Scratch Off The Page
Object Book
2017 Writer
Theatre
The Reversible Hat
N/A
HOPE not Hate
Hackney
2017 Writer
Theatre
The Reversible Hat
TBC
Revolution Scratch
The Lemon Tree
2017 writer
Theatre
Still I See My Baby
Peter Taylor
Sky or the Bird
The Arch St Mary's Church
2017 Writer
Theatre
Shoreditch Short Stories
Peter Taylor
Itchee Scratchee
New Shoreditch Theatre
2017 Producer
Event
Raw - Reality As Written
The Monks. Pete White. Isa Bonachera. Award Winning Film: Devil Town a Film by Nick Barrett. Beautiful Dreamer a Film by Steven Kelleher. It Grows Dark - a Film by Benjamin Capps. Jazz from Weronika & Music from Blake.
Sky or the Bird
Hackney Attic
2017 Writer
Theatre
A Kiss From Back Home
Declan Drohan
Rabbit's Riot
Sligo, Ireland
2017 Director
Theatre
Vultures
Dan Horrigan
DAW
Diorama Arts Centre
2017 writer
Theatre
If My Heart Were A Camera
Peter Taylor
Pub Theatre Festival
Etcetera Theatre
2017 writer
Theatre
Imaginary Conversations with Gradivas
N/A
Properganda
The Others
2017 writer
Theatre
In Your Heart
Aydan Tair
Sky or the Bird
The Pleasance
2017 Producer
Event
RAW - Reality As Written Nicole Silva, Franc Cinelli, Dan Horrigan, The Monks, Special Forces, Choice in Quantum, Quennottes, Creatures Of Whitechapel
Aydan Tair, Kasia Rozycki
Sky or the Bird
Hackney Picturehouse
2017 Writer
Theatre
Incendiary Pants As Worn by your Lover
Dan Horrigan
Sad Fest
Genesis Cinema
2017 writer/actor/director
Theatre
Making Women Angry Since 96
Dan Horrigan
Leytonstone Itch
All You Read Is Love
2017 writer
Theatre
Raven Eyes, Into The Sea, The Wolf, Solvent, Called When I Was Young
Dan Horrigan
Bohemian Balcony
Bohemian Balcony
2017 writer
Theatre
OWH Playwright/Playread
Bonnie Adair
The Actors Temple
The Actors Temple
2017 writer
Theatre
Perennial
TBC
Manchester ADP's Scripts Aloud
Kings Arms
2017 Reader/Writer
Theatre
Raven Eyes & Into The Sea
Dan Horrigan
Itchee Scratchee
The New Shoreditch Theatre
2017 Producer
Event
RAW - Reality As Written
Aydan Tair, Kasia Rozycki
Sky or the Bird - Franc Cinelli, Nicole Silva, The Monks, Sam Morrish, The 3rd Guest, Devotion, Populace
Hackney Picturehouse
2015 - 2016 Script Reader
Theatre
The Courtyard Literary Department
Emma Magnus
The Courtyard
2016 Reader/Writer
Theatre
The Reversible Hat
Dan Horrigan
They Shall Not Pass
Limehouse Town Hall
2016 Writer
Film
Populace
Aaron Bevan Bailey
Sci Fi London Shuffle Film Festival (finalist) HollyShorts SunScreen Film Festival West Pineapple Underground Film Festival Hong Kong Rolling Frames film Festival Bangalore Accolade Film Festival (winner) Best Shorts Competition (winner) Indie Fest(winner
2015 - 2016 Screenwriter
Film
Populace
Aaron Bevan Bailey
Winner: Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Short, Best FX, Best Director, Best Cinematography, Best Art Direction, Best Short, Script No 1 Runner Up
Indie Fest (winner) Golden Blasters (winner) Miami International Sci Fi Fest (winner) Zed Fest (multiple winner) Phoenix Film Festival SunScreen Film Festival London Independent Film Festival International Film Festival Of Horror and Sci Fi Galaxy Film F
2015 - 2016 Director/writer
Film
Devotion
Dan Horrigan
Foliage Films
Official Selection at over 30 festivals around the world. Award of Merit Direction Actor Actress, Audience special Mention, Best Dramatic Short Horror. Nominated best original concept, best score, best director, best dramatic short, best actor.
2016 Writer
Film
Face The Camera (extract)
Olan Collardy
DAW Workshop
New Diorama Studios
2016 Writer
Film
Xq28
Miika Vaso
DAW Workshop
New Diorama Studios
2016 writer
Theatre
OWH (Rehearsed Reading)
Kasia Rozycki
Off The Cliff
SLAM
2016 writer
Theatre
Reprehnsible Men
Dan Horrigan
ImpFest
Hornsey Town Hall
2016 writer/actor/director
Theatre
If My Heart Were A Camera
Dan Horrigan
Blue Guitar
Hatch
2016 writer
Theatre
A Kiss From Back Home
Dan Horrigan
Drift Shop
The White Bear
2016 writer
Theatre
The Reversible Hat
Aydan Tair
Lost 5 Minute Festival
Lost Theatre
2016 Director/Writer
Theatre
A Kiss From Back Home
Dan Horrigan
Oxjam
Walthemstow Oxfam
2016 Reader
Theatre
Reversible Hat
Dan Horrigan
Folked Up
Pub on the Park
2016 Writer
Theatre
If My Heart Were A Camera
Aydan Tair
The Monday Club
Chelsea Theatre
2016 Writer
Theatre
If My Heart Were A Camera
Aydan Tair
They Shall Not Pass
Limehouse Town Hall
2016 Writer
Theatre
Seine
Dan Horrigan
Drift Theatre
The Proud Archivist
2016 Writer
Theatre
OWH
Bonnie Adaire
Playwright/Playread
The Actors Temple
2016 Writer
Theatre
If My Heart Were A Camera
Julia Taylor
Scene Gym
Old Vic Workrooms
2016 Writer/director
Theatre
Reprehensible Men
Dan Horrigan
Sky or the Bird
Tristan Bates Theatre
2016 Writer
Theatre
Mother Out The Window
Penny Cliff
Lost One Act Festival
Lost Theatre
2016 Writer
Theatre
Face The Camera And Smile
Penny Cliff
Sky or the Bird & Fergal Philips
Upstairs At The Arts
2016 Writer
Theatre
Rehearsed Reading of a new play by Dan Horrigan
Chukwudi Onwere
Player Playwrights
North London Tavern
2016 Producer
Theatre
The Adults' Adventure Playground
Dominic Cooper, Steve Livermore, Charlotte Ive, Milla Jackson, Rob Ellis, Gavin Maxwell, Beccy Robinson, Annabel Banks, Rob Pallot, Julie Pallot, Phil Willmot, Naomi Westerman, Martha Keith Barnett
Sky or the Bird/Fragility/Wandsworth Fringe
The Cat's Back
2016 Writer
Theatre
Face The Camera And Smile (extract)
Zachary James
Anonymous Is A Woman
Upstairs at The Arts
2016 Writer
Theatre
Mocks Shocks & Hymns
Monty Leigh
Sharp Scratches
The Courtyard Theatre
2016 Reader
Theatre
Flowered Up
Dan Horrigan
Proper Ganda
The Others
2016 Writer
Theatre
Depths, A Kiss From Back Home, The Reversible Hat
Dan Horrigan
Monologue Theatre Series
The New Shoreditch Theatre & Red Gallery
2016 Writer/Reader
Theatre
The Reversible Hat
Dan Horrigan
Proper Ganda
The Others
2016 Writer
Theatre
Depths
Emma Wilkinson
Drift Theatre
The Proud Archivist
2016 Producer
Theatre
RAW - Reality As Written (Depths & A Kiss From Back Home)
DB Horrigan, Suzie Geeforce, Miles MacDonald, Raphe & Murray, Dave Beynon
Sky or the Bird
The Comedy Room
2016 Writer/Reader
Theatre
Depths
Dan Horrigan
Proper Ganda
The Others
2016 Writer/Reader
Theatre
A Kiss From Back Home
Leytonstone Itch
All You Read Is Love
2016 Writer
Theatre
The First Thing You Notice
Yolanda Barker
Sunday Surgery
Theatre Delicatessan
2016 Writer
Theatre
The Alchemical Door 2
Rosanna Mallinson
ImmerCity
Babel Studios
2016 Writer
Theatre
A Kiss From Back Home
Zachary James
Drift Theatre
The Proud Archivist
2016 Writer
Theatre
Perennial
Katie Elizabeth Payne
Scratch That Vault Festival
The Vaults
2016 Writer/Reader
Theatre
A Kiss From Back Home
Dan Horrigan
Proper Ganda
The Others
2016 Writer
Theatre
Reading of a new play by Dan Horrigan
Jane Jeffrey
Academy of Live and Recorded Arts
ALRA
2015 Writer
Film
Populace
Aaron Bevan Bailey
The Frame Store
2015 Writer/Director
Film
Devotion
Dan Horrigan
Foliage Films Sky or the Bird
The Hospital Club
2015 Writer
Theatre
Perennial
Hannah Kaye
A Foot In The Door
Upstairs at The Arts
2015 Writer
Theatre
Perennial
Dan Horrigan
DVM Productions
Matthew's Yard
2015 Writer/Actor
Theatre
Perennial
Verbal
Bank Street Arts
2015 Writer/Actor
Theatre
Perennial
Ursula Campbell
Drunken Chorus
The George Tavern
2015 Writer/Actor
Theatre
Perennial
Hannah Kaye
Paperback Picture
The Arts Theatre West End
2014 Director
Theatre
Moonfleece
Bath Spa
University Theatre
2014 Writer
Theatre
Still I See My Baby
Hannah Kaye
Sky or the Bird
Bathway Theatre
2014 Writer
Theatre
Still I See My Baby
Hannah Kaye
Sky or the Bird
Theatre 503
2014 Writer
Theatre
Three Women In A Music Box
Anita'sArts Therapy Mission
Oslo
2014 Director
Theatre
Happiness
Sky or the Bird
Theatre 503
2014 Writer
Theatre
Three Women In A Music Box
Alice Bonaficio
Whoop 'N' Wail
Waterloo East
2011 - 2013 Director/Writer/Actor
Education
Transmission Workshop
Various
Transmission
The Rag Factory
2013 Assistant to the director
Theatre
We Lost Elijah
Dominic McHale
NT Connections
The Lyric Hammersmith
2013 Producer
Theatre
Othello Syndrome
Hannah Kaye
Chameleon's Dish
The Drayton Theatre
2013 Writer
Theatre
Unrelated
Tom Latter
Sky or the Bird
The Drayton Theatre
2013 Director
Theatre
Happiness
Dan Horrigan
Write Now Festival
The Unity
2012 writer
Theatre
Chastity
Rebecca Pryle
Bread & Roses
The Bread & Roses
2012 writer
Theatre
7
Heather Ward
Writers Avenue
The Pleasance
2012 Director
Theatre
Life Is Mostly Straws (rehearsed reading)
Dan Horrigan
Sky or the Bird
The Actor's Temple
2012 Producer
Theatre
London: Four Corners One Heart
Hannah Kaye & Benjamin Askew, Dominic Kelly & Mike Mersea, Jane Jeffrey & Lashana Lynch, Juliane Von Sivers & Rose Lewenstein
Sky or the Bird
Theatre503
2012 Writer
Theatre
SISMB (R&D)
Hannah Kaye
Chameleon's Dish
The Cockpit Theatre
2012 Writer
Theatre
A Soldier's Things
Jane Jeffrey
Lost 5 Minute Festival
The Lost Theatre
2012 Writer
Theatre
The Echo Chamber
Dom Kelly
Salon:Collective
The Cockpit Theatre
2012 Director
Theatre
Permanence
Dan Horrigan
Give It Some Room
The Old Red Lion
2011 Director
Theatre
Normal
Dan Horrigan
Caravanserai
The Roundhouse
2011 Director
Theatre
There Ain't No Law Against Fisn N Chips
Dan Horrigan
Writers Avenue
Soho Theatre
2011 Director
Theatre
Rapid Write Response
Dan Horrigan
RRW
Theatre503
2011 Writer & Director
Theatre
Face The Camera And Smile (R&D)
Dan Horrigan
Writers Avenue
Soho Theatre
2011 Director
Theatre
Autumn Sonata (Scene Study)
Dan Horrigan
Caravanserai
The Courtyard
2011 Director
Theatre
A Peaceful Resolution
Dan Horrigan
REDfest
The Old Red Lion
2011 Writer
Theatre
14 Candles
Peter Darney
Writer's Avenue
Soho Theatre
2010 Director
Theatre
The Duchess Of Malfi
Dan Horrigan
Vaulting Ambition
The Charing Cross Theatre
2010 Writer & Director
Theatre
Unrelated
Dan Horrigan
Scenepool
The Jermyn Street
2010 Director
Theatre
REX
Dan Horrigan
Rapid Write Response
Theatre503
2009 Writer & Director
Theatre
Unrelated
Dan Horrigan
Scenepool
Camden Peoples Theatre
2009 Writer & Director
Theatre
Unrelated
Dan Horrigan
Scenepool
The New Diorama
2009 Writer
Theatre
Face The Camera And Smile (R&D)
Hannah Kaye
Chameleon's Dish
Camden Peoples Theatre
2007 - 2008 Panel/Documentary Maker
Other
On The Fringe
Resonance FM
Resonance FM
2008 Writer
Theatre
IMHWAC
Scenepool
Camden Peoples Theatre
2008 Writer & Director
Theatre
IMHWAC
Dan Horrigan
Process Week
The Young Vic
2003 - 2007 FoH
Ticketing / Front of house
The Woman In Black
Robin Herford
ATG
The Fortune Theatre
2006 - 2007 Panel/Documentary Maker
Other
On The Fringe
Resonance FM
Resonance FM
2007 Director
Theatre
River Of Dreams
Dan Horrigan
It's A Blast
Harlow Playhouse
2007 Director
Theatre
The Crucible
Dan Horrigan
The London Centre for Theatre Studies
The Actor's Company
2007 Dramaturg/Director
Theatre
The Pillar's of the Community
Dan Horrigan
The London Centre for Theatre Studies
The Actor's Company
2007 Director
Theatre
A Doll's House
Dan Horrigan
London Centre for Theatre Studies
The Actor's Company
2007 Director
Theatre
The Just
Dan Horrigan
Secret Centre Theatre
The White Bear
2007 Writer
Theatre
London Playwrights Collective
Steve Harper
LPC
Theatre503
2006 Director
Theatre
The Broken Heart
Dan Horrigan
Secret Centre Theatre
The White Bear
2006 Producer, Writer, Director
Theatre
Open Secret Season
Dan Horrigan
Secret Centre Theatre
The Lion & Unicorn
2006 Director
Theatre
Together For Tomorrow
Dan Horrigan
Practicum Theatre
Theatre503
2005 Assistant Director
Theatre
Venice Preserved
William Galinsky
Arcola Theatre
The Arcola
2005 Director
Theatre
Upon The roof
Dan Horrigan
Short Cuts
The Arcola
2005 Writer & Director
Theatre
Orestes
Dan Horrigan
Secret Centre Theatre
The Space
2005 Writer & Director
Theatre
Orestes
Dan Horrigan
Secret Centre Theatre
The Lion And Unicorn
2003 - 2004 Actor - Major Robbie Ross, Philip Madras, Dysart, Falstaff, Charles Bishop
Theatre
The Actor's Company
Diana Hillier, Michael Cadman, Merry Irwin, David Harris
The London Centre for Theatre Studies
The Jermyn Street
2001 - 2002 TAD
Theatre
Trainee Assistant Director
Dan Crawford
The Kings Head
The Kings Head
2002 Writer
Theatre
Travelling Through Life
Caroline Baille
Critical Stage
The Royal Free & The Landor
2002 Director
Theatre
The Possibilities
Dan Horrigan
The King's Head
The King's Head
2001 Director
Theatre
The New World Order, Precisely, Mountain Language
Dan Horrigan
RHUL
Windsor Arts Centre
2000 Director (scene study)
Theatre
Antigone
Dan Horrigan
RHUL
Studio Theatre

Education

  • Year
    Qualification
    Where
  • 2016
    Criterion New Writers
    The Criterion Theatre
  • 2016
    Rose Theatre Playwriting
    Rose Theatre Kingston
  • 2015
    The Two Phil's Screenwriting Weekender
    Chanel 4
  • 2015
    Continuing & Returning TV Drama
  • 2015
    Dramatic Writing
  • 2014
    A Month In The Country
    Living Pictures
  • 2013
    Method into Practice
    Living Pictures
  • 2012
    The Tell Playwriting Course
    The Tell
  • 2011
    Year Long Course
    The Impulse Company
  • 2010
    Introduction to Playwrighting
    Euphoric Ink
  • 2010
    Active Analysis
    Living Pictures
  • 2009
    Unlocking The Directors Imagination
    Operating Theatre Company
  • 2009
    PGCE English with Drama
    The Institute of Education
  • 2004
    Post Graduate Acting
    The Actors Company - The London centre for Theatre Studies
  • 2002
    Trainne assistant director
    The King's Head Theatre
  • 2001
    MA Theatre (directing)
  • 2000
    BA Drama & Theatre Studies

About me

Dan Horrigan is an award-winning director and writer working in theatre and film. His company Sky or the Bird develop the work of writers: emerging, established, and safely in the grave. Examples include psychogeographical theatre productions, a revival of Moonfleece by Philip Ridley, and adaptations for award winning films.

Dan graduated from Drama Centre with an MA in Dramatic Writing (Merit). He holds the Critical Stage Award for writing and was shortlisted for The Kings Cross Award for New Writing.

His work in film has screened globally winning multiple awards. Highlights include MiSciFi and Sunscreen Film Festival West - as well as Shorts on Tap, London SciFi Festival, and being hand-picked for Danny Boyle's Shuffle Festival.

Additional Skills

Dramaturgy
Teaching Drama & Performing Arts.
Events planning and management.

Industry Awards

Shortlisted for The Kings Cross Award for New Writing in 2009.
Best Dramatic Short Horror 2016.
Best Short 2016.
Award of Merit 2016.
Runner Up Best Script 2016.
Outstanding Screen Story - 2017.
Finalist - ZedFest - Screenplay 2017.
Finalist Other Worlds Austin - Screenplay 2017.

Referees

TESTIMONIALS:

references available from:
danny.whitehead@hotmail.com
k.irvine@bathspa.ac.uk
ola@euphoricink.co.uk

I have known Dan since 2010 when he first attended one of our Introductory Play writing courses.

In this time I have worked with him as a dramaturg on several occasions and I have come to regard him as one of the most passionate, dedicated, tireless, fearless and committed artists, working in new writing today.

Dan is a big personality, with big ideas, beautifully balanced by his vision, drive and belief in the power and force of theatre. A force, which he fully regards as a wholly positive and constructive force for change and a force for good.

Dan has an insatiable appetite for theatre, which he seeks to feed at every opportunity. It is this appetite that inspires him to make theatre (as a writer and a director) that is bold, challenging, imaginative and exciting.

Dan’s passion and imagination inevitably sets him on path to make and create theatre that opens up the world, probes it, dissects it and exposes it in way that engages audiences and moves them in ways they could never previously imagine, nor possibly ever forget after the fact.

In short, I have no hesitation in providing a positive reference for the above mentioned person, by virtue of his utter commitment to the art form and his dedication to his practice.

Ola Animashawun.
Creative Director, Euphoric Ink.

Dan Horrigan is a dedicated, ambitious and hard-working theatre maker with multiple strings to his bow. The work he has produced, written and directed at Theatre503 has been testament to his efforts to make great theatre happen. Although his company, Sky or the Bird, is relatively young, Dan is working to put the foundations in place to ensure that his work stands the test of time and that the company is making theatre for years to come. I’m sure I’ll continue seeing Dan’s work in theatre's around London in the future. Dan has the ability to attract good people to work with him and for each production Sky or The Bird has brought together strong diverse teams to realise his vision.

Lisa Caggnacci - associate artistic director Theatre503.

Dan Horrigan has a proven track record of inventive new writing that explores the human condition. I've had the pleasure of witnessing him leading workshops for Transmission Workshop - which I co-founded and runs Tuesday evenings at Park Theatre. He is motivational and engages the actors in every session giving them a variety of techniques to learn. He is passionate about his work and shows a real commitment to exploring new ways of working and thinking.
Melli Bond
Creative Director
PARK Theatre

I am an actor of thirty years experience mainly with Propeller an internationally acclaimed Shakespeare company and a teacher of acting at drama schools such as Alra and Italia Conti and Shakespeare's globe. Dan saw me acting a few times and asked me if I would work on his new play with him. I saw a production of an early draft at the Jermyn Street Theatre in London and was impressed with the intensity of the piece and in particular with the character of Martin who had a complexity and moral ambiguity I was drawn to, so when he asked me to read and help develop the play I jumped at the chance. We spent three days reading and discussing new drafts with time in between for Dan to develop and rewrite. I was really impressed with his writing in the first place which was both searingly honest and written with a visceral rhythm and poetry that was a gift for an actor. But I was also impressed with how seriously he listened to the actors comments and criticisms and ideas and how he was able to go away and take on board the comments so that each draft came back better and more deft. I also had a brilliant time working with him and the other actors. What I like about Dan is how seriously he takes the work and how honest and searching he is with his writing. But also how much fun we have by taking the creative process so seriously. And he is willing to take criticism with the good humour it requires - there is rigour but no defensiveness at all. I should add that I also had the good fortune to act in a lovely radio play he had written while working at the radio rep. It was a very clever piece again with a complexity and ambiguity and feeling. Suspense that are Dan's strength. I had a great time working on the radio play and so did my co actor. It was our favourite of the five new plays we worked on that day and recorded. I have a huge respect for Dan's writing and love working with him and hope to act in another of his plays as soon as possible.
Tony Bell - Actor.

I have known Dan Horrigan since early 2010, when he was referred to me by Prof. Elizabeth Schafer of Royal Holloway UL. He was then seeking advice for a production of Webster’s The Duchess of Malfi that he had been engaged to direct. At that time, I was extensively researching the dramaturgy of the same play and had interviewed numerous directors for my investigations. I was immediately struck by the originality of Dan's concept and the creative intelligence with which he approached the play. His production played for a month in the West End to a good critical reception. My own critique of it can be accessed under my name and the title, The Dangerous Edge of Things (pp.355-9) on the Royal Holloway website.

In late 2011, Dan approached me again to act in a more formal capacity as dramaturg for a notional production of The White Devil, I readily agreed and, over the past year and a half, we have met regularly to discuss the play. Once again, I have been impressed by his understanding of this difficult text, his openness to ideas and his creative imagination in tackling the staging problems it presents.

Dan is also a prolific writer for the stage and has worked regularly, both individually and collaboratively, on a range of dramatic texts. For example, in August 2012, l saw a performance of his play, Still I See My Baby, at The Cockpit Theatre. This dystopian fantasy explored the chilling potential implications of a future, in which genetic engineering is linked to human reproduction. In imaginatively exploiting a subject drawn from today's "designer babies" headlines, Dan showed that he could create an original and relevant drama, with effective plotting, plausible characterisation and fine use of language.
Dan has an excellent understanding of dramatic theory, augmented by his experience as a theatrical practitioner. By nature, he is a good communicator; whether as director, teacher or writer, his intuitive default position is to lead, but work collaboratively.
Dr John Buckingham,
Teacher & Director

I am happy to recommend my student Dan Horrigan to you. Dan is currently studying for an MA Dramatic Writing at Drama Centre London and Central Saint Martins. As part of the course, I have read much of Dan’s work and I have been impressed by the quality and variety of his writing. I have also been impressed by the many other roles Dan is currently engaged in in the industry – from teaching to directing to running his own company – and the seriousness with which he undertakes these endeavours. Dan is a thoughtful and generous member of the MA class and a pleasure to have in the group.
Jennifer Tuckett
Course Leader, MA Dramatic Writing

I was invited by Dan to join him on an exciting new project bringing new writers and new directors together to create a compendium of scenes covering what it is like to live in certain areas of London at Theatre 503. London: Four Corners, One Heart was extremely well managed and put together by Dan and his company, and the experience helped strengthen my company's presence on the theatre scene. The process was well supported; offering all members individual support and feedback, while also creating a company atmosphere; a fantastic feat considering Dan had four teams all meeting and rehearsing in separate venues scattered around London. He was able to involve Arts Council representatives and high profile theatre directors and makers such as Che Walker, to bring interest to the project and build it's impact. At all times, it was Dan's firm grasp of the project, artistically, and it's intended impact, commercially, that made my involvement in the project extremely rewarding.
Dominic Kelly
Acting Teacher/Director

Through the 7 years of knowing and working with Dan Horrigan I have always found him to be highly creative and innovative theatre maker. As a writer, his scripts are thought provoking and evocative; as a director he is imaginative and inspiring. Each occasion I have worked with Dan it has been a rewarding experience; his outlook and professionalism has always left me with new knowledge about theatre making and its process. He is a talented and intelligent creative; a joy to work with and I hope I get an opportunity to work with him again in the future. Kerry Irvine, Lecturer/Producer.

Additional Information

I like to get lost on long walks but somehow arrive at where I need to be, on time and with a few stories.

Skills

Primary Job Title Writer
Secondary Job Title Director
Job Titles Assistant Director, Director, Drama Facilitator, Drama Tutor, Dramaturg, Events Manager, Lecturer, Producer, Writer
Years in industry 6+ years
Company Experience Children's Theatre, Circus, Educational Theatre, Regional Theatre
Languages Spoken English
Organisation Membership DGGB Equity WGGB
Experienced in Circus, Comedy, Drama, Experimental, Fringe, Live Events, Musicals, New Writing, Revue, Shakespeare, Showcase, Tragedy
Interested in European Tour, Live Events, UK Tour, World Tour
DBS checked Yes
Driving Licences Standard

Professional Recommendations

  • Fraser Watson
    Fraser Watson · Video Designer

    Dan is a director and writer i have worked with across Theater and film. He has an inspiring work ethic and produces work that will keep you hooked. Always happy to work with him and never felt short changed by our working relationship. Looking forward to seeing what he produces in the future.

  • Adam Morley
    Adam Morley · Director

    Dan is a very talented Director and writer. He is disciplined and very hard working. Dan creates a wonderful team atmosphere and engenders great loyalty from his cast and crews. I would highly recommend.

  • Hannah Kaye
    Hannah Kaye · Director

    I have worked with Dan both as director for pieces that he has written and as movement director for a show that he directed. In every case I have found him to be a generous and creative collaborator, an excellent facilitator of a positive and challenging work environment, and a supportive colleague. I highly recommend both his wide range of material and his professional acumen.