About

Dan Horrigan is a writer and director for film and theatre. He lives and works in London.

He has a BA (Hons.) & MA (Merit) in Theatre from Royal Holloway.

He trained at The Actors Company – The London Centre For Theatre Studies.

He has a PGCE in English & Drama from The Institute Of Education.

He graduated from the MA Dramatic Writing at Drama Centre in 2015 with a Merit.

His play ‘Once Was Home’ was produced by Critical Stage at The Royal Free and The Landor Theatre.

His play ‘Face The Camera And Smile’ was shortlisted for The Kings Cross Award for New Writing. It was later produced by Writers Avenue at The Rosemary Branch, The Pleasance, and The Soho Theatre. Finalist – The First 20 Minutes. It is currently slated for production at The Woman And War festival with the So and So Arts Club in the West End 2016.

His play ‘Orestes’ was self-directed at The Space ‘Dan Horrigan’s bold updating of the Orestes Myth. Stridently confident performances.’ Time Out

‘Unrelated’ was produced by Scenepool at Camden People’s Theatre, The New Diorama, The Jermyn Street, and The Drayton Arms. ‘The Structure of the play is clever and unpredictable.’ The Stage

‘Learning to Swim’ was produced by Talawa and the BBC for podcast.

Still I See My Baby is currently being translated for production in Paris 2017.

His collection of short works, scratches, monologues, and poems, as well as his direction of other shorts, has been seen in London, working with companies such as: Skylight; DVM; Hackney Picture House; East London Literary Salon; CLF Arts Cafe; Ghostdog; GISR; ORL; The Salon: Collective; and many more.

As a director, Dan’s work has been shaped by The System & Meisner Technique learning from director’s such as John Gillett, Irina Brown, Ian Rickson, Elen Bowman, Mike Alfreds, in developmental and workshop contexts – as well as two years Meisner Training with Impulse under Scott Williams. Dan is currently expanding his understanding of Meisner Technique with cutting-edge practitioners.

Dan’s films have been screened internationally, winning many awards along the way. He is currently working on numerous projects, and relishing the challenges of storytelling for the screen.

1 Comment

  1. Hello Dan – I keep getting invitations from you to connect on LinkedIn, but as I’m not a member of that I can’t respond. I’m not sure whether these invitations are personally targetted or part of a more general initiative by you to widen your contacts…
    Of course I remember meeting you and working with you at the Young Vic, and your deeply felt response to the social dreaming workshop I did with Colin Ellwood. We met later when you talked about starting your PGCE course, so I’m interested to see all you have been doing since then.
    I too have been having an interesting time, though not as prolific as you (partly because my ongoing work as a therapist etc restricts time/energy for writing). My biggest success has been with my version of Strindberg’s The Father, done at the Belgrade Coventry in 2012, done on BBC Radio 3 in 2013, and with a fresh production at Trafalgar Studios in 2015. I also did a version of Gogol’s lesser known play Marriage for the Belgrade in 2013. I’m having more difficulty getting my original scripts taken up but am persevering, and have one which has received a lot of positive comment so my agent feels it is simply a matter of placing it – called The Rift, it’s a ‘comedy with shadows’ set in post-independence Kenya, a study of multi–cultural identity. Currently working on something new.
    I’d be happy to hook up and chat if you’re free and feel inclined, but in any case i wish you well and hope you’ll understand the reasons for my repeated neglect of your LinkedIn invitations…
    Laurie Slade

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