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Dan Skili is a qualified Dramatherapist, and is
a facilitator of Augusto Boal's Theatre of the Oppressed (Forum Theatre and Rainbow of Desire) and Laban Movement. He has several years experience working as a professional actor and director.
Dan qualified at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama and Mountview
Academy of Theatre Arts, and works as a drama teacher at The City Literary Institute in Covent Garden, and the Actor Works Drama School (formerly the Academy Drama School). As a Dramatherapist, Dan is a registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC), and the British Association of Dramatherapists (BADth).
has been involved in numerous productions in London and around
the UK including FESTIVAL OF CENTRAL EUROPEAN CULTURE and EDINBURGH
FESTIVAL FRINGE. Dan directed
Shakespeare’s The Tempest for Studio Upstairs Performance
Group at Diorama Arts Centre, as well as Irvine Welsh’s
HEADSTATE for Bittersweet Theatre Company at the Landor Theatre
and Caryl Churchill’s VINEGAR TOM at the Etcetera Theatre.
was the original co-founder of eurika theatre and redshoestheatrecompany. He also directed the very successful world premiere and run of the play
DANGEROUS, which ran an impressive 40 nights in London and Brighton.
Dan’s directed the world premiere of THE IGNORANCE
for Fortress Productions, an action packed dark comedy, which
ran at a packed out Etcetera Theatre for three weeks.
enjoys working on very different genres each time he directs a
play, and is now planning his next adventure. He is however always
open to new and exciting projects and welcomes all interesting
performance proposals with a keen ear.
a small child Dan used to enact fairy tales and stories from the
Bible with a girl friend of his. Little did Dan know that telling
and enacting stories would become his profession and an essential
part of his life. Dan also started acting at a very early age
when at the age of 6 he was caught by the teachers parodying the
local butcher and his wife, in front of the whole class!
then a couple of years later firmly convinced his sisters to be
directed by him on a regular basis, working on all kinds of performance
extravaganzas. Their friends always made a keen audience.
believes that it is important to find ones inheritance and soul
in a world which can at times seem difficult to live in. This
can be done through fantasy, imagination, theatre and exploration
of old Myths and Fairy Tales. It is in this poetic land that you
will recapture your soul and awaken your senses.
" …Without this playing with fantasy no creative work
has yet come to birth. The debt we owe to the play of imagination
is incalculable." - Carl Gustav Jung