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Welcome to my Website about my work in theatre directing, dramatherapy and teaching

Theatre - Therapy - Teaching

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).

He 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.

Dan 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.

Dan 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.

As a Child...

As 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!

Dan 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.

Dan 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