Dan is the artistic director of Dawn State Theatre Company (dawnstate.co.uk) and a freelance director, producer and dramaturg. Recent work for Dawn State includes The Wonderful Discovery of Witches in the County of Lancaster (New Diorama & Greenwich Theatre 2016; Oxford Playhouse & Edinburgh Festival 2015) and The Man Who Would Be King (UK Tour 2016; New Diorama & Edinburgh Festival 2014) which he also adapted. Upcoming freelance work includes producing Child of the Divide (UK Tour 2017) and dramaturgy on Years of Sunlight (Theatre503). Recent freelance work as a director includes Paradoxy (Pegasus Theatre& Trafalgar Studios); Philistines and A Month in the Country (both Oxford School of Drama); The Merchant of Venice (RSC workshop production); Hedda Gabler (Drama Centre London); Dirty Great Love Story (VAULT Festival) and Skittles (BAC & Edinburgh Festival) . He was the joint programming director at Theatre503 in 2009, the resident assistant director at Sheffield Crucible in 2010, and the recipient of the TDA emerging producer bursary at Tamasha Theatre Company in 2015. He trained at Birkbeck College.