Guest Coach
 
A native San Franciscan, Dan is a co-founder of BATS Improv and co-founder and Producing Artistic Director of Impro Theatre, home of LA Theatresports.  Dan has overseen Impro Theatre’s growth from a successful short form improv troupe to a critically acclaimed, nationally recognized improvisational theatre company. For Impro, he is the director of Chekhov UnScripted and the co-director of Jane Austen UnScriptedFairytales UnScriptedThe Western UnScriptedShakespeare UnScripted and Sondheim UnScripted

Dan’s television directing credits include the critically acclaimed ABC hybrid sitcom Sons and Daughters and Campus Ladies for the Oxygen Network. He was a writer and the improv director for The Wayne Brady Show, and he co-created the NBC television improv comedy show World Cup Comedy, which ran for two seasons on PAX. Television acting credits include SeinfeldVEGASRaising HopeCampus LadiesMalcolm in the MiddleThe Tonight ShowThe NewzLife GameQuick WitzLaw & Order: LA and Little Britain USA. Theatre acting credits include the Improbable Theatre’s production of Keith Johnstone’s Life Game (Off-Broadway), and he has appeared in productions with American Conservatory Theatre, A Noise Within, Shakespeare Santa Cruz and The Taper, Too.

Dan was an adjunct professor for USC’s BFA program, and he has taught at Duke University, Pepperdine University, UC Santa Barbara, UCLA Extension, and the MBA Program at UT Austin. He has conducted improvisation and creative workshops at Dreamworks, Disney Animation, Cirque du Soleil, and at many other corporations, theatre companies and improvisational theatre festivals around the world.

He is a graduate of the Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art in London and a member of SAG-AFTRA, DGA, AEA and WGA and International Theatresports Institute Advisory Board.