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Dan O'Connor

Dan O'Connor is one of the world's foremost innovators in unscripted theatre. He is a multifaceted actor, improviser, writer, and director performing on television and stage around the world. His training includes the American Conservatory Theater and extensive work with Keith Johnstone (Author of Impro) since 1986. He is a graduate of the Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art in London. Dan is the founder and producing artistic director of the critically acclaimed Impro Theatre and is a co-founder of BATS Improv in San Francisco and LA Theatresports. Dan has been teaching internationally for 30 years training writers, actors and directors about narrative storytelling and exploring the future of theatre. In that time he has also worked with corporate clients using improvisation as a tool for adaptation and change. He recently co-authored “Life UnScripted” with Jeff Katzman. The book is about using narrative improvisation to lead a more present and engaged life.

He has been guest performer with everyone from Second City to the Groundlings. Most recently he has developed the "Living Story Board" with Stephen Kearin, an ongoing development process for animators, storyboard artists and writers at Disney and Dreamworks Animation. www.danoconnor.net