DGC CLIENTS & AFFILIATIONS
A selection of some of my current work partners
HOW NOW BROWN COW PRODUCTIONS
Consulting General Manager
Daniel proudly works with Founder Julie-Anne McDowell as General Manager and Associate Producer of South Africa’s newest, purpose built Theatrical Production Company. Launched in 2020 in the middle of the global Pandemic, How Now Brown Cow is a Theatre Producing Company committed to presenting a range of world-class productions which particularly aims to commission, enable and empower South African Theatre Practitioners. The How Now Brown Cow Writers’ Collective was launched in February 2021.
ZIP ZAP CIRCUS
Zip Zap was born 29 years ago from a simple dream, a trapeze bar in a tree, a costume box and a rusty car. Established by South African born Brent van Rensburg and his French wife, Laurence Estève, their dream was to use the circus as a tool to bridge socio-economic gaps and to inspire and empower young people to build a new culture of peaceful co-existence in South Africa, inspired by the late Nelson Mandela. Daniel works alongside Laurence and Brent, and the Zip Zap Team, on various projects and ideas!
Shy Music, based in the beautiful city of Cape Town, South Africa was founded by Composer and Producer Alice Gillham in 2014. The company specialises in the creative development of all aspects of musical storytelling - including original composition, development of musical theatre, film music, studio production, artist recordings and specialist vocal production. Daniel consults as the Executive Producer to Shy Music.
BLUE TOUCH PAPER PRODUCTIONS
International Producing Partner
Theatre company dedicated to bringing new stories to the UK
Our mission: To find plays that stretch, challenge and excite audiences
THE PLAYWRIGHT'S LABORATORY
Bringing Something New To The Table!
The Playwright's Laboratory, which aims to bridge the gap between brilliant new plays and world-class producers, was co-founded by Daniel and Artistic Director Katharine Farmer of Blue Touch Paper Productions. www.playwrightslab.com
HOW NOW BROWN COW WRITERS' COLLECTIVE
“ … We are striving to reinvest in the grassroots of theatre and storytelling by empowering writers during this very difficult time. We are nothing, we have nothing, without stories in the theatre, so we hope that out of this initiative will come some contemporary South African stories that reflect our society and people today.”
Julie-Anne McDowell | Founder How Now Brown Cow.
THE TSIKINYA-CHAKA CENTRE
Daniel proudly joined the Wits-based Centre as an affiliate from March to December 2021. The Tsikinya-Chaka Centre is a Research Unit in the School of Literature, Language and Media at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa. Building on a significant but often-neglected history of translating Shakespeare’s plays into African languages, the TCC seeks to promote scholarship, teaching and performance that engages with Shakespeare as a multilingual phenomenon. This focus is complemented by an emphasis on transnationalism: understanding Shakespearean histories and contemporary practices in different national contexts around the world by situating Shakespeare outside of limited ‘English’ paradigms (and vice versa).
THE COLLEGE OF MAGIC
Interim CEO from 1 May to 31 October 2021
Founded in 1980 by the remarkable David Gore, The College of Magic is first and foremost a unique place of contemporary education for young people. We believe that every child is different; that every child is creative and has an innate sense of curiosity and wonder. We’ve shaped our curriculum around this ethos, and our staff is dedicated to helping each learner find and develop their unique passions and talents.
The College of Magic is also a place where youngsters from every walk of life come together; a true reflection of our rainbow nation. They are brought together by the enchanting and multi-faceted art of ‘magic theatre’, where learning is fun, life skills are nurtured, and where little imaginations are set free. All of this is our recipe for captivating, empowering and transforming young lives.