Dan O’Connor

Impro Theatre @ Los Angeles, USA

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 Theatre and extensive work with Keith Johnstone 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 tool for adaptation and change.

He is on the advisory board of the International Theatresports Institute (ITI), which includes more than three hundred theatre companies and festivals globally. Dan is an officially recommended ITI teacher and performer and is a member of the Applied Improvisation Network.

He has been guest performer with everyone from Second City to 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.