Dan Shorten

Key details:

Production Arts | Research
Creative Director at Guildhall Live Events


Dan is a multi-awarding winner director, designer and audio/visual specialist working with various companies from all over the UK. During the last eight years he has worked on a series of five-star and sell-out shows that toured across the UK and overseas, including winning the 2007 Total Theatre Wildcard Award and a 2010 Fringe First Award. His work has been described in The Stage as “one of the most original examples of theatre around”. He has a burgeoning reputation and regularly collaborates with Icon, B-Arts and Kinetica, building audio/visual content for touring theatre and large-scale outdoor events. 

Dan teaches masterclasses in video mapping and video control software and has been invited to teach as visiting lecture at the TEAK Theatre Academy Helsinki. He has worked on various video mapping projects including installations at The Barbican Centre and at LUX Helsinki, and has been invited to present his work at BIPAF Busan, South Korea and Summer Arts Festival in California. 


Recent Research Outputs

Son et Lumiere

Shorten, Dan. Son et Lumiere. London: Guildhall Yard, 2016.