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The following are the guidelines that will be in place throughout all classes at Mindful Acting Studios and will be strictly adhered to for the safety of everyone. Due to the fast-changing nature of COVID, these precautions may be eased on a case by case basis.
Please be advised that due to the nature of limited availability, all bookings are non-refundable. Credit may be possible in exceptional circumstances by requesting at least 7 days in advance for private one-off bookings and 14 days in advance for private continual bookings. Please do not request refunds in exception to the above terms and conditions.
No refunds will be given due to the online and automatic nature of the system and advertising requirements dependant upon the numbers of accepted students. In exceptional circumstances, credit for future courses may be issued at the sole discretion of the provider. Please do not request refunds or credit in exception to the above terms and conditions.
There will be a 50% charge (your deposit and 2nd class fee) for dropping out within 14 days of class starting and the full cost of the course will be charged if you drop out within a week of class starting. This, again ensures we have a complete ensemble and a great experience for your scene partner. Please note this spot could have been filled with good notice but letting us know close to the date not only hurts your partner but also cannot be filled at the last minute. No refunds will be given due to the online and automatic nature of the system and advertising requirements which are dependant upon the numbers of accepted students. Please do not request refunds in exception to the above terms and conditions.
Please be advised that due to the nature of limited availability, all bookings are non-refundable. Classes have limited availability and so require at least 14 days notice of change in order to qualify for credit for future use. No refunds will be given however due to the online and automatic nature of the system and advertising requirements dependant upon the numbers of accepted students. Please do not request refunds in exception to the above terms and conditions.
No refunds will be given due to the online and automatic nature of the system and advertising requirements dependant upon the numbers of accepted students. In exceptional circumstances, credit may be applied for use towards a future course. Please do not request refunds in exception to the above terms and conditions.
In line with recent reductions in COVID measures, we will be starting back in-person classes as of June 2021. In order to serve those in need of affordable and accessible training, we will continue operating our online acting and mindfulness training options. Click below to find out more!
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As a director, Dan tries to focus on texts which aim to open up people’s hearts. In theatre his particular preference is for plays that are often overlooked but have the capacity to wake people up to some true nature of reality, ‘to hold the mirror up to nature’.
He has a particular penchant for plays that capture the heart and don’t let go until the last breath. He believes theatre can be a kind of religious experience where the audience and actors form a communion and can transcend the subject-object dichotomy we often fall into when looking to entertainment to serve us in escaping reality instead of embracing it.
Dan’s most recent credits as a director include a Northern UK tour of Danny and the Deep Blue Sea, Things We Want at the Hope Mill Theatre, North of Providence at 53Two, This is it at the King’s Arms, Sans Merci at Hope Mill Theatre, Cracked Rainbow by Charlene James as part of Royal Exchange Theatre’s Come Closer festival and Swaggering Crow Theatre’s A Kidnapping. Dan has been Artistic Director of Play With Fire Productions since it’s inception in 2016.
As an actor, Dan has lived and performed in the United Kingdom, Canada and Australia, where he received his Bachelor of Fine Arts in Acting at the University of Southern Queensland. He has been performing for over 18 years. Throughout and following his training at drama school, Daniel fell in love with the acting technique known as Practical Aesthetics (under the guidance of Andrea Moor) for it’s simple, non-shame based and common sense approach to acting. He then moved to Canada to further his training and career, where he trained and honed his skills under Vancouver and Canada’s preeminent acting teacher Ben Ratner.
His move to the UK spawned from his love of theatre and desire to contribute to and be part of the burgeoning Manchester Theatre scene by starting Play With Fire Productions with his best friend and business partner Hannah Ellis Ryan. As an actor, he spent much of his time attempting to understand how and why certain approaches worked for him and others didn’t, eventually leading him towards teaching and directing to help guide others through the mire of modern acting training. His most recent acting credits include Tristan in Lucy Prebble’s ‘The Effect’ at the Oldham Coliseum, Michael in Herding Cat’s, directed by Lawrence Evans, Phillip in Play With Fire’s debut production Orphans by Lyle Kessler and David Mamet’s Sexual Perversity in Chicago by 1956 Theatre. Daniel will also be starring in the lead role of Ray in the upcoming production of Some Voices by Joe Penhall in 2021.