Danny Braverman

Staff details

PositionLecturer
Email drama (@gold.ac.uk)
Phone+44 (0)20 7919 7414
Danny Braverman

Danny Braverman FRSA is part-time Lecturer in Applied Theatre, developing a new undergraduate Applied Theatre curriculum as well as contributing to the MA in Applied Theatre.

Danny is a theatre maker with 30 years experience in educational and community theatre.  On graduating in Drama/English from Birmingham University in 1983, Danny became a founder member of the community theatre company Bread & Circuses.  In the mid- to late- eighties he developed his work in participatory theatre and Theatre-in-Education with companies such as Theatre Centre, London Bubble and LEAP.  It was during this period of his career that Danny developed the passions that still fire him: youth theatre, disability theatre and forum theatre.  Following a five-year post lecturing in Community Performance at Clarendon College Nottingham, Danny became Head of Education at Theatre Royal Stratford East.  At Stratford, he set up the pioneering citizenship programme Making a Difference, which led to the publication of his book Playing a Part: Drama and Citizenship in 2002.  Following a two-year post as Senior Theatre Officer with Arts Council England,  London where he led on theatre for children and young people, Danny became Director of the Orpheus Centre, where he developed an innovative arts-based programme for young disabled adults in transition to independent living. 

Danny has worked extensively in a freelance capacity, including as a visiting lecturer at Guildhall School of Music and DramaLondon Metropolitan University and Central School of Speech and Drama and as a facilitator for the National TheatreGraeae Theatre Company, National Association of Youth Theatres and Immediate Theatre, amongst others. 

Danny has been trustee of a number of theatre organisations, including the Half Moon Young People's TheatreTheatre Resource and Cardboard Citizens.  Danny is currently chair of Unfinished Histories, a charity documenting the history of the alternative theatre movement.  Danny is also currently Artistic Associate for Drake Music and co-Artistic Director of the newly reformed bread&circuses. 

Danny is touring his critically acclaimed solo show Wot? No Fish!!  nationally and internationally 2014 and 2015.

Danny teaches a range of applied theatre topics including Disability Theatre, Theatre as a Learning Medium and storytelling.

Publications

Performance

My Kind of Michael
Braverman, Danny and Cassenbaum, Nick. 2018. My Kind of Michael. In: "My Kind of Michael", Yard Theatre, United Kingdom.

Wot? No Fish!!
Braverman, Danny. 2013. Wot? No Fish!!. In: "The Knowledge Arts Festival", London, United Kingdom, 11-26 October 2013.

Project

Something Inside So Strong
Braverman, Danny and Siffre, Labi. 2016. Something Inside So Strong.

Bubble Schmeissis
Braverman, Danny and Cassenbaum, Nick. 2016. Bubble Schmeissis.

Article

Re-igniting the legacy of diversity in Theatre for Young Audiences (TYA): How the 1980s democratic ethos at Theatre Centre (UK) under the leadership of David Johnston can inform current theatre practice.
Braverman, Daniel. 2018. Re-igniting the legacy of diversity in Theatre for Young Audiences (TYA): How the 1980s democratic ethos at Theatre Centre (UK) under the leadership of David Johnston can inform current theatre practice. Cogent Arts and Humanities,

Book Section

Standing on the Shoulders of Giants
Braverman, Danny. 2013. Standing on the Shoulders of Giants. In: Susan Croft; Jessica Higgs and UNSPECIFIED, eds. Re-Staging Revolutions: Alternative Theatre in Lambeth and Camden 1968-88. London: Unfinished Histories, pp. 42-43.

Audio

The Making of Wot? No Fish!! - Translating Outsider Art Into Theatrical Storytelling
Braverman, Danny. 2016. The Making of Wot? No Fish!! - Translating Outsider Art Into Theatrical Storytelling.

Professional Activity

Peacemaker - Research & Celebration
Braverman, Danny. 2018. Peacemaker - Research & Celebration.