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Dan O'Connor

Dan O’Connor is co-founder and Artistic Director of Impro Theatre. He has directed Chekhov UnScripted (Odyssey Theatre), co-directed Jane Austen UnScripted (Broad Stage), Sondheim UnScripted (OSF Green Show) Shakespeare UnScripted (Odyssey) and The Western UnScripted (Laguna Playhouse). He performed in the Improbable Theatre’s Lifegame Off-Broadway. He co-created and starred in the NBC/PAX television improv comedy show World Cup Comedy. Television/Film credits include VEGASRaising HopeCampus LadiesMalcolm In the MiddleStarstruck, and Seinfeld. Stage credits include ACT and A Noise Within. Television directing credits include the critically acclaimed ABC hybrid sit-com Sons and Daughters and Campus Ladies for Oxygen. He has taught for UCSB, DUKE, Pepperdine, UCLA extension and was an adjunct professor for USC ‘s BFA program and has also taught in the MBA Program for the University of Texas McCoombs School of Business. He has taught the Cirque du Soleil casts of Salitimbanco, Corteo, LOVE and Zumanity. He co-created "The Living Story Board" for Dreamworks and Disney Animation, which is a unique, real-time writing and improvisation method of improvisers and animators working together to explore narrative.
 He is a graduate of the Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art in London.