Daniel Moore is a theatre director and dramaturg based in the Phoenix, AZ area. Currently a senior student at Arizona State University, majoring in Theatre and Physics, Daniel has a passion for contemporary work and new play development. Daniel's interests and specialties lie in horror, atmospheric works and works in which the audience gets to have an intimate relationship with the performance.
As a director, Daniel has often worked with Binary Theatre Company, a student and new work-centered theatre company associated with ASU, directing the one-act immersive horror play An Unsettled Supper written by collaborator Nicholas Tran. He has also directed for their annual Playfest, a festival of student-written 10-minute plays, this year directing Mirror Image by Tori Espinosa. He has also worked in an educational setting, directing 10-minute and one-act plays for college acting students in the classroom, under supervision and tutelage of director William Partlan.
In his non-realistic directing work, Daniel is interested in exploring the relationship between the performance, the performers, and the audience, and in creating distinctive atmospheres and experiences to facilitate an understanding of unique individual experiences, especially those related to often-underrepresented mental health struggles. In his realistic work, he seeks to showcase the lived reality of real people, and especially their internal struggles and the insufficiency of language to communicate those struggles to those around them.