Dan Goodwin is a Scottish performance poet, actor and writer, and a vocal advocate for mental health representation. After completing his degree in theatre from the University of Otago, he worked as a dramaturg and director for Counterpoint Theatre Company in Dunedin, before going on to train as an actor in San Francisco at A.C.T. Most recently in 2016, he completed his Masters of Text and Performance at RADA in the UK before returning to New Zealand. His solow show Breathe, concerning his experience with psychosis, toured across the UK after winning the Harold and Jean Brooks award, before returning as an ensemble piece to New Zealand audiences.
Dan’s creative interests lie in the blending of poetry into theatre, anthology in performance, and representation of mental health. Hailing from a theatre background, his poetry leans into narrative style, with a focus on the gritty and the viscera.