Daniel Bye

Daniel Bye

A writer and performer of work for theatre, wrestling down big ideas about the world until they’re small enough for us all to swallow.


I am a writer and performer of work for theatre. I juggle with comedy and tragedy, roughness and polish, truth and lies. I wrestle down big ideas about the world until they’re small enough for us all to swallow. I want you to laugh, cry, gasp and change the world. Because we’re all part of history, and that means we can all change it.

Recent work includes Instructions for Border Crossing, How to Occupy an Oil Rig, Going Viral and The Price of Everything.

Creative Conversations

Dan took part in a series of lively and engaging conversations that climate change dramatist Julia Marques recorded with fellow ClimateCultures members. These covered a wide range of topics that inform the work that ClimateCultures celebrates, and Julia introduces them and brings them together in Conversations with Work That Connects. In his video, among many other things, Dan discusses the value of dialogue with the community of other makers, and shares his experience of creating work (including How to Occupy an Oil Rig and, more recently, These Hills Are Ours) as starting points to bring people together, galvanise those with existing environmental awareness, reach new audiences and have impact beyond the performance, expanding the opportunity for activism.

Dan then took part in a follow-up conversation with Julia and other interviewees. You can find the recordings in Talking to the Crisis, where ClimateCultures editor Mark Goldthorpe reflects on the themes they discussed. 
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