Actor and Teacher
Daniel Tirman has been acting, teaching and telling stories in Los Angeles since 1995, upon his arrival from an idyllic ten month stint as a company member of BRITT, the Burt Reynolds Institute for Theater Training in Florida. BRITT afforded Dan the pleasure of performing in the musicals “The Fantasticks” and “Chicago” while creating and directing original works such as “The Dorothy Parker 20th Century Blues Review” and “Baudelaire: Get Drunk”.
In 2001, Dan became a regular contributor to “Story Salon”, the longest running storytelling venue in Los Angeles, where he has told well-over a hundred yarns covering a wide range of personal anecdotes and culminating in the writing and performing of “I Live Lucy”, his one man show about celebrity idolatry.
Daniel has been teaching English as a Second Language for a couple of decades since being awarded an MA degree from Hunter College in New York City. He’s an instructor at colleges in Los Angeles where many wonderful people come to learn, participate and contribute to American life.
The rights and integrity of animals has been an important factor in Daniel’s consciousness since early childhood when he first joined Cleveland Amory’s “The Fund for Animals” which led him to ongoing involvement with the Doris Day Animal Foundation and the United States Humane Society in their assertion and support of the dignity and advocacy of all sentient beings.
In the last few years, Daniel has been studying and performing Shakespeare’s villains and clowns, which, most cheerfully, if surprisingly, has brought him comfortably and happily to the show “Gregory Way”.
Recently, Daniel has also began hosting his own “Evening of Stories and Songs” at the Gregory Way Art Gallery in Beverly Hills, where up and coming actors, comedians, poets and singers can come and showcase their skills.