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Dan Lewis-Jones

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 Student/Alumni profile 

Course studied: BA (Hons) Acting
Graduating year: 2017

Dan recently graduated from Bath Spa University with a first class honours degree in Acting.

He finished a run of Tony Kushner's "A Bright Room Called Day", before starting his MA in Creative Producing.

Dan currently works as a Workshop Assistant at the The Egg, Theatre Royal Bath, and an Associate Producer at Bath Spa University.

"One of my highlights was directing my own scenes from Larry Kramer's "Normal Heart". I found that I had real passion for directing and for theatre."

"What are you most proud of?..."

What a question! There are many moments that come to mind, but I would have to say that performing a rarely-seen Noel Coward play was a highlight.

We started rehearsing "Semi-Monde" with Ellen Boman before opening at the Ustinov Theatre in Bath. We then took the play to Santa Monica and worked with actors, directors and theatre makers, all of whom I'm still in contact with. 

"How did the course support your steps into the industry?..."

BA Acting taught me that collaboration is key. The most useful thing I have learnt at Bath Spa is that it's impossible to create meaningful, passionate and marketable work without a supportive team behind you. The relationships I made during productions have led to more jobs and helped me grow as a theatre maker. 

"There is nothing better than sitting in the audience when the curtain goes up on a play that means so much to you and that you helped bring to life."

''Why did you choose the BA Acting course at Bath Spa?...''

I chose the course because of its content, passionate staff and its strong sense of community.

''The best thing about the course is...''

The sense of ensemble that is instilled in the course. Not just from students, but the staff as well. It is a caring environment that teaches you not to be scared to fail - which means that you take more risks and reap better rewards.

''I recommend Bath Spa because of its...''

Strong community feel. It is impossible to walk through the campus and not bump in to someone you know. People I have met here have turned into not only colleagues but friends that will last a lifetime.  

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