Silken Circus, Mantero Flyers, Theatre Modo, Grandate, Italy

Gathering Light, Theatre Modo, Govan, Glasgow

Joe's Day, Fablevision, The Lighthouse, Glasgow

Assipattle, Theatre Modo and Caithness Community Theatre, Wick, Highlands

 What a show! What a night! And what a truly amazing spectacle! Arguably though, the biggest benefit will be to the community as a whole.      John O'Groat Journal

La songe de nuit d'ete, Theatre Modo, Grenoble European Theatre Festival

Attempts on her life, Tron Theatre, Glasgow

The production is given a strong contemporary twist as the audience are swept along by the passion and precision of the acting.    The Scotsman

The Changeling and The Duchess of Malfi, Stanwix Theatre, Carlisle

Midsummer Night's Dream, CREARC, Grenoble


Guest director, SET Theatre Festival, Suwalki, Poland

Joe's Day, Fablevision, The Lighthouse, Glasgow

Fear and Misery of the Third Reich, QMUC, Gateway Theatre, Edinburgh

Under Martin Danziger's direction the actors display considerable and heartening skill.      Edinburgh Guide

Dido, Theatre Modo, Arches Theatre, Glasgow

Theatre Modo’s Dido is a perfect cut-down Fringe classic, an atmospheric two-handed version of Marlowe’s romantic tragedy designed with real flair...       The Scotsman

Chariot of Light, The Working Party, Bo'ness

As a piece of professional/community collaboration Chariot of Light is one of the most stretching and extraordinary I have experienced....    Edinburgh Guide

Notre Dame, CREARC, Grenoble International Theatre Festival

Ubu the King, RSAMD, the Arches, Glasgow

a startlingly original, tremendously accomplished production.     Scotland on Sunday

Romeo and Juliet, Studio 900, Milan

Tall Tales and Scary Stories, Borderline Theatre, Ayrshire

Grimm Tales and The Tempest, Bird Theatre Co, London

The Burning, Theatre Modo, Brahan Seer Festival, Fortrose

Etsi ki Etsi, Theatre Modo, French and Italian tour

very modern, very dramatic and full of resonance for a contemporary audience.     Il Cittadino

Dead Pan, Arches Theatre Co, Glasgow
Winner of Arches Award for Stage Directors

A eulogy to the loss of youth … a visual triumph.     The Scotsman   

Sea Tales, Scottish Youth Theatre, Western Isles

Taci Buffone, Studio 900, Milan

The Revel's End, Northlands Festival, Wick, Highlands
Commissioned rewrite of The Tempest with a core cast and a community contingent.

It is hard to imagine magic shining brighter.       Scotland on Sunday

Speechless, Theatre Modo, Highlands and French tour

The Odyssey, Grenoble International Theatre Festival

pH2000, Eden Court Theatre, Highlands (see long term posts)

The whole thing was just amazing - the atmosphere was just incredible.       The Herald

Catanasia, Theatre Modo, French and Highland Tour

a piece of astonishing quality which veritably astounded the audience, going as far as to draw tears of emotion.     Le Dauphine

Ship Of Fools, Grenoble International Theatre Festival
Large-scale processional show commissioned by the festival.

Carmen, Northlands Festival, Wick, Highlands
Promenade adaptation with 400 professional & community musicians & performers.

This was a hugely impressive event... the whole thing was quite extraordinary and the audience had a wonderful time         Radio Scotland

Autocrat, te POOKa, Old College Quad, Edinburgh Festival Fringe
Techno-medieval futureshock fantasy based on old Scottish tale (The List Top 20)

This is the stuff of fringe legends...     The Scotsman

State of Fear, Theatre Modo, French & Highland Tour

… presented in a highly physical style, imaginatively combining text and movement.       Reportage

Burning Knight, Northlands Festival, Highlands
Site specific show based on local legend involving 250 professional and community performers.

The Burning Knight triumphed as a spectacular and memorable show.... the imaginative Martin Danziger's work  was stupendous       Caithness Courier

Macbeth, Eden Court Theatre, Grenoble International Theatre Festival

Love Puppet, Theatre Modo, French festival tour

The Last Supper of Dr Faustus, Theatre Modo, Edinburgh Fringe
Commissioned rewrite of Marlowe's original as a dinner cabaret show.
Winner of Scotsman Fringe First & Guardian Critics' Choice

A wonderfully lascivious floorshow Faustus … a spectacle that would shame Ken Russell. A ravishing interpretation.    The Independent

Killing Clowns, Theatre Modo, UK tour
Commissioned by Amnesty International

Romeo and Juliet, Theatre Modo, French and Scottish Tour
Performance, workshop and street theatre tour.  

A gripping and passionate performance … the energy, physicality and immediacy carry the story beyond language barriers.       Tactic

Ass. Dir. to Brian Cox, The Master Builder, Lyceum, Edinburgh, British tour

Ass. Dir., Linnaeus, Theatrum Botanicum, Edinburgh Festival (Fringe First)

Artistic Director, Theatre Modo (1994– )
Award winning touring company creating innovative and engaging shows across Europe. Responsibilities: show direction, script development, actor training, and management.

International Steering Group, Grenoble International Theatre Festival, (1998-)
One of international artistic committee advising on festival on programming, development work and in creating and leading international projects.

Director, pH2000, the pan-Highland Millennium Project, Highlands (1999-2000)
18 month long, Highland wide multi-disciplinary community project involving over 1500 people, culminating in huge festival showcase. Responsible for directing show, organising workshops, all artistic decisions, employing staff, and budgetary decisions.

Starfeis Drama Worker, Eden Court  Theatre (1997–1999 )
Working with and directing professionals, schools and community groups.

Performance Director, te POOKa (1996–8)
An Edinburgh based company specialising in memorable outdoor performances, best known for its highly physical & visual performances. Responsible for show creation & actor training.

Artistic Director, FebFest, Edinburgh (1994-5)
The largest new writing festival in Scotland operating from the Bedlam and Traverse Theatres. A 9 month workshop programme leading up to 10 day festival presenting 25 new shows. My responsibilities included programming, script development and workshop planning.

Scottish Youth Theatre Workshop Leader (1995-)

Active member / director, Edinburgh University Theatre Co, (1991-94)

Directing specialisations 
New writing, Elizabethan (& modern adaptations), nphysical theatre, site-specific, circus theatre, outdoor / spectacle, youth & community, fire shows

Experienced in wide range of workshops for professional, student, youth and community groups of all ages. I have also led several workshops and courses abroad.  Specialisations include those listed above plus general performance, Shakespeare, masks, circus skills, acrobalance, stage fighting

Theatre training
Diploma in Physical Theatre and Circus Skills (Circomedia, Bristol)
Wide range of short courses including
Clowning – Angela de Castro,   Shakespeare – The National Theatre, Mime – Claude Chagrin,   Physical theatre – Communicado Theatre, Story telling – Benchtours
Scottish Youth Theatre workshop leader training course

Academic qualifications
MA Hons,  Edinburgh University, 1996

2:1 majoring in English & Drama  

Winner of class medal for English Literature

Management training
Business in the Arts management advisor training - financial planning
ABSA and Art Council led courses on fund raising and marketing.  

Other skills
Project management
Financial and logistical planning and administration
Professional graphic design and desk top publishing skills
High level of written and spoken French  

General details
Equity membership
Director's Guild of Great Britain membership

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