Founder and CEO
While in high school, Daniel noticed the way that creative, community projects tended to form strong friendships and community ties very quickly. Although he did not study performing arts in college, he continued to develop friendships through artistic collaboration as part of a men’s choir and an a capella ensemble. On summer breaks he coordinated reader’s theater productions of Thornton Wilder’s Our Town and Rylan Pardo’s The Renegade King. While student teaching in Moscow, Russia he helped to direct a school production of Harvey by Mary Chase. In 2015 he contacted some close friends and made plans to produce Brevity’s first stageplay, Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing, immediately after returning home to Arizona. Since then, he’s directed three other Brevity plays and especially enjoys helping other people figure out how they can best contribute to creative projects. Daniel is passionate about using artistic projects of all kinds as platforms for bringing people together and building social capital through collaboration. While Daniel loves working on performing arts projects due to their collaborative nature, he also enjoys the work of visual artists such as Andy Goldsworthy, Dale Chihuly, Dan Flavin, and Makoto Fujimara.
- Daniel’s favorite travel destination is Ljubljana.
- Daniel once helped to rescue a calf that had fallen in a swimming pool.