Daniel MacAlistair Gott

Daniel M. Gott


Job Title: Senior Lecturer

Courses Taught: BA (Hons) Acting, BA (Hons) Actor Musician

Specialisms: Voice for the Actor, Post-Grotowskian Actor Training, Impulse & Musicality, Public/Political Speech

Originally from the East Riding of Yorkshire, Daniel is a practitioner with an international portfolio of work spanning acting, voice, movement, and music. He graduated with honours from the Actor-Musicianship course at Rose Bruford College in 2008, and completed his MFA in Voice Studies at the Royal Central School of Speech & Drama in 2016. Thus far, his work has taken him across much of Europe, the Middle East, Russia, and Central/East/South-East Asia.

He worked extensively on new actor-training models with Bred in the Bone Theatre Company at the Grotowski Institute in Wrocław, Poland; spent several periods working with The Freedom Theatre in Jenin refugee camp, Palestine; and has served numerous UK conservatoires as a Visiting Lecturer, in addition to a range of similar roles at institutions around the world. As a performer he has worked across the commercial sector in the UK on stage & screen, and was a signed artist to Decca records with The Punchbowl Band, which also led to work on Hans Zimmer’s soundtrack for Guy Ritchie’s Sherlock Holmes.

Daniel has experience with several major voice practitioners and their methods; having been taught by the late Cicely Berry, Kristin Linklater, and Meribeth Dayme, in addition to Catherine Fitzmaurice, David Carey, and a plethora of diverse practitioners from around the world. His primary focus is set in working with the reality of what is present in the room, and draws on his wide ranging knowledge to support this. He also retains a passion for empowering students, challenging somatic norms, and striving towards equitable & inclusive practice.

Off stage and away from the rehearsal room, Daniel can likely be found taking in the great outdoors, being actively engaged with politics and current affairs, or (most likely) playing Traditional Irish Music. At the core of his work is a celebration of the individual, with a desire to move towards inclusive practice whilst aiding the creation of empowered, emboldened, and free-thinking artists.

RT @aaronnb: Our fab band for The Clockmaker’s Daughter @LeedsDrama @LeedsMusicDrama so proud of our students #collaboration #teammt and al…
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