Daniel Student

Creativity and human centered empathy in the body of an MBA candidate

Directing/Acting

Daniel Student wears many different hats, a “quadruple threat” writer, director, actor, and producer, and sometimes even editing and casting. Most notably, he directed the 2017 theatrical production, YOU, which charged a nation-wide record of $5000 per ticket to a nightly audience of just one person, and was given feature coverage in Newsweek and LA Weekly. Prior to that, he worked in the professional theater in Philadelphia for ten years, where he directed over 30 productions, and was lauded for "rapidly proving himself a young director of range and vision" by the Philadelphia Inquirer. 

As a performing arts entrepreneur, he penned, produced and performed a comedic storytelling show in the renowned Edinburgh Fringe Festival, and created the popular comic book based sketch comedy show Superheroes Who Are Super!, which was featured in the New York Times, won "Best In Philly" from Philadelphia Magazine, and toured to New York, San Francisco, and Washington, DC.

 Mle Chester, Damien Wallace, James Tolbert, Kash Goins, Cherie Jazmyn, and Lauryn-Simone Jones from Joe Turner's Come and Gone (2012)

Mle Chester, Damien Wallace, James Tolbert, Kash Goins, Cherie Jazmyn, and Lauryn-Simone Jones from Joe Turner's Come and Gone (2012)

Theater Directing

I have directed over thirty plays on stage in theaters across the country.

 Daniel Student from Eli (2017), for which he won the NYC Indie Film Best Actor Diamond Award for portraying a low-functioning autistic man separating from his father.

Daniel Student from Eli (2017), for which he won the NYC Indie Film Best Actor Diamond Award for portraying a low-functioning autistic man separating from his father.

FILM ACTING

I have appeared in over twenty films, including in national television and commercials

 Actors, writers, producers speak about Daniel.

Actors, writers, producers speak about Daniel.

Testimonials

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