Daniel York Loh
Writer, Filmmaker
Agent(s): Helen Mumby

Daniel York Loh is a writer, filmmaker, actor and musician. His first stage-play, The Fu Manchu Complex was produced at Ovalhouse. His second, Forgotten 遗忘, played at Arcola and Plymouth Theatre Royal in 2018. He is one of 21 “writers of colour” featured in the best-selling award-winning essay collection The Good Immigrant. Short films include; Mercutio’s Dreaming: The Killing of a Chinese Actor, Dream of Emerald Hill and Hall of Mirrors.

Most recently his performed work includes Invisible Harmony 无形的和谐 (South Bank Centre for Papergang Theatre/Chinese Arts Now), Living Newspaper Edition 1 (Royal Court), Silent Disco In The Sky (Northern Stage) and every dollar is a soldier/with money you’re a dragon (Chinese Arts Now/Two Temple Place) which he also performed. He is currently an Associate Artistic Director for Kakilang where he is developing The Dao of Unrepresentative British Chinese Experience (Butterfly Dreams) which will open in June 2024 at The soho Theatre, and he is currently under commission with the RSC.

Daniel has also written and directed award-winning short films for drama schools in the UK, including RADA and LAMDA. These include Laid (Best Sci-Fi, Cannes Shorts; Best Horror, Paris Short Film Festival), GYM (Best Women Empowerment Short Film, Golden Lion; Memorable Mention Kiez Berlin Film Festival), and The Room Next Door .

As an actor he has appeared at the Royal Court, RSC, National Theatre, Donmar Warehouse, and in the films Rogue Trader, The Beach and Scarborough. Along with Jennifer Lim he is one half of Moongate Productions who recently curated the online new writing collection, We R Not Virus, at Omnibus Theatre where they are currently company-in-residence.