At nineteen, Daniel was an Australian of the Year finalist for contributions to the arts, finalist in the Young Australian Playwright’s awards, and recipient of the Collins Bookseller’s Arts award. He hosted and wrote for popular children’s show Saturday Disney in 2000, a gig that lasted seven years. In that time he also played the handyman sidekick on Ground Force and wrote scripts for Home & Away.
Moving into radio in 2007, he formed half the team of Hope Breakfast on Hope 103.2. Having penned several documentaries, children’s dramas, radio dramas, and stage plays, Daniel became a member of the Australian Writer’s Guild, where he now serves on their judging panel. In 2016 he was invited to become an ambassador for the Jane Austen Literacy Foundation. He currently serves as the Artistic Director for Salt House Theatre Company.
Daniel cut his teeth on NIDA short courses as a teenager, and studied at the Actors Centre whilst working at Channel Seven. He holds a Master of Theology majoring in Hermeneutics and a Doctorate in the Creative Arts.
|WORM FARMING by Daniel Widdowson|