22: Daniel Sea - Friendship, acting and transness
02.01.2022 - By Move Better, Feel Great with Ace Morgan
Daniel Sea (he/they) is a trans non-binary actor, musician and artist. Sea has worked in film, theater and TV series. They played the first recurring transmasculine role in mainstream television, appearing in 2006 as Max in Showtime’s The L Word. As a musician, Sea played in several San Francisco Bay Area punk bands. They are a multi-instrumentalist who plays folk, queer folk and punk music. As a DJ they have performed internationally in the US, Europe and Central and South America As an artist, Sea came up in the San Francisco queer art scene of the 1990’s, writing, playing in bands, making zines and performing. Sea has long been involved in queer protest and art movements, dreaming and working in community towards a brighter future of liberty and community care. Sea is co-writer, producer and songwriter on“La La La Little Shows”, This show centers BIPOC and Queer characters and artists. In collaboration Marissa Lobô, Jota Mombaça, Juliana dos Santos, and with participation from artist Ani Gonzaga, and activist Sonia Guajajara, Sea was a part of creating the theater piece “Ghost Times/Decolonizing Teatro Mundi”, at the Brüt Theater in Vienna, Austria.
Currently an MFA candidate at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna, Austria, Sea works through interdisciplinary memoir working with processes such as performance, writing, music, drawing, video and photography. Daniel identifies as trans non-binary and uses he/they pronouns.