Director in Brooklyn, New York
Danya Taymor is a New York based director and translator. Recent work includes Jeremy O. Harris' "Daddy" (New Group/Vineyard), Antoinette Nwandu's Pass Over (Lincoln Center/Steppenwolf), Danai Gurira's Familiar (Steppenwolf), Martyna Majok's queens (Lincoln Center Theater), Nathan Yungerberg's Esai's Table (Cherry Lane Mentor Project), Justin Kuritzkes’ The Sensuality Party (The New Group), Dan McCabe’s Christina Martinez (Juilliard), Susan Soon-He Stanton’s Cygnus (Women’s Project), Brian Watkins’ Wyoming (Lesser America) and My Daughter Keeps Our Hammer (The Flea), and Sarah Gancher’s The Place We Built (The Flea). Translations include Alejandro Ricaño's We Are Getting Better at Saying Goodbye, Luis Enrique Guitierrez Ortiz Monasterio's I Hate Fucking Mexicans,and Ettore Scola's Working on a Special Day.
She is a 2014-2016 Time Warner Directing Fellow at Women's Project, a 2050 fellow at New York Theatre Workshop, an Artist in Residence at Theatre for a New Audience, a member of Ensemble Studio Theater, an Associate Artist at The Flea Theater, New Georges Affiliated Artist and a semi-finalist for the Lange-Taylor prize with Dominic Bracco. She has taught theater in Ecuador and Slovakia.
Other awards/fellowships include: Cullman Award for Extraordinary Creativity from Lincoln Center, Van Lier Directing Fellowship; Gates Foundation Grant, Rough Draft Residency at the Drama League and Lincoln Center Directors Lab.
BA: Duke University
Upcoming Projects include: Will Arbery's Heroes of The Fourth Turning (Playwrights Horizons) Korde Arrington Tuttle's Graveyard Shift (Goodman), Antoinette Nwandu's Tuvalu Or, The Saddest Song (Vineyard)
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