Director in Brooklyn, New York
Danya Taymor is an Obie-award winning New York based director, writer and translator. Recent direction includes Will Arbery's HEROES OF THE FOURTH TURNING (Playwrights Horizons, Pulitzer Prize Finalist, Lortel Outstanding Play) Korde Arrington Tuttle's GRAVEYARD SHIFT (Goodman Theater), Jeremy O. Harris' "DADDY" (Almeida London + New Group/Vineyard), Antoinette Nwandu's PASS OVER (Lincoln Center + Steppenwolf, Lortel Outstanding Play), Danai Gurira's FAMILIAR (Steppenwolf), Martyna Majok's QUEENS (Lincoln Center Theater), Justin Kuritzkes’ THE SENSUALITY PARTY (The New Group), 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.
Her production Antoinette Nwandu's PASS OVER was filmed in collaboration with Spike Lee and premiered at the Sundance Film Festival. Now streaming on Amazon Prime.
Awards and fellowships include the Cullman Award for Extraordinary Creativity from Lincoln Center, Time Warner Directing Fellowship at Women's Project, 2050 fellowship at New York Theatre Workshop, Van Lier Directing Fellowship; Gates Foundation Grant, Rough Draft Residency at the Drama League and the Lincoln Center Directors Lab. She has taught theater in Ecuador and Slovakia.
BA: Duke University
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