Danya Taymor

Director in Brooklyn, New York

Danya Taymor is a director and translator originally from Northern California. Her production of Antoinette Nwandu's Pass Over (Steppenwolf, June 2017) was filmed by Spike Lee and premiered at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival. Other recent work: Martyna Majok's queens, 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), Sarah Gancher’s The Place We Built (The Flea), Antoinette Nwandu's Flat Sam (PlayPenn), Shakespeare's Julius Caesar (Atlantic Stage 2), Anna Moench’s In Quietness at Walker Space (Dutch Kills), Chekhov's The Cherry Orchard (Stella Adler), Lucy Teitler’s Engagements (Ensemble Studio Theater), I Hate Fucking Mexicans (The Flea) and Shakespeare’s The Tempest(NYU/Stella Adler). 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 former 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 is a frequent volunteer at Covenant House, where she teaches a master class in directing twice a year and has taught theater in Ecuador and Slovakia.

Other awards/fellowships include: Van Lier Directing Fellowship; Gates Foundation Grant, Rough Draft Residency at the Drama League and Lincoln Center Directors Lab.

BA: Duke University

Upcoming Projects: Antoinette Nwandu's PASS OVER (Lincoln Center/LCT3, New York Premiere), Danai Gurira's FAMILIAR (Steppenwolf)