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Danya Taymor

 
Bio:
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. ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
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. ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

Productions

 
[Off-Broadway, 2021] Cancelled
Director
 
[Broadway, 2021] [Replacement]
Director[Replacement]
 
[West End, 2020]
Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 2019]
Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 2018]
Director

Photos

Danya Taymor and Gabriel Ebert Photo

Danya Taymor and Gabriel Ebert

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11/19/2021
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - OCTOBER 11:  Gabriel Ebert and Danya Taymor  Photo

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - OCTOBER 11: Gabriel Ebert and Danya Taymor

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10/12/2021
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - OCTOBER 11:  Gabriel Ebert and Danya Taymor  Photo

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - OCTOBER 11: Gabriel Ebert and Danya Taymor

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Date:
10/12/2021
Danya Taymor Photo

Danya Taymor

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09/13/2021
Danya Taymor Photo

Danya Taymor

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09/13/2021

 

Stage

Productions

[Off-Broadway, 2021] Cancelled
Director

[Broadway, 2021] [Replacement]
Director[Replacement]

[West End, 2020]
Director

[Off-Broadway, 2019]
Director

[Off-Broadway, 2018]
Director

Danya Taymor Biography

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‚Äô THE SENSUALITY PARTY (The New Group), Susan Soon-He Stanton‚Äôs CYGNUS (Women‚Äôs Project), Brian Watkins‚Äô WYOMING (Lesser America) and MY DAUGHTER KEEPS OUR HAMMER (The Flea), and Sarah Gancher‚Äôs THE PLACE WE BUILT (The Flea). Translations include Alejandro Rica√Īo'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.




Danya Taymor News

New York Theatre Workshop Announces 2022/23 2050 Artistic Fellows Photo New York Theatre Workshop Announces 2022/23 2050 Artistic Fellows
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 28, 2022

New York Theatre Workshop has announced the playwrights and directors selected for the 2022/23 Season 2050 Artistic Fellowship. The 2022/23 Artistic Fellows are Miranda Cornell, Thaddeus McCants, Aileen Wen McGroddy, Attilio Rigotti, Andrew Rodriguez and Minghao Tu.

The New Group Announces 2022-23 Season Featuring Two World Premieres, Work Directed b Photo The New Group Announces 2022-23 Season Featuring Two World Premieres, Work Directed by Chlo√ę Sevigny & More
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 15, 2022

The New Group has announced the company’s 2022-23 Season, to include the following productions: Evanston Salt Costs Climbing, by Will Arbery, directed by Danya Taymor; The Seagull/Woodstock, NY, by Thomas Bradshaw, adapted from Chekhov, directed by Scott Elliott; and Bernarda’s Daughters, by Diane Exavier, directed by Dominique Rider.  T

Play-Turned-Film NORA HIGHLAND About Queer Casting Is Now Streaming On Revry.TV Photo Play-Turned-Film NORA HIGHLAND About Queer Casting Is Now Streaming On Revry.TV
by A.A. Cristi - May 18, 2022

Adapted from the play of the same name, NORA HIGHLAND follows the casting process of a notable gay character in an upcoming Broadway revival and explores the phenomenon of straight performers being lauded for their work in queer roles.

New Dates Announced for Lincoln Center Theater's EPIPHANY Directed by Tyne Rafaeli Photo New Dates Announced for Lincoln Center Theater's EPIPHANY Directed by Tyne Rafaeli
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 6, 2022

Lincoln Center Theater has announced new dates for its upcoming production of Epiphany, a new play by Brian Watkins, directed by Tyne Rafaeli.  The play will now begin previews Thursday, May 26 and open on Thursday, June 23 at the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater (150 West 65 Street). 

KRISTINA WONG, SWEATSHOP OVERLORD Added to La Jolla Playhouse 2022/2023 season Photo KRISTINA WONG, SWEATSHOP OVERLORD Added to La Jolla Playhouse 2022/2023 season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 20, 2022

La Jolla Playhouse has announced that¬†Kristina Wong, Sweatshop Overlord, written and performed by¬†Kristina Wong¬†(who was featured in the Playhouse‚Äôs Digital WOW production of¬†Binge), directed by¬†Chay Yew¬†(Playhouse‚Äôs¬†Cambodian Rock Band), will be added to its 2022/2023 season, running¬†September 20 ‚Äď October 16.

Photos: Go Inside Rehearsals for EPIPHANY at Lincoln Center Theater Photo Photos: Go Inside Rehearsals for EPIPHANY at Lincoln Center Theater
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 18, 2022

Lincoln Center Theater is presenting Epiphany, a new play by Brian Watkins, directed by Tyne Rafaeli. Epiphany will begin previews Thursday, May 19 and open on Thursday, June 16 at the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater (150 West 65 Street).

Review Roundup: DADDY By Jeremy O Harris at The Almeida Theatre Photo Review Roundup: DADDY By Jeremy O Harris at The Almeida Theatre
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 8, 2022

Read the reviews for the UK Premiere of Jeremy O Harris' play 'Daddy' A Melodrama at The Almeida Theatre.

BWW Review: 'DADDY', Almeida Theatre Photo BWW Review: 'DADDY', Almeida Theatre
by Charlie Wilks - Apr 7, 2022

An expansive luxurious pool dominates the Almeida stage, and a dripping wet young man stands in nothing but a speedo. A little more than drunk, he looks around at his current setting, taking in the grandeur of this beautiful home. Decorated with luxury art, it’s the home of collector Andre, a 40-something year old with a desire to possess the world’s finest things. For him, that doesn’t just consider esteemed paintings; it also means the boyish visitor currently standing in front of him.

Lincoln Center Theater to Present EPIPHANY by Brian Watkins Photo Lincoln Center Theater to Present EPIPHANY by Brian Watkins
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 31, 2022

Lincoln Center Theater has announced its upcoming production of Epiphany, a new play by Brian Watkins, directed by Tyne Rafaeli.  Epiphany will begin previews Thursday, May 19 and open on Thursday, June 16 at the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater (150 West 65 Street). 

La Jolla Playhouse Announces THE OUTSIDERS and Re-Imagined AS YOU LIKE IT for 2022/20 Photo La Jolla Playhouse Announces THE OUTSIDERS and Re-Imagined AS YOU LIKE IT for 2022/2023 Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 7, 2022

La Jolla Playhouse has announced the final two productions for its 2022/2023 season: the world-premiere musical The Outsiders, to run February/March, 2023; and a re-imagined production of Shakespeare’s As You Like It, to run November/December, 2022.

Danya Taymor Videos

BWW TV: LCT3's PASS OVER Explores the Dream of the Promised Land VideoBWW TV: LCT3's PASS OVER Explores the Dream of the Promised Land
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 18, 2018

LCT3/Lincoln Center Theater presents Pass Over by Antoinette Nwandu, directed by Danya Taymor. The cast includes, Gabriel Ebert, Jon Michael Hill,Namir Smallwood.

BWW TV: Watch Highlights from LCT3's QUEENS! VideoBWW TV: Watch Highlights from LCT3's QUEENS!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 6, 2018

Jessica Love, Nadine Malouf, Ana Reeder, Andrea Syglowski, Zuzanna Szadkowski, Sarah Tolan-Mee, and Nicole Villamil lead LCT3/Lincoln Center Theater's production of queens, a new play by Martyna Majok, directed by Danya Taymor.

VIDEO: Playwright Antoinette Nwandu Talks PASS OVER at Steppenwolf
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2017

Steppenwolf Theatre Company presents the world premiere production of Pass Over by Antoinette Nwandu, directed by Danya Taymor. A bold, incendiary riff on Waiting for Godot, the complete cast features ensemble member Jon Michael Hill (Moses), Julian Parker (Kitch) and Ryan Hallahan (Mister). Steppenwolf recently sat down with the playwright to discuss her new work - see what she had to say below!