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Daphnie Sicre BIO

Daphnie Sicre, PhD. (she/ella) is a multi-hyphenated artist. She is a director/dramaturg/scholar/educator who shares a deep passion for Black and Latinx perspectives in theatre, especially AfroLatinidad. Engaging in anti-racist and culturally competent theatre practices, she helps bring stories from the page to the stage.
She has directed for Skylight Theatre, East West Players, Greenway Court Theatre, Hollywood Fringe (New Musicals Inc), Playwrights' Arena, Garry Marshall Theatre, The Road Theatre, San Diego Rep/Latinx New Play Festival, The Robey Theatre, The Fountain Theatre, Circle X, The Hollywood Fringe/New Musicals Inc, Austin Latinx New Play Festival, FringeNYC, First Foot Productions, the Blindspot Collective, BMCC, NYU, Columbia University, and LMU, where she currently teaches. She also directed Stranger by Kendra Augustin (Stage Black) in NYC, where she won Best Director and the AUDELCO nominated Not About Eve by Karl O’Brian Williams (Braata Productions). She was the resident dramaturge at the Robey Theatre, where she ran the Playwright’s Lab. Selected dramaturgy credits include the musicals, Big Dawn by Marcus Terrell Smith, It Happened in Key West-Book, Music, & Lyrics by Jason Huza, Jeremiah James and Jill Santoriello (Bristol Riverside Theatre). She's also worked with Launch Pad, Playwrights’ Arena Readings Series, The Fountain Theatre, TheaterWorks Harford, Hartbeat Ensemble, New Play Project, FringeNYC, Bratta Productions, First Foot Productions, Lehigh University, NYU, and Columbia University as a dramaturge.
Her latest publication is a book chapter on AfroLatinidad in The Routledge Companion Latinx Theatre and Performance. Other publications include, an article in Theatre Symposium; Race & Theatre, “Being Black and Latinx in Theatre Today” and the co-published “Training theatre students of colour in the United States” in Theatre, Dance and Performance Training. Book chapters include Contemporary Black Theatre & Performance: Acts of Rebellion, Activism, & Solidarity, Stages of Reckoning- Anti Racist and Decolonial Actor Training, The Routledge Companion to African American Theatre and Performance, Black Acting Methods, and Shakespeare & Latinidad. Upcoming book chapters will appear in Every Great Dream: Visioning African American Theatre for Young Audiences. She also recently starting writing back for HowlRound, where she led a series with AfroLatine playwrights.
When she is not writing, directing or doing dramaturgy, she leads DEI Theatre Workshops across the country and serves as a culture consultant for Nickelodeon, having worked on the Emmy nominated Santiago of the Seas, and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles; Mutant Mayhem.
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Daphnie Sicre News

Applications Open For Candela's Second Annual Playwrights Summer Fellowship

Apply now for Candela's Second Annual Playwrights Summer Fellowship. This unique opportunity offers emerging playwrights a chance to hone their craft, network with industry professionals, and potentially see their work brought to life on stage.
Nilsa Reyna's THE BRIDE OF MOYAMOYA Set for Under Construction Slam Fest 4

THE BRIDE OF MOYAMOYA is a semi-autobiographical journey of playwright Nilsa Reyna as she heals from left side brain bypass surgery. Learn more about the staged reading here!
Tiana Randall-Quant, Daphnie Sicre, and Diana Wyenn Join Ammunition Theatre Company as New Artistic Directors

Los Angeles theater artists Tiana Randall-Quant, Daphnie Sicre, and Diana Wyenn have been named the new Artistic Directors of Ammunition Theatre Company. In their new capacity, Randall-Quant, Sicre, and Wyenn will be responsible for continuing the company's mission, directing the artistic focus of the organization, and deepening its impact.
The Latinx Theatre Commons Announces Participants In The 2023 Designer & Director Colaboratorio

The Latinx Theatre Commons has announced the participants selected for the 2023 LTC Designer & Director Colaboratorio which takes place from 28 June - 2 July, 2023 in Portland, Oregon. Colaboratorio is hosted by Northwest Children's Theatre, Portland State University, and World Stage Theatre.
Kendra Augustin, Kim Brockington, Jahquale Mazyck & James Anthony Tyler Join The Fire This Time Festival New Works Lab

The Obie-Award winning The Fire This Time Festival has announced the four playwrights – Kendra Augustin, Kim Brockington, Jahquale Mazyck and James Anthony Tyler –  who will be developing work in the 5th cycle of its New Works Lab program.
American Alliance For Theatre And Education Hosts 3rd Annual Leaders Of Color Institute

The American Alliance for Theatre and Education (AATE), a nonprofit organization that serves youth theatre education artists, scholars, and practitioners, will host the Leaders of Color Institute as a space for BIPOC/GM to learn and innovate within the field.
Greenway Arts Alliance to Present WET: A DACAMENTED JOURNEY in October

Greenway Arts Alliance will present WET: A DACAmented Journey written and performed by Alex Alpharaoh and directed by Daphnie Sicre. The production will kick off Greenway’s25th Anniversary Season at Greenway Court Theatre in Los Angeles. Performances begin on October 22 and run to November 13.
Greenway Arts Alliance Presents WET: A DACAmented Journey

Greenway Arts Alliance will present the critically acclaimed WET: A DACAmented Journey written and performed by Alex Alpharaoh and directed by Daphnie Sicre.
Greenway Arts Alliance Announces 25th Anniversary Season & Mohammed Ali Ojarigi As Producing Director

Greenway Arts Alliance has announced its 25th Anniversary Season at Greenway Court Theatre along with the appointment of Mohammed Ali Ojarigi as Producing Director at Greenway Court Theatre.
The Road Theatre Company Announces The Summer Playwrights Festival 13 To Perform This Month

The Road Theatre Company and Taylor Gilbert, Founding Artistic Director, together with Sam Anderson, Artistic Director, remain committed to their meaningful mission to produce and develop New Work for the Stage while theaters across the U.S. slowly reopen this year.
The Latinx Theatre Commons Announces The 2022 LTC Comedy Carnaval

The Latinx Theatre Commons today announced the 2022 LTC Comedy Carnaval at Su Teatro Cultural & Performing Arts Center.
Photos: First Look at Playwrights' Arena's Production Of WAITING

WAITING is inspired by Samuel Beckett’s iconic play, WAITING FOR GODOT. With humor deeply steeped in Latinx culture, and our country’s anti-immigrant policies, WAITING explores the meaning—and absurdities—of identity and belonging. This is a shorter, pandemic version of the playwright’s full-length play, WAITING FOR GODÍNEZ. 
Playwrights' Arena Announces The Cast of WAITING

Jon Lawrence Rivera, Artistic Director of Playwrights' Arena – the first and oldest theater dedicated to discovering, nurturing, and producing original works written exclusively by Los Angeles playwrights – has announced the cast for WAITING by Daniel A. Olivas, which includes Shanelle Darlene, Valentina Guerra, Amir Levi, and Raul Vega Martinez.
Janet Dacal, Herb Newsome and More Star in Cin Martinez's MOONLIGHTERS Presented by TheaterWorks Hartford

TheaterWorks Hartford is currently streaming Moonlighters by Hartford playwright Cin Martinez on demand through June 25, 2021. Directed by Drama Desk-nominee Jenn Thompson (The Mint’s Conflict and Women Without Men), Moonlighters is a futuristic, workplace story centering a female friendship, full of cariño.
BWW Interview: The Versatile Matthew Hancock Inhabits Many Characters - Just in AN OCTOROON

The Fountain Theatre will inaugurate their new outdoor stage with Branden Jacobs-Jenkins’ 2014 Obie Award-winning AN OCTOROON, with previews beginning June 11, 2021. Judith Moreland directs the cast of Leea Ayers, Matthew Hancock, Mara Klein, Hazel Lozano, Rob Nagle, Kacie Rogers, Vanessa Claire Stewart and Pam Trotter. Between final rehearsals, Matthew, who plays the playwright’s alter-ego among other characters, made some time to answer a few of my inquiries.
MOONLIGHTERS to Stream At TheaterWorks Hartford

­­ TheaterWorks Hartford announced today that MOONLIGHTERS by Cin Martinez will stream on demand June 6 – June 25, 2021 to members and single ticket buyers. Directed by Jenn Thompson (The Call and A Doll's House Part 2 at TWH; Bye, Bye Birdie at Goodspeed), MOONLIGHTERS is a developmental piece and is the 4th play in The WORKshop Series.
The Robey Theatre Company Commissions Five Playwrights

The Robey Theatre Company announced its Community Creatives Developmental Project to support the advancement of original plays by emerging and established African American voices. The Project has commissioned five playwrights to develop five original plays.
The Robey Theatre Company's Playwrights Lab Session Starts May 22

The Robey Theatre Company Playwrights Lab, dedicated to new play development and theatre-making, will begin its summer session on May 22 for ten Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Because of the ongoing Covid health crisis, the summer session will be held virtually, via Zoom.
Circle X Theatre Co. Presents 2021 Evolving Playwrights Group Virtual Reading Series

Culminating its inaugural season, Circle X Theatre Co. will present the reading series from their Evolving Playwrights Group. Five emerging and mid-career playwrights, paired with mentors/playwrights in conversation, were challenged to create the play they were scared to write. This series celebrates those stories.
Fountain Theatre Presents Site-Specific Zoom Play TALKING PEACE

Art imitates life when the Fountain Theatre presents Talking Peace, a new 10-minute, site-specific a?oeZoom-within-a-Zooma?? by acclaimed playwright France-Luce Benson.

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