Artist Bios

Danya Taymor

Danya Taymor

(Bio as of August 2018)

Danya Taymor is a director and translator based in New York. Recent work includes Pass Over (Lincoln Center Theater, Steppenwolf Theatre Company); queens (Lincoln Center Theater); Esai’s Table (Cherry Lane Theater); Everybody (The Juilliard School); The Sensuality Party (The New Group); Wyoming (Lesser America); My Daughter Keeps Our Hammer, The Place We Built, I Hate Fucking Mexicans (The Flea; co-translation); Flat Sam (PlayPenn). Her production of Antoinette Nwandu’s Pass Over was filmed by Spike Lee and premiered at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival. Taymor is an alumna of the Women’s Project Lab, Sundance Theatre Lab, Lincoln Center Theater Directors Lab, Van Lier Fellowship and the 2050 Fellowship at New York Theatre Workshop. She is a Usual Suspect at New York Theatre Workshop, an artist in residence at Theatre for a New Audience, a member of Ensemble Studio Theatre and an associate artist at The Flea. Upcoming work includes Familiar (Steppenwolf Theatre Company) and Daddy (Vineyard Theatre/The New Group).