Danya Taymor Director


Danya Taymor is an Obie-award winning New York based director. Recent direction includes the Broadway production of Antoinette Chinonye Nwandu’s PASS OVER at the August Wilson Theater. Other recent work: Will Arbery’s HEROES OF THE FOURTH TURNING (Playwrights Horizons, Pulitzer Prize Finalist, Lortel Outstanding Play), Samuel Beckett’s ENDGAME (Gate, Dublin), Jeremy O. Harris’ “DADDY” (Almeida, London + New Group/Vineyard), Korde Arrington Tuttle’s GRAVEYARD SHIFT (Goodman Theater), 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). Her production Antoinette Nwandu’s PASS OVER was filmed in collaboration with Spike Lee and premiered at the Sundance Film Festival.

Awards and fellowships include the Cullman Award for Extraordinary Creativity from Lincoln Center, Joe A. Callaway Award for Outstanding Direction, 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.

Upcoming work includes: THE OUTSIDERS at La Jolla Playhouse (Book by Adam Rapp, music + Lyrics by Jamestown Revival + Justin Levine)