Danya Taymor

Danya Taymor is a director and translator original from Northern California. Recent work includes Sarah Gancher’s The Place We Built (The Flea, World Premiere), Justin Kuritzkes’ The Sensuality Party (The New Group, World Premiere), Anna Moench’s In Quietness at Walker Space (Dutch Kills), Chekhov’sThe Cherry Orchard (Stella Adler), Susan Soon-He Stanton’s Cygnus (Women’s Project), Brian Watkins’ Wyoming (Lesser America, World Premiere) and My Daughter Keeps Our Hammer (The Flea, World Premier, NY Times/Time Out Critics Pick), Lucy Teitler’s Engagements (Ensemble Studio Theater), I Hate Fucking Mexicans (The Flea, U.S. premiere) 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 2050 fellow at New York Theatre Workshop, an Artist in Residence at Theatre for a New Audience, an Associate Artist at The Flea Theater, New Georges Affiliated Artist and a semi-finalist for the Lange-Taylor prize with Dominic Bracco for The Northern Pass. She is a frequent volunteer at Covenant House, 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 Univesrity. Upcoming work: Antoinette Nwandu’s Flat Sam (Play Penn), Dan McCabe’s Christina Martinez (The Juilliard School).