Danya Taymor is a New York based director and translator.  Recent work: Antoinette Nwandu’s PASS OVER(Lincoln Center Theater / Steppenwolf), Danai Gurira’s FAMILIAR (Steppenwolf), Martyna Majok’s QUEENS (LCT3), Korde Tuttle’s GRAVEYARD SHIFT (Goodman), Justin Kuritzkes’ THE SENSUALITY PARTY (The New Group), Nathan Yungerberg’s ESAI’S TALE (Cherry Lane Mentor Project), Brian Watkins’ WYOMING (Lesser America) and MY DAUGHTER KEEPS OUR HAMMER, Sarah Gancher’s THE PLACE WE BUILT and LEGOM’s I HATE FUCKING MEXICANS (The Flea).  Her production of Antoinette Nwandu’s PASS OVER was filmed at Steppenwolf by Spike Lee and premiered at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival and is now streaming on Amazon Prime.  An alumna of the Women’s Project Lab, Sundance Theatre Lab, Lincoln Center Theater Directors Lab, Van Lier Fellowship and the 2050 Fellowship at NYTW. She is a Usual Suspect at NYTW, an artist in residence at TFANA, a member of Ensemble Studio Theatre and an Associate Artist at The Flea. Education: Duke University.


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