Danyon Davis

Danyon Davis - temporary headshotA graduate of the Juilliard Drama Division (Group 25). New York theater includes: BROTHER, BROTHER (dir. by 2014 Obie Award winner, Mallory Catlett); Danyon’s own adaptation of Henry David Thoreau’s early writing, OF RIVERS, OF DAYS; FETES de la NUIT (dir. by Kim Weild; Drama Desk nomination for Most Unique Theatrical Experience, 2010); HENRY V (dir. by Doug Hughes) and TAMING OF THE SHREW (dir. by Mel Shapiro) at the Public Theater. Regional theater classical work includes: EDWARD II and HAMLET (dir. by Gale Edwards), and TAMBURLAINE I & II (dir. by Michael Kahn) at the Shakespeare Theater Company; the world-premiere of Richard Wilbur’s translation of Moliere’s THE BUNGLER (dir. by Doug Hughes) at Long Wharf Theatre; TWELFTH NIGHT and A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM (dir. by Joe Dowling) at the Guthrie Theater. Also at the Guthrie: SIX DEGREES OF SEPARATION (dir. by Ethan McSweeny); and Danyon proudly assisted David Esbjornson in staging the world-premier of RESURRECTION BLUES, one of Arthur Miller’s final plays. From 2001-2006, Danyon created the role of Wilson and toured the U.S. and Europe in Chuck Mee’s bobrauschenbergamerica with Anne Bogart and the SITI Company. Additionally as a director, Danyon has worked closely with Bill T. Jones in developing commercial musical theater; Danyon has also directed productions for Circle in the Square Theatre’s series for young audiences. Film and television work includes “The High Life”; “All My Children”; “Law and Order: Criminal Intent”; and “HBO Voyeur”. Danyon teaches year-long conservatory movement courses at Circle in the Square Theatre School and the Neighborhood Playhouse. Additionally, Danyon works closely alongside founding faculty member, Moni Yakim, at the Juilliard Drama Division in teaching the school’s cornerstone Physical Acting movement methodology.