Danyé Brown is an actor/director and educator that has a passion for stories that advance critical conversations, perception shifts, and policy change through experimentation with multiple performance forms. Danyé has taught and/or directed plays at California State University Northridge, UCLA, SUNY Binghamton, Clark Atlanta University, Kennesaw State University and Georgia State University. Her research interrogates theatre pedagogy through the lens of intercultural competency. Her goal is to strengthen the bond of humanity through the practice of documentary theatre and thought-provoking narratives that promote empathy. Additionally, she has created a course, Empathy: An Approach to Acting that closely examines empathy, humility and honor and uses these virtues as a singular roadmap to performance.
Danyé was selected to perform in Edinburgh, Scotland for the American Theatre Fringe Festival as the title role in the Broadway musical Sarafina by Mbongeni Ngema. She has worked at the Alliance Theatre, Kenny Leon’s True Colors Theatre, Georgia Shakespeare Theatre, Actor’s Express Theatre, Synchronicity Theatre, Tupac Center for the Arts, City Equity Theatre, Matrix Theatre, and the Stella Adler Theatre just to name a few. She is a member of the National Alliance of Acting Teachers (NAAT) and SDC, holds a B.A. in Speech and Drama from Virginia Union University, and an MFA in Theatre from the University of California, Los Angeles.