Danielle is a theatremaker, playwright, and arts administrator.
She currently serves as the Associate Managing Director at Lost Nation Theater in Montpelier, VT. Its mission, particularly breaking boundaries, taking dramatic action, and courageously making things happen, speaks deeply to her own personal mission as a theatre maker. You can read more about Danielle’s transition into the role here.
As a theatremaker, she founded and served as the Artistic Director (2016-2018) of White Mouse Productions, a Tallahassee theatre company devoted to social change. In the past she also worked for Infinity Theatre Company and the English National Theatre of Israel.
Danielle is also a playwright and librettist. She has written the books/lyrics for three musicals and her plays have been performed across the United States as well as internationally. Her favorite productions include ones at the Museum of Jewish Heritage in NYC, the Stage Arts School in Viborg, Denmark, and with Rabbit Riot Theatre Company in Sligo, Ireland, just to name a few. She is particularly passionate about writing about historical people, places, and events in order to use theatre as a platform for public history and as a tool for education.
Photography is another area that Danielle is incredibly enthusiastic about. She was selected as one of the top photography artists in North Florida by St. John’s Magazine. Her photos have been published in myriad different publications like The Weird Reader, Genre: Urban Arts, 805 Lit+Art, and more. She also worked in a professional photography studio for a year.
Danielle graduated from Florida State University with a BA in Theatre, a BA in English (Creative Writing) with a minor in History, an MA in Modern European History (fields of study include the World Wars, the Holocaust, British History, Military History, Gender & Sexuality, and Public History), and a graduate certificate in Publishing & Editing.
If you are interested in checking out her undergraduate thesis, which was the research, creation, and production of an original musical geared towards Holocaust education, Danielle’s thesis was published online and can be viewed here.
Her masters thesis focused on female spies of WWI and WWII as a framework to explore how the the lives of British women at large during this time also changed. It can be read online here.
Danielle has many different interests, but her overall passion, when it boils down to it, is story telling.
Danielle’s play “White Mouse” will be performed in June 2018 as part of the Atlanta Theatre Fringe Festival’s Audio Fringe as a radio play! This play features WWII female spy, Nancy Wake, in one of her most daring adventures.
Danielle presented her research, “Doing a Real Job”: The Evolution in Women’s Roles in British Society Through Governmental Propaganda, 1914-1945, at both the Georgia Association of Historians Conference and the Florida Historians Conference in February 2019. She also presented her research, Desert Queen and the White Mouse: How the Successes of Everyday British Women and Female … Continue reading Recent Projects