Daniel Banks has directed at the National Theatre of Uganda; the Belarussian National Drama Theatre; the Market Theatre, South Africa; Playhouse Square, Cleveland; HERE Arts Center, NY; Bay Area Playwrights Festival; the NYC and DC Hip Hop Theatre Festivals; and with Kompany Malakhi, London. He worked as choreographer/movement director at Shakespeare in the Park/NY Shakespeare Festival, Theatre for a New Audience, CSC, Maurice Sendak’s The Night Kitchen, Singapore Rep, and La Monnaie/De Munt (Brussels), among others.
Daniel is the co-director of DNAWORKS, an arts and service organization dedicated to using the arts as a catalyst for dialogue and healing, specifically engaging the topics of representation, identity and heritage. Current projects include: Hollow Roots by Christina Anderson and The Real James Bond…Was Dominican by and with Christopher Rivas, both touring.
Daniel is on the dramaturgical team of Camille A. Brown & Dancers. He is founder and director of the Hip Hop Theatre Initiative, promoting youth self-expression and leadership. He is Associate Director of Theatre Without Borders and was a recipient of the Sallie B. Goodman Retreat at McCarter Theatre, Princeton, NJ. Daniel is editor of the anthology of plays Say Word! Voices from Hip Hop Theater and co-editor of the forthcoming Casting a Movement: The Welcome Table Initiative.