Hello! I'm Danielle!
I'm an actress, director, and theatre artist based in Washington, D.C. interested in the intersection between the arts and international peace building, and in the implicit and explicit politics of identity and existence.
In addition to professional theatre work, I'm also working at the National Democratic Institute, helping to empower democracies and advocate for human rights in the Balkans.
I learned the importance of community, and how to stand up for what you believe in from my very fiery Italian family. I grew up in South Jersey, where there are no shortages of opinions.
I recently graduated from American University, where I was the first ever double major in Theatre and International Relations. Much of my work was focused on the politics of theatre, and the ways in which art could be used to make global impacts. I also studied all across Europe, based in Belgium, and interned at an organization that fought for human rights.
In past projects, I wrote plays comparing the Second Liberian Civil War to Aristophanes' Lysistrata. I've also written political pieces about the cultural impact of the Yugoslavian wars on Bosnian women.
I'm a passionate, ambitious artist and scholar who couldn't live without pasta, warm weather, bright colors, and Shakespeare.
Contact me to learn more about how we can work together!