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Danielle Kassarate

Danielle trained at Royal Central School of Speech and Drama on the Drama, Applied Theatre and Education Course.

Danielle is one of the co-founders of Mawa Theatre Company, the UK’s first all Black all Female Shakespeare Company, and works part time as an Associate Director (Talent Development) with Queens Theatre Hornchurch Essex. In 2020 Danielle curated and hosted discussions with Queens Theatre Hornchurch & Mercury Theatre Colchester titled ‘Black Essex and Here’ which inspired her to write her first full length play. With Metal’s funding and support Danielle will use the resources to help her write workshop and finish the first draft of her play. It is a nostalgic coming of age story centred around young black girls finding their place in the world, set in her hometown of Essex.

Acting theatre credits include: Til Death Do Us Part (Theatre 503) Sky Comedy Rep (Birmingham Rep) Aladdin (Mercury Theatre); …cake (Theatre Peckham); Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time (Gielgud Theatre/International Tour); The Color Purple (Birmingham Hippodrome/Leicester Curve/The Color Purple – At Home); Macbeth (Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch); Wildfire (Hampstead Theatre); Guys And Dolls (The Royal Exchange Theatre); Little Shop Of Horrors (Theatre Clwyd) and One Hundred Trillion (The Old Vic Workrooms). Television includes: The Sandman (Netflix/Warner Bros).

As a director and assistant director:

DNA by Dennis Kelly Arts Educational School
Regional Theatre Director’s Scheme
All My Sons by Arthur Miller at Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch

Image credit: Dujonna Gift; Photo: Steve Gregson from Til Death Do Us Part at Theatre 503