Performing Art – Atlanta

Danielle Deadwyler is an assortment of artistic talent, whose sophisticated spunk and ingenuity has graced stages, screens, and pages. An Atlanta native, Deadwyler’s artistry is rooted in theatre, dance, and creative writing. Nurtured at local staples such as Total Dance Theatre, Gary Harrison Studios, Atlanta Street Theatre, Grady High, and Spelman College, Deadwyler’s skills have been honed almost wholly amongst a distinctly Southern landscape. Having ventured north to study under Dr. Robin D. G. Kelley, Ms. Deadwyler deepened her analysis of issues facing women and African Americans while attaining a Master’s of Arts in American Studies from Columbia University. Now in her creative prime, this past year alone Ms. Deadwyler has recorded three sonic projects, performed in four regional theatre productions, produced two music videos and two web series, blogged for a variety of websites, and written for local newspapers. As a professional actor Deadwyler has performed in productions with Kenny Leon\'s True Colors Theatre Company, Horizon Theatre, Synchronicity Theatre and the Tony Award winning Alliance Theatre. She is the Creative Loafing Atlanta 2013 Critics Pick for Best Actress and a Suzi Bass award nominated performer. In Fall 2013, she will present (dis)possessed: the live mixtape, a one-woman theatrical performance art work, for Spelman College’s Museum as a part of their Black Box series.