2013-Present: Yellow Rose Productions
In August of 2013, Danielle founded Yellow Rose Productions in Knoxville, TN. She directed and produced ALL IN THE TIMING (David Ives) in 2013 and FICTION (Steven Dietz) in early 2014.
Yellow Rose Production’s mission statement: “The mission of Yellow Rose Productions is to produce theatre that creates an environment in which both the performers and the audience can participate and recognize truth. Yellow Rose Productions strives to create experiences that cultivate empathy for all fellow human beings, and that give each person a chance to reflect on the relationships in their own lives and the way they personally impact the world surrounding them.”
A young girl’s reality inside a Tennessee sex ring
Danielle is one of three playwrights (along with Kerri Koczen and Kelsey Burns) of an original play, PRINCESS CUT: A YOUNG GIRL’S REALITY INSIDE A TENNESSEE SEX RING, which is based on the true story of a young Knoxville woman. Danielle directed the numerous performances of PRINCESS CUT, which began in May of 2014 and which has continued to be performed upon request in Knoxville, Nashville, Chattanooga, and Atlanta.
PRINCESS CUT was chosen to perform at the 2015 New York International Fringe Festival and had five performances at the Lynn Redgrave Theater.
Henley Rose Playwright Competition for Women
Danielle was one of the founding members of the Henley Rose Playwright Competition for Women, which was launched in early 2015. Danielle also served as the Artistic Director for the Competition from 2015 to 2017. The competition was created, with the endorsement of Pulitzer-prize winner Beth Henley, to encourage and recognize new works by female playwrights. Yellow Rose Productions awards a stipend to the First, Second, and Third Place Winners of the competition and performs a staged reading of these three scripts in Knoxville, TN.
Full Disclosure Comedy
Yellow Rose Productions produced Knoxville’s first long-form improv comedy group, Full Disclosure Comedy, which has monthly performances around Knoxville, has performed at various festivals around the Southeast, and was accepted to perform at the 18th and 19th Annual Del Close Marathon in New York City in 2016 and 2017.
2011-Present: Knoxville, TN
Before founding Yellow Rose Productions, Danielle worked as both a stage manager and assistant director for The Word Players on LEAVING IOWA (Tim Clue and Spike Manton), ANNE OF AVONLEA (Joseph Robinette), and THE BEST CHRISTMAS PAGEANT EVER (Barbara Robinson). She also directed THE GOD COMMITTEE (Mark St. Germain) for The Word Players and two musicals for the Erin Youth Players; HONK! (Anthony Drewe) and A LITTLE PRINCESS (Andrew Lippa).
2006-2010: Dordt College
Danielle graduated in 2010 from Dordt College in Sioux Center, IA with a double major in Theatre Arts: Acting and Directing and Digital Media Production.
While attending Dordt, Danielle directed TONE CLUSTERS (Joyce Carol Oates), WIT (Margaret Edson), MERMAIDS (Jessica Huang), THE ROTHKO ROOM (Stuart Spencer), a staged reading of THE LARAMIE PROJECT (Moisés Kaufman), and MACHINAL (Sophie Treadwell).
For her work on MACHINAL, Danielle won the Outstanding Director award from the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival Region V and an excerpt of the play was selected to perform in the festival’s 2011 Showcased Scenes.
Danielle held numerous acting roles while at Dordt and was a KCACTF Irene Ryan nominee for four of them; Ruth Hoch in BOOK OF DAYS (Lanford Wilson), Mother and Chorus in THE CAUCASIAN CHALK CIRCLE (Bertolt Brecht), Rose Arnott in ENCHANTED APRIL (Matthew Barber), and Polly in AS IT IS IN HEAVEN (Arlene Hutton).