B.A. in Performance from Christopher Newport University in 2006; M.F.A. in Theatre Pedagogy/Performance from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2008
Danny Devlin is an actor, a director, a playwright, and a PhD candidate in the Department of Theatre at the University of Kansas, where he has taught Acting I, Acting II, and Introduction to Theatre. His research is focused on intersections of performance, disasters, history, and identity, and his dissertation will explore the ways in which disasters contribute to the creation of social identity through the performances of remembering and forgetting.
As an actor, Danny has appeared on stages in Richmond, VA (Richmond Triangle Players, Richmond Shakespeare Theatre), Washington, DC (Kennedy Center for Performing Arts), Lawrence, KS and Shanghai, China (Shanghai International Contemporary Dramatic Arts Festival). As a playwright, Danny’s work has been produced in Atlanta, GA, Richmond, VA, and Washington, DC.
Danny has presented his research at the Mid-America Theatre Conference in 2008 and 2013, and is a proud member of the Actors’ Equity Association.