Growing up in New York City, Gregg Daniel was an admirer of the classic play “A Raisin in the Sun” by Lorraine Hansberry, for its universally affecting story of an African-American family faced with a series of life-altering decisions when they attempt to make the move into a white neighborhood for the first time. Daniel appreciated its many rich and resonant themes across several socioeconomic issues, but little did he know that someday he would be directing a revival of it at one of the most respected repertory theaters in America.
Daniel added directing to his career after asking directors how they made their decisions “for about 15-20 years” and building a storehouse of insights. He also took classes in directing at the UCLA Extension program and feels that that combination of master seminars in directing as well as two decades of prior acting experience gave him a well-rounded and informed approach. – PasadenaWeekly.com, February 22, 2018
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