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Daphnie Sicre - Loyola Marymount University. Los Angeles, CA, US

Daphnie Sicre

Assistant Professor of Theatre Arts | Loyola Marymount University


Assistant Professor of Theatre Arts



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Daphnie Sicre, PhD. (she/ella) is a multi-hyphenated storyteller. She is a director/dramaturg/scholar/educator who shares a deep passion for Black and Latinx perspectives in theatre, especially AfroLatinidad. Engaging in anti-racist and culturally competent theatre practices, she helps bring stories from the page to the stage.

She is has directed for Skylight Theatre, East West Players, Playwrights' Arena, Greenway Court Theatre, Garry Marshall Theatre, The Road Theatre, San Diego Rep/Latinx New Play Festival, The Robey Theatre, The Fountain Theatre, Circle X, The Hollywood Fringe/New Musicals Inc, Austin Latinx New Play Festival, FringeNYC, First Foot Productions, the Blindspot Collective, BMCC, NYU, & Columbia University. Her directing debut at LMU was In the Heights followed by Everybody by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins. She also directed Stranger by Kendra Augustin (Stage Black) where she won Best Director and the AUDELCO nominated Not About Eve by Karl O’Brian Williams (Braata Productions).

When not directing, she is the resident dramaturge at the Robey Theatre, where she runs the Playwright’s Lab. Selected dramaturgy credits include the musical, It Happened in Key West-Book, Music, & Lyrics by Jason Huza, Jeremiah James and Jill Santoriello (Bristol Riverside Theatre). She also worked with Launch Pad, Playwrights’ Arena Readings Series, The Fountain Theatre, TheaterWorks Harford, Hartbeat Ensemble, New Play Project, FringeNYC, Bratta Productions, First Foot Productions, Lehigh University, NYU, and Columbia University as a dramaturge.

Her latest publication is a book chapter in Stages of Reckoning- Anti Racist and Decolonial Actor Training. Other publications include, “Being Black and Latinx in Theatre Today” and the co-published “Training theatre students of colour in the United States”. Book chapters include The Routledge Companion to African American Theatre and Performance, Black Acting Methods, and Shakespeare & Latinidad. Upcoming book chapters for 2023 will appear in Contemporary Black Theatre & Performance: Acts of Rebellion, Activism, & Solidarity. Currently she is working on two book chapters on AfroLatinidad for The Routledge Companion Latinx Theatre and Performance and Every Great Dream: Visioning African American Theatre for Young Audiences.

She is also a culture consultant for Nickelodeon, having worked on the Emmy nominated Santiago of the Seas, The Face, and the upcoming film, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

Education (3)

Columbia University: MA, Teaching of Social Studies 2000

New York University: MA, Educational Theatre 2004

New York University: Ph.D., Educational Theatre 2017


Areas of Expertise (17)

Performance Pedagogy


Theatre from el Siglo del Oro

Theatre of the Oppressed


Theatre Education

Bilingual Education


Theatre for Social Change

Afro-Latinx Theatre

Latin American Theatre

Hip Hop Theatre

Race & Ethnicity

Theatre for Young Audiences

Solo Performance

Black Theatre

VR & Theatre

Industry Expertise (3)

Performing Arts



Accomplishments (2)

Top top 25 Black Theatre Game Changers (professional)


Dr. John Shévin Foster has developed a list of twenty-five established or ascending movers and shakers in Black theatre that we all should know. "Dr. Daphnie Sicre, an LA-based Latinx performance pedagogy assistant professor at Loyola Marymount University, is included in this list because of the depth of her work in both Afro-Latinx and African American theatre."

LMU Ascending Scholar for CFA 2021 (professional)


Affiliations (5)

  • ATHE
  • ASTR
  • Latinx Theatre Commons
  • Latinx Theatre Alliance/LA
  • Black Theatre Network

Languages (3)

  • English
  • Spanish
  • French

Articles (5)

Training theatre students of colour in the United States

Theatre, Dance and Performance Training

Kaja Dunn, Sharrell D. Luckett & Daphnie Sicre



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Being Black and Latinx in Theatre Today

Theatre Symposium, Vol. 29 Theatre and Race

Daphnie Sicre



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Notes from a Latina at the Black Theatre Conference in Winston Salem, North Carolina


Daphnie Sicre



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Get In Where You Fit In: Creating a Safe Space for Students of Color in the Academy, John Shévin Foster, Kashi Johnson, and Daphnie Sicre in Conversation

CONTINUUM: The Journal of African Diaspora Drama, Theatre and Performance

John Shévin Foster, Kashi Johnson, and Daphnie Sicre



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Free Tickets for Community College Students


Daphnie Sicre



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