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.
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)
Theatre from el Siglo del Oro
Theatre of the Oppressed
Theatre for Social Change
Latin American Theatre
Hip Hop Theatre
Race & Ethnicity
Theatre for Young Audiences
VR & Theatre
Industry Expertise (3)
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)
- Latinx Theatre Commons
- Latinx Theatre Alliance/LA
- Black Theatre Network
Training theatre students of colour in the United StatesTheatre, Dance and Performance Training
Kaja Dunn, Sharrell D. Luckett & Daphnie Sicre
Being Black and Latinx in Theatre TodayTheatre Symposium, Vol. 29 Theatre and Race
Notes from a Latina at the Black Theatre Conference in Winston Salem, North CarolinaHowlRound
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 ConversationCONTINUUM: The Journal of African Diaspora Drama, Theatre and Performance
John Shévin Foster, Kashi Johnson, and Daphnie Sicre
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