Danielle Skraastad

Adjunct Teacher

Danielle Skraastad

Danielle Skraastad is a director, teacher and actor. Danielle teaches Games at the MFA Acting Program. She has worked on the development of The Games Project since 2006. She has previously taught classes and workshops for SUNY Albany, SUNY Purchase, QuestStar, SummerStage, The Heifeitz Institute, among others.

Recent directing credits include the Rope In Your Hands (Frigid Festival), Jesus Hopped the 'A' Train and A Hudson Holiday (StageWorksHudson), and original plays Confidence Camp, Road Trip and Junior Year (SummerStage). At SummerStage she also directed several Shakespearean productions including Romeo and Juliet, The Tempest, and A Midsummer Night's Dream. She was a guest artist for The Mississippi Summer Arts Institute at the Bologna Performing Arts Center and directed Once On this Island and Romeo and Juliet. She co-wrote and co-starred in Big Times directed by Leigh Silverman.

Danielle Skraastad's acting credits include Broadway: All My Sons. New York: IHO and The Wake at The Public Theater, The Pain and the Itch at Playwrights Horizons, Anon at The Atlantic, Lidless for Page 73, Red Haired Thomas, Cressida Among the Greeks and The Eyes of Others at The Ohio, Carrie PS 122 with Theater Couture, Big Times with WET, A Midsummer Night's Dream with The Continuum Project, New Day at Theater for a New City, Fugue at The Cherry Lane Theater and Lascivious Something at The Cherry Lane (Mentor Project). Regional: Berkeley Rep, The Kirk, Two River Theater Festival, The Wilma, Hartford Stage, ACT/Seattle, Portland Stage Co, StageWorks/Hudson, The Lantern. TV/Film: "Unforgettable", "Law and Order", "SVU", "Fringe", "Mercy", 27 Dresses, Business of Story.

Education

BFA, SUNY Albany

MFA, New York University