Intimate Conversations with Dani Tirrell & guest Lauren Du Pree
Saturday, August 8, 2020
"Black love is refusing to succumb to what the world says about us because we know the truth about our brilliance. It's a head nod when we see ourselves walking down the street, a supportive "aaaaye!" when the moment requires it, a warm hug when the world is too much, a knowing look that understands what's hidden behind our ambiguous facial expressions, and a joy that is unmatched. Black love is lit. Black love keeps us going when it seems like we shouldn't have any fight left. Black love is revolutionary."
Born and raised in Seattle, Washington, I've always had a love for the performing arts. As my mom constantly reminds me, even as a baby I couldn't help but dance when I heard Ben Tankard. Praise The Lord for my perceptive mama! She enrolled me in dance class as soon as I was old enough. I was later enrolled at Seattle Academy of Arts and Sciences (SAAS) for middle school and remained there through high school. I relocated to Washington, DC for undergrad to pursue my education in theatre at Howard University. After graduating with a BFA, Summa Cum Laude, with a concentration in Musical Theatre, I began my professional career in the DC, Maryland, and Virginia area. I've been in numerous productions including, A Christmas Carol at Ford’s Theatre, Orphie and the Book of Heroes (Orphie) at The Kennedy Center, The Piano Lesson, Dreamgirls, for colored girls… and various children’s theatre productions. I relocated back to Seattle in 2015 and have since appeared in Dreamgirls (Deena) at Village Theatre, Ragtime (Sarah's Friend), and Man Of La Mancha (Antonia) at 5th Avenue Theatre to name a few. I also write and produce my own content which you can check out on YouTube.