Danielle Frimer recently completed her Master’s in Fine Arts at American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco, where she recently played Nell in Indian Ink, Annabelle in A Christmas Carol, Teresa in Napoli and understudied Shaina Taub in Old Hats with Bill Irwin and David Shiner on the mainstage. Favorite ACT conservatory credits include Ophelia in Hamlet, Victoria/Boy Edward in Cloud Nine. Favorite regional credits include The Princess in Love’s Labour’s Lost (Post 5 Theater), Olivia in Twelfth Night (Portland Actors’ Ensemble), Fox on the Fairway (SRJC Summer Repertory Theatre), Stop the Virgens (St. Ann’s Warehouse, directed by Adam Rapp), and A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Julius Caesar (Shakespeare Santa Cruz). Frimer holds a B.A. from Yale University, where she was the recipient of the Branford Arts Prize.
My time with PPTG made a tremendous impact on me both personally and artistically. On an artistic level, it reacquainted me with the power of theater to enable one to express one’s truth, even when society or institutions are teaching one to hide. It firmed my belief in fighting to create art that is important, political, and transformative. On a personal level, I made some wonderful new friends, whose stories I will never forget, and whose voices I will continue to fight to make heard throughout my life. With the help of its fearless leader Bruce Levitt, PPTG has become a paragon of an arts program that makes light shine through the darkness of the oppressive prison system, and it should serve as a model throughout the country and the world.