Chayton Pabich Danyla

Actor | Playwright | Performance Artist | Advocate

Current Projects

Chayton is starring as Orlando in Rome Shakespeare Festival's upcoming performance of Shakespeare's As You Like It, Performances: June 8th-12th.

He is editing and producing his new motion-capture audio-visual work, 149YK.

Chayton is actively seeking future performance venues for his two latest solo-performance pieces, STRINGS ATTACHED and FLORES CAIDOS.

Chayton is currently recording and producing a debut album.

Recent Work

Chayton was in-(virtual) residence for Horizon Theatre's 23rd New South Young Playwrights Festival.  June 2021 AJC

He was a featured dancer in the Yale Dance Lab's Spring 2021 video project, directed by Renée Robinson.

Flores caídos  - Yale 

Lorca, et al.  |  Oct 15 – 17, 2020

Chayton was a Marshall in Ni'ja Whitson's 2021 Yale Dance Lab Commission, Black Parades. Queer Magics.

Just Give Me One Half Hour With My Mother - Dixon Place / Noho Center for the Arts

Technical Director and Technical Designer | Aug 29, 2020

News/Press

THE ATLANTA JOURNAL-CONSTITUTION - Rosalind Bentley

June 28, 2021

Interview for Horizon Theatre's Young Playwrights Festival, featuring new play Sycamore Roots.

YALE DAILY NEWS - Maia Decker

Apr. 21, 2021

Interview following performance at the third annual All-Nighter Music and Arts Festival.

YALE NEWS - Susan Gonzalez.

Apr 19 2021

Interview following Artist collaboration with The Wandering.

YALE DAILY NEWS INTERVIEW with WEI-TING SHIH

Oct 19, 2020

Chayton talks Lorca, Love, and Death in his new solo-performance show Flores caídos

YALE ADMISSIONS BLOG - Cassandra Hsaio 

Apr 3, 2019

Behind the scenes to Sonder festival of One-Act plays

 
 

About Chayton

a multi-hyphenate artist.

Chayton graduated from Yale University in 2021 with a B.A in Theater and Performance Studies. While at Yale, he studied Acting, Modern Dance, Playwriting, and Musical Theater under the Shen Curriculum.

 

For his work as an actor during his time at Yale, and for his work in Solo Performance, FLORES CAÍDOS, Chayton recieved the won the Stanton Wheeler and Marcia Chambers Award for outstanding contributions to the arts.

Chayton is  a proud alumnus of the Georgia Governors Honor's Program for Theater Performance (2016). He has been a student and practitioner of the performing arts all his life, creating and performing work that investigates the untold stories of a community. Chayton is devoted to bringing the traditionally underrepresented stories to the stage.

 

His solo-work has focused on Love, Loss, Queer Magic, Identity, and the challenges of navigating politically fraught worlds.

In another life, Chayton was an evolutionary biologist who specialized in genetics and researched some Lophotrochozoa. As much as he tries, he cannot escape his background in STEM.