British Black and Asian Shakespeare Performance Database
Involved in 11 productions. Has worked with 47 other people in this database.
Danny Sapani trained at the Central School of Speech and Drama. His parents moved to the UK in the late 1960s from Ghana. He was first influenced by one of his primary school teachers who, in trying to give this wayward young man an outlet for his passion and energy, put him in the school play. He was hooked. After years of wanting to be more involved in his new passion and having an obsession with performance in all its forms, Danny was asked to attend an audition for WAC (the Weekend Arts College) in Kentish Town, run by Celia Greenwood, an ex Drama teacher from a local secondary school. WAC was funded by the GLC and later the Arts Council. It was able to offer opportunities to kids who couldn’t otherwise afford lessons. Through its efforts, WAC’s work has led to an ongoing renaissance in British culture, spawning such talents as Courtney Pine, Marianne Jean Baptiste, Martina Laird and Che Walker, to name but a few.