Daryl Paris Bright
Actress, Writer, Director
Hailing from the DMV Metro area, Daryl is a filmmaker and performing artist who graduated from Duke Ellington School of the Arts and Carnegie Mellon University’s School of Drama. While attending CMU, she co-hosted CNT's first original podcast that
focused on social and political satire. Daryl developed a passion for devised original work and Drama for Social Change when she collaborated with Dramatic Adventure Theatre, performing original work in Prague, Bratislava, and Tanzania. Now residing in New York City, she helps run CNT Productions. She has helped write, produce, and star in CNT's sketch comedy series, Not Your Type, as well as their award winning choreopoem series, OPEN. Her contributions have gained worldwide recognition including HBO’s Inspiration Room, the American Black Film Festival, and AT&T’s Film Awards for New Forms of Storytelling. Aside from thriving in NYC’s spoken word scene, Daryl strives to create spaces for the nuanced stories of under-represented voices not only in mainstream media, but throughout her community.