Destiny Brown, RBS 2019

Destiny Brown

Hometown – Baltimore, MD
Undergrad – New York University, BFA Drama
Current Occupation – Theater Teacher, Vertex Partnership Academies/Wide Angle Youth Media & Actress
Title – Theater Teacher & Actress

Greatest Impact

The greatest impact to date began this year when I began working full-time as a high school theater teacher and scholarship specialist at an International Baccalaureate charter school in the South Bronx. Working with students of color who have historically had limited access to high-quality arts education, it is my honor to provide them with the best opportunities in theater. As a professional actress and graduate of New York University Tisch, I expose students to what auditioning looks like on a professional scale, provide college-level discourse on theater, and teach advanced acting analysis techniques from leading institutions. Drawing from my own experiences in film, stage, and commercial work, I emphasize the importance of education and how obtaining a full-ride scholarship to college was a crucial factor in my career development. Finally, students learn that their lived experiences are not setbacks but advantages that equip them with the emotional depth to comprehend characters from classic roles, like Nora in Ibsen’s A Doll’s House, Marc Antony from Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar, and Black Mary in August Wilson’s Gem of the Ocean. Helping students express their creativity and joy through theater feels like my true purpose, and I am so fortunate to have found it so early on.

Bio

Destiny Brown is an actress, filmmaker, and teaching artist from Baltimore, MD, currently residing in New York City. She is a 2023 full-ride graduate from New York University Tisch, and currently works professionally as an actress while teaching full-time at Vertex Partnership Academies in the Bronx and part-time virtually with Wide Angle Youth Media in Baltimore, MD. Her first lead role in a feature film, Hell House LLC Origins: The Carmichael Manor, premiered in 2023 and is currently available to stream on AMC+ and Shudder. As an artist, it is Destiny’s mission in life to tell stories that add sparkle and nuance to the narratives about communities often stigmatized in mainstream media. Outside of her artistry, teaching is her way of advocating for representation and inclusivity in the entertainment field.