"Conversations" with Danielle Brooks
“Conversations” with Danielle Brooks

Courtesy of SAG-AFTRA, the talk series is titled simply “Conversations” featuring some of today’s most loved and respected actors.

Taped on April 26 in front of a live audience at The New School in New York City, the below embedded episode of “Conversations” stars Danielle Brooks, best known for her role as Tasha “Taystee” Jefferson in the Netflix Emmy-nominated series, “Orange is the New Black.” Brooks also starred in “The Color Purple” on Broadway this year, starring opposite Cynthia Erivo and Jennifer Hudson.

In the production, Brooks made her Broadway debut as the strong and fierce Sofia, who symbolizes resilience for Erivo’s Celie. The musical debuted to rave reviews.

The below hour-long conversation is moderated by BroadwayWorld.com’s Richard Ridge of “Backstage with Richard Ridge!”


Brooks and the cast of “Orange Is the New Black” received a Screen Actors Guild Award in 2015 & 2016 for “Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series,” and Danielle was the recipient of the Young Hollywood Award for “Breakthrough Actress.

Brooks has also appeared in HBO’s “Girls” and Aziz Ansari’s Netflix comedy series, “Master of None.” On the big screen, she voiced a character for Sony’s “Angry Birds” this year, and has previously starred in Oren Moverman’s “Time Out of Mind” and the independent feature, “I Dream Too Much,” which premiered at SXSW in 2015.

Brooks, also a singer and songwriter, released her holiday medley “Jolly Christmas Medley” with indie rock band “Oh Honey” and “Orange is the New Black” co-star, Uzo Aduba, which quickly became an internet sensation.

Watch “Conversations” with Danielle Brooks below: