©2020 by Lashon A. Daley

Selected Creative Works

The year my father died, I became a writer. Then, the year my mother died, I became a performer.


December 5-7 and 12-14, 2019
San Francisco, CA

Choreographed by Cherie Hill

Photographed by Robbie Sweeny

She-Verse, a multi-media piece inspired by drifting water, land, ancestors, bravery, and eco-feminism.

Cherie Hill: A Day in the Life

December 1, 2019

Published by In Dance

Written by Lashon A. Daley

A featured article on the "hustle" of choreographer and dancer Cherie Hill.

Click here to read article online.

How We Play

May 2, 2019
Bancroft Studio
UC Berkeley

Choreographed by Lashon A. Daley

Performed by Joyce Chan, Lashon A. Daley, Kyra Katagi

How We Play focuses on the movement narratives that are developed when learning the rules of social engagement.

Will This Work?

December 6-7, 2018
Fall 2018 Choreography Showcase
UC Berkeley, Zellerbach Hall 7

Choreographed by Lashon A. Daley

Performed by Joyce Chan and Tanvi Mongia

The Carter Sisters

September 13, 2017
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Dwinelle Hall
UC Berkeley

Written by Lashon A. Daley

Directed by Ra Malika Imhotep

The Carter Sisters is a play about the sisterhood of Tiana and Lorraine Carter as they grapple with the recent death of their mother through their artistic practices—Tiana through her spoken-word poetry and Lorraine through her playwriting. However, offstage, their relationship is stifling and combative. As they work to reconcile their relationship, their estranged father is released from his 20-year stint in prison and wants to become a part of their lives again.


April 28-29, 2017
The Playhouse
UC Berkeley

Choreographed by josé a. nuño
Performed by Lashon A. Daley and josé a. nuño
Photographed by Julia Save

Eye of the Storm

May 9, 2016
Durham Studio Theater
UC Berkeley

Written and Performed by Lashon A. Daley

Eye of the Storm is a retrospection on grief in the face of the relentless power of nature. Beginning on August 24, 1992, Lashon’s monologue spans 32 years as she recollects the memories of her deceased parents and imagines her future self as a survivor of life’s many storms, making this whirlwind of an autobiography a lesson on loss and survival.

Call & Response

April 19, 2016
Zellerbach Hall 170
UC Berkeley

Written and Performed by Lashon A. Daley
Photographed by Alessandra Mello