Creative Team, Production Dramaturg
Dana Tanner-Kennedy is a scholar, dramaturg, and educator who teaches at the University of Alberta and St. Joseph’s College and serves on the faculty of the Summer Conservatory for Actors at Yale University. Her dramaturgy credits include productions at Carnegie Hall, Yale Repertory Theatre, The Public Theater in New York, Westport Playhouse in Connecticut and an upcoming production at Theatre Projects Manitoba. Dana’s book manuscript An Agnostic Arena: Postsecular Theater on American Stages introduces a theory of “postsecular theater” to describe religion’s persistent presence in American drama and performance in our so-called secular age. Her writing has also appeared in Theater, Ecumenica, and Religions, and she is a Contributing Editor at PAJ: A Journal of Performance and Art. Formerly, she spent five seasons in the education department at Dallas Theater Center, serving as Associate Director for two, and worked in the literary offices of The Public Theater, Atlantic Theater Company, and Yale Repertory Theatre. Dana is a graduate of the Yale School of Drama, where she earned her MFA and her Doctor of Fine Arts in Dramaturgy and Dramatic Criticism.