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Tanya Dean

Tanya’s 2016 Course: Staging Female Voices

Tanya Dean - Gormanston Drama Summer School - Actors and Directors

Tanya received her MFA in Dramaturgy and Dramatic Criticism from Yale School of Drama in 2011. Tanya is a co-Artistic Director of Then This Theatre Company in Dublin, and previously served as Artistic Director for the 2012 season of Yale Summer Cabaret, ‘50 Nights: A Festival of Stories,’ where she also directed The K of D by Laura Schellhardt.

Currently, Tanya is completing her doctorate with Yale School of Drama, where her research focuses on folktales and fairy tales in European theatre. Tanya is also currently lecturing in the Drama, Theatre and Performance Department in NUI Galway.

Select credits as dramaturg include The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman, directed by Aoife Spillane-Hinks (Then This Theatre Company, Dublin); The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams, directed by Gordon Edelstein (Long Wharf Theatre, New Haven; New York; Los Angeles); Pilgrim by Philip Doherty, directed by Aoife Spillane-Hinks (Gonzo Theatre Company, Dublin), and Bones in the Basket: An Evening of Russian Fairy Tales devised by Good Belly ensemble, directed by Devin Brain (Araca Theatre Project, New York).