Dr Tanya Dean
Lecturer in Drama
Dr Tanya Dean completed her Doctor of Fine Arts with Yale School of Drama in 2016, where she also received her Master of Fine Arts in Dramaturgy and Dramatic Criticism in 2011. Tanya has lectured at Yale School of Drama, Yale University, and NUI Galway. She is the former General Manager for Irish Theatre Magazine, and also served as co-Managing Editor for Theater magazine. Tanya received the New Scholars’ Prize from the Irish Society for Theatre Research in 2013, and the New Scholars' prize from the Society for Theatre Research in 2017. Her writing has appeared in Irish Theatre Magazine, Theatre History Studies, and numerous edited collections. Tanya is Associate Dramaturg 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. She was worked extensively as a freelance dramaturg across Ireland, the UK, and the USA. Tanya has also worked with Stewart Parker Trust, sits on the literary panels for the Abbey Theatre and Druid Theatre company, and is a board member for Rough Magic Theatre Company. From 2015-2017, Tanya served as a committee member for #WakingTheFeminists, and was a Research Associate on the report, Gender Counts: An analysis of gender in Irish theatre 2006-15. Her teaching and research interests include dramaturgy, playwriting, contemporary and modern Irish theatre, performance practice, digital theatre and performance, and popular theatre.