Talya Kingston, visiting assistant professor of theatre, specializes in theatre for social change and new play development. She received a B.A.(Hons) from Stirling University in Scotland and an M.F.A. in dramaturgy from the University of Massachusetts.
Kingston spent five years running the YouthAware TIE touring division of the New Conservatory Theatre Center in San Francisco. The YouthAware program reaches approximately 25,000 students throughout Northern California each year with programs that address such controversial issues as homophobia, HIV infection, and substance abuse. She subsequently held the position of Director of Education at Hartford Stage.
Kingston currently reads script submissions for the Summer Play Festival in New York and Marin Theatre Company in California and teaches introduction to theater and play analysis at the University of Massachusetts.
Recent and Upcoming Courses
IA-0288: Feminist Theatre Practices (Spring 2014)
IA-0213: A Century of British and Irish Drama (Spring 2014)
IA-0275: Documentary Theatre (Fall 2013)
IA-0332: Division III Theatre Seminar (Fall 2013)