Talya Kingston

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Talya Kingston
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Contact Information

[[email::[[1]] tkIA@hampshire.edu]]

Office: 2nd floor of the Writing Center
Office Hours: Mondays 11am - 1pm.
Academic Information
Position: Visiting Assistant Professor of Theatre

School: IA
Graduate Alma mater: University of Stirling, University of Massachusetts


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Talya Kingston specializes in dramatic literature and dramaturgy. She received a BA(Hons) from Stirling University in Scotland and an MFA 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, where she ran education programming for all ages and initiated Write On!, a regional playwriting competition and training for teenagers. Kingston has taught Theatre at Capital Community College in Hartford and the University of Massachusetts in Amherst. She has read script submissions for Hartford Stage, New York’s Summer Play Festival, Marin Theatre Company, and ATHE’s Jane Chambers Award, and is a dramaturgy respondent for the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival.



Fall 2015

    IA-115 Everyone's a Critic

    IA-332 Division III Seminar for Theatre Concentrators

Students I advise:

Division Three:
Skye Murie, Thomas McPhee, Ian Chace, Emma Lerman, Natasha Collier, Bria Sutherland-Scienski, Noelle Micarelli, Sophie Moss & Isa Moss.

Division Two:
Tim Childs, Spencer Murray, Sofia Anastasia Giles-Hnida, Olivia Dalmedo, Ford Kelly-Riley & Alexandra Simand.


Talya's article "Dramaturgy of Dialect" was recently published in a collection titled "The Moving Voice: The Integration of Voice and Movement Studies" edited by Rena Cook.

Download a copy of "Dramaturgy of Dialect" here:

File:Dramaturgy of Dialect proof.pdf

Current Projects

Currently working as a dramaturg on the development of three new works about race in the United States:

"Seriously...What Did You Call Me?" written and performed by Onawumi Jean Moss (Ko Festival 2015: http://kofest.com/about-onawumis-seriously-what-did-you/)

"You Take Your Skin With You" written and performed by Robyn Spateholts (US tour slated for later this year).

"A Funeral for the White Power Era Set in the (Not Too Distant) Future" by Will MacAdams and Nick Slie.

Community Involvement

Co-facilitator of the Five College Performance Studies Consortium.

Co-teaching the Edinburgh Fringe course with Professors Jenny Spencer, Harley Erdman and Daniel Sack for UMass Theatre Department - Summer 2015. Details can be found here: ((http://www.edinburghfestivalcourse.com)) Talya's writing about it can be found here: ((http://www.howlround.com/authors/talya-kingston))

Talya Kingston is an active member of:
Theatre Communication Group, Literary Managers and Dramaturgs of the Americas, Association of Theatre in Higher Education.

Additional Information

For Hampshire theatre students planning to spend a semester in Britain, I have compiled this brief introduction to multicultural theatre contacts, opportunities and questions:  multicultual theatre in Britain

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