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: Tuesdays and Thursdays 1pm - 2pm
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.


Spring 2014

    IA-0213-1 A Century of British and Irish Drama

    IA-0288-1 Feminist Theatre Practices

Students I advise:

Division Three:

Karyn Warren-Gregory, Jimmy Lovett, Zach Apony, Jack Spagnola, Ilse Lopez, Hamlet Cooper & Ben Gurin.

Division Two:

Lena Jo Beckenstein, Will Shattuc, Sophie Kriegal, Skye Murie, Thomas McPhee, Olivia Vazquez, Rebecca Steigelfest, Jake Dickerman, Emma Lerman, Natasha Collier & Katja Gottlieb-Stier.


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

Co-teaching the Edinburgh Fringe course with Professors Jenny Spencer and Megan Lewis for UMass Theatre Department - Summer 2014. Details can be found here: ((http://www.edinburghfestivalcourse.com)) My writing about it can be found here: ((http://www.howlround.com/authors/talya-kingston))

Dramaturg/Co-Director of The Lonely Soldier Project, to be performed in downtown Northampton, Veteran's Day 2013.

Community Involvement

Talya Kingston is an active member of:
Theatre Communication Group, Literary Managers and Dramaturgs of the Americas, Association of Theatre in Higher Education. She curated a monthly play reading series by and for theatre professionals in the Pioneer Valley.

She is also a member of the Parents Association of Crocker Farm Elementary School.

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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