Dana Tanner-Kennedy

Managing Editor

Dana Tanner-Kennedy is the Managing Editor of Marginalia Review of Books, a professional dramaturg, and a doctoral candidate at the Yale School of Drama, where she also earned her MFA in Dramaturgy and Dramatic Criticism. Her dissertation explores the religious dimension of contemporary American drama and performance. Dana currently teaches in the Department of Drama at the University of Alberta and in the Summer Conservatory for Actors at Yale University. In 2016 she participated in the Mellon School of Theater and Performance Research at Harvard University, a colloquium exploring “Theaters Sacred and Profane.” Her professional dramaturgy credits include The Soldier’s Tale (Carnegie Hall, NY); Hamlet (with Paul Giamatti, Yale Repertory Theatre, CT); Urge for Going (The Public Theater, NY); Suddenly Last Summer, Loot, Nora, and the upcoming production of Appropriate (Westport Country Playhouse, CT); Psychos Never Dream (by National Book Award-winner Denis Johnson, Kitchen Dog Theater, Dallas). She is a former Literary Associate for Yale Rep and a former Managing Editor of Theater magazine. Dana spent five seasons in the education department at Dallas Theater Center, serving as Associate Director for two, and worked in the literary offices of Atlantic Theater Company and The Public Theater in New York.