This Member Spotlight highlights Dani Snyder-Young, an Associate Professor of Theatre Arts at Illinois Wesleyan University.
She is the author of THEATRE OF GOOD INTENTIONS: CHALLENGES AND HOPES FOR THEATRE AND SOCIAL CHANGE (2013, Palgrave Macmillan), which examines the limits of theatre in making social change. She has published in Research in Drama Education: The Journal of Applied Theatre Research, Theatre Survey, Theatre Research International, Qualitative Inquiry, Youth Theatre Journal, Texas Theatre Journal, and the International Journal of Learning. Her artistic work as a director and dramaturg focuses on political theatre, community based performance, new play development, and adaptations of classical texts for diverse audiences, which dovetails with her scholarly work on applied and community-based theatre. She is an ensemble member of Halcyon Theatre here in Chicago.
Watch Dani’s interview here.