Assistant Professor, Dramatic Literature & Dramaturgy
Kristin Leahey (she/her/hers) served as the Director of New Works at Seattle Repertory Theatre, the Resident Dramaturg at Northlight Theatre, and, prior to that post, the Literary Manager at Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company. She has freelanced as an artist with the O’Neill Theater Center, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Play On Shakespeare!, Arizona Theatre Company, Orlando Shakes, LA’s Ammo Theatre Company, Providence’s Trinity Repertory Theatre, NY’s Primary Stages, NY’s Classical Stage Company, Playwrights’ Center, Dallas Theater Center, Denver Center for the Performing Arts, Guthrie Theater, MN’s Jungle Theater, WA’s Village Theatre, Steppenwolf Theatre, The Goodman Theatre, The Lark, The Kennedy Center, Syracuse Stage, Geva Theatre, The Old Globe, the Indiana Repertory Theatre, Cleveland Play House, Victory Gardens Theater, American Theatre Company, Collaboraction, Rivendell Theatre Ensemble, Redmoon, Boston’s New Repertory Theatre, Actors’ Shakespeare Project, Ireland’s Galway Arts Festival, Teatro Luna, Teatro Vista (artistic associate), Steep Theatre (ensemble), and A Red Orchid Theatre, among others.
Kristin serves as the co-editor of Literary Managers and Dramaturgs of the Americas official journal Review. She’s presented her scholarship at Performance Studies International, American Society for Theatre Research, Arts Patronage Conference at Oxford University, Association for Theatre in Higher Education, the International Federation of Theatre Research, and American Alliance in Theatre Education (Book Awards Committee Chair). She’s served as a scholar/artist-in-residence at Weber State University, Walla Walla University, and the Provincetown Tennessee Williams Festival. Her publications include articles in Theatre Topics, Theatre History, and Theatre Studies, and in a number of anthologies. She has taught at Cornish College, DePaul University, the University of Chicago, Columbia College, Loyola University Chicago, The University of Texas at Austin, and Lake Michigan College. Kristin is a board member at Seattle’s Intiman Theatre. She is a Producer with the WP 2020-22 Lab in New York City and is a 2021 recipient of a Fulbright.