Kristin Leahey


Kristin Leahey just concluded her tenure as the Director of New Works at Seattle Repertory Theatre. Formerly, she was the Resident Dramaturg at Northlight Theatre, outside of Chicago, and, prior to that post, the Literary Manager at Washington D.C.’s Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company. She has freelanced as an artist with the O’Neill Theater Center, Denver Center for the Performing Arts, Guthrie Theater, Jungle Theater, Village Theatre, Steppenwolf Theatre, Goodman Theatre, The Lark, The Kennedy Center, The Old Globe, the Indiana Repertory Theatre, Cleveland Play House, Victory Gardens Theater, American Theatre Company, Collaboraction, Rivendell Theatre Ensemble, Redmoon, Teatro Luna, Teatro Vista (artistic associate), Steep Theatre Company (artistic associate), and A Red Orchid Theatre, among others. She serves as a member of the Literary Managers and Dramaturgs of the Americas (LMDA) executive committee and as the Editor of the LMDA Journal Review.  Her publications include articles in Theatre Topics, Theatre History, and Theatre Studies, and 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.  She earned her BA from Tufts University, MA at Northwestern University, and her Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin.