Gaven D. Trinidad recently finished his MFA studies in dramaturgy at the UMass Amherst Department of Theatre, and has also completed a graduate certificate in Advanced Feminist Studies at the UMass Department of Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. Interested in dance, drama, and queer aesthetics, he’s interned and worked at Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival, New York Theatre Workshop, the TEAM, and Ma-Yi Theatre Company. Selected credits: The Lily’s Revenge (dir. Jennifer Onopa), The Happiest Song Plays Last (dir. Jennifer Onopa), benevolence (dir. Ifa Bayeza), Collidescope 2.0 (dir. Ping Chong and Talvin Wilks), Red Wednesday (dir. Sanaz Ghajar), Angels in America (dir. Irene Crist). He teaches undergraduate courses and conducts research on the work of theatre and dance artists of color. This 2018-19 theatre season, he is the administrative apprentice at The Juilliard School’s Drama Division.
Dramaturg Gaven D. Trinidad reflects on workshopping Snowflakes, or Rare White People by Dustin Chinn as a part of UMass Amherst's New Play Lab in December 2017.