Talya Kingston is a theatre writer, dramaturg, and educator with a particular interest in new play development and theatre for social change. She was the Education Director at Hartford Stage and a long-term Visiting Professor at Hampshire College. She is originally from Britain and returns each summer to co-teach a University of Massachusetts course at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Talya’s writing on theatre has appeared in Theater Journal, The Moving Voice, HowlRound, and the Valley Advocate. Her professional dramaturgy credits include: the premiere of Eve Ensler’s Necessary Targets at Hartford Stage/Variety Arts Theatre, the US premiere of Helmet by Douglas Maxwell at the New York Fringe Festival, an immersive production of The Lonely Soldier Project by Helen Benedict, Seriously... What Did You Call Me? written and performed by Onawumni Jean Moss at the Ko Festival and Late Style, a stage adaptation of conversations between Edward Said and Daniel Barenboim featuring performances by members of the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra.