University of Evansville
B.A., Drama, Tufts University
Ph.D., Theater, UCLA
Diane Brewer teaches theatre history and dramatic criticism at the University of Evansville, serves as the department’s Resident Dramaturg, and directs text-based as well as ensemble-generated productions. She has developed new work in venues such as Tofte Lake Center, The New Harmony Project, the Utah Shakespearean Company Plays in Progress, the Mark Taper Forum’s P.L.A.Y, and the University of Evansville. Her dramaturgy has earned published credits in Arlene Hutton’s See Rock City and Gulf View Drive. She regularly dramaturgs for award-winning playwright Mark Rigney, whose plays, including Acts of God and Bears, have been produced Off-Broadway, across the United States, and in Canada. She is a founding ensemble member and performer with In the Mix, company dedicated to the collaborative development of new work. Her work as a director is a featured subject in Deaf Side Story: Deaf Sharks, Hearing Jets and a Classic American Musical (Gallaudet University Press). Her published articles have appeared in The Dramaturgy Protocol, The Dramaturgy Sourcebook (vol. 4), Theatre Topics, PAJ: Performing Arts Journal, and HowlRound at the Center for Theater Commons. She chairs the Da Vinci Institute, a network of Evansville community leaders that facilitates opportunities for creativity and collaboration for K-12 learners, teachers, artists, scientists, and community members.
Production Dramaturgy, New Play Development
Professor, Theatre History and Criticism, University of Evansville