C. Denby Swanson is a graduate of HSPVA, Smith College, NTI, and the Michener Center for Writers at UT-Austin. She is a recipient of a Jerome Fellowship, McKnight Advancement Grant, William Inge Residency, and a participant in the NEA/TCG National Theater Residency Program for Playwrights, and her work has been featured at PlayLabs, JAW West, EST's First Light Festival, Austin New Play Festival, and the Alley Theater's All New Festival. She has been on the faculty at UT-Austin, Cornell College, Southwestern University, and Texas State University. Her work is published by Smith & Kraus, Heinemann, Dramatists Play Service, and Playscripts.
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Frontera@Hyde Park Theater, with Vicky Boone as Artistic Director, changed my life. Her productions of Phyllis Nagy's play WELDON RISING and Naomi Iizuka's POLAROID STORIES blew my mind and resuscitated my spirit - they were that combination of vision, collaboration, radical generosity, and intense dramaturgy. Also, the philosophy of the company was to say "yes" - to audiences, relationships, new work, challenging ideas, and profound insight.
WHAT I'M WORKING ON
Finishing up a draft of my EST/Sloan commission, NUTSHELL; finishing a draft of my first book, a memoir about being a foster parent; heading into a rewrite on a dark rom-com about happiness; and starting a new play about paleontology and faith.
Smart-Ass, Texan, Quirky, Dark Comedy, Wry Humor, Family Commentary, Science
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