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About Dana Yeaton


Dana Yeaton is the recipient of the 2002 “New Voice in American Theatre” award  from the William Inge Theatre Festival. His short play Helen At Risk won the Heideman Award from the Actors Theatre of Louisville.  His full-length drama Mad River Rising received the Moss Hart Award from the New England Theatre Conference. In 2000, his stage adaptation of Chris Bohjalian's best-selling novel Midwives premiered at Vermont Stage Company and received Vermont's Bessie Award. It has since been produced at the Clarence Brown Theatre in Tennessee and at North Carolina Stage. Dana has received three fellowships in playwriting from the Vermont Arts Council and two from the Shenandoah International Playwrights Retreat. His plays in print include Alice In Love, The Big Random, Helen At Risk, Mad River Rising, Men In Heat, and Midwives. He has taught at the University of Tennessee, University of Vermont and at the Vermont Governor’s Institute on the Arts. He is Founding Director of the Vermont Young Playwrights Project .