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"I trust young people and believe in radical imagination as a tool for change. I move in collaborative relationship to my students and create strong containers for their creativity to explore within. I center the student as artist and foster expressive voice, self-worth, and interdependent community building in my teaching spaces."

DANA MURPHY (She/They) is a teaching artist for Raven Theatre, Steppenwolf Theatre, Lookingglass & Creative Root residencies, summer camps, and classes. She is also the former Associate Director of Education at Raven Theatre and has facilitated movement workshops at Free Street Theatre, U of C, and UIC. Dana is a proud company member of Walkabout Theater and a Hive Queen with Swarm Artist Residency. Before moving to Chicago, Dana was the Founding Director of John Adams Middle School Theatre Company and Associate Artistic Director of DeeLightful Productions Children’s Theatre Company in her hometown of Los Angeles. Dana graduated from University of California, San Diego with a BA in Theatre.