Dayna Smith

Dayna Smith

Dayna Smith is a Boise-based playwright, dramaturg and director with a BA in Theatre Arts, Dramatic Writing from Boise State University. Dayna has completed internships with The Playwrights Center; Seven Devils Playwrights Conference; and Boise Contemporary Theater and has worked as a playwright and dramaturg at The Kennedy Center; Seven Devils Playwrights Conference; HomeGrown Theatre; Boise Contemporary...
Dayna Smith is a Boise-based playwright, dramaturg and director with a BA in Theatre Arts, Dramatic Writing from Boise State University. Dayna has completed internships with The Playwrights Center; Seven Devils Playwrights Conference; and Boise Contemporary Theater and has worked as a playwright and dramaturg at The Kennedy Center; Seven Devils Playwrights Conference; HomeGrown Theatre; Boise Contemporary Theater; and the Boise State University Theatre Majors' Association. Most recently, she was selected for Echo Theater Company's National Young Playwrights in Residence Program and the HMBG Foundation's National Winter Playwright' Retreat. Dayna is a recipient of a Higher Education Research Council Undergraduate Fellowship and an Idaho Commission on the Arts Quickfunds Grant. Her play "The Burnouts" can be seen in March 2018 at the Little Theater of Alexandria in Alexandria, Virginia. Additionally, she is the Artistic Director and a co-founder of Boise's Campfire Theatre Festival, which had its inaugural festival in September 2017.

Plays

  • The Burnouts
    Teetering on the edge of adulthood, Kate, Tim and Marco's futures are blank slates. But when a prank goes terribly wrong and leaves a classmate dead, their options begin to unravel. Can they push past their demons to live lives they can be proud of, or are they destined to be burnouts forever?