Maya Cantu

Maya Cantu

Maya Cantu is a dramaturg, theater historian, and scholar, who teaches on the Drama faculty at Bennington College. She has worked on fourteen productions as Dramaturgical Advisor at Off-Broadway's Mint Theater Company, including, most recently, Micheál mac Liammóir's "The Mountains Look Different" (1948). As a dramaturg, Maya has also worked on productions at Yale Repertory Theatre and Yale...
Maya Cantu is a dramaturg, theater historian, and scholar, who teaches on the Drama faculty at Bennington College. She has worked on fourteen productions as Dramaturgical Advisor at Off-Broadway's Mint Theater Company, including, most recently, Micheál mac Liammóir's "The Mountains Look Different" (1948). As a dramaturg, Maya has also worked on productions at Yale Repertory Theatre and Yale Summer Cabaret, and with Dorset Theatre Festival. Her academic writing has appeared in publications including "Studies in Musical Theatre," "New England Theatre Journal," 'The Palgrave Handbook of Musical Theatre Producers,' and most recently, "Reframing the Musical: Race, Culture and Identity" (which includes her essay, "Beyond the Rue Pigalle: Recovering Ada 'Bricktop' Smith as 'Muse,' Mentor and Maker of Transatlantic Musical Theatre"). Maya is the author of the book, "American Cinderellas on the Broadway Musical Stage: Imagining the Working Girl from Irene to Gypsy" (Palgrave Macmillan, 2015). She received her D.F.A. in Dramaturgy and Dramatic Criticism at Yale School of Drama.