Kallan Dana

Kallan Dana

Kallan Dana is a writer originally from Portland, Oregon. Her plays include RACECAR RACECAR RACECAR (2023 O’Neill NPC Finalist, 2023 Bushwick Starr Reading Series Finalist), Lying (2022 Princess Grace Award Semifinalist), Love Story (2022 Bramble Theater Unfinished Works Festival Winner), The Great Hunger (The Tank), and Playdate (Dixon Place, funded by Jerome Foundation Grant). She also makes work with her...
Kallan Dana is a writer originally from Portland, Oregon. Her plays include RACECAR RACECAR RACECAR (2023 O’Neill NPC Finalist, 2023 Bushwick Starr Reading Series Finalist), Lying (2022 Princess Grace Award Semifinalist), Love Story (2022 Bramble Theater Unfinished Works Festival Winner), The Great Hunger (The Tank), and Playdate (Dixon Place, funded by Jerome Foundation Grant). She also makes work with her company Needy Lover. MFA: Northwestern University.

Plays

  • RACECAR RACECAR RACECAR
    A daughter and father embark on a shapeshifting road trip across the country, into the past, through the gelatinous terrain of their shared nightmares. Everything is great!
  • Lying
    Something awful happened to Elizabeth when she was a teenager. She will tell you a story about it now.
  • LOBSTER
    Nora loves Patti Smith. Nora is Patti Smith. Nora is stoned out of her mind in the Chelsea Hotel, no, the Chelsea Hotel is her mind, actually, the Chelsea Hotel is an out-of-use portable classroom in the Pacific Northwest, but that portable is a breeding ground for young women (lobsters).
  • The Great Hunger
    Emer will do anything to get out of Ireland.
  • Transgressions
    Willow's mother disappears again and again and again and again and again and again.
  • Basement
    V and Tom are married. They live in a basement, surrounded by their shit.
  • Love Story!
    Y2K is coming, the world is ending for real, and Schmeg is totally unlucky in love.
  • Playdate
    Something's off inside the Playboy Mansion.

    Recent: Commissioned Workshop Production at Dixon Place (September 2019)