Adjunct Instructor, Theatre Film and Television
Drama Bldg, Room 236
MFA Dramaturgy and Dramatic Criticism, Yale School of Drama
BA Comparative Literature, University of New Mexico
Roweena Mackay is an Adjunct Instructor in Theatre Studies. Her primary research interests are borderlands dramaturgies, miscegenation narratives in U.S. drama and the representation of punk rock in film and television.
As a dramaturg, Roweena has worked with August Wilson (Radio Golf), Culture Clash (Culture Clash in AmeriCCa), Mac Wellman (Two September), Liz Swados (Kaspar Hauser), Qui Nguyen (She Kills Monsters), Rhiana Yazzie (The Dreaming Bundle) and Jon Bernson (When Lighting the Void). From 2006 – 2009, she was the dramaturg for Bone Orchard, a devised theatre company in NYC which she co-founded with London-based theatre and film director, Anna Jones.
Roweena is also an independent contractor in film, television and new media: production credits include Sorry to Bother You (dir. Boots Riley), Appropriate Behavior (dir. Desiree Akhavan), Glass Chin (dir. Noah Buschel), Anyone But Me (dir. Tina Cesa Ward), John Leguizamo's Ghetto Clown (dir. Fisher Stevens), CC Dances the Go-Go (dir. Erin Buckley) and The Birch Grove (choreographed by Gabrielle Lansner)