• Janna Goodwin
  • Janna Goodwin

    Faculty Mentor, Writing for Performance

Professional Bio

Ph.D., M.A. University of Massachusetts, Amherst

B.A. Hampshire College

Graduate of the National Shakespeare Conservatory

Co-founder of Ko Theater Works

Janna L. Goodwin is a playwright, director, performer, and producer of original, devised, and community-based work.

Her one-act and full-length plays, solo and ensemble work have been produced in Denver, San Francisco, New York and throughout New England. They include The House Not Touched By Death, Serving Time, If You Lived Here, You’d Be Home By Now, Just Pretend Everything is Perfectly Normal, Pointers, and more.

Janna’s most recent comic solo piece, You Are Reminded That Your Safety is Your Own Responsibility (2017, directed by Lee Massaro) appeared at the United Solo Festival, the Voodoo Comedy Playhouse and at the Marsh Theatre.

She is writing a novel, Cowboy State, about a group of friends coming of age in Wyoming at the turn of the millennium. The story explores place, gender, history and the development and expression of a conservative political culture that reflects national and global concerns, tensions and divisions.

Janna is very interested in working with playwrights who wish to fully develop original, solo performances (comic or otherwise) --and with writers hoping to work in collaborative ways to generate (devise and write) autobiographical, documentary or auto-ethnographic texts towards theatrical production.