Name:  Janine Sobeck Knighton

    Title:  Adjunct Instructor


    Division:  Theatre Adjunct Faculty

    Office:  F-367 HFAC

    Phone:  801-422-5166

    Profile:  Profile: Janine Sobeck Knighton is the Dramaturgy Specialist at Brigham Young University, where she teaches, supervises student dramaturgs, and works as a production dramaturg. She is also a freelance dramaturg, the Vice President of Public Relations for the Literary Managers and Dramaturgs of the Americas (LMDA), and has been working with the National New Play Network since 2013 on the New Play Exchange. Previously, Janine worked as the Artistic Associate: Literary at Arena Stage. Janine has a deep interest and fascination with online dramaturgy and audience engagement and is the creator and editor of the 4th WALL: the TMA dramaturgy project ( as well as sites for Arena Stage and Utah Repertory Theatre.

    Janine has an M.F.A. in Dramatic Writing from the University of Idaho and was the recipient of the 2009 Dramaturgy Debut Award for the Association for Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE).


    M.F.A. Dramatic Writing, University of Idaho; M.A. Theatre History Theory and Criticism, Brigham Young University; B.A. Theatre Art Studies, Brigham Young University

    Courses Taught

    • TMA 201, 202 History of Performance
      • TMA 380 Dramaturgy 1
      • TMA 443R Writer/Dramaturg/Actor Workshop
      • TMA 483 Dramaturgy 2
      • TMA 485R Production Dramaturgy


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