M. Landon (they/he) is a dramaturg, theatre historian, and fight choreographer. Landon's research interests revolve around trauma & violence in performance, and how live theatre can learn from video games.
Landon's dramaturgical work spans from new work readings to fully staged musicals. As an educator, Landon has taught introduction to theatre, script analysis, theatre history, stage combat, and directing courses. Landon's performance experience ranges from Shakespeare and other classical works to contemporary dramas. Landon often assists archival efforts for the Living Theatre, under the direction of Thomas S. Walker. They are also open for freelance dramaturgy, script consultations, and workshops.
Education: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, PhD Theatre Studies (in progress), University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, MA Theatre Studies, Kean University, BFA Theatre Performance.
When not working on a production, Landon can be found fermenting pickles and various hot sauces, playing Dungeons & Dragons, or officiating weddings.
to left: Landon in Bad F&*#ing Hamlet, UIUC, 2022.