Janine Sobeck Knighton


Janine Sobeck Knighton is considered one of the most sought after dramaturg’s in the intermountain west. She was the Artistic Associate Literary at Washington D.C.’s Arena Stage. While there, she worked with greats, including Pam McKinnon, Kenny Leon, Brian Yorkey, Tom Kitt, Phylicia Rashad, Edward Albee, Marcus Gardley, Karen Zacarias, Artistic Director Molly Smith, and more. She has dramaturged at the Kennedy Center, Pioneer Theatre Company, and Tuachan Center for the Arts, among others. Previously, she has served as a board member of the Literary Managers and Dramaturgs of the Americas, a member of the Artistic Council for the O’Neill Theatre Center, a Reader for the Sundance Theatre Lab, and a Developer of the New Play Exchange for the National New Play Network. Currently, she is the Associate Chair of the Theatre Department at Utah Valley University, where she also serves as an associate professor of playwriting, screenwriting, and dramaturgy.