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John Dias
JOHN DIAS is the Artistic Producer of Altamont Productions in New York City. He is a Tony Award nominator and panelist for the New York State Council for the Arts and the Pew Charitable Trusts. He was a producer on the Broadway production of Lisa Kron's Well. For twelve years, he worked at the New York Shakespeare Festival/Joseph Papp Public Theater, variously as Associate Artistic Director, Associate Producer, Director of Literary, Director of the Shakespeare Lab, and Dramaturg. As Associate Artistic Director and Associate Producer, he oversaw all aspects of play production on the six stages of the Public Theater and the Delacorte Theater in Central Park. As Literary Director he supervised all play development activities of the four-person literary department. As Dramaturg, he collaborated on all workshops and productions of Shakespeare's plays and other classics, working with directors George C. Wolfe, Mark Wing-Davey, James Lapine, Karin Coonrod, Mark Brokaw, Leigh Silverman, Andrei Serban, Vanessa Redgrave, Jo Bonney, Brian Kulick, Doug Hughes, Joe Mantello and Mary Zimmerman among others. He has commissioned and/or developed the work of contemporary writers including Tony Kushner, Caryl Churchill, Han Ong, Steve Martin, Nilo Cruz, Martin McDonough, Diana Son, Adam Rapp, Suzan-Lori Parks, Josť Rivera, Ruben Santiago-Hudson, Alice Tuan, Richard Greenberg, and Lisa Kron among many others. Before coming to New York, John was on the artistic staff at the Hartford Stage Company where, as Dramaturg, he contributed to the development of new plays and collaborated with many directors on productions of Shakespeare and other classics. He has directed and consulted for New Dramatists, New York University Tisch School of the Arts, the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York State Council for the Arts, the Connecticut Commission for the Arts, the Hartford Arts Council, and the Drama League of New York; and taught playwrights, dramaturgs and actors at New York University, Yale University, Columbia University, and the Public Theater's Shakespeare Lab. He holds bachelor degrees in biology and theater from George Washington University in Washington, DC and a Master of Fine Arts from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

Bio as of June, 2007.

American Theatre Wing programs, interviews and/or credits include:

SpringboardNYC Mentor - 2007

Internet Broadway Database Listing (IBDB.com)