Val Dunn

Foundry Member

Val Dunn is a writer/deviser who creates plays, performance art, and rituals. Her work possesses a strong sense of place and tackles issues of feminism and queerness while pushing against the limitations of form. Plays and theatrical texts: DOWN IN THE HOLLER (PlayPenn, semi-finalist Bay Area Playwrights Festival), A SHOCK OF WHEAT (Philly Plays @ the Drake), NOW MORE THAN EVER (Philadelphia Fringe Festival), JOHNNY DEPP: A RETROSPECTIVE ON LATE-STAGE CAPITALISM (Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Philly SoLow Fest, Philly Theatre Week), THE BEAUTEOUS MAJESTY OF DENMARK (Washington College), and tiny works such as 100 WAYS THE WORLD COULD END and FUCK ME BE ME BETTE PORTER. She is a member playwright of Azuka’s New Pages, Writers on the Rocks, and an alumna of the Foundry @ PlayPenn. She has received developmental support from the Orchard Project (Core Company), Signal Fire, Centrum, the Bearded Ladies Cabaret, and SANDBOX. Val holds a B.A. with honors in drama and English from Washington College where she received the Stewart Award for Drama, The Mary Martin Prize, The Jude & Miriam Pfister Poetry Prize, The William W. Warner Prize for Writing on the Environment, The Literary House Genre Fiction Prize, and was a finalist for the Sophie Kerr prize in Literature. Val has also created zines about depression, the border crisis, and late-stage capitalism.