Zaina Yasmin Dana

Zaina Yasmin Dana (she/her) is a Palestinian-American director based in Philadelphia and a recent graduate of Swarthmore College. Before working on KISS, she had the pleasure of developing R3TURN: A Palestinian Pop-Punk Musical at Swarthmore College. She is the Associate Producer with Suli Holum / The Work, a theatre company/incubator for new, exciting performance work in Philadelphia as well as the Resident Director for Eat Purple Theater Co. In the past, she’s worked with Pig Iron Theater Company on their remount of LOVE UNPUNISHED and had her original piece Why Are You Killing Yourself, produced as a companion to the revival. Coming up soon, she will be working with Artistic Director Seth Rozin to direct American Fast at InterAct as well as directing Fit For A Queen by Betty Shamieh at the Ira Brind School of Theater Arts at the University of the Arts. For her day job, she is the Development Associate at UNRWA USA, the UN agency dedicated to raising funds for Palestine refugees.