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Dylan Southard

is a dramaturg, producer, writer and teacher. He has worked in new play development with theaters throughout Los Angeles, including Center Theatre Group, The Geffen Playhouse, Boston Court Pasadena, Ensemble Studio Theatre, the Autry Museum, the Getty Villa, Rogue Artists Ensemble, Casa 0101, Lower Depth Theatre Ensemble and Theatre Dybbuk. For more than ten years he served as resident dramaturg for the Robey Theatre Company, where he led the Advanced Playwright’s Lab, and he’s served as production dramaturg on award-winning and world premiere productions such as Native Son (Antaeus Theatre), Lavender Men (Skylight Theatre) and Fatboy with Needtheater, where he previously served as co-Artistic Director. Dylan is also the founding creative director of VR Playhouse where he developed and designed 360° virtual reality experiences. His work in VR has been seen at SXSW, Sundance, The Holocaust Museum and the Tribeca Film Institute, and he’s collaborated with companies like Red Bull, Time Life, Jack in the Box, and Coach. He has written about immersive entertainment for Howlround, VR Scout and American Theatre and has spoken at Youtube, USC, NextCon, Digital Hollywood and the Open Innovations Forum in Moscow. He has taught previously at Long Beach State, and currently teaches at Cal Poly Pomona.