Dania Ramos

Dania Ramos is a writer, teaching artist, and actor. Her writing has been featured in the Rose City Project: Literary Showcase at Playwrights Theatre of New Jersey, Luna Stage’s On the Road educational theater series, and the Playwrights Summer Institute at New Jersey City University. She was awarded a scholarship to attend the Norman Mailer Writing Center 2011 Young Adult Fiction Workshop, where she developed her current fiction project, MATAGA, a young adult fantasy novel. She was also the recipient of a 2003 New Jersey State Council on the Arts Fellowship in playwriting. Dania created the Literary Lounge reading series, in residence at Luna Stage, which has featured over forty local and regional writers of fiction, poetry and creative non-fiction.

Dania has worked as a creative writing and performing arts teaching artist for several New Jersey arts organizations, including New Jersey Performing Arts Center (Young Writers Workshop, WolfTrap Early Learning Through the Arts, Theatre and Dance Academy); New Jersey School of Dramatic Arts (Tween and Teen Acting); and Playwrights Theatre of New Jersey (Madison and Cranford Young Playwrights Programs, Creative Arts Academy Summer Camp). She’s served as a reader for the New Jersey Young Playwrights Contest and a judge for the NJYPC and the ACT-SO Playwriting Competition. Dania has also directed student work for the NJPAC’s Young Writers Workshop and PTNJ’s Young Playwrights Festivals and Language-in-Motion Assemblies.

Ms. Ramos’ performance credits include educational productions for Playwrights Theatre of New Jersey, Liberty Science Center, Luna Stage, and George Street Playhouse; Yo Soy Latina at the NuYorican Poets Café (Latino Flavored Productions); and the Puerto Rican Traveling Theatre Playwriting Unit’s INSIGHT Showcase (The Last of Bernarda, HOLA Award – Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble Cast).

Dania is a member of the Dramatists Guild of America, the Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators, and Actors Equity Association. She holds an MA in Creative Writing from Wilkes University and a BFA in Theatre Performance from Montclair State University. She lives in Essex County with her husband Michael Aquino.

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