Janice Paran is a New Jersey-based dramaturg and writer and an Associate Artist of the Sundance Institute Theatre Program. She has served frequently as a senior dramaturg for the Sundance Theatre Labs in Utah and White Oak, Florida, and recently took part in Sundance’s first-ever New York Lab at the Public Theater. She was the Director of Play Development at McCarter Theatre Center in Princeton, NJ from 1991 to 2005. She has worked closely with numerous writers, including Tracey Scott Wilson, Beth Henley, Christopher Durang, Nilo Cruz, Doug Wright, Dael Orlandersmith, Stephen Dietz, Regina Taylor, Stephen Wadsworth, Emily Mann and Polly Pen in the development of new work for the theatre. She is an artistic advisor to the Weston Playhouse Theatre Company in Weston, Vermont and a site visitor for the Philadelphia Theatre Initiative. She teaches in Princeton University’s Program in Theater and Dance, and she holds M.F.A. degrees from Catholic University and the Yale School of Drama.