Lexi Silva is a recent alumna of the M.F.A. dramaturgy program at Indiana University, Bloomington and is currently a Visiting Professor of Practice in Dramaturgy at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill as well as the inaugural Dramaturgy Fellow at PlayMakers Repertory Theatre. She holds an M.A. in English Literature from California State University, Stanislaus where she also received a dual B.A. in Theatre Arts and English. A Chicago/Midwest contributor for American Theatre Magazine, she began her career as a Literary Intern at Steppenwolf Theatre Company, where she continues to serve as a literary consultant. For IU Theatre she has served as the dramaturg for Twelfth Night, Sueño, Carrie: The Musical, and for several new play development processes in the “At First Sight” New Play Festival. Her current research is focused on embodied dramaturgy in the new play process and for IU has served as actor + new play dramaturg in Jayne Deely's Decolonizing Your Mind with Walter Mercado (Walter Mercado) and David Davila's 1970's College Sex Comedy (Dolly Parton). Lexi is from Hilmar, California.
Hometown: Hilmar, CA
Class of 2023