About Lexi Silva

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.

Recent Credits

Into the Woods

IU Summer Theatre — Dramaturg

The At First Sight New Play Festival 2023

IU Theatre — Co-Producer / Dramaturg

1970s College Sex Comedy

IU Theatre — Production Dramaturg, Dolly Parton

The Winter's Tale

IU Theatre — Dramaturg

Carrie: The Musical

IU Theatre — Dramaturg


IU Theatre — Dramaturg

More Perfect Places

IU Theatre — Ensemble Two, Spring

Twelfth Night

IU Theatre — Dramaturg


IU Theatre — Prudence

The At First Sight New Play Festival 2022

IU Theatre — Dramaturg, "The Mesquite Tree"