Brenda Kilianski is a founding member of the Dead Writers Theatre Collective and serves as the Lead Dramaturg and Editor of their publication In Memoriam. Brenda worked as Dramaturg and Assistant Director for Circle Theatre’s production of The Women (Dir. Jim Schneider) and the Dead Writers Theatre Collective’s production of Lady Windermere’s Fan (Dir. Jim Schneider). Playwriting credits include Battle of Anzio (Women’s Theatre Alliance New Play Festival; Dir. Beth Cummings; How Now Brown Couch Play Festival; Dir. Gabrielle Johansen), Free Radicals (Women’s Theatre Alliance New Play Festival; Stockyards Theatre Project –World Premiere; Dir. Lydia Milman Schmidt), Loos Ends (Dead Writers Theatre Collective Concert Staged Reading Series; Dir. Charlie McGrath), Me, Louise & The Queen of the Bs (Southampton International Playwriting Festival; Dir. Brian Clemente; Trellis Readings at the Greenhouse Theater Center; Dir. Carmen Cavello), Cut: A Restoration Drama (Southampton International Playwriting Festival; Dir. Jenna Mate). Brenda is a proud member of Chicago Dramatists, the Dramatists Guild of America, and Literary Managers and Dramaturgs of America.