Nana Dakin is a familiar name on the Thai theatre scene. The member of B-Floor Theatre is known for her intelligent and sensitive pieces of physical theatre that deal with such issues as identity, migration and violence.”
- Amitha Amranand, Bangkok Post
Nana Dakin (นานา เดกิ้น) is a queer Thai American director of new work, classics and devised performance based in NYC. Having grown up in multiple countries, her outlook is informed by diverse social and political experiences. Her work pursues social equity by examining the way culture is constructed and unsettling dormant biases.
She is the first Thai theatre director to direct at the Royal Court Theatre in London. In NYC her work has been presented and developed at Ars Nova, Atlantic Theater Company, Ensemble Studio Theatre, The Civilians, Clubbed Thumb, Ma-Yi Theater Company, New York Theatre Workshop, Pan Asian Repertory Theatre, The Playwrights Realm, Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, Soho Repertory Theater and more.
Nana has taught directing, devising and creative movement workshops in Thailand, the U.K and the U.S. Currently, she teaches for Randolph College's MFA in Theatre program.
She is a core member of B-Floor Theatre, Thailand’s most highly awarded theatre company, and of Superhero Clubhouse, a company that creates theater to enact climate and environmental justice. She is a proud member of SDC and the Board President of the Thai Theatre Foundation (TTF).