Krishna Pryia Dunston has been at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia for 13 years, previously serving as the assistant dean for the College of Performing Arts. She has been a lecturer in the Brind School, teaching both Survey of Theater Arts and Script Analysis to freshman; Presentation Skills in the ESL Intensive, and for Continuing Studies’ Pre-College program. She is a director of old-time radio shows with the Hear Again Radio Project.
Krishna is a strong advocate for authentic assessment, creative rubric building and the integration of discipline language into arts assessment practices. She has presented at the Assessment at the Arts Conference in Denver, Colo., the 13th Annual Assessment Conference at Texas A&M, and the inaugural Regional Assessment Conference at Drexel University.
Prior to her arrival in Philadelphia, she was an administrator and student advisor for the Department of Drama at Tisch School of the Arts at NYU. She received both her BFA and MA from NYU, and, with fellow Tisch graduates, founded the Troubadours Ensemble. Krishna served as the primary director for the Ensemble, which toured full-length Shakespearean productions and served as artists-in-residence at middle and high schools in the Northeast.