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Danielle Hartman

Adjunct Faculty

Department of Theatre

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Danielle Hartman received a BA in theater and English from CNU and an MFA in theater pedagogy from Virginia Commonwealth University, where she wrote her thesis, “In Pursuit of Women Scientists: Using Science Plays to Promote Women Entering STEM Disciplines.” This work received the American College Theater Festival/Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival prize for Innovative Graduate Studies in 2016. Her play Core of Temptation won the 42nd Annual National Playwriting Competition hosted by Wichita State University, where it was produced in 2016. Her play tackles the question of religion versus science in the creation of the universe. She has presented her work at several regional and national conferences including Southeastern Theater Conference and the Comparative Drama Conference.  She has also presented her work as part of the VCU Honors College Berglund Series and Diverse Conversations.  She works professionally in Richmond with 5th Wall Theatre and has worked with CAT Theatre and Wishing Winds Creations.  Danielle directed in the 2019 and 2020 Science Play Reading Festival at Christopher Newport University and helped to develop the online science play catalog scienceplays.org