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Delaney Piggins

Based in Chicago

She/They • Member Since 2024

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Delaney Piggins (she/they) is an Arts Leader, Theatre Producer & Artist who values community building and justice at the core of all her work. Delaney graduates in June with her MFA in Arts Leadership from The Theatre School at DePaul University and works as an Arts Leadership Fellow at Chicago Shakespeare Theater (CST) where she serves as a deputy and strategist under CST’s Executive Director. In addition to this work, Delaney has served as a Producer on CST’s WorldStage and CoLab series, including Chicago Shakespeare in the Parks and the Kickoff of Little Amal’s Welcome to Chicago with CST and Navy Pier. At DePaul, Delaney is a Harrison I. Steans Graduate Fellow for her focus on bringing equitable employment practices to a recovering theatre ecosystem. She currently serves as the Artistic Producer for As You Like It at St. Louis Shakespeare Festival directed by Nancy Bell. They also sit on the steering committee for the 2024 TCG Conference. Delaney is a Co-Founder of Action Art Collaborative in St. Louis, Missouri: a multi-disciplinary arts company that pursues social change, informed by the process and goals of organizers and activists. She spent almost three years as the Artistic Producer at COCA - Center of Creative Arts where she produced musicals, dance and new work under the new program COCAwrites, earning national recognition from ReImagine TYA - a collaboration of TYA USA, The Kennedy Center, Children’s Theatre Foundation of America, and Write Now. In 2018 and 2019, Delaney served as an Associate Producer on St. Louis Shakespeare Festival’s Shakespeare in The Streets. As a playwright, Delaney was commissioned by St. Louis Shakespeare Festival’s Confluence Regional Writers Project where her play, HOMES, premiered in March on 2022. Delaney’s play Burden of Proof, premiered at SATE in 2018 and was produced in 2020 by Exit Left Theatre Company. As an actor, Delaney has worked with The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, St. Louis Shakespeare Festival, and The New Jewish Theatre, among others. They has served as an Intimacy Director and Consultant for work at STAGES St. Louis, Opera Theatre of St. Louis, The Sargeant Conservatory of Theatre Arts, and St. Louis University. She earned her BFA in Acting from The Sargeant Conservatory of Theatre Arts at Webster University.

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