Vana Trudeau
Region 1 Co-Chair
Tufts University M.A.
Trinity College B.A.
The first four years of my life were spent in a log cabin, with no heat or running water, in the middle of the woods of Maine. I am of Ashkenazi Jewish descent, but grew up in a radical-hippy-turned-radical-evangelical Christian household raised by my birth mother and adoptive father. As a result my childhood swung wildly between free-range and repressive. My second attempt at community college helped me narrowly avoid personal catastrophe thanks in part to the transformative power of theatre. My work in theatre prioritizes this power, and leans towards work in self-expression, social justice and social change. I am inspired by the spiritual connection to the land infused in Native American and Hawaiian cultures. I live and work on Cape Cod in Massachusetts, the ancestral lands of the Wampanoag and Nausett tribes, with my husband and two children, and continue in my quest to maintain a healthy work/life balance.

Cape Cod Community College