Dana Yeaton is a playwright and associate professor in the department of Theatre and Dance. He is the recipient of the New Voice in American Theatre Award, the Heideman Award, and the Moss Hart Award. His two-person musical, Swing State, was a featured selection at the New York Musical Theatre Festival. Dana is the founding director of Vermont Young Playwrights. In 2014, he established Oratory Now, a student-driven center for training and research in oral expression at Middlebury.