Jayna Mees (she/her) is an artist-scholar who specializes in performance studies, dramaturgy, and devised theatre. She is a PhD student in Theatre and Performance Studies at York University and holds an MA from the University of Toronto. Her research examines intersections between immersive/site-specific performance and disability theatre and performance studies. In particular, Jayna is passionate about developing place-based dramaturgies of care and access-based modes of research- creation. Some recent credits include: producer/marketing officer for Rochdale written by
David Yee (directed by Nina Lee Aquino at the 2019 SummerWorks Performance Festival), director/performer for Möbius Dreams, (presented as a part of her MA thesis in 2020), and assistant dramaturg/research assistant for You Should Have Stayed Home written by Tommy Taylor (directed by Michael Wheeler at FOLDA, 2022).