Dawn Adrienne-Saliba received a Ph.D. in English at Binghamton University and holds an MFA from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts. (She is currently conducting postgraduate work in Archaeology at the University of Malta.) She has taught Composition, Poetry, Drama, and Creative Writing at such institutions as varied as the City University of New York, Fordham University, and the American University of Phnom Penh.
She is comfortable writing in many genres. A trained playwright and musical theatre writer, her musical, Longvania, was featured in the Midtown International Theatre Festival in New York City. Her chapbook, Poems from Angkor, was sold as a fundraiser for the Cambodian RSP Schools was awarded the National Poetry Writing Prize from Local Gems Press. Her monograph, King James and the Theater of Witches: Subversion Upon the Jacobean Stage looks at King James's involvement in 1603-1623 witch trials in England and Scotland .
Her current interdisciplinary research project with the University of Malta investigates theatrical representation and performative liminality in the Late Neolithic Underground Temple and Burial Site, the Ħal Saflieni Hypogeum.
She is also currently reworking her children's fantasy musical, Lily in the Forest, into a young adult fantasy novel.