Dramaturgical Work

A dramaturg is a literary adviser in a theater company who researches, selects, adapts, edits, and interprets scripts, texts, gives historical background to plays, consults with actors, directors, and production teams to provide deeper understanding of a script.  Sometimes my work extends to advise about actor selections, development of a season of plays with a sense of coherence among them, assistance with and editing of accompanying educational services, and helping the director with rehearsals.  

Dramaturgical publications for Montana Shakespeare in the Parks:

  • “That’s Debatable: The Two-sided nature of Julius Caesar.” Shakespeare in the Schools (2018)

  • Othello and Love’s Labour’s Lost, Shakespeare in the Parks (2018)

  • “What you will, or What will you…?” Shakespeare in the Schools (2017)

  • Macbeth and You Never Can Tell, Shakespeare in the Parks (2017)

  • “Losing the name of action: What we see when we look into the mirror of Hamlet.” Shakespeare in the Schools (2016)

  • Richard III and Comedy of Errors, Shakespeare in the Parks (2016)

  • “I dare be bound again: Bonds in The Merchant of Venice. Shakespeare in the Schools (2015)

  • Taming of the Shrew and Cyrano de Bergerac, Shakespeare in the Parks (2015)

  • Romeo and Juliet and As You Like It, Shakespeare in the Parks (2014)

  • Two Gentlemen of Verona, Shakespeare in the Schools (2013)

  • “‘Have you the tongues?’: Teaching Language in Two Gentlemen of Verona.” Shakespeare in the Schools (2013)

Montana Shakespeare in the Parks


Lady Macbeth (2017)

Set against a backdrop of futuristic environmental disaster, Lady Macbeth describes her nightmare.


Oregon Shakespeare Festival festival noons talks

  • Henry V and the Stages of History” (2018)

  • “Friendship’s Price in Timon of Athens.” (2016)

  • “Performance and Power in Much Ado about Nothing.” (2015)

  • “The Bursting Heart of King Lear” (2013)

  • Cymbeline: A Fairy Tale Gone Mad" (2013)

  • “War, Lechery, and Impossible Points of View in Troilus and Cressida." (2012)

 Bozeman actors theatre

  • Copenhagen (2017)

  • Life of Galileo (2018)

american players theatre

  • Troilus and Cressida (2012)


A Doll’s House, by Henrik Ibsen. May, 2019

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I directed Ibsen’s Doll’s House for Bozeman Actors Theatre, for whom I also work as a dramaturg, with public performances at the historic Story Mansion in Bozeman on May 3 and 4, 2019. Here is more information about that performance.