Dramaturg Work

I am often asked what a dramaturg is, and what they do.   Here's what I usually say:

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.  

Here are some examples of the work I've done as a dramaturg:

  • “That’s Debatable: The Two-sided nature of Julius Caesar.” Article for study guide, Montana Shakespeare in the Schools; (Fall 2018)
  • Othello and You Love’s Labour’s Lost, Montana Shakespeare in the Parks, and dramaturgical article in The Clarion; (2017)
  • “What you will, or What will you…?” Article for Twelfth Night study guide, Montana Shakespeare in the Schools; (Fall 2017)
  • Copenhagen and Fool for Love, Bozeman Actors Theatre; (Fall 2017)
  • Macbeth and You Never Can Tell, Montana Shakespeare in the Parks, and dramaturgical article in The Clarion; (2017)
  •  “Losing the name of action: What we see when we look into the mirror of Hamlet.” Article for study guide, Montana Shakespeare in the Schools; (Fall 2016) 
  • Richard III and Comedy of Errors, Montana Shakespeare in the Parks, and dramaturgical article in The Clarion; (2016)
  • “I dare be bound again: Bonds in The Merchant of Venice. Article for study guide, Montana Shakespeare in the Schools; (Fall 2015)
  • Taming of the Shrew and Cyrano de Bergerac, Montana Shakespeare in the Parks, and dramaturgical article in The Clarion; (2015)
  • Romeo and Juliet and As You Like It, Montana Shakespeare in the Parks, and dramaturgical article in The Clarion; (2014)
  • Two Gentlemen of Verona, Montana Shakespeare in the Schools; (Fall 2013)
  • “‘Have you the tongues?’: Teaching Language in Two Gentlemen of Verona.” Article for study guide, Montana Shakespeare in the Schools; (Fall 2013)
  • Henry V, Montana Shakespeare in the Parks; (Summer 2013)
  • Troilus and Cressida, American Players Theatre; (Summer 2012)
  • Hamlet and Twelfth Night, Montana Shakespeare in the Parks; (Summer 2011)
  • Merchant of Venice and Much Ado about Nothing, Montana Shakespeare in the Parks; (Summer 2010)

Montana Shakespeare in the Parks

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Lady Macbeth (2017)

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

 

Oregon Shakespeare Festival

 

Other Dramaturgy

 

American Players Theatre


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