Plays in Process

Take 17! 18! 19!

As we wind down tech for Agamemdawn, I find myself reflecting on three things. One, I have still not figured out how to spell Aggamemnonn. Two, a statement that our director opened tech with: “Some actors use this time to be extra creative. As you run things over and over for the technical elements, you […]

Downtown

“The lights are much brighter there You can forget all your troubles, forget all your cares So go downtown, things’ll be great when you’re Downtown, no finer place for sure Downtown everything’s waiting for you” This song by Petula Clark seems to ring true for playwright Kyle Chua in his new play, Downtown. The lights […]

Let’s Try This One More Time

Change I can’t hear you. Seriously, I can’t. Not a single word coming out of your mouth is available for my comprehension. The reason isn’t in you. Start again. Change The text? THE TEXT. That thing that is essentially the playwright’s entire contribution to the theatrical process? It’s all in the text. (If the text […]

Notes on things to do as a Production Dramaturg at BU

What follows started as a reference list for me, but I think it could be useful for me to be transparent with what I’ve learned in the hope that it can make the role of Production Dramaturg easier on other students.  I am not doing this work perfectly.  That’s part of why I’m writing it […]

BOUND Part II: “Holding The Room” as a Playwright & Dramaturg

This post is an installment in a small series. Please read the first blog post (BOUND Part I: Introduction) to contextualize this one. The goal of this series is to provide a behind-the-scenes view of a specific dramaturgical process The dramaturgical/playwriting process for BOUND began with the important spark which would make the day to […]

Should we make new spaces, or integrate existing power structures?

Today, on the UN’s International Day of the Girl, the Boy Scouts (BSA) announced that they will be opening up to accept women. By 2019, women will be able to earn the rank of Eagle Scout. This comes after the BSA allowed transgender troopers in January, allowed openly gay troop leaders in 2015, and allowed […]

Engagement through Connectivity

con·nect /kəˈnekt/ verb bring together or into contact so that a real or notional link is established. join together so as to provide access and communication. link to a power or water supply. think of as being linked or related. form a relationship or feel an affinity. –English Oxford Living Dictionaries As the Connectivity Associate […]