Tag Archive | dramaturgy

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 […]

Presentation Matters!

Presentation matters. I am someone who tends to focus on ideas, daydreams and questions, and forget about form. As Jon Savage emphasizes in his Painting and Drawing class, no one takes the content seriously if the presentation is weak. His class forces me to think about how much time it takes to make stronger choices […]

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 […]

BOUND Part I: Introduction

I was living in Portland, Maine, when I got the call. Or so the memory goes. Jasmine Ireland, my mentor, artistic soul mate, friend, had a proposition: move back to my coastal, rural Maine home and create  a play for the 2016 high school one act competition. No questions asked, I packed up my apartment, […]

First Time Being a Dramaturg! Ah!

Night Owl: https://vimeo.com/218082778 Citizen: https://www.amazon.com/Citizen-American-Lyric-Claudia-Rankine/dp/1555976905/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1505964534&sr=8-1&keywords=citizen I believed, before this summer and this class, that a dramaturg was vital to the creation process, but was not an artist. I believed that a dramaturg did research, and put together a packet of information for the cast and crew. The end. Dramaturges did not go to rehearsal, were […]

A Summer Away from Theatre

Little more than two weeks into classes, with a newfound major and a newfound sense of cynicism, I am left with one question on my brain: did I make the correct decision in my modified, but still fundamentally similar major? This summer, I remained on Boston University’s campus with a 9-5+ job, working days in […]

On Dramaturgy

On Dramaturgy

dramaturgy is nimble, expansive, thrilling, agitating, full of discovery, nuanced, specific. dramaturgy is engaging (and it is responsive to the people it is meant to engage.) dramaturgy can exist in a play bill, but if that’s it, ugh. dramaturgy must be done by everyone working on the production. but… the dramaturg is an igniter. the […]