Dramaturgy and Archives


Keethan Krishnamoorthy (Captain), Adam Lemieux (Malcolm) and Jessica Singh (Witch 2) in William Shakespeare’s Macbeth.  Directed by Lee Wilson. Set design by William Chesney.  Costume design by Nina Okens.  Lighting design by Arun Srinivasan. [November 2012]

'Dramaturgy', that is drama-ergon, the 'work of the actions' in the performance. - Eugenio Barba

Dramaturgy as a discipline is defined in many ways, but perhaps the one attribute that exists in all forms of dramaturgy is the pursuit of meaning and impact in the act of creating theatre. Dramaturgs support new work development (plays and other performance scores); dramaturgs are the contextual lifeblood of any production, offering support, research, resistance, and ingenuity to the producer, director, designer, stage management, and actors, in order to improve the collaborative process and creative impact of the production.

Dramaturgs are often engaged in outreach programs, facilitating educational initiatives in support of the work of a given production or season of a theatre. Dramaturgs are educators and advocates for the work of theatre in our contemporary society; the work of the dramaturg is to reveal how theatre offers a unique and important encounter – among embodiment, representation, reflection, and agency – and this is a pursuit of the public good.

Portia's Julius Caesar - Dramaturgy Hub

EVERYBODY - Dramaturgy Hub

Mustard - Dramaturgy Hub

carried away on the crest of a wave - Dramaturgy Hub

Upstart20 - Dramaturgy Hub

The Seagull - Dramaturgy Hub

welcome to the tree museum - Dramaturgy Hub

TomorrowLove - Dramaturgy Hub

Concord Floral - Dramaturgy Hub

Arresting Rape Culture - Dramaturgy Hub

Eurydice - Dramaturgy Hub

Unity (1918) - Dramaturgy Hub

Sex Symbol - Independent study archive

Henry the 6th, Part One - Dramaturgy hub

From Solitary to Solidarity: Unravelling the Ligatures of Ashley Smith - Production archive