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Amrita Ramanan

Amrita Ramanan is currently the Director of Literary Development and Dramaturgy at Oregon Shakespeare Festival. During her time at OSF, Amrita has served as the Production Dramaturg for Henry IV, Part OneHenry IV, Part Two, Henry V, Oklahoma!, and Snow in Midsummer and produced the Black Swan Lab for New Play Development from 2017-2018. In five seasons at Arena Stage, Amrita was the the Production Dramaturg for Mary T. & Lizzy K.My Fair Lady, The Music Man, Trouble in Mind, Ruined, Duke Ellington’s Sophisticated Ladies and Crowns; developed the Public Arena—an engagement initiative aimed at creating and maintaining a dynamic exchange between artists, audiences and staff about the art onstage; line-produced the playwright residencies for Lisa Kron and Charles Randolph-Wright and produced Arena Stage’s Downstairs New Play Reading Series. She was Associate Producer and Resident Dramaturg at Double Edge Theatre (2013–2016) and a 2013 Independent Researcher with the India Foundation for the Arts in Bangalore, India. Additional credits include serving as a board member for the Network of Ensemble Theaters and National Advisor for Art of the Rural and the Rural Policy Research Institute’s Next Generation Initiative. She holds a BFA in Theater History and Dramaturgy from the University of Arizona. 

Colonization is Global, but Brown Has No Borders
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Colonization is Global, but Brown Has No Borders

29 May 2018

Four South Asian theatremakers discuss global decolonization, reclaiming narratives, language and representation in theatre, and more.

Towards a Participatory Public
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Towards a Participatory Public

The Meeting of Theater and Community

23 October 2013
Convening attendees sit in a circle
Breaking Down the Walls
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Breaking Down the Walls

29 February 2012

Amrita Ramanan describes her literary office of the future—a place with no walls, no seperations, and no more viewing dramaturgy as an isolated practice.

Interview with Lydia Diamond by Amrita Ramanan
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Interview with Lydia Diamond by Amrita Ramanan

23 January 2012

Literary Manager Amrita Ramanan interviews Playwright Lydia Diamond about her play Stick Fly.

Audience Engagement
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Audience Engagement

A series exploring the diverse relationships between theatre and community through the personal narratives and innovative methods of practice from a select group of artists and practitioners.