Paul Adolphsen is a dramaturg, writer, and educator originally from Seattle, WA. He has an MFA in dramaturgy from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and B.A. degrees in Theatre and English Literature from Seattle Pacific University. As a dramaturg Paul has worked with Book-It Repertory Theatre (Seattle, WA), Hartford Stage Company (CT), Five College Opera (MA), Silverthorne Theatre Company (MA), and Vashon Opera (WA). From 2015-2016 he was a Fulbright Fellow at the University of the Western Cape in Cape Town, South Africa. Paul's writing about theatre and performance has been published in Theatre Journal and on howlround.com, and he has written dramaturgical material for Penumbra Theatre Company (MN). He’s currently serving as the Allen Lee Hughes Literary Fellow at Arena Stage in Washington, D.C.
South African Theatre Artists at National Arts Festival
A nation characterized by its Apartheid legacy and struggle for liberation, we hear the story of a South Africa reborn, and the art at its center, through the voices of some of its most dynamic artists.