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What We Mean When We Say We Do Dramaturgy

As new play dramaturgs, we spin webs of meaning out of the air. Take a look at some of these essential dramaturgy HowlRound articles.

I, Dramaturg
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I, Dramaturg

26 May 2011

David Dower, the Co- Artistic Director of ArtsEmerson, responds to P. Carl's article about finding one's creative voice in theater with charting how he, Dower, became the "creative" person he is, and how that lead him to dramatugy. 

Portrait of P. Carl.
Was I Born This Way?
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Was I Born This Way?

22 May 2011

P. Carl, the Co- Artisic Director of ArtsEmerson, narrates his evoultion of finding his place in the creatative field of theater, and the way the nature and expression of creativity in theatre is tied into the nature and nutrue philosphical arguement. 

New Play Wizard Richard Washer on First Draft and the D.C. Theater Scene
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New Play Wizard Richard Washer on First Draft and the D.C. Theater Scene

6 November 2014

Richard Washer is a Washington fixture, having worked in the Washington, D.C. area for more than thirty years as a playwright, director, dramaturg, and educator. He is humble, unassuming, and quietly essential to many in the DC area who are developing new plays.

A tray of fast food.
Fast Food Dramaturgy
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Fast Food Dramaturgy

12 August 2013

Amanda Boyle disects fast food dramaturgy: a brand that caters to productions' quick and easy needs.

The Dramaturgy of Gender
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The Dramaturgy of Gender

How Audience Expectations Shape Storytelling

12 December 2015

Hailey Bachrach explores the subtle bias of audiences and directors toward female characters by surveying audiences following a performance with male and female actors trading roles.

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.