What is it?
As a production dramaturg, problem solving is an integral part of my role. I confer with a director (or other leading artist) and we form some framework for a theatrical production. My duty is to observe artistic choices and test whether they fit within that framework of the particular production. In spite even my own feelings towards binaries, the two most effective paths from there is to either expand and rethink the framework itself to account for seemingly deviant artistic choices or to redirect the given choice to fit within the previously established framework. This skeletal approach to dramaturgy-in-practice works outside the realm of theatre as well. It is not unique, but becomes so in its application.
My second publication with HowlRound
An Undergrad Essay
(Photo by Henry DiRocco.)
For a list of all dramaturgical documents I've produced click here.