Tag: The Theatre Times

2018: excavation review

Live and filmed performances, as well as readings of works in progress, filled my days in calendar year 2018. I usually attend solo, and yet often host my spouse or theater-obsessed friends and colleagues. By my rough count, during 2018 in New York City and elsewhere, I saw 300 theatrical performances (ticketed, cast, full productions),

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Unpacking the Role of Women in Ibsen’s ‘The Enemy of the People’

[Full article published in The Theatre Times, May 12, 2018.] GOODMAN’S RESIDENT DRAMATURG ON HOW HER WORK GIVES TEXTURE AND SPECIFICITY TO A PRODUCTION. Consider the riddle of Neena Arndt’s work at the Goodman Theatre in Chicago. She conducts research that informs designs but doesn’t design sets or costumes or soundscapes. She often appears on Goodman stages but is

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PlayPenn’s Rent-a-Dramaturg program: It’s dramaturgy to go at PlayPenn

[article as originally published in Broad Street Review, July 12, 2016.] PlayPenn 2016 Conference. New play readings through July 24, 2016 at the Drake, 302 S. Hicks St., Philadelphia. (215) 242-2813 or playpenn.org. Dramaturgs have always been part of each team working at PlayPenn. But since 2012, its Rent-a-Dramaturg program, has rendered them rentable, and they’re everywhere. Sure, the 12-year-old new

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