The dramaturg’s job is to read between the lines and enhance a script with specificity and accuracy. This workshop will teach you to watch and read a play from the perspective of a dramaturg and see what you’ve been missing. By the end of this workshop, you will be equipped to see any production with a more discerning eye and able to bring dramaturgy into your work as a writer, actor, or director.
Instructor: Ken Cerniglia (Literary Manager and Dramaturg, Disney Theatrical Group)
Thursday, April 19 from 6:30pm – 9:30pm
In this workshop you will:
---Watch a performance of Feeding the Dragon by Sharon Washington. (Tickets will be provided for students at no additional cost.)
---Meet with your class after viewing the production. Your instructor will facilitate a class discussion about the production, exploring the questions of why this play, in this place, at this time.
---Discuss what it means to be a dramaturg, what dramaturgical inquiry is, and how you can incorporate dramaturgical practice into your work no matter your role in a production.
About Feeding the Dragon by Sharon Washington:
Award-winning actress Sharon Washington returns to Primary Stages to share a uniquely personal story. As both playwright and star of this autobiographical solo piece, Sharon revisits her time growing up in an apartment on the top floor inside the St. Agnes Branch of the New York Public Library, where her father served as the building’s custodian.