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Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Seeing Between the Lines at Primary Stages ESPA

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. With your eyes opened, you’ll be able to incorporate dramaturgical practice into your work as a writer.

Instructor: Ken Cerniglia (Dramaturg and Literary Manager, Disney Theatrical Group)

Tuesday, October 9
6:30pm – 9:30pm

This class might be for you if you:
  • Would like the ability to translate what you see on stage to your own work.
In this class you will:
  • Watch a performance of the Primary Stages production of Final Follies by A.R. Gurney prior to the class date. (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.
By the end of this class you will:
  • Have a better understanding of the role of a dramaturg and be able to bring dramaturgy into your work as a writer.
Our award-winning faculty, comprised of working professionals in the field, provides practical skills and expert guidance in a collaborative community atmosphere.

Primary Stages ESPA provides students easy and convenient payment plans to break up tuition. For more information, call 212.840.9705 x215 or email espa@primarystages.org.

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