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Essential Dramaturgy by Theresa Lang

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DRAMATURG AS PRACTICE

Using the word “dramaturg” as a verb is a way to define how the dramaturg should approach a project. It also is a way to define how a dramaturg should execute that project. As an action word, the verb “to dramaturg” starts with a mindset that allows us to be more useful in our collaborations and more effective with our contribution. It is a way to listen, question, excavate, connect, explore, bridge, advocate, support, synthesize, articulate, advise, curate, and contextualize. To dramaturg is to do, and the perspective is vital, because it is what allows for the practice, without limiting the scope to merely the application of a methodology.

The advantage a mindset has over a process is that it is flexible. When dramaturgy ...

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