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Essential Dramaturgy by Theresa Lang

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DRAMATURGY TO ENHANCE AUDIENCE EXPERIENCE

Audience-directed dramaturgy is a significant part of the process and will be closely allied with the work that happens in pre-production as well as throughout the rehearsal process. The ideas, questions, images, and metaphors that inform the composition of the production are the same ones that will help to create the narrative of the audience outreach materials. The process of identifying, compiling and communicating the dramaturgy will allow for the work to be clear and specific and, hopefully, effective.

The work the dramaturg does during the rehearsal process is in preparation for the performances in more ways than one. First, she helps to shape the production into what is ultimately presented ...

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