Dramaturgy is a theatrical process and one that can be an incredibly useful part of an artistic collaboration. While the mindset and process of dramaturg as verb are applicable to all aspects of life, this book has looked primarily at the traditional mode of theatrical dramaturgy, and the discussion up to this point has been anchored in production dramaturgy with an established script. That is merely one way that dramaturgy is applied in the theatre, and is the one used as the primary illustration because it is a widespread use and understanding of the role, and is effective to show the application of dramaturg as verb.

The premise of this book is that dramaturgy is a way of engaging with the world. ...

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