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The d'n is a home for dramaturgs in the UK – and anybody who wants to become one, or work with one.

 

Our volunteer-led network of dramaturgs facilitates spaces for artists to meet, explore and collaborate, and this website is home to an expanding set of free and paid-for resources for the development of dramaturgical theory and practice.

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looking for answers?

we've got information on training, working as a dramaturg, or – if you're a director – how a dramaturg might collaborate with you to support your next project.

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anti-racist dramaturgy

an ongoing part of our work is in working with members to understand anti-racism within a dramaturgical context, and implement it practically.

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dramaturgs' contract package

we're delighted to share our extensive work in creating a suite of documents for the fair employment and pay of dramaturgs

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invisible diaries

become a member of the d'n to meet practitioners, attend events and access resources (including free access to the d'n Dramaturgs' Contract Package

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join the d'n

become a member of the d'n to meet practitioners, attend events and access resources (including free access to the d'n Dramaturgs' Contract Package

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reading

if you're new to dramaturgy, we've put together a bibliography to help you know where to start

news

Freelancers Make Theatre Work

In recognition of our work to improve employment terms for dramaturgs, the d'n is proud to be listed alongside other industry organisations on the website of Freelancers Make Theatre Work, who been doing some extraordinary advocacy in the wake of Covid-19.

International Dramaturgy Lab reaches half-way point

The International Dramaturgy Lab, a collaborative research project between the d'n and six partner organisations around the world, has reached the half-way point of its first iteration.


Board member Hanna Slättne tells us more.

We need to talk about dramaturgy

Playwrights and artists of colour have published an open letter – addressed to all those who develop new plays with writers – concerning the prioritisation of Eurocentric dramaturgies and modes of dramaturgical practice as 'best' and most 'universal'.


Read the letter, and the response of the d'n board, here.

Invisible Diaries - Authors' Collage
Invisible Diaries - Authors' Collage

Invisible Diaries 2020_Authors: Duška Radosavljević, Katalin Trencsényi, Kara McKechnie, David Geary, Miranda Laurence, Martine Kei Green-Rogers, Bernadette Cochrane, MJ Chung, Lim Ho Ngean, Yasmin Zacaria Mikhaiel, Sarah Sigal, and Guy Cools.

Kenneth Tynan Award ceremony 2019
Kenneth Tynan Award ceremony 2019

Sudha Bhuchar and Suzanne Bell at the KTA at Soho Theatre_17 November 2019.

executive committee away weekend
executive committee away weekend

Northern Ireland, 2011

Invisible Diaries - Authors' Collage
Invisible Diaries - Authors' Collage

Invisible Diaries 2020_Authors: Duška Radosavljević, Katalin Trencsényi, Kara McKechnie, David Geary, Miranda Laurence, Martine Kei Green-Rogers, Bernadette Cochrane, MJ Chung, Lim Ho Ngean, Yasmin Zacaria Mikhaiel, Sarah Sigal, and Guy Cools.

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