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Collected thoughts on dramaturgy


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October 7, 2019

Talks are underway to set recommended fees and create a basic contract for dramaturgs working in the UK.

The Dramaturgs’ Network, a volunteer arts organisation that supports British dramaturgy and literary managers, met with Equity, the Writers’ Guild of Great Britain,...

June 26, 2018

Congratulations to our colleague, Magda Romanska and her international team for winning the LMDA's Elliott Hayes Award for Outstanding Achievement in Dramaturgy for the global theatre portal, TheTheatreTimes.com (TTT). Magda directed the first African American Playwrig...

December 19, 2017

"In the section in the book on the collaborative intervention process, I talk about five strategies for intervention: I talk about the importance of listening – really listening to what the artist’s intentions are; I talk about reflection – about the importance of mirr...

June 25, 2017

Between 22 - 24 June 2017 the LMDA held its annual conference in Berkeley, California, focusing on the topics of: Art, Access & Activism. Not only is Berkeley part of the greater San Francisco Bay Area’s large and vibrant performing arts scene, it has a deep bench of a...

Celebrating the publication Dramaturgy in the Making: A User’s Guide for Theatre Practitioners (Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2015) at the Martin E. Segal Theatre Center, New York with contributions form Peter Eckersall and Bertie Ferdman.
  Trencsényi’s research maps cont...

February 17, 2017

On my way home after receiving the Kenneth Tynan Award last year, I was thinking about what I should spend the award money on. It’s not a massive sum but it’s large enough to do something significant to mark the wonderful and humbling thing that being given an award by...

February 7, 2017

"Olivier, Hall, and Nunn had it easy. Norris has it all to do." As Rufus Norris comes under attack, Fergus Morgan explores the troublesome business of theatre and nation building."


"The story of national theatres has come full circle. They began as exercises in glu...

I am tickled by a question a fellow dramaturg asked me the other day: is there such a thing as female dramaturgy? Not so much a 21st century feminist dramaturgy but rather a pre-Aristotelian mode of theatre-making that can be characterized as female rather than male.




May 30, 2016

"We have reached Year Zero, a point where cultural policy and infrastructure no longer serves the interests of the arts, the artists or society.


Artists need to intervene in non-arts environments. We need to see our artistic practice as a dramaturgical tool for ci...

April 22, 2016

 Pichet Klunchun: Black and White (photography: Tony Lewis)




"Right from the onset, Klunchun liked the idea that I played interrogator in delivering question after question as I sat in rehearsal watching him develop new choreographic styles from his classical Thai Kho...

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