Collected thoughts on dramaturgy


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June 8, 2020

Community. I think that was what I indirectly aimed for when I mooted the idea of the Asian Dramaturgs’ Network. A community committed to dramaturgy and dramaturgical consciousness in arts practice.

June 7, 2020

One of my early, naïve propositions – or suppositions, rather – when I mooted the idea of an Asian Dramaturgs’ Network, was that I was interested in dramaturgs working in the Asian region. Dramaturgs who were based in Asia. Very quickly, I discovered that the dramaturg...

June 6, 2020

The intercultural dramaturg has to take on the role of a cultural mediator when working with multicultural artists. When culturally-steeped aesthetics and socially-bound performances are being dramaturged, the dramaturg has to pay attention to moderating and translatin...

June 5, 2020

The question still arises as to how a Malaysian-Chinese dramaturg – albeit familiar with intercultural works – would be proficient in dramaturging a contemporary Thai choreographer...

June 4, 2020

Even more disturbing is to engage a dramaturg to enhance the art work’s chances of being successful in touring abroad because ‘the dramaturg can gauge what audiences love in Europe / America / the West’.

June 3, 2020

While talking, discussing, discoursing and thinking constitute a substantial part of piecing together the ‘dramaturgy puzzle,’ it was time for us to try other modes of thinking via actions. In other words, we wanted to activate dramaturgical thinking or dramaturgical c...

June 2, 2020

I realised that part of my isolation at that time had made me want to seek out a community, a community of dramaturgs who are actually living and practising in the Asian region.

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