Forthcoming events
Lockdown Stammtisch: migrating our work online
Thursday, 14 May 2020
4 pm - 6 pm
Virtual Making
convened by Hanna Slättne

We're delighted to invite members to join us online for our second discussion event, this Thursday, 14 May, 4-6pm BST (via Zoom).


This virtual Stammtisch (regulars' table) meeting is open to d'n members only, to share tools, platforms, tips and new ways of working online. This will be a safe, members-only space for peer to peer exchange and learning.

To register, please email
Limited spaces available!

In this session, we'll be focusing on 'Virtual Making'. How can we translate our dramaturgy practice during the making process from the physical space to the virtual one? How could we include observers and work with directors? What might a virtual rehearsal room look like?

We'll be hearing short case studies, followed by small break-out discussions around questions arising from these presentations. We'll finish with a chance to sum up and think about what next for us in our individual practice, and to support each other.

Further information on the case studies:

Betty Chen is dramaturg and translator, previously based in Taipei and just relocated to Munich. She was dramaturg for several Taiwan-Germany co-productions for Taipei Arts Festival and currently works independently with various artists in Taiwan, Hong Kong and Germany.

Betty will share about the changes in procedures ever since long-distance working became a fact since her relocation, and how they adapt the structure of a production to fit the live-stream format.

Katrina Foley is a theatre director based in Cork working on a new musical Green Feather Boa, with writer/creator Ruti Lachs and Musical Director /composer Tom Doyle. As they are not yet in rehearsals, she has been collaborating with Ruti on the dramaturgical development of the script. 


Following the cancellation of their first rehearsal period and presentation, they are moving forward with some online sessions, employing actors to take part in the reading and discussing the material as well as inviting some guests to 'attend' rehearsals to give feedback along the way.

Beatriz Cabur is a versatile theatre director that fuses a background in playwriting and dramaturgy with expertise in digital technologies, a multi-faceted and innovative theatre professional with 20+ years of experience.

Beatriz will provide some thinking on the virtual rehearsing room theme, from the director's perspective, having directed 11 plays so far that way. She will touch on particular challenges directors have to tackle to run a successful rehearsal in this particular environment.
Duška Radosavljević is a dramaturg and academic based at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, currently leading the AHRC-funded project on Aural/Oral Dramaturgies. She will present questions raised for her as she newly works in the virtual environment with artists commissioned under this project.

We look forward to seeing you online later this week!

Miranda, Hanna and Sarah
Virtual Dramaturgy workshop series facilitators

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