Dramaturgy assignments are open to al junior and senior theatre arts majors. These positions are intended to provide the student dramaturg with an introduction to dramaturgical research, writing and the production process.
Students who wish to be considered for a dramaturgy assignment must have received a B+ or better in Script Analysis, Intro to Theatre, First Year Comp or Academic Writing and History of Theatre I and II (applicants may be currently enrolled in History of Theatre II). Preference will be given to applicants who have also completed Dramatic Literature I.
Students who meet the above criteria should submit an application to the chair of the Department of Theatre Arts by the Monday following Spring Break of the year prior to the assignment. Proposals for the 2014-15 academic year are due Monday, March 17, 2014. No Late applications will be accepted. The chair will initiate the approval process through consultation with appropriate members of the faculty and staff as well as the curriculum committee.
The application should include:
- A written statement of purpose (why you wish to undertake a dramaturgy assignment).
- A current résumé.
- A list of production titles, in order of preference, along with a rationale for each.
Duties for a Dramaturg:
- Meet regularly with faculty mentor.
- Meet regularly with the director.
- Attend design conferences and production meetings.
- Attend rehearsals as requested by the director.
- Provide research for the director, creative team and cast, which normally includes:
- historical research
- topical research
- script analysis
- biographical research
- production history
- any question that may arise in the rehearsal and production process regarding text, language, behavior or story, as they are requested and directed to you
- If assigned to an opera, supervise the creation of supertitles.
- Compose program notes in consultation with faculty mentor and the director.