Hired on a contract as a Dramaturg, or “dramatic adviser”

You have been hired on a contract as a Dramaturg, or “dramatic adviser” for an upcoming production. Choose a Geographic Area from Global Theatre Today (Chapter 13) that is outside of the U.S. that interested you the most.

Hired on a contract as a Dramaturg, or “dramatic adviser”

You have been hired on a contract as a Dramaturg, or “dramatic adviser” for an upcoming production.

1) Choose a Geographic Area from Global Theatre Today (Chapter 13) that is outside of the U.S. that interested you the most.

2) Research the chosen topic and write a one page research paper. (You’ll need to cite at least 2 credible sources that are NOT your text or Wikipedia).    (50 points)

Some example questions you may want to answer, but are not limit ed to:

What would the artistic director and company of actors need to know about that topic?

When did this movement begin?

Who were/are the famous artists of the movement?

Where is the movement’s geographic location or epicenter?

Are there famous theatres/theatre companies that may be influential that could be studied further?

What makes this topic so special in theatre- how was it influence or has it influenced other areas of theatre and the arts?

Why did the movement begin?

What are some interesting facts you’ve learned on the topic you feel are important to share?

3) Choose a play that is from the topic/genre that you have researched and would like to pitch as a play that I as the Artistic Director may want to add to our upcoming season. Be sure that it is a show that you can find information & visual and/or audio aids. Create a PowerPoint on the topic and play.

FIRSTLY, Why would the audience like this production?

SECONDLY, What is it about?

THIRDLY, How has it been done in the past?

LASTLY, Why is it still relevant today?     (50 points)