Move the Goal Line

03.19.13

If you have sat around a computer for any length of time over the last five years hashing out any of the ‘issues’ around (particularly) American Theatre you have found yourself invariably infuriated, sullen, and withdraw because the topics are ...

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Spotlight: Julie Felise Dubiner, Dramaturg

03.14.13

Julie Felise Dubiner is one of my heroes. I first heard about her advocacy, fantastic dramaturgical skills, and undeniable sense of humor in 2003 from a friend who had been her intern. I looked her up and was hooked. With the ...

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Is our moat too deep? (Reinvent Marketing idea)

03.08.13

Thesis: The American Theatre Movement has had a tendency to define itself partly by what it is not - distancing itself from community theatre and mere entertainment. This distancing should be reevaluated to determine whether its ...

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Spotlight: David Copelin, Dramaturg

03.07.13

Today we feature David Copelin, a renaissance man with international flair. David is a dramaturg, playwright, academic, story consultant, translator, and a citizen of both Canada and the United States. While working on his own plays, David also runs workshops ...

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Spotlight: Michael Evans, Dramaturg

02.28.13

I am based in the DC area, and for the past few weeks, every evening that I travel from the district into Virginia or vice versa, I enjoy the blue and purple tones reminiscent of the Northern Lights emanating from ...

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Spotlight: Hannah Daniel, Dramaturg

02.21.13

For many viewers, this week's episode of Smash was their first introduction to the word dramaturg. Unfortunately for the TV show's musical, Bombshell, (and for those of us who need to re-explain what we do to our friends and families) ...

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Failgreat (Diversify Production idea)

02.19.13

Thesis: Introducing bold new kinds of productions will require change. Change can be frightening. This post is basically a sermon intended to help beat back the fear. “How do you give In to the true That wants to become A new ...

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Spotlight: Jaz Dorsey, Dramaturg

02.14.13

Today's Spotlight shines on Jaz Dorsey, a Southern gentleman whose presence and charm I first noticed on the Literary Managers and Dramaturgs of the Americas (LMDA) listserv. Jaz always promotes and encourages his local writers, no matter which medium they ...

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Invest in unknowns to make them stars (reinvent marketing idea)

02.13.13

Thesis: Celebrity is one of the strongest social forces in America. Increasingly, though, people are responding to apparently oxymoronic “Narrow fame;” that is, being highly salient for some quality among a modest sized niche of people. Theatre ...

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Workshop: The Gift Sessions

02.12.13

You may know Adam Thurman from his TEDx talks at TEDxMichiganAvenue and TEDxBroadway. I hope you know him from his website, Mission Paradox. And I hope you'll get to know him at the first workshop series presented by ...

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Read and Contribute to 2 AM Theatre (Toolkit Idea/Hobby Idea)

02.11.13

A shade more than two years ago, David Loehr and I met during a gathering at Arena Stage. He encouraged me to do some writing for this web site. Since that time, this is the 20th post I’ve ...

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Spotlight: Walter Byongsok Chon, Dramaturg

02.07.13

Introducing the dedicated and creative dramaturg Walter Byongsok Chon! Hometown: I was born in Bonn, Germany, lived there until I was eight, and then moved to Korea. I came to America to enter graduate school in 2005. Current town: New Haven, CT How ...

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