The Secret Art of the Dramaturg
What is a dramaturg? How do you read a play? Write a non-text based performance? Prepare a production of a classic play? This course will investigate the various roles of the dramaturg, focusing on new play dramaturgy, background research for historical texts, translation and the role of the dramaturg as co-creator in non-text-based work. This course will include practical exercises in analysing and workshopping a new Australian play or text for performance.
One 500 word performance analysis. One 1500 word group project. One 2500 word script assessment.