Is Dramaturgy For Me?
At the end of the training process, the dramaturg becomes a total theater specialist, an artist whose passion for the theater is matched only by practical knowledge of the form, vitally integrated into the production process.
—Michael Mark Chemers, Ghost Light
Whatever their individual jobs may be, effective dramaturgs—we can call them "theatre experts"—are linked by their abilities to analyze texts, their communication skills, and their solid understanding of theatre history and dramatic literature. Theatre Studies & Dramaturgy will be the right program for you if you:
- care about the role that theatre plays in society.
- like to ask questions and pursue answers.
- love the collaborative nature of the theatre process.
- enjoy writing and communicating ideas.