Dramaturgy

Occupy Arkady Estate!

By Dennis Connors In September 2011, a movement sprung up in New York City that shook the political discourse in the United States. This movement quickly spread to different cities around the US including Oakland, Chicago, Washington D.C., and our…

Love & Nihilism, Fathers & Sons

By Robin Goldberg, Production Dramaturg Robin’s article was originally published in EmStage’s biweekly newsletter, which also includes extra behind-the-scenes photos and contests for free tickets. Want to get the jump on the inside scoop? Consider joining our list.  In its most…

Emerson senior awarded Kennedy Center Fellowship

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts Emerson senior, Tierra Bonser was awarded the Kennedy Center/ Literary Managers and Dramaturgs of the Americas (LMDA) Dramaturgy Fellowship to the Kennedy Center MFA Playwrights’ Workshop and New Play Dramaturgy Intensive…

A Constellation of Moments

by Magda Romanska The trouble is I can’t make sense of my life at all. I can’t see a beginning and a middle and an end It seems to me to be just a bunch of random vivid moments I…

The Connection

By Magda Romanska I am a dramaturg for the upcoming production of Café Variations, a collaboration between the SITI Company, ArtsEmerson, and Emerson Stage. I am also a faculty member at Emerson, teaching courses in dramaturgy and theatre history. The…

Why Los Angeles Exploded

by Christine Bernard In response to the recent production of Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992, Emerson’s Institute of Liberal Arts and Interdisciplinary Studies and Emerson Peace and Social Justice are today holding a panel discussion entitled “Why Los Angeles Exploded: Perspectives on…

Remembrances of the LA Riots

by Jason Allen-Forrest I remember watching the video of Rodney King being beaten – it played continuously on the news. I remember my stomach knotting in anger and disgust. I remember the palpable feeling of unease that over took the…

Costuming Twilight

by Christine Bernard Countdown to Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992: 8 days! With so much excitement in the air, we couldn’t help but take a tour of the Emerson costume shop and get a little sneak peek of the upcoming show’s…