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A Note from the Dramaturg – Urinetown

A World Without Water By Henry Aceves Dramaturg, Urinetown   What if the world of Urinetown wasn’t so absurd after all? If everyday citizens could only use bathrooms patrolled by security guards? A world where there was no such thing…

Stefanie Zadravec: A “Write-What-You-Don’t-Know” Playwright

By Victoria Brancazio Dramaturg, Tiny Houses Emerson Stage’s NewFest New Play Workshop presents Tiny Houses, a play following the 2014 MH17 plane crash where three women find hope and agency amongst chaos. I sat down with playwright Stefanie Zadravec about…

From the Dramaturg – Who Donut?

By Jessica Costas Dramaturg – Who Donut? Hello and welcome to Arden Jurskis and Kenzy Peach’s ode to Boston, Who Donut?. Originally from Florida and California respectively, Jurskis and Peach met freshman year. Between living near one another and having…

From the Dramaturg – Antigone Project: A Play in 5 Parts

By Ashmita Malkani BFA Stage & Production Management, ’19 Minor in Poetry, and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Antigone: daughter and sister of Oedipus, sister of Ismene, Polynices, and Eteocles, niece to Creon, bride of Haemon. Antigone: a Greek tragedy…

An Interview with Brazen Playwrights

BE BOLD, BE BRAZEN: An Interview with Brazen Director and Playwrights Melia Bensussen and Masha Obolensky The director and playwrights of Brazen, Melia Bensussen and Masha Obolensky, have joined Dramaturg Kaitlin Phelan in an interview to discuss the meaning behind…

A Note from the Pride and Prejudice Dramaturg

Dante Flores BA Theatre Studies: Acting ’19 A Google search for the phrase “Who is the better Darcy” yields 26,000,000 results. Within that is a wealth of pages, from blogger and publication alike, that attempt either to rank each Mr.…

Note from the Director

By Scott LaFeber Musical review are a tricky species. Typically a favorite for producers, they are usually small-cast, small orchestra, minimally designed and audience-popular. Revues available for production vary wildly in quality – some are simply juke-box conglomerations, some are…

The Weimar Republic and A Bright Room Called Day

By Sallie Bieterman Dramaturg A Bright Room Called Day September 22-30, 2017 – Greene Theater A Bright Room Called Day occurs during the final days of the first democratically-elected government in Germany’s history, the Weimar Republic. Characterized by political turmoil…

Conversation with ‘Titanic’ Costume Designer

By Clare Lockhart, Student Marketing Assistant   Titanic opens next Thursday, April 20! And we wanted to give you an inside look into the creative teams behind this amazing musical. We interviewed Costume Designer A.W. Nadine Grant about life in…