Dramaturgy Program & Criteria


Distinctiveness: What is creative about the dramaturg’s approach and/or analysis?
Contextualization: How is the production or project enhanced by dramaturgical analysis or research; alternatively, how is the academic project in dramaturgy imaginatively projected into a larger social, political, academic or artistic setting?
Impact: In what way are the audience, artists or institution enriched by dramaturgical ideas and execution?
Ethics: How are issues that might be raised by the terms of the collaboration or changing responsibilities dealt with and/or resolved?
Significance: How does this project inform, challenge or advance the field of dramaturgy, in general and/or within the student’s school?

Dramaturgy Exhibition

All student dramaturgs will be given table space, approximately 30 by 36 inches, to display their Dramaturgy Protocol. Please bring your own self-standing display board to include sample visual and textual materials used in the production.

Dramaturgy Protocol could include some (or all) of the following:
    1. Preproduction research (including library-based and internet-based scholarly research, textual and visual resources, literary criticism, primary archival research)
    2. Actors’ packets
    3. Director’s packet
    4. Actors presentation
    5. Production presentation
    6. Study Guides
    7. On-line websites created for the show
    8. Program notes
    9. Any kind of promotional materials that the dramaturg contributed to
    10. Lobby Display
    11. Outline of talkbacks
    12. Bibliography of sources consulted in the project

Make sure that all materials are clean, clear, and concise. Materials should be free of spelling, punctuation, and grammatical errors. All source material should be cited. Include a table of contents and label all materials.