Tag Archives: Dramaturgy

Potential Energy

Potential Energy  by Shannon Wade Here at Portland Stage, we’ve arrived at one of the most exciting, whirlwind weeks of the year! The annual Little Festival of the Unexpected kicked off on Monday with a meet-and-greet in the Studio Theater, … Continue reading

On Our Feet

On Our Feet by Nick Orvis Well, it’s that time again here at Portland Stage: we’ve got another play opening, with previews this week of Evan Smith’s The Savannah Disputation, which I’ve had the great pleasure of serving as the … Continue reading

New Play Dramaturgy

New Play Dramaturgy by Georgia Zildjian Over the last month I have been asked numerous times to define my role as both the assistant director and dramaturg on Veils, and as a dramaturg in general. I’ve had to do this … Continue reading

PlayNotes Podcast – ‘Words By: Ira Gershwin and the Great American Songbook’

Interested in learning a little more about our production of Words By: Ira Gershwin and the Great American Songbook by Joseph Vass? Give a listen to episode four of our PlayNotes podcast, this time featuring Assistant Director & Dramaturg JJ … Continue reading

A Singular Education

A Singular Education by Georgia Zildjian At Portland Stage, as a Directing and Dramaturgy intern, I am receiving a singular education. In my first month of college at Boston University, our dramatic literature professor told us about Shakespearean “actor-managers.” The … Continue reading

PlayNotes Podcast – ‘Vigil’

Interested in learning a little more about our production of Vigil by Morris Panych? Give a listen to episode two of our PlayNotes podcast, this time featuring Assistant Director & Dramaturg for the production Nicholas Orvis. In this episode we … Continue reading

Pictures, Books, Quotes, Plays: Life as a Dramaturg

Pictures, Books, Quotes, Plays: Life as a Dramaturg by Nicholas Orvis When we published the PlayNotes guide to Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, I put a status update on Facebook commenting that I truly enjoyed being a dramaturg. An older and … Continue reading