Tag: Dramaturgy

Fasten Your Seatbelt: The History of Ride the Cyclone

Guest post by Tracy Hyland, ACT Theatre Education and Engagement Manager The thrill of Ride the Cyclone onstage is equally matched by the story of how this new musical came to be. From a small fringe theater production in Victoria, BC to a recent Off-Broadway run, Cyclone has enjoyed several iterations across the continent before

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The Golden Door

By Albert Evans, Artistic Associate In 1949, Irving Berlin added a new song to his soon-to-open Broadway musical, Miss Liberty, a fictional account of the sculpting of the Statue of Liberty. Instead of writing his own lyric, Berlin borrowed lines from “The New Colossus,” a sonnet by Emma Lazarus engraved on a bronze plaque and

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NextFest Artist Spotlight – Christine Sumption, Dramaturg

Christine served as a dramaturg for the writing intensive of Stanford Story (working title) which was workshopped last week. What is a dramaturg’s job in the theater – in general? In the new play process, a dramaturg is like a midwife. I support the playwright through the process, provide historical context, consult on the development

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