My name is Lexi Hamill. This is the Dramaturg's Log. I most often use this blog as a digital record of dramatic works and ensemble experiences, and an interactive working bibliography for all the productions that I am involved in. I am a dramaturg, actor, director, playwright, and stage manager. Please enjoy the works that are posted and comments and feedback are welcome!Ask me anything
So obviously I lied when I said there would be more posts from me soon. I did not take into account Cornish midterms and finals when I said that. BUT NOW:
EXCELLENT NEWS! I have a dance dramaturgy internship at Velocity Dance Center in Seattle, WA!!!! I’m insanely excited, despite the fact that my supervisor and I have very little idea of what I’ll actually be doing. I DON’T CARE. IT’S WONDERFUL AND I LOVE IT. So, that being said, there WILL be updates about that.
Maybe I can post some articles that I’ll be writing for them here as well.
All right, more later (I have learned my lesson about specific time-frame-promises)
I have spent the weekend planning for all the new projects that I have coming up and working on the closing documentation for Fefu and Her Friends. Just started the paper that I’m writing about the Fefu process- can’t wait to see where that goes! More soon!
“The director and the dramaturg are in tune, and each knows more or less, what the other will say.”- Jon Jory’s Tips, 64.
Sorry. I have to disagree with this. It is true that the dramaturg and the director should be in tune with each other if they have a good dialogue and relationship, however, the idea that they each know what the other will say, even in a general sense, is absurd. How can there be a dialogue, a conversation, or any learning or growth in the director/ dramaturg conversation if each knows what the other will say? The dramaturg is there in support of the director and company as they form ideas about the production. If both parties know what the other will say, nothing new can be born of the conversation. In terms of research the director and the dramaturg can/ might be on the same page, if the director has been avid in his/ her research. In the shows I dramaturg I spend a lot of time listening to my director and trying to understand on the spot because I don’t know everything they’ll say, and the same goes for them listening to me.