Anne Hamilton/Hamilton Dramaturgy


Magda Romanska on Dramaturgy

Here is a terrific new article published on the Boston Lyric Opera’s blog IN THE WINGS.

http://bostonlyricopera.blogspot.com/2014/01/meet-dramaturg.html

In a recent Boston Globe article, Boston Lyric Opera’s Dramaturg, Dr. Magda Romanska, was quoted saying that “the rigid division of roles (director/dramaturg/playwright)” or in the case of an opera, the stage director, dramaturg, and librettist “becomes more and more blurred as people move across boundaries” and begin to work together. When we posted the article on the BLO Facebook page, a longtime fan of the company asked, “Can someone please give me a definition of a dramaturg and what he/she does?” We thought this was a fine opportunity to formally introduce you to Magda and explain what it is exactly that she does.

Excerpt: “In our global, mediated context of multi-national group collaborations that unbend traditional divisions of roles as well as previously intransigent rules of time and space, the dramaturg is also the ultimate globalist: inter-cultural mediator, information and research manager, media content analyst, inter-disciplinary negotiator, and social media strategist.”



GIOVANNI THE FEARLESS AT THE ABINGDON THEATRE

My good friends Carolyn Balducci and Mira Spektor have created a commedia dell’arte musical for actors and puppets based on an Italian folk tale. It will have a staged reading in New York City this Sunday. I gave them some dramaturgical support during the development of this wonderful piece. All are invited!

GIOVANNI THE FEARLESS

A commedia dell’arte musical

Sunday October 30th @ 7 pm

In the ABINGDON THEATER’s Sunday Night Reading Series

312 West 36th Street (Bet 8th 7 & 9 Ave).

Music by MIRA J SPEKTOR

Book & Lyrics by CAROLYN BALDUCCI

Encore Staged Reading of this Summer’s SRO at the Montauk Library in Montauk NY

Starring: Lilah Gosman, Dominique Grelsamer, Bill Krakauer, Dory Schultz & Mark Singer

Stage Director: Gary Swanson – Music Director & Piano: Barbara Ames

Location: June Havoc Theater – 312 WEST 36TH STREET (Bet 8th & 9th Ave)

Tickets $25 – call: 212-868-2005 – http://www.abingdontheatre.org