Episode 109: Dramaturgy

February 12, 2020

Theatre has always played an important role in the expression of African American culture. However, when discussing this art form, we rarely get a look at the actors behind the stage who help make the production come to life. For today’s episode, we explore the art and practice of dramaturgy by interviewing Dr. Martine Green-Rogers, the President of the Literary Managers and Dramaturgs of the Americas. In addition to discussing the importance of dramaturgs for helping playwrights to enact their vision (1:06:11), Dr. Green-Rogers provides insight into life behind the scenes by sharing her professional production experiences (1:10:32). We also have a conversation about violence in African American productions (1:16:26), Dr. Green-Roger’s favorite productions (1:29:12), the importance of talk backs for addressing sensitive subjects in plays (1:34:15), and Dr. Green-Roger’s insight into Slave Play and black story telling in theatre (1:44:22). We close the episode by discussing Black playwrights on the rise (1:54:15). 

 

Other Topics Include: 

00:30 - Catch up with Ty and Daphne 

09:36 - BhD “Oh Lawd” News

43:45 - Hittin’ or Trippin’? 

1:00:22 - Introduction of the Topic

1:03:50 - Learn More about Dr. Green-Rogers

1:13:10 - Studying Theatre and How to Become a Dramaturg 

1:19:02 - Myths and Misconceptions about Dramaturgy 

1:58:24 - Ty and Daphne Reflect on the Interview

 

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