ONE-ON-ONE WITH A DRAMATURG

Personalized matching with an experienced dramaturg to help you revise and strengthen your script.

A great benefit of Playwrights’ Center membership is the opportunity to work one-on-one with a professional dramaturg on your script, at any stage. This relationship provides a critical read of your play with written comments and verbal feedback by a dramaturg chosen with your work in mind. We have a number of professionals in our network who enjoy helping member playwrights get the guidance and feedback needed to develop as a playwright. This is an excellent value for the time and comments you receive.

How it works:

Option 1 - $250:

  • A dramaturg reads your play, writes up a couple of pages of constructive feedback and comments and sends them to you via email. Later, the dramaturg meets with you in person, or over the phone or internet to discuss the written comments and answer your questions.

Option 2 - $350:

  • A dramaturg reads your play, writes up a couple of pages of constructive feedback and comments and sends them to you via email. Later, the dramaturg meets with you in person, or over the phone or internet to discuss the written comments and answer your questions.
  • You take some time to process the dramaturgical notes and discussion and use them to revise your script (over the space of up to three months).
  • The dramaturg reads your revised script and has a final in-person or phone/internet conversation with you to give you feedback on your revisions.

You and your dramaturg will work together on a specific timeline for each step. However, we ask that the entire process be completed within three months of the date on which it began.  

To sign up

Click the sign-up button, choose two dramaturgs from the list, and we will connect you with the one who has the earliest availability.

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Types of Plays:
Serio-comedies, lyrical dramas, and farces about: inter-cultural clashes and connections, the political in the personal, spirituality, sexuality, families, and plays inspired by historical events. Can work on plays that range from naturalistic to non-narrative experimental work. Has a special affinity for comedy and poetic theater.
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Alex writes political drama and thrillers often with gay characters at the center of the proceedings. His plays usually exist in the natural world, the world as we know it, he is concerned above all with the psychological reality of his characters. (Though this does not preclude the occasional supernatural presence.)
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Realistic, historic, and theatrical. His own work tends to be grounded in drama with dark comedic elements and fall within the realm of tragedy.
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Brooke loves working on new plays and is open to a variety of forms and subject matter. Caveat: Brooke has no experience in musicals and no great love for historical drama. Apart from that, Brooke is an enthusiastic and open-minded reader delighted to help you make sense of your draft.
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Writes wry comedies, family dramas, and plays with music. Her dramaturgy experience, with both new and experienced writers, also includes dense poetic writing and contemporary structures.
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I'm interested in stories that play with form, structure, and character. Interests of mine include queer and feminist narratives, horror, fairy tale, reality-adjacent worlds, and social justice.
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Writes intimate plays, dramas, plays with darker edges, and research-driven projects. She is happy to work on any type of play.
Types of Plays:
All types of straight plays and musicals.
Types of Plays:
All types of straight plays and musicals (primarily book).
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Typically writes plays steeped in realism but reads and sees plays of all kinds and can work on plays of any genre.
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Flexible and can give feedback on many types of work, from character-driven plays to wildly experimental work that stretches the definitions of a play. In working with a playwright, he tries to meet each writer where they are in their aesthetic and process, and avoid telling them how to fix or write their play. His goal is to facilitate a conversation that causes more writing and intensifies the writer's intentions in their work.
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Kate writes dramatic comedies, big-bodied satires, epic love stories, and music-theater pieces. She is interested in helping writers develop all sorts of plays, and can help with anything from classical structure to alternative ways of making your narrative zip along. Like a good therapist, she will work to help you come to your own insights about what you need and want next. That said, Kate will also give you precise and concrete feedback on what's working and what's not. She thinks writer’s block is just creative anxiety and she can help you push that aside.
Types of Plays:
Loves ambitious plays, plays telling unwieldy stories in formally inventive ways, plays that are asking big questions and grappling with some sort of philosophical or ethical dilemma, plays that have a little magic in them, and plays where time works in unexpected ways. She loves lyrical language juxtaposed with naturalistic dialogue, diving into new worlds or a world that looks familiar but then surprises, plays that demand stylized performance or design, and plays that tell a damn good story.
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He writes about love, baseball, home, and his travels. He enjoys plays with humor, heart, and something new.
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His plays tend to be comic; often involve music, dance, and elaborate spectacle; and are typically character driven.
Types of Plays:
Comedies, post-modern/non-linear drama, children's plays, musicals
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Her own plays tend to be more expressionistic than action-driven, exploring themes like memory, mortality, climate change, and labor in tandem with big questions about the nature of "story." She experiments widely with language and form, often devising work with musicians, dancers, visual artists, and other writers and often without elements like plot and character. She loves spending time with all kinds of plays, but currently is most attuned to work that is experimental in nature, investigating the possibilities of language and structure, and/or writers who are navigating collaborations with ensembles or other artists.
Types of Plays:
Musicals (primarily book), comedy, drama, historical plays, theater for young audiences.
Types of Plays:
Drama, tragedy, sci-fi, comedy, experimental.
Types of Plays:
10 minute plays, short plays, full-length plays
Types of Plays:
She loves ambitious plays that have big questions, rich characters, and a sense of magic. She's open to working with any genre of writing although she has limited experience with musicals. She's interested in how plays connect with audiences and create a unique experience. As a dramaturg, she'll ask questions, share observations, and offer concrete suggestions.
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Writes comedy and drama - often research-based or based on historical/real events. Very good with structure and linear narrative.
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She has experience collaborating on a broad range of styles and genres—from experimental forms to music theater, from dance theater to historical dramas.