Dramaturgy


Many thanks for your insights, intelligence, skill, and patience. It was wonderful & reassuring to have you as part of the show. – Bill Richardson

As a dramaturg in new creation, my focus is also always on the development of the creator/writer, not just on the development of the work. My ultimate goal is to guide the creator in her process of developing herself through the development of her work.

As production dramaturg, I collaborate closely with the director, supporting her conceptual work through discussions, feedback, research, and suggestions. My approach combines theory and praxis, and is based on providing inspiration: my goal is to contribute and help grow ideas that ultimately connect to create a production concept that combines form and content in a single gestalt.

My practice is always based on trusting the artist, on listening and speaking, on observing and intervening, on humour and earnestness, and on warmth and honesty.


Armstrong’s War

By Colleen Murphy | Production Dramaturgy | Director: Mindy Parfitt | Premiere at Arts Club Theatre Revue Stage | November 2013

Cain – A Mystery

By Lord Byron | Adaptation and Direction | Staged Reading at the North American Society for the Study of Romanticism & Dorothy Somerset Studio, UBC | August & September 2010

Clybourne Park

By Bruce Norris | Production Dramaturgy | Director: Janet Wright | Arts Club Theatre Stanley Alliance Stage | September 2012   Testimonials

Dreamgirls

By Henry Krieger and Tom Eyen | Production Dramaturgy | Director: Bill Millerd | Arts Club Theatre Company Stanley Alliance Industrial Stage | Vancouver, BC | May 2013 Photo: David Cooper

Driving Miss Daisy

By Alfred Uhry | Production Dramaturgy | Director: Mario Crudo | Arts Club Theatre Company Granville Island Stage | Vancouver, BC | December 2013 Photo: Nicola Lipman and John Campbell by David Cooper

Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere

By Mark Lawes and Theatre Junction’s Company of Artists | Premiere at Theatre Junction GRAND, Calgary in February 2015 | Dramaturgy | Director: Mark Lawes  

Hedda Gabler

By Henrik Ibsen | Co-Adaptation and Dramaturgy | Directed by Bob Frazer | Osimous Theatre at Roedde House | March 2012 Photo: Anna Cummer as Hedda Gabler by Emily Cooper

High Society

By Cole Porter | Production Dramaturgy | Director: Bill Millerd | Arts Club Theatre Company Stanley Alliance Industrial Stage | Vancouver, BC | May 2012

Master Class

By Terrence McNally | Production Dramaturgy | Director: Meg Roe | Arts Club Theatre Granville Island Stage | Vancouver, BC | October 2012 Photo: Gina Chiarelly by David Cooper

Scar Tissue

By Dennis Foon | Production Dramaturgy | Director: Craig Hall | Premiere at Arts Club Theatre Revue Stage | March 2012 Photo: Gabrielle Rose by David Cooper

The Beast that Escaped and a Fine, Fine Flavour

By Calla Churchward | Dramaturgy and Co-Direction | Premiere at Simon Fraser School for the Contemporary Arts | September 2013

The Importance of Being Earnest

By Oscar Wilde | Production Dramaturgy | Director: David Mackay | Arts Club Theatre Stanley Alliance Industrial Stage | Vancouver, BC | March 2012 Photo: Ryan Beil and Charlie Gallant by David Cooper Thank you so much for your support,

The Merchant of Venice

By William Shakespeare | Production Dramaturgy and Apprentice Director | Director: Rachel Ditor | Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival | June 2011 Photo by David Blue

The Sorrows of Young Werther

By Johann Wolfgang Goethe | Direction and Adaptation | World Premiere at Frederic Wood Theatre | Vancouver, BC | October 2012 Read the production’s house programme        

Venus in Fur

By David Ives | Production Dramaturgy and Assistant Direction | Director: David Mackay | Arts Club Theatre Granville Island Stage | October 2013

Warning/Confidential

A Live Installation by Calla Churchward | Dramaturgy and Co-Direction | C-Director: Calla Churchward | Premiere at the  Simon Fraser School for the Contemporary Arts | September 2013


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