Interested in a dramaturgical challenge? Want to virtually collaborate with student playwrights, directors, and actors to help develop, rehearse, and perform a virtual staged reading at Festival? Developed in conjunction the National Playwriting Program, NPP Embedded Dramaturgy offers student dramaturgs a chance to work directly with the playwright of a brand-new play. Applicants will be matched with their playwright prior to Festival, which will allow them to begin a dialogue and commence research. Once Festival begins, the dramaturg will work in online rehearsals and workshops to provide research support, feedback, and ideas about the content of the work. NPP Embedded Dramaturgs do not need prior experience, or even to bring anything in particular with them aside from any research they have started prior to rehearsals. While NPP Embedded Dramaturgy requires a considerable time commitment in virtual rehearsals, students will be able to participate in other areas and workshops at the Festival. To apply to be an NPP Embedded Dramaturg, fill out the form below.
Watch this space for more information on this exciting NPP/Dramaturgy/DTM Collaborative project soon!
The KCACTF Region 2 Dramaturgy Program Note Award is designed to recognize excellence in dramaturgy notes written for programs associated with Associate or Participating Productions in the region over the last calendar year (January-December 2020). Applicants for the Dramaturgy Program Note Award will submit their dramaturgy note, accompanied with a short narrative to contextualize the piece. Applications will be evaluated by the guest dramaturg and winners will be announced at closing ceremonies. While we do welcome applications from students who are also applying for the LMDA/KCACTF National Dramaturgy Award, this is open to all students who meet the criterion.