NOVEMBER Membership Podcast (Live): Theater Begins Here

Hannah Joyce, Alayna Jacqueline, and guest Lynde Rosario
Wednesday, November 30th @ 12pm -1pm CT
Online via Zoom

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What is a dramaturg? A researcher or analyst? A writing coach or sensitivity reader? A historian or speciality expert? In this episode of Theater Begins Here, we are going to demystify the role of a dramaturg. With help from our special guest, Lynde Rosario, we will discuss the different ways dramaturgs are used in theater from workshops to productions, and why they're important to the new play development process. 

As always, we will respond to questions from the live audience or those submitted via the Membership Podcast: Theater Begins Here Questions Form.

This Episode is for Those Who:

  • Are interested in dramaturgy.
  • Don't know what dramaturgy is or why they might need it.
  • Want to work with a dramaturg.
  • Are interested in different writing career paths.
  • Want to get to know Lynde and her experience with the creative process.

What to Expect:

  • This is in webinar format. Therefore, we will not be able to see or hear you. You will only be able to communicate with us through the Q&A section of the Zoom webinar.
  • We are running our own tech, so we may take a beat to get set up :)
  • All participants must agree to comply with the Membership Participation Agreements.



Lynde Rosario (she/her/hers) is Director of Fellowships at Playwrights’ Center and Impact Assessment Director for National New Play Network. She is also a Dramaturg and President of Literary Managers and Dramaturgs of the Americas. Current and former affiliations include: The Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival, The Playwrights Realm, Working Theater Company, Curious Theatre Company, Denver Center for the Performing Arts Theatre Company, The Catamounts, Local Theater Company, Creede Repertory Theater, Athena Project, Letter of Marque Theater Company, and The Anthropologists. She holds a B.A. in Drama from Hofstra University, and a M.F.A. in Dramaturgy from The American Repertory Theatre/Moscow Art Theatre Institute for Advanced Theatre Training at Harvard University.

TEXT: Playwrights' Center, Theater Begins Here with Headshot of Lynde Rosario, a woman with glasses and short brown hair, wearing a dark grey hat and a green shirt in front of a wooden background