dra·​ma·​turge | \ ˈdra-mə-ˌtərj How to pronounce dramaturge (audio) , ˈdrä- \
variants: or dramaturg

Definition of dramaturge

: a specialist in dramaturgy

Examples of dramaturge in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web As a result, this unusually industrious clan of communitarian dramaturges made their high-falutin’ dreams happen. Kate Knibbs, Wired, "Spaceship Earth and the Value of Utopian Thinking," 12 May 2020 American opera companies, trying to create new work, have come up with a formula involving dramaturges and libretto workshops; the results often seem formulaic. Washington Post, "Reexamining opera, one classic at a time," 14 June 2019 Kantor’s daughter, Dorota Krakowska, serves as the piece’s dramaturge. Alexis Soloski, New York Times, "9 Plays and Musicals to Go to in NYC This Weekend," 26 Apr. 2018 To adapt the book, Ms. Forbes enlisted two dramaturges, Lauren A. Whitehead and Talvin Wilks, who faced the challenge of paring down a text that, under 200 pages, was already concise. Andrew R. Chow, New York Times, "Bringing the World of Ta-Nehisi Coates, Briefly, to Stage," 30 Mar. 2018 In the summer of 2013, he, Transport Group’s artistic director, Jack Cummings III, its dramaturge Krista Corcoran Williams and a couple of associates met for an artistic residency in upstate New York. Alexis Soloski, New York Times, "A Eugene O’Neill Marathon: 1 Actor, 1 Script, 5 Hours," 6 Oct. 2017 While working intermittently in the theater, Mr. Innaurato also pursued his love of opera, writing for Opera News and other publications and sometimes directing or acting as dramaturge. Neil Genzlinger, New York Times, "Albert Innaurato, Playwright Who Lit Up Broadway in ’70s, Dies at 70," 27 Sep. 2017 Additionally, Tira Palmquist, my dramaturge and playwriting teacher, inspired me to pursue this medium seriously and professionally. Orange County Register, "Artist of the Week: Cassandra Hsiao," 13 Jan. 2017 Dramaturges and stage directors had roles of new significance. Zachary Woolfe, New York Times, "Heard of Giacomo Meyerbeer? He’s on the Cusp of a Musical Renaissance," 28 Apr. 2017

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1870, in the meaning defined above

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“Dramaturge.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dramaturge. Accessed 26 Nov. 2020.

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