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 Raimund Hoghe, a German dancer and choreographer who served as a dramaturge to Pina Bausch and later incorporated his physical disabilities into his work, has died at 72. Los Angeles Times, 5 June 2021 Raimund Hoghe, the German performer and choreographer who worked as a dramaturge for the choreographer Pina Bausch before creating dance-theater pieces that made as their subject his own body’s limitations, died on May 14 at his home in Düsseldorf. Roslyn Sulcas, New York Times, 31 May 2021 As a result, this unusually industrious clan of communitarian dramaturges made their high-falutin’ dreams happen. Kate Knibbs, Wired, 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, 14 June 2019 Kantor’s daughter, Dorota Krakowska, serves as the piece’s dramaturge. Alexis Soloski, New York Times, 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, 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, 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, 27 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of dramaturge

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 1 Dec. 2021.

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