Collaborating with a Dramaturg w/ Karina Batchelor (On Zoom)

6/25/2024 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM ET

Class Description: 
A dramaturg serves as a vital collaborator in the theatrical process, offering research, analysis, and creative support to directors, playwrights, actors, and designers. Their role may vary depending on the production but often involves historical and contextual research, script analysis, thematic exploration, and providing feedback to enhance the overall artistic vision. Through practical activities and discussions, students will gain valuable insights on how to engage dramatic texts in ways that will open up the world of the play.

Tuesday, June 25, 6-9 pm EST

Teaching Artist Bio:
Karina (she/they) is a Latiné dramaturg, director, and writer. Previous projects include Dramaturg for The Lehman Trilogy (Gablestage), City Theatre Shorts Director, Dramaturg for La Paloma (Theatre Lab New Play Festival 2024), Production Dramaturg for La Gringa (City Theatre), Assistant Director for The Thanksgiving Play (GableStage), Festival Dramaturg for the Sol Project's SOLFEST 2023, and Production Dramaturg for The Thanksgiving Play, How I Learned What I Learned, Native Gardens, El Huracan, A Doll’s House Pt.II (GableStage). Karina directed and dramaturged new work as part of SOLFEST 2023 at Pregones/PRTT in New York and is a Silver Palm Award recipient for Dramaturgical Excellence in the South Florida theatre community. She is guided by a profound belief in the power of storytelling as a catalyst for societal change and dedicated to amplifying underrepresented voices on the stage.

Cancellation/refund policy
PlayPenn is always working to secure amazing artists to teach our classes and our teachers often go out of their way to fit teaching with us into their busy schedules. Our class sizes are limited to support individual attention, and as such, we are not able to offer refunds if you are unable to attend. So, before you register and pay, make sure you've cleared space on your calendar so that you can guarantee your opportunity to work with our master artists! In very extreme circumstances, we may need to cancel a class for reasons beyond our control and will offer full refunds.
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A Note From Our Education Department:
Sharing your play with the world is an incredible rush—but it’s also unarguably terrifying. After an often isolating writing process, your work is exposed for everyone to see. We know just how vulnerable writers are in these moments, and we're passionate about helping to navigate them.
Here at PlayPenn, we offer our students supportive opportunities to test out new work and hone their craft, providing them with a sense of camaraderie at all stages of their writing careers. Our PlayPenn classes encourage writers to bounce ideas off of one another, commiserate about industry challenges, and be inspired by the world-class writers and industry experts leading each course. We apply this same ethos to The Foundry, our intensive writers group for emerging Philadelphia playwrights; and to our public readings of our students’ works in progress throughout the year.
By taking a PlayPenn class, you become part of a welcoming community of experienced playwrights, avid playgoers, recent grads, and everyone in between. Please join us!

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