My Experiences as an Undergraduate Dramaturg

My Experiences as an Undergraduate Dramaturg

I’ll be honest. I had no clue what the heck a dramaturg actually was until I started my first year of undergrad. The closest I had ever gotten to an answer was from that episode of SMASH (remember that show?) where Julia Houston (played by Debra Messing) is assigned a dramaturg named Peter to help her fix the horrendous book for Bombshell. The dramaturg (played by Daniel Sunjata) was described as a “script doctor” and was incredibly invasive on Julia’s process, arguing with her every step of the way.

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