How a Dramaturg Can Benefit All Types of Writers

Author, instructor, director, and screenwriter John Henry Davis has worked as a dramaturg for a wide range of writers, including composers, lyricists, playwrights, and screenwriters. The dramaturg’s job, Davis explains, is to help the writer realize his or her vision. A dramaturg will pinpoint scenes that need more work, evaluate the flow of a piece, and help determine if the characters and their problems are compelling enough for an audience. When Davis is working as a dramaturg, he wants to figure...
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