On Working with a Dramaturg
Grades: 5 - 12

Video Description: Playwright Nick Kryah talks about how working with a dramaturg helps his playwriting.

Type of Video: Topical*
Unique Video ID: Theatre-4**

Quick Ideas for Using the Video:

  • Use the video with a scene writing activity. Pair students and have one act as a dramaturg while the other is the playwright. How does the process work for the students? What is helpful? What is a hindrance? Switch roles or pair students off with different people to take on the other role.


*Topical videos are filmed on location in the classroom/workspace/laboratory, in studio, or a combination of both to explain and/or demonstrate specific concepts, events, topics, or processes.

**The unique Video ID can be used to quickly locate a single video in the ET collection. This search function is designed to let teachers assign students to watch a specific video and have only that video appear as a search result. Just click on Search and choose “By Video ID.” Then type in the Video ID as it appears above. Be sure to include the dash.