Cover of The Dramatist Jan/Feb 2022: The Motivation Issue
What I'm Teaching Now with Anita Gonzalez
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Contemporary American drama, nourished by a diversity of voices, is not limited to any particular approach to dramaturgy. New writing from global majority perspectives challenges theatre departments to consider alternative modes of play analysis. Some artist/scholars are addressing this need by rethinking how we teach dramaturgy to the next generation. They join a growing chorus of educators who want to respond to developing trends in playwriting that incorporate ritual, circular structures, devising, audience immersion, and physical theatre. 

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Anita Gonzalez

is a playwright, librettist, director, educator, and a professor of performing arts and African American studies at Georgetown University. She writes women’s stories. She lectures and teaches about storytelling for social change.