Dramaturgy is Like…

Of all the dramaturgy analogies listed in this post from students in Carnegie Mellon’s undergraduate dramaturgy program, this is my favorite.

Dramaturgy is like being that one scientist in the Godzilla movies who says “for god’s sake, don’t do that!” and then they do it and Godzilla destroys the city and everyone blames you anyway.

If you often find yourself asking of a given piece of creative work “why?” or more accurately “WHY?! Dear Lord, that is terrible! WHAT did you do? WHO allowed this to happen? HOW did they think this was okay?” you might just make a good dramaturg.

Speaking of Godzilla, you know what could have used a dramaturg? This 1998 gem.

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