My current and most recent work as a dramaturg includes:
Dramaturgy Initiative (2014/15) for the National Theatre of Wales,
Arthur/Author (Meander Indoors Theatre for York Theatre Royal),
Pulse by Sally Siner, the inaugural production of Derby People’s Theatre (Derby Theatre):
Sleep Tight, a new young people’s opera for Opera North;
Castle of Dreams, an intergenerational people’s production for Wakefield LitFest 2014;
I Wish I Was Sam Shepherd by Ashley Smith for Comfortism;
Ghost Town by Jessica Fisher for Pilot Theatre Company;
Wakefield Wordwalk 2013 for Wakefield Litfest,
First Steps for Tutti Frutti Productions;
20 Tiny Plays about Sheffield for Sheffield Theatres,
Journey to Karawane (2013 Jamhed Theatre for York Theatre Royal).
The National Theatre of Wales Dramaturgy Project - Beginnings
The NATO summit dinner at the Castle, the first meeting of the NTW Dramaturgy Project - it’s a big day out in Cardiff. What really went on in the Castle will never be known, but here’s a taste of what the dramaturgs did.
There are six of us (variously also writers, directors, a librettist and lighting designer) – Janys Chambers, Mathilde Lopez, Richard Hurford, Ace McCurran, Louise Osborne, Gary Owen - together with NTW’s John McGrath, Simon Coates and Mawgaine Tarrant-Cornish. Some know each other well and have worked together, others only by reputation. So here we are – now what’s the deal with dramaturgy? There’s probably a few hundred years of accumulated theatre-making covering a wide range of work around this table, so can we sort it all out by 5pm? Not a chance – it’s too big, too many twists and turns, too many possibilities and unexpected discoveries along the way. Which is what makes the Dramaturgy Project so necessary and full of crackling potential. Read the full blog here
Richard Hurford is an award winning theatre, radio and multi-media performance playwright and dramaturg whose work has been produced throughout the UK and Europe.
Like A Fish Out of Water (with Seven Sisters Group) - Gold Medal for Exceptional Achievement, World Stage Design Awards 2013
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