This conversation with Jocelyn Prince, Connectivity Director at Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company in DC, epitomizes what I was trying to articulate in my recent HowlRound post and the conversation that followed from it. After this conversation, they opened their production of The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity, which we discuss here, and it went into an extended run. I really appreciate the approach here, integrating the concepts and tools of traditional community organizing into the process of producing the play. And that she's talking about this as something that springs from (and, in fact, is) her dramaturgical work on the play. It harkens back to another post where I was trying to articulate my thoughts about dramaturgy and producing. Jocelyn manages to pull all my muddled thoughts into a comprehensible package and practice, and it's exciting to see Woolly gaining mastery over this thing they've been investigating for several seasons now.
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