Certificate in New Play Dramaturgy

New Cohort begins Summer 2024

Under special circumstances permission to begin certificate programs in off years may be given by the program director.

Certificate Program in New Play Dramaturgy

This unique program provides concentrated training in the best practices associated with the dramaturgical aspects of new play development, bridging theatrical theory and collaborative practice. Ideal not only for emerging dramaturgs, but will enhance the skills of playwrights, directors, designers, and performers interested in new work. The certificate in new play dramaturgy develops strong candidates for employment in professional, regional, or academic theatres. Highly respected dramaturgs, directors, playwrights, performers, and other theatre professionals teach in the program, which is associated with the Playwright’s Lab at Hollins University—an internationally respected graduate program in playwriting.