As a research-practitioner, I often seek to support the work of other makers. Below are a few examples of recent projects in dance, theatre, and opera in which I was involved as a dramaturg.

Brian Brooks Moving Company (2021)

In the spring of 2021, I am supporting New York-based choreographer, Brian Brooks, in the development of new works for Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival. More information coming soon. 

Sensitive Guys (2021)
Directed by Samantha Boehm and performed by students at Northeastern University, Sensitive Guys (MJ Kaufman) is a comedy where two student-led support groups work to confront and eradicate toxic masculinity and sexual violence on a small liberal arts college campus. With this comes challenges within and outside the two groups as allegations surface and each is faced with the realities of gender identity and influences of power.

Men And Their Machines (2018)

A contemporary opera with music by Mark Warhol and words by James Swindell. The production supported in part through a residency at Green Street Studios in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Cast featured Anna Ward (soprano), dancers Shura Baryshnikov and Danielle Davidson, and dramaturg. 

As U Like It (2021)
Directed by Melinda Lopez and performed by students at Northeastern University, AS YOU LIKE IT is one of Shakespeare’s most popular and most accessible comedies: a play about love, identity, and becoming your true self. The play addresses gender identity, gender expression, sexuality on a spectrum, and many aspects of human desire.

© 2020 Ilya Vidrin