The Art of Change

Michael Chemers: Dramaturg

Episode Summary

Professor Michael Chemers, founding Director of the Bachelor in Fine Arts Dramaturgy program at Carnegie Mellon University and Associate Professor of Theater Arts at UC Santa Cruz, talks with guest host Lyle Troxell about his "Ghost Light" model of dramaturgy, a muscular, creatively engaged, artistically vibrant approach to dramaturgy that requires thorough historical understanding, theoretical training broad and deep, and a passionate dedication to creating powerful, relevant performances of all types. Chemers also has a thing for monsters and reveals to Lyle some of his deepest fears.

Episode Notes

Professor Michael Chemers, founding Director of the Bachelor in Fine Arts Dramaturgy program at Carnegie Mellon University and Associate Professor of Theater Arts at UC Santa Cruz,  talks with guest host Lyle Troxell about his "Ghost Light" model of dramaturgy, a muscular, creatively engaged, artistically vibrant approach to dramaturgy that requires thorough historical understanding, theoretical training broad and deep, and a passionate dedication to creating powerful, relevant performances of all types. 

Chemers, the founder of the FrankenCon conference, also has a thing for monsters and reveals to Lyle some of his deepest fears.