About Insights

Utah Rep’s Insights offer you a look into the work of the Dramaturgy Department as we prepare and craft the play. These Insights may be about the subject or themes of the play, or may introduce you to the director or central characters.

Dramaturgy is a comprehensive exploration of the context in which the play resides. The dramaturg is the resident expert on the physical, social, political, and economic milieus in which the action takes place, the psychological underpinnings of the characters, the various metaphorical expressions in the play of thematic concerns; as well as on the technical consideration of the play as a piece of writing: structure, rhythm, flow, even individual word choices.