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Ken Cerniglia, dramaturg and former literary director at Disney Theatricals, will talk about dramaturgy (Hadestown, Peter and the Starcatcher) and commercial theatre. Part of the spring course “Isn’t It Romantic: The Broadway Musical from Rodgers & Hammerstein to Sondheim” taught by Stacy Wolf.



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KEN CERNIGLIA is dramaturg and former literary manager for Disney Theatrical Group, where he has developed over fifty shows for professional, amateur, and school productions, including Freaky Friday, Aladdin, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Peter and the Starcatcher, Newsies, High School Musical, Tarzan, and The Little Mermaid. Recent freelance projects include Hadestown (New York Theatre Workshop), Bud, Not Buddy (Kennedy Center), Passion Trilogy (Fisher Ensemble), and Bridges (Berkeley Playhouse). Ken holds a PhD in drama from the University of Washington and is president of Literary Managers and Dramaturgs of the Americas.

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  • Program in Music Theater
  • Program in Dance
  • Program in Theater
  • Program in American Studies