(Asian) Dramaturgs' Network: Sensing, Complexity, Tracing and Doing

Paperback; 259 pages
3 copies available at C42

Preview of (Asian) Dramaturgs' Network: Sensing, Complexity, Tracing and Doing. Pages have been omitted in this book preview.


(Asian) Dramaturgs’ Network: Sensing, Complexity, Tracing and Doing explores the histories, stories, and practices of the Asian Dramaturgs’ Network (ADN), a network of dramaturgs, performance makers, cultural producers and performance scholars in the wider Asian region that has been active since 2016. It explores two questions that have emerged through ADN dialogues and events. Are there Asian or Asia-based dramaturgies of practice and performance? And how does one write about these within contextually grounded frames, moving beyond Eurocentric paradigms?

In selected essays, extracts from presentations, case studies and critical reflections, the collection explores the story of ADN, and the future of dramaturgy in and for performance in the region. It makes a strong case for rigorous and vibrant dramaturgical thinking, and is an open invitation for further dramaturgical work, opening up sustainable spaces for thinking and doing dramaturgy in the region.

(Source: (Asian) Dramaturgs’ Network: Sensing, Complexity, Tracing and Doing blurb)

Book Launch

The launch of this publication took place on 22 August 2023 at the event What's Next, ADN? An Asian Dramaturgs' Network Book Launch and Dialogue - a celebration and dialogue about what's ahead for ADN. This was an in-person event with a livestream component via the ADN Facebook Page. 

Hosted by Centre 42, in collaboration with Esplanade - Theatres On the Bay and Pagesetters Services.

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Asian Dramaturgs' Network: A Brief Report
The Liminal Role of a Dramaturg: Critical Questions for the Practice of Dramaturgy in Asia
Intercultural Dramaturgy: Finding and Filling Gaps
We Are All Living in Different Time(-Zone)s
Responding to 'Asia' – as (Asian) Dramaturgs?
Slow Dramaturgy: Towards an Ecocritical Performing Arts
The Role of Dramaturgs in Asia
Majelis and Materiality: Dramaturgy of Collective Reading
Leader Responsibilities and Response-Abilities: Organisational Dramaturgies in Action
Centre 42 and Dramaturgy in Singapore
Turning a Page in Hong Kong Theatre: New Programmes for Learning Dramaturgy and Training as Dramaturgs at The Hong Kong Academy of Performing Arts
Learning Dramaturgy through Dialogue and Practice: Points of View and ADN Lab 2018
Three Attunements for a Listening Dramaturg
Learning to Listen
Dramaturgy & Body Politics: From Not Knowing to Not Fully Knowing
Dramaturgical Strategies of My Name is adam, No Capitalization
Shinta Febriany, L Andayani
Framing the Artist in Society: Operating Systems in Concentric Circles
The Dramaturg's Guide to the Galaxy
Framing Technology in the Dramaturgies of Performance
Theatre as Assembly: Radical Dramaturgy in Theatre Commons
ADN Events 2016 - 2022