Dramaturg/Literary Manager

Dramaturg/Literary Manager

Skills & Interests

  • Art
  • ELA
  • Music

The Details

Degree Required

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Bachelor's Degree

Years of College

4

Average Salary

$44,000

Future Job Growth

Average

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    The Details

    Degree Required

    • Bachelor's Degree

    Years of College

    4
    Years of College

    Future Job Growth

    Average

    Average Salary

    $44,000

    Hot Spots for This Job

    The Scoop

    A dramaturg is really the backbone of a theater company. Imagine Coldplay without their drummer, or the Mavs without Dirk. It’s the dramaturg who helps the director, cast, and crew shine by providing them with all the necessary background information about the play they’re doing. This includes researching its themes, the time period it takes place in, and the translation of the original language (if not English). That information becomes vital for creating costumes, set pieces, musical accompaniment, and lots more. Dramaturgs spend much of their time on the computer or buried in books doing research and preparing notes. It’s a pretty chill gig for someone who loves the theater but doesn’t want to actually be on stage.

    The Fact

    So, the job is either dramaturg or literary manager, and here’s the difference: A dramaturg works on one specific show, while a literary manager looks at the whole year of shows, including selecting the scripts that the company considers doing.

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    Core Subjects

    • English I, II, III, IV
    • World History Studies

    Electives

    • Theater I, II, III, IV
    • U.S. History
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