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DRAMATURG

ˈdraməˌtərj/

noun

  1. a dramatist.

  2. a literary editor on the staff of a theater who consults with authors and edits texts.

   3. 

       theatre’s most misunderstood field in terms of what we do and how we do it.

SELECT WORK

Some of the authors John Henry Davis has worked with as dramaturg: Thomas Babe, Peter Parnell, Brian Yorkey, Ossie Davis, Neal Bell, Chana Wise and Donald Driver.

BAGELS!
THE MUSICAL
DRAMATURG

a show that tells the aspirational story of the invention of the first, automated bagel machine through the prism of one family’s experience

CARDINAL SINS
DRAMATURG

A musical where two lovers fight for human rights as they create the Magna Carta

WHEN JAZZ HAD THE BLUES
DRAMATURG

a musical celebrating the big band era, featuring the legendary artists Billy Stayhorn, Duke Ellington, and Lena Horne. Winner of 2 Ovation awards and 3 NAACP awards.

AND . . . 

SCREENPLAYS & TELEPLAYS
DRAMATURG

John Henry Davis works with many writers in the industry to develop their work. 

CO-WRITING

WHEN STARS ALIGN
CO WRITE

Set during the Civil War, the drama powerfully depicts the consequences of nation’s original sin of slavery. A total theatre experience. 

WAITING ROOM
PLAYWRIGHT

A dream play about one patient’s attempt to make decisions about his own life in a hospital where “white coats” have all the authority.