PPP's Fridays@2: A Conversation with Ken Cerniglia


PPP welcomes Ken Cerniglia, veteran dramaturg, writer, scholar and creative executive, to their Fridays@2 speaker series.

The Performance as Public Practice graduate area of the Department of Theatre and Dance celebrates its 20th anniversary with a year-long celebration of engaging the arts. Starting last spring and continuing into the fall, Performance as Public Practice Fridays@2 speaker series will feature discussions from a number of alumni and arts leaders. More celebratory events continue into the fall with an event recognizing the accomplishments of Performance as Public Practice faculty, students and alumni. 

In its first two decades, the Performance as Public Practice graduate area has contributed to the fields of theatre, dance, performance, performance studies, theatre studies, dance studies and arts leadership on an international scale by fostering citizen-artist-scholars. Graduates of the program have gone on to teach at major universities, publish books, produce new works for the stage and serve as leaders in a myriad of ways. 

The Fridays@2 committee is thrilled to be in conversation with Ken Cerniglia, veteran dramaturg, writer, scholar and creative executive. Cerniglia dramaturged the Broadway hit Hadestown and developed over 70 titles for Disney Theatrical Productions, including Peter and the Starcatcher, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Freaky Friday, Aladdin, Newsies, The Little Mermaid, High School Musical, Tarzan and dozens of shows for young performers. Together, Cerniglia and Ph.D. candidate Khristián Méndez Aguirre will investigate the role of the dramaturg in musical development as well as the growing interest in creating ecodramaturgies. 


September 23 at 2:00 p.m.
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