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Dramaturgy

When working as a dramaturg I see my role as enabling a writer or company to discover what they want their play to ask its audience, and to enable it to do so truthfully, compellingly and economically. For me, this means a bespoke relationship that is led by your project and your vision for it. 

I become involved with projects at all stages, from the kernel of an idea, to plays that have already had a performance and need strengthening ahead of a further run. I am particularly interested in working on projects with a focus on gender, or with voices that we have not traditionally heard on our stages.

Whether you need a dramaturg in the rehearsal room for the duration of your project, just one-off written feedback on your script, or perhaps you have no idea what you need (!) please get in touch to tell me more via the Contact page.

"Working with Cressida as a dramaturg was incredible. Not only was she clear, thorough and explorative with her notes but she went above and beyond to make sure she was offering the best support at different points in the writing process. Cressida has a wealth of knowledge and a generous but realistic approach to creating but above all, I found her very easy to work with. It was all this combined that got the best out of my play and out of me as an artist. I highly recommend her work and hope to keep working with her in the future!" Rachel Causer

Previous Projects

Scout, Theatre503, 2018–2020

Literary Assistant, Finborough Theatre, 2018–2020

Dramaturg, Mum, Playground Theatre 2020

Dramaturg, Please Feel Free to Share, by Rachel Causer

Dramaturg, Maiden Speech Festival

Judge, VAULT Festival 2019

Dramaturg, Call Me Fury, Out of the Forest Theatre, Alchymy Festival

Reader, Experienced Theatre Practitioners Early Playwriting Award 2019 

Dramaturg, Thomas, Snapper Theatre, VAULT Festival 2019

Reader, Park Theatre

Reader, Chesil Theatre 10x10 Playwriting Competition 2018

Reader, New Views Festival, National Theatre 2018

Reader, New Views Festival, National Theatre 2017

Reader, Park Theatre Script Accelerator 2016/17

Current Projects

Reader, Shore Scripts​

Reader, Nostos Screenwriting Retreat