Drew Lichtenberg

Dramaturg: Taming of the Shrew

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Dr. Drew Lichtenberg is a writer, teacher, adaptor, and dramaturg. Over his 15 year career, he has worked on more than 55 productions, collaborating with artists such as Rebecca Taichman, Ellen Mclaughlin, Whitney White, and Yaël Farber, working on plays by James Baldwin and Lorraine Hansberry in addition to Shakespeare. Selected international and New York credits include Hansberry’s Les Blancs, Salomé (dir. Yaël Farber, Royal National Theatre); Hansberry’s The Sign in Sidney Brustein’s Window (Brooklyn Academy of Music/Lorraine Hansberry Literary Trust), Priestley’s Time and the Conways (dir. Rebecca Taichman, Roundabout Theatre Company); Macbeth (dir. Moisés Kaufman, New York Shakespeare Festival); and the adaptation and translation of Ernst Toller’s Hoppla, We’re Alive! (dir. Zishan Ugurlu, La Mama). Regionally, he has worked with Play On! at OSF, the McCarter Theatre Center at Princeton University, Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company, Baltimore Center Stage, Williamstown Theatre Festival, Yale Repertory Theatre, and has served as Resident Dramaturg over 11 seasons at the Shakespeare Theatre Company in Washington, D.C. His dramaturgical writings have been published at Lincoln Center Theatre, the Old Globe, and ACT and his criticism has appeared in TheaterTheatre Journal, and Contemporary Theatre Review. He is the author of a monograph, The Piscatorbühne Century (Routledge, 2021) and a forthcoming book on the Shakespeare Theatre Company for the Arden Series. He has taught courses at the Catholic University of America, David Geffen School of Drama at Yale University, and Eugene Lang College of the Liberal Arts at the New School, served on arts funding panels for the Baltimore Cultural Alliance and the D.C. Commission for the Arts, and served as an undergraduate mentor at the Kennedy Center’s American College Theatre Festival. He is the recipient of a Master of Fine Arts and Doctorate of Fine Arts in Dramaturgy and Dramatic Criticism from Yale School of Drama. He is the proud partner of Rebecca Ende Lichtenberg and parent of Dylan and Noah Lichtenberg.