Drew Lichtenberg

Dramaturg: Taming of the Shrew

Drew Lichtenberg headshot

Dr. Drew Lichtenberg has served as the Resident Dramaturg for the Shakespeare Theatre Company in Washington, D.C., since the 2011-2012 season. At STC, he has worked on more than 50 productions, numerous world premieres, and over half of the plays in the Shakespeare canon. He has also worked as a freelance dramaturg, translator, and adaptor, twice at the Royal National Theatre of Great Britain, on Broadway with the Roundabout Theatre Company, off-Broadway, with the New York Shakespeare Festival, and off-off-Broadway with La Mama Experimental Theatre Club.

Regionally, he has worked with the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Yale Repertory Theatre, Baltimore Center Stage, and Williamstown Theatre Festival. His writing has appeared in Theater, Theatre Journal, and Contemporary Theatre Review, the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, the McCarter Theatre Center at Princeton University, and American Conservatory Theatre in San Francisco, and is the author of the scholarly monograph The Piscatorbühne Century: Aesthetics and Politics in the Theater after 1927 (New York & London: Routledge, 2021). He has taught classes at the David Geffen School of Drama at Yale University, Eugene Lang College of the Liberal Arts at the New School, and is adjunct faculty at Catholic University of America. He has received an MFA and DFA in dramaturgy and dramatic criticism from Yale School of Drama.