Dramaturg: Two Gentlemen of Verona
Kate McConnell received her MFA in dramaturgy and dramatic criticism from Yale School of Drama in 2005, specializing in Shakespeare production. She was the dramaturg on Romeo and Juliet and The Taming of the Shrew at OSF in 2007 and has had the pleasure of contributing a variety of articles to OSF’s various publications in the years since. Kate spent several years as a visiting assistant professor of English and Theater at Colgate University, and while there she continued to work as a freelance dramaturg. She currently lives in Los Angeles, where she is a senior creative director at Thinkwell Group, an experience design company, turning her dramaturgical skills to developing and telling stories in location-based experiences such as museums and theme parks. Some of her notable projects at Thinkwell include The Hunger Games: The Exhibition, Georgia Aquarium’s Aquanaut Adventure, Expo 2020 Dubai, and the new permanent exhibits at the Richard Nixon Presidential Library. Kate is very excited for this opportunity to take a deep dive into Shakespeare’s language and enjoying the new discoveries and conversations it provokes.