Play On Shakespeare, the not-for-profit group devoted to exploring the world of Shakespeare via translation and adaptation, right now publicizes the appointment of Amrita Ramanan as Senior Cultural Strategist and Dramaturg.
Play On Shakespeare’s mission is to boost the understanding of Shakespeare’s performs in efficiency for theatre professionals, college students, lecturers, and audiences by participating with modern translations and variations.
Amrita Ramanan says, “From its inception, Play On Shakespeare’s imaginative and prescient and mission was grounded in revolution and evolution. I’m thrilled to affix the intrepid Play On Shakespeare crew in a task that hybridizes cultural technique, dramaturgy, and advocacy as we collectively look in direction of the longer term.”
Amrita Ramanan is a multidisciplinary creative chief who holds the values of anti-racism, anti-colonialism, fairness, entry, variety, and inclusion on the core of her observe. In her 5 seasons as Director of Literary Growth and Dramaturgy on the Oregon Shakespeare Competition, Amrita holistically supported new play commissioning and improvement for the Competition. She served because the manufacturing dramaturg for OSF’s productions of Cambodian Rock Band, Snow in Midsummer, Oklahoma!, As You Like It, Macbeth, Alice in Wonderland, Henry V, and Henry IV Components 1 & 2; produced and curated the Black Swan Lab for New Play Growth; and created the first-ever OSF Author’s Group. Previous to OSF, Amrita was the Literary Supervisor/Creative Affiliate at Area Stage, the place she dramaturged Area’s productions of Mary T. & Lizzy Okay., Hassle in Thoughts, Ruined, and Duke Ellington’s Refined Girls; served as the road producer for Lisa Kron and Charles Randolph-Wright’s playwright residencies; and produced Area Stage’s New Play Studying Sequence. For 3 years, Amrita was the Affiliate Producer and Resident Dramaturg at Double Edge Theatre and supported the event of Double Edge’s site-specific performances Sharazad, A Story of Love and Magic and As soon as a Blue Moon. Amrita obtained a BFA in Dramaturgy and Theater Historical past from the College of Arizona. She is a board member for the Literary Managers and Dramaturgs of the People and the Community of Ensemble Theaters. She considers herself knowledgeable advocate for artists and a lifelong lover of the humanities.
Because the managing director of Play On Shakespeare, Lengthy will present shared management with CEO and Artistic Director, Lue Douthit and Government Director, Kamilah Lengthy.
Douthit says, “I hope we’re prepared for her. That is all I’ve to say. Amrita brings collectively the worlds of Shakespearean Dramaturgy, new work devisement using collective ensembles, and cultivation and curation of theatrical works utilizing multimedia and on-line streaming platforms. I am unable to look ahead to her to deploy her numerous ability set on behalf of Play On Shakespeare.”
Lengthy says, “I’ve at all times skilled Amrita as a significant advocate on my behalf and for others and I’ve typically relied on her evaluation when we now have labored on initiatives collectively up to now. Having her be part of the crew at Play On Shakespeare together with her huge data of performs, individuals and her communication abilities is greater than we may ever want for.”
Play On Shakespeare Board President, Ken Hitz of The Hitz Basis says, “We’re excited to welcome Amrita to Play On Shakespeare as our Senior Cultural Strategist and Dramaturg. Amrita has been an enormous advocate of our work since its inception and impressed great conversations about how greatest to broadly share our work. From the outset she pushed for producing our work internationally, and her considerate enthusiasm and aspiring imaginative and prescient will assist Play On to increase our mission to boost the understanding of Shakespeare with an ever wider viewers.”