We’re getting ready to head into rehearsals for Molly Smith Metzler’s play The May Queen, so I’ve been thinking about laughter lately. For the most part, researching laughter is the best way to take the fun out of laughing, but I came across this great TED talk by cognitive neuroscientist Sophie Scott, which had me laughing right out loud. Enjoy.
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I'm the literary director and resident dramaturg at Geva Theatre Center in Rochester, NY. Geva Journal is the place to talk about what happens onstage at Geva - how what we see onstage came to be, and how we all react to it - artists and audiences alike. Before arriving in Rochester, I spent 10 years at Theatre Communications Group, the national service organization for the American non-profit theatre field, based in New York City. My background is in dramaturgy. As a dramaturg, my main responsibility is to help paint a full picture of the world being created onstage. Dramaturgs do this for artists primarily by sharing information about the context of the world - the historical, biographical and social background. And we do this for audiences by creating opportunities to more fully engage in the world of the play - through lobby displays, articles online and in print, and conversations. And we ask questions. Lots and lots of questions. View all posts by Jenni Werner