The Dorset Theatre Festival is presenting Downstairs by Teresa Rebeck starring Tyne and Tim Daly from June 22 to July 8. This is the first time the sister and brother have acted together. According to Sam Levit and Matt Kirby, Artistic Associate Apprentices at the Dorset Theatre Festival, Teresa Rebeck wrote Downstairs for the Dalys. We interviewed the two Artistic Associate Apprentices to discover what it was that they did and learned they were dramaturgs.
What is a dramaturg you may wonder. One definition is “a literary editor on the staff of a theater who consults with authors and edits texts.” Sam and Matt expanded on this and shared the varied aspects of their work. As you listen to them, you will appreciate how much goes into creating the plays we enjoy as audiences.