Truth & Meaning At Play: Dr. Martine Kei Green-Rogers

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Truth & Meaning at Play: The Work of a Contemporary Dramaturg

“I didn’t move to the center – the center moved over to me”: A Conversation with Martine Kei-Green Rogers

Dr. Martine Kei Green-Rogers brings her experience as a classical dramaturg and a new works specialist to the plays of August Wilson. Martine describes how she and director Ron OJ Parson have approached the staging of August Wilson’s plays. In the same spirit of Wilson pushing the truths (the good and the bad) of the Black experience into a larger limelight until the day he died, Green-Rogers will discuss how her work on Wilson’s canon at the Court Theatre with Parson resists, complicates, and exposes the patterns of oppression that Black people in the U.S. experience while also celebrating the joy that is being Black in the U.S.

In the second conversation in our newest series, Truth & Meaning at Play, Resident Dramaturg Phillipa Kelly explores what it means to be shaping the national discourse of theater in America.


February 26, 5:30 PST
On Zoom


ASL interpretation in English will be provided. A captioned recording will be available after the event pending speaker approval. If you have other access needs or questions email


Martine Kei Green-Rogers is Assistant Professor of Theatre Arts at SUNY: New Paltz and a freelance dramaturg. She was President of the Literary Managers and Dramaturgs of the Americas until 2020. Martine obtained her B.A. in Theatre from Virginia Wesleyan College (now Virginia Wesleyan University), her M.A. in Theatre History and Criticism from The Catholic University of America, and her Ph.D. in Theatre from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her dramaturgical credits include work with the Louisville Orchestra, Pioneer Theatre Company, Plan-B Theatre, the Classical Theatre Company, Court Theatre; CATCO, the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. Her publications include articles in the Routledge Companion to Dramaturgy and Theatre History Studies. She is currently working on a manuscript titled In The Studio: Dramaturgy and Stage Design with Jesse Portillo, which is under contract with Southern Illinois University Press. Martine is head of the Literary Managers and Dramaturgs of the Americas.

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