​How do I become a dramaturg?

English and Drama student Frances is interested in becoming a Dramaturg

I’m graduating from an English and Drama degree next summer and I am currently interested in becoming a Dramaturg.

However, I don’t know how to get onto that career path. I know that there are Masters degrees offering Dramaturgy, but would it be best for me to get a few years experience in the industry first to make sure it’s definitely what I want?

If I did do some work first, what would be the best area for me to get involved in in order to get into Dramaturgy?

I currently work with a literary department at a local theatre and would be interested in developing more work somewhere like that, reading scripts etc. - would that be a good way to get into it? What sort of experience would be good for me to try and get while I’m still at university?

— Frances

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