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Martine Kei Green-Rogers


MARTINE KEI GREEN-ROGERS obtained her PhD from the Department of Theatre and Drama at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Prior to studying at UW-Madison, she received her B.A. in Theatre from Virginia Wesleyan College and her M.A. in Theatre History and Criticism from The Catholic University of America.


Her dramaturgical productions include: The Greatest with the Louisville Orchestra, Classical Theatre Company’s productions of Miss Julie, The Tempest, Uncle Vanya, The Triumph of Love, Antigone, Candida, Ghosts, Tartuffe, and Shylock, The Jew of Venice; productions of Radio Golf, Five Guys Named Moe, Blues for an Alabama Sky, Gem of the Ocean, Waiting for Godot, Iphigenia in Aulis, Seven Guitars, The Mountaintop, Home and Porgy and Bess at the Court Theatre (Chicago, IL); productions of Fences and One Man, Two Guvnors for the Pioneer Memorial Theatre; The Clean House at CATCO (Columbus, OH); Hairspray, The Book of Will, Shakespeare in Love, Hannah and the Dread Gazebo (Research Dramaturg), UniSon (Asst. Dramaturg),The Comedy of Errors, To Kill A Mockingbird, The African Company Presents Richard III, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Fences and the Play on! project translations of Comedy of Errors and The Two Noble Kinsmen for the Oregon Shakespeare Festival (Ashland, OR); 10 Perfect and The Curious Walk of the Salamander as part of the Madison Repertory Theatre’s New Play Festival, and A Thousand Words as part of the WI Wrights New Play Festival.


Some of her publications include the article "Talkbacks for ‘Sensitive Subject Matter’ Productions: The Theory and Practice" in the Routledge Companion to Dramaturgy, “A New Noble Kinsmen: The Play On! Project and Making New Plays Out of Old” in Theatre History Studies and “The Dramaturgy of Black Culture: The Court Theatre's Productions of August Wilson's Century Cycle” in On Dramaturgy: Unpacking Diversity and Inclusion, Case Studies From the Field. She also was the adaptor of the Kennedy Center’s World Premiere of Jason Reynolds’ Long Way Down.


She is the Fellowship Associate for the Playwrights’ Center in Minneapolis for the 2020-2021, and 2021-2022 seasons. She is the Interim Dean for the Division of Liberal Arts at UNCSA. Her research interests include violence in African American Theatre, African diaspora theatre, gender and race in American theatre, and issues of sustainability in the theatre.


She is a proud member of the Association for Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE) and is Past-President of the Literary Managers and Dramaturgs of the Americas (LMDA).

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