About Otis Ramsey-Zöe 

Otis Ramsey-Zöe is a care worker, dramaturg, director, theatre arts educator, Literary Manager at Arena Stage, and Lecturer in Dramaturgy at the David Geffen School of Drama at Yale. He has developed new works at such institutions as Sundance Institute, Kennedy Center, Alabama Shakespeare Festival, Playwrights Center, and National New Play Network. He has held posts in Theatre at Northeastern University, Dramaturgy at Carnegie Mellon University, Women’s Studies and Honors Humanities at University of Maryland, Performing Arts at American University, and Theatre Arts at Howard University. He was Associate Artistic Director at banished? productions, Future Classics Program Coordinator at The Classical Theatre of Harlem, Literary Manager at Center Stage, and an Allen Lee Hughes Senior Fellow at Arena Stage.


“To sow the wind is to reap the whirlwind.” — Anna Julia Cooper, “The Ethics of the Negro Question” “Having now seen how quickly the truth can become a casualty amid controversy, I’d urge a broader caution: At tense moments, every one of us must be more skeptical [...]

Dramaturgy Note: Between Rupture & Rapture

"First of all, comedy does consist in the absence of something which is expected, but it can also consist in the presence of something where nothing is expected. Always, however, the situation must illustrate the absence of what ought to be, if it is to reveal comedy. The unexpected [...]

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Dramaturgy Note: Time of Play/ Time in Play

Nick Westrate (Prior Walter) and Michael Kevin Darnall (Louis Ironson) for Angels in America, Part One: Millennium Approaches. Photo by Tony Powell. TIME OF PLAY / TIME IN PLAY Tony Kushner’s two-part epic Angels in America deals with and is defined by time. Everything about how we [...]

By |2023-10-20T16:32:30-05:00March 27, 2023|Categories: Productions|Tags: , |Comments Off on Dramaturgy Note: Time of Play/ Time in Play
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