by Adam White, dramaturg
Well, the show is closed, the stage is packed up, and our production crew and actors are off to their next projects; A Man for All Seasons has officially concluded.
It has been a pleasure being the dramaturg for this production. I’ve learned quite a bit about dramaturgy, the life and times of Sir Thomas More, and, well, I couldn’t quite get a way without learning some life lessons too. I learned that simple truly is best and that you have to ‘meet people where they are at,’ to teach and communicate ideas effectively. Overall, it’s been an educational and challenging experience for me, and I feel proud for having done it. I’ve never been on a production team before this show, and I can’t wait for my next opportunity!
As we part ways, I leave you all with one final segment of interviews with BYU English professors Rick Duerden and Brandie Siegfried. May their observations inspire you to think more critically and deeply of history and to dive into the crucial stories the inform our society and culture today: