DRAMATURG, TEACHING ARTIST
Kristi Good (she/her) is a freelance dramaturg and part-time faculty member at Carnegie Mellon University’s School of Drama. She earned a Master’s in Dramaturgy at Villanova Theatre and a PhD in Theatre & Performance Studies at the University of Pittsburgh. Her scholarship and interests lean toward theatre of trauma and uncovering suppressed narratives, particularly in regards to new play development.
Kristi regularly dramaturgs for the Mid-America Theatre Conference Playwriting Symposium, an annual meeting of academic and independent theatre artists that features a 10-Minute Play Festival, Fringe Festival, and a 24-Hour Collaboration Project. She served as the chair of the Playwriting Symposium from 2015-2107 and instituted a Plays-in-Progress initiative that pairs a playwright with a dramaturg to discuss full-length pieces. Her most recent production dramaturgy work was for the world premiere of Gab Cody’s Inside Passage, a multi-media exploration of family that included documentary film, live music and dance, and shadow play at Pittsburgh’s leading site-specific company, Quantum Theatre.
Kristi has published articles in Theatre History Studies, Theatre Topics, and Etudes and has served as a reviewer for Praxis, the Philadelphia Theatre Research Symposium journal, since 2012. Her most recent articles include a dramaturg’s manifesto on selecting translated scripts (supported by a National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Institute in 2015), a feminist microhistory of the woman responsible for Pittsburgh’s most notorious jailbreak, and a call to action for normalizing the disruption of reproductive health in academia.