Musical theatre songs bring their own unique dramaturgical questions and challenges. What different theatrical functions do songs in musicals serve? How can you know if your song is serving your story? In this workshop, we'll take a look at examples from musicals through the years, and discuss how to ensure that your songs are impacting your story in the ways you desire. No prior music theory knowledge is needed, as we'll focus primarily on musical theatre dramaturgy and not explicitly on the craft of songwriting itself.
REGISTRATION INFO: Suggested donation of $10-$20. Registrants will be sent an email with a Zoom link.
ABOUT MIN KAHNG: Min Kahng is an award-winning Bay Area playwright and composer whose works include "The Four Immigrants: An American Musical Manga" (Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle Award, Theatre Bay Area Award, Edgerton New Play Award, NAMT Production Grant), "GOLD: The Midas Musical" (Theatre Bay Area Award), "Inside Out & Back Again", "Where the Mountain Meets the Moon: A Musical Adaptation", "Bad Kitty On Stage!", "The Song of the Nightingale" and "Tales of Olympus". Kahng also wrote the NEA-funded project "Story Explorers", an original musical for young audiences with autism. Kahng is an alumnus of the Playwrights Foundation’s Residency, Djerassi, the Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts Residency, Berkeley Rep’s Ground Floor, and the TheatreWorks New Works Festival. He has been invited as a Guest Lecturer/Artist at Harvard University, Stanford University, UC Berkeley, San Jose State University and The San Francisco Conservatory of Music. Kahng is a Jonathan Larson Grant Finalist, a Richard Rodgers Award Finalist, a Board Member of Theatre for Young Audiences USA, and a proud member of the Dramatists Guild.