Gina Pisasale BS Rauthors 121817

Gina Pisasale


BSR Contributor Since December 18, 2017

Gina is the resident dramaturg at People’s Light & Theatre Company. She also dramaturged at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, PlayPenn, GoKash Productions, the Arden Theatre Company, and A&E Biographies. As a scholar, writer, and teacher, her work focuses on Asian-American theater, racial performance, and dramaturgy. Gina is an LMDA board member and a wife and mother.

Gina is resident dramaturg at People’s Light & Theatre Company, where she worked on over 30 productions and several new play development workshops. She also worked with companies including the Arden Theatre Company, Harrisburg Shakespeare Festival, A&E Biographies, GoKash Productions, PlayPenn, and the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, where she was granted a 2006 Dramaturgy Fellowship and a 2010 Dramaturgy Residency. She is currently a Ph.D. candidate in the University of Maryland’s Department of Theatre, Performance Studies, and Dance, where her areas of research include contemporary Asian-American performance and American dramaturgy. She has presented at numerous conferences including IFTR in Seoul, South Korea; ASTR; AAA; PTRS; and CAATA, and has taught at the University of the Arts, Villanova University, University of Maryland, and Oregon Shakespeare Festival. Gina is also a proud board member of the Literary Managers and Dramaturgs of the Americas (, a wife, and the mother of two young children.

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The "McGlinchey twins" as young children. (Photo courtesy of Gina Pisasale.)

Another response to People's Light's 'Aladdin: A Musical Panto'

When did it cross your line?

People's Light's resident dramaturg says context matters, and when it comes to the company's 'Aladdin: A Musical Panto,' the lenses audiences use matter too. Gina Pisasale considers.
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