#45 - PlayME - Interview with Dramaturg, Erica Kopyto

January 18, 2017

Interview with Erika Kopyto

Thoughts on improving writing


In this long-form interview, Dramaturg and Literary Manager Erica Kopyto talks about what makes a good play. She gives writing tips, offers ideas on how to improve dialogue, and points listeners to helpful resources for writers.


About Erica:

Erica Kopyto is a Toronto-based dramaturg, curator, director, producer, activist, and educator.  She has dedicated her work to the intersection of social justice initiatives and the arts.  Until recently, she was the Dramaturg/Literary Manager at Toronto’s Nightwood Theatre where she spent the better part of 15 years developing new works. Currently, she is focused on convening participants to learn and engage on issues that promote progressive social change.  She holds a Masters of Art from the University of Toronto’s Centre for Study of Drama.  She is a long-time board member of Mayworks’ Festival of Working People and the Arts and is a curator with Toronto’s Trampoline Hall.