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Ken Cerniglia

Job Title: Dramaturg & Literary Manager
Organization affiliation:

Disney Theatrical Productions

Location: New York, NY
Member since: 1999

Ph.D. University of Washington
M.A. Catholic University
B.A. University of California, San Diego


KEN CERNIGLIA is dramaturg and literary manager for Disney Theatrical Group, where since 2003 he has developed over fifty shows for professional, amateur and school productions, including Aladdin, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Peter and the Starcatcher, Newsies, The Little Mermaid, High School Musical and Tarzan. He has adapted several Broadway scripts for young performers, including Beauty and the Beast JR., The Little Mermaid JR., The Lion King JR. and The Lion King KIDS. Recent freelance projects include Oliverio: A Brazilian Twist (Kennedy Center), Monticello Wakes (Fisher Ensemble), Bridges (Berkeley Playhouse), and Hadestown (New York Theatre Workshop). Ken holds a Ph.D. in theater history and criticism from the University of Washington and is co-founder of the American Theatre Archive Project, artistic director of Two Turns Theatre Company, and president of Literary Managers and Dramaturgs of the Americas (LMDA). He has published several articles and book chapters and is editor of Peter and the Starcatcher: The Annotated Broadway Play (2012) and Newsies: Stories of the Unlikely Broadway Hit (2013).

Areas of Expertise:

performance of ethnicity, musical theatre, documentary theatre, chamber opera

Languages Spoken:

English, Spanish

Recent Work:

HADESTOWN by Anais Mitchell, directed by Rachel Chavkin (New York Theatre Workshop)

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