I'm a dramaturg who specializes in creating/ developing new work. 

I believe in:

                       appreciation and inclusivity

                       the value of risk

                       relentless curiosity

                       not being afraid to take up space

                       making room to play

                       pursuing excellence in all aspects of the endeavor

This is me:

Percival Hornak is a dramaturg, playwright, and literary manager who loves theatricality, ghost stories, and plays about lesbians. He is proud to be Resident Dramaturg/Literary Manager of Team Awesome Robot, a play development collaborative based in NYC. He is also a coproducer of Dungeons and Drama Nerds, a podcast exploring the intersection between theatre and tabletop role-playing games. 


Percy spent two seasons as an Allen Lee Hughes Fellow in Arena Stage's Literary office, where he worked on several productions as a script supervisor and production dramaturg. He has also served as Artistic Resident at Luna Stage and a Research, Policy, and Collective Action intern at the Theatre Communications Group. Other companies Percy has worked with include Andy’s Summer Playhouse, where he is currently serving as Digital Dramaturg on the Digital Renaissance Project. He is a proud alum of Albright College, where he graduated summa cum laude with a B.A. in English and Theatre. 

for hire on a sliding scale:

  • production dramaturgy

  • feedback/notes on play drafts

  • script reading​​

Upcoming Projects/News

Published in Howlround!

Check out an article cowritten by myself and my two podcast coproducers, Todd Brian Backus and Nicholas Orvis, about the intersection of theatre and tabletop role-playing games and what the two disciplines can learn from each other.

Read "Theatre of the Mind" here.


Coven-19: Magicks for Unprecedented Times, coproduced with Maegan Clearwood and Helen Rahman, will receive a second iteration at UMass Amherst in Spring 2021.


Keep up with our process via our digital grimoire or our instagram!

(pictured: a brainstorming exercise I led for the company at our first rehearsal) 

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