I'm a dramaturg who specializes in creating/ developing new work.
I believe in:
appreciation and inclusivity
the value of risk
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:
feedback/notes on play drafts
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.
I'm currently working on a devised theatre ritual called Coven-19: Magicks for Unprecedented Times, coproduced with Maegan Clearwood and Helen Rahman, at UMass Amherst. Performances are October 29-31; 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)