KEN is dramaturg and literary manager for Disney Theatrical Group, where since 2003 he has developed over forty shows for professional, amateur and school productions, including: Peter and the Starcatcher, Newsies, Aladdin, Tarzan, High School Musical, The Little Mermaid and Camp Rock. He has done script adaptations of Broadway shows for young performers, including: Beauty and the Beast JR., The Little Mermaid JR., The Lion King JR. and The Lion King KIDS. Freelance dramaturgy credits include: KJ Sanchez and Emily Ackerman’s documentary play ReEntry, Garrett Fisher’s chamber opera Psyche, and Chris Brubeck’s symphonic play The Cricket in Times Square. In 2010, Ken co-founded Two Turns Theatre Company, which produces intimate theatre in unique places, and directed Jeffrey Hatcher’s The Turn of the Screw in the double-parlor of the historic Merchant’s House on NYC’s East 4th Street. His articles have appeared in several publications, including: Theatre Journal, Theatre Annual, Broadway: The Encyclopedia of Theatre and American Culture, Global Perspectives on Tarzan: From King of the Jungle to International Icon and The Routledge Companion to Dramaturgy. For Disney Editions, he has edited two books: Peter and the Starcatcher: The Annotated Broadway Play (2012) and Newsies: Stories of the Unlikely Broadway Hit (2013). He holds a B.A. in theatre and psychology from UC San Diego, an M.A. in theatre history from Catholic University, and a Ph.D. in theatre history and criticism from the University of Washington.



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