Testimonials from Playwrights

Through targeted research and constructive challenges, Erin gave GROUNDED the final dramaturgical push it needed, making the most of the rehearsal and performance time generously provided by the Bay Area Playwrights Festival.
— George Brant, multiple-award winning playwright; GROUNDED, part of NNPN's rolling world premieres
I am pleased to recommend Erin Merritt as a Dramaturg. I have personally worked with Erin on two plays which were subsequently produced. She helped me with thoughtful, insightful questions, ideas, and suggestions. My sessions with Erin helped me deepen and sharpen the scripts. It’s clear to me her work as a director informs her understanding of the plays she is supporting dramaturgically. What’s more, she is kind in her comments. I wholeheartedly recommend Erin.
— Patricia Milton, ENEMIES FOREIGN AND DOMESTIC (premiered 2015) and HEARTS OF PALM (premiered 2016)
Erin Merritt’s dramaturgical work on my play KEEPING IN TOUCH was impeccable. Erin is intelligent, professional, hard working and a wonderful collaborator. The details of her research work on my play were direct, thoughtful and always constructive. Her dramaturgical focus was intuitive and constantly provocative, leading to clarifying moments in the storytelling. Erin is a pleasure to have in the development team and I feel very fortunate to share and experience her passion for great storytelling in theatre.
— Adolfo Cruzado, KEEPING IN TOUCH
Adolfo Cruzado receiving standing ovation at a reading of  Keeping in Touch , Australian Theatre Company, Los Angeles, 2017

Adolfo Cruzado receiving standing ovation at a reading of Keeping in Touch, Australian Theatre Company, Los Angeles, 2017