Ken Cerniglia (dramaturg, director)
KEN CERNIGLIA has served as resident dramaturg and frequent director for the Fisher Ensemble since 2003. Credits include Stargazer, Psyche, Monticello Wakes, and Passion Trilogy. Ken is also dramaturg and literary manager for Disney Theatrical Group, where since 2003 he has developed over fifty shows for professional, amateur and school productions, including Freaky Friday, Aladdin, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Peter and the Starcatcher, Newsies, The Little Mermaid, High School Musical and Tarzan. He has adapted several of Disney's Broadway scripts for young performers. Other recent freelance projects include Bud, Not Buddy (Kennedy Center), 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).