Paul Adolphsen is a dramaturg, writer, and educator originally from Seattle. He currently serves as the Literary Manager and Dramaturg at Seattle Rep, where he moved after serving as Literary Manager at Oregon Shakespeare Festival for three seasons. Prior to that, was the Literary Manager and Dramaturg at Asolo Repertory Theatre in Sarasota, Florida.
As a dramaturg, Paul has worked with Arena Stage, Hartford Stage Company, Book-It Repertory Theatre, and Five College Opera, among others. He was a founding producer of the UMass New Play Lab, and from 2015–2016 served as a Fulbright Student Research Fellow at the University of the Western Cape in Cape Town, South Africa.
Paul’s writing about theatre and performance has been published in Theatre Journal, on HowlRound.com, and by Penumbra Theatre Company. He holds an MFA in Dramaturgy from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.