Christine Scarfuto

Christine Scarfuto

Christine Scarfuto is dramaturg, producer, and teacher with over a decade of experience in new play development. She is the Acting Director of the Rita and Burton Goldberg MFA Playwriting program at Hunter College. She recently served as the Literary Manager/Dramaturg at Long Wharf Theatre, where she oversaw a robust new play development program, curated and produced an annual new play festival, and ran a...
Christine Scarfuto is dramaturg, producer, and teacher with over a decade of experience in new play development. She is the Acting Director of the Rita and Burton Goldberg MFA Playwriting program at Hunter College. She recently served as the Literary Manager/Dramaturg at Long Wharf Theatre, where she oversaw a robust new play development program, curated and produced an annual new play festival, and ran a commissioning program. Plays developed under her tenure include: Meteor Shower by Steve Martin, Lewiston by Sam Hunter, Dance Nation by Clare Barron, Passage by Christopher Chen, Napoli, Brooklyn by Meghan Kennedy, and The Most Beautiful Room in New York by Adam Gopnik and David Shire. She is also the Curator and Producer of the Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival’s developmental theater lab HVSF2, which is designed to examine new adaptations and translations of classic work. HVSF2 has become a pipeline to production under her direction, and half of the plays developed in the lab have gone on to receive mainstage productions at the festival. Projects developed include: Sense and Sensibility and Pride and Prejudice by Kate Hamill, Teenage Dick by Mike Lew, and Witch by Jen Silverman. Previously, she was the Producing Associate/Resident Dramaturg for Premiere Stages at Kean University, the Artistic Producer for the PEN World Voices International Play Festival, and an Associate Producer with New Georges JAM Festival. She has served as the Literary Associate at Williamstown Theatre Festival and the Literary Fellow at Signature Theatre. She has also worked as a dramaturg with several notable theater companies, including the Playwrights Center, the Lark Play Development Center, Primary Stages, Kennedy Center, Clubbed Thumb, Goodman Theatre, and the Playwrights Realm. She has taught Playwriting, Theater History, Playscript Analysis, and Introduction to Theater at Hunter College, Fordham University, Rutgers University, and the University of Iowa, where she received her MFA in Dramaturgy.