Denise J. Hart


I'm Denise J. Hart, a dramaturge/playwright/director in Washington DC.

Welcome to my online home base!

Please take a look around my online theatre home. I've included links to my dramaturgy/directing projects as well as my adult and children's plays and representations of audience engagement.

By the way, you can read more about my research focus in the area of dramaturgy at

I'm available for directing and dramaturgy assignments (both production dramaturge and play development dramaturge). If you'd like to have a chat about working together, shoot me an email at


Denise Joy

Visiting Professor at St. Mary's College spring semester 2019

  • Teaching - Dramaturgy in the plays of August Wilson
  • Directing - Stick Fly by Lydia Diamond
  • Scholarly writing & Presentation coach for scholars and activists presenting their research for televised broadcast via PBS series "Blackademics" in Austin TX

(PHOTOS: Hart's direction of Spunk written by Zora Neale Hurston, adapted by George C. Wolfe)