Dolgoji, a theatrical company run by the School of Drama, is a central part of the School of Drama dedicated to practical education. The relationship between the School and Dolgoji can be compared to that between a medical school and its university hospital. Dolgoji contributes to the world of performing arts through well-produced and thoughtprovoking works, using the outstanding experts (faculty and professional staff) and spaces of the School of Drama. It provides an opportunity for many people to enjoy culture and arts by performing a diverse repertoire in local communities and culturally underprivileged areas, which makes for an education that is high on impact. Performance is at the heart of the Dolgoji way, and it expressly seeks greater interaction with drama schools around the world, in addition to the core set of affiliated theatrical companies.
Dolgoji has been invited to give performances at many world-renowned performing arts festivals and organizations, producing global PR effects and playing a key role in expanding cross-industry cooperation between the School and its graduates. Dolgoji first gave the preparatory performance <Spring Awakening> (written by Wedekind/directed by Jo Tae-joon) in 2001 at the Towol Theater of Seoul Arts Center. It then gave the founding performance of <Our Country’s Uturi> (written and directed by Kim Gwang-rim) in 2002 at the Jayu Theater of Seoul Arts Center, after which it gave a variety of performances, including <Misaengja> (written by Yoon Young-sun/ directed by Lee Sangwoo), <Aster> (written and directed by Choo Minju), <Mirror Princess Pyeonggang> (written by Choi Eun-ee, Min Jun-ho/ directed by Min Jun-ho), <Finding Mr. Destiny> (written and directed by Chang Yoo-jung), <The Bridge>(written and directed by Peter. W. Willson), <Heavy Water> (written and directed by Yoon Jeong-seop), <Birds in the DMZ> (dramatized/directed by Eli Simon Kim Seok-man), <K> (dramatized/directed by David Pledger), <Your Story> (written by Ko Jae-gwi/directed by Kim Hyeon-woo), <What You Mea> (written by Kim Tae-hyeong/ directed by Lee Jong-seong), <Model Students> (written by Ji Ee-seon/ directed by Kim Tae-hyeong), and <Flower Thrown into the Wind> (written by Lee Ji-hong/ directed by Cho Gyusang).
In terms of international exchange, Dolgoji first participated in the 7th Realistic Drama Festival held in 2003 in Yekaterinburg, Russia. In 2004, it gave a performance in Paris, France. Dolgoji also participated in the Korea-UK Theatre in Education (TIE) Project at Birmingham Repertory Theatre, the UK in 2005, and, the same year, it hosted the Korea-Australia Project <K>at Arko Arts Theatre in Seoul.