The Mentor-for-a-Day program matches early career dramaturgs with professionals (and each other!) for a one-time chat of about an hour. The "chat" could be by email, phone, or in person -- whatever works best. Although there is no guarantee, sometimes these conversations continue past the one-time chat and flower into more enduring mentorships.
This sign-up form is for BOTH those looking for mentors and those looking to serve as a mentor to others.
For mentors: this is a great opportunity not only to talk about how you got your gig at a regional theater or university or wherever your cool job is, but also to get a sense of the amazing up-and-comers' thoughts and training. As ever, we'd love to expand our definition of mentor: Are you a recent grad willing to mentor current students? A current grad student willing to talk to people looking for grad schools? Freelancers, what should we know about your city? Are you having success applying dramaturgical skills in an arena other than theater? Especially those of you in MFA programs or recent grads – questions about grad school are always among the most popular.
For mentees: please know that your ability to articulate exactly what you're looking to explore right now will greatly enhance our ability to match the right mentor for you. Be as specific as you can be.
We'll use this survey to make matches. It should take less than ten minutes to answer questions on three pages. Hit "Next" at the bottom of this page to get to the next.
Please note that this opportunity is open to LMDA members only. If you are not currently a member, please join before filling out this survey.