LMDA REGIONAL EVENT RECORD
Event Name: Town Hall/Happy Hour
Event Date/Time: Monday, October 17, 2016 5-8pm
Number of Attendees: 7 at town hall meeting; 12 at happy hour (joined by Board members after their fall meeting)
-The Metro-NYC region is seeking a Co-Regional Representative to help plan events for the region and act as a liaison between the LMDA Board and local LMDA members. Contact Rachel Abrams if you’re interested: firstname.lastname@example.org
-LMDA is switching to a new membership model, which includes scheduling all members' turnover during Lessing Week each January. See the LMDA website and an upcoming email blast from the Board for more details: http://www.lmda.org/join
IDEAS FOR FUTURE EVENTS:
-Strong desire expressed for regular, unstructured social meet-ups
-Conversations with dramaturgs/literary managers from NY institutions and companies
-Collaborations with other individuals/institutions: John Collins of ERS, Headlong Dance Theater from Philly, Morgan Jenness of The People’s Puppets
-Striking a balance between events that deepen our knowledge of familiar topics (new play development, literary management, etc.) and expose us to new disciplines/applications of dramaturgy (opera dramaturgy, dance dramaturgy, etc.)
-Interest in cross-disciplinary dramaturgy, and opportunities to infuse our storytelling techniques into new technological realms/diverse fields in and out of the arts (virtual reality, etc.)
-Workshops/interactive professional development events are strongly preferred over panels or shows plus talkbacks
-Interest in a mini-conference that could unite several East Coast regions
-Would it be possible for LMDA to get our members discounts for existing workshops in the city, such as the workshops at ERS?
-Conference 2017: Possible to save $ by setting up travel alerts now and making arrangements to stay and travel with your fellow local LMDA friends. Nothing beats in-person attendance!
-Is there a way to help those who absolutely cannot attend the conference (in our region, internationally, etc.) participate?
Outcomes and/or Next Steps (THREE BIG THINGS):
-Rachel will begin to plan (semi-) monthly social events for LMDA members (bar meet-ups, dinner reservations, etc.).
-Start making plans for the 2017 Conference now, and keep each other posted about travel deals!
-Stay tuned via list-serv and Facebook page for upcoming events based on our discussion, and please feel free to contact Rachel with any additional ideas you may have!