June 26 – 29, 2014

Boston Historic Theatre District

LMDA held its 2014 annual international conference in Boston, MA from June 26-29, 2014.  The conference was located in Boston’s historic theatre district, near Boston Commons and Public Garden, and hosted by Emerson College and Suffolk University with events also taking place in various locations around the city. 

The theme of the conference was “Building the Future.”  In 2013, our LMDA conference focused on adapting to change and the dramaturg’s role in stewarding organizational and cultural transformation.  Now, that we have discussed a changing landscape and how we can respond, we looked to our 2014 conference in Boston to begin “Building the Future;” creating a space for both vision and engagement in the kinds of experiences and sharing of resources that will help us create the future.  Attendees immersed themselves in conversations, case studies, discussion panels, and hand-on workshops bringing together Boston-based artists and national and international artists to create exchanges both theoretical and practical. 

Conference Chair – Magda Romanska

Co-Chair – Vicki Stroich

Conference Coordinator – Emily Goodridge

LMDA Administrative Director – Danielle Carroll


You can view the full conference schedule below (mobile users go here):


Click the links below to see videos, speeches and links from different conference sessions.

Videos of Conference Sessions:

Keynote Address: Wesley Morris

Dramaturgy and Leadership

Building Inter-Institutional Collaborations

Building the Future

Building Digital Networks



Elliott Hayes Award Acceptance Speech - Ilana Brownstein


Conference Photos:

All photos courtesy of LMDA Board Chair Cynthia SoRelle


Conference Tweets: #lmda14

Storify: Thursday June 26

Storfy: Friday June 27

Storify: Saturday June 28


Information on Conference Attendees:

Bios of LMDA 2014 attendees and participants


Press and Other Write-Ups

Building the Future of Opera in the Digital World - Boston Lyric Opera

International Dramaturg Conference at Emerson - Emerson College News

LMDA 2014 Showcases Digital Networks - NITEnews

Dramaturgs Take The Lead - NITEnews

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