LMDA Conference 2024

Where: Kansas City Repertory Theatre — Copaken Stage & downtown spaces

When: June 27th - 29th, 2024

More updates to come soon!

In-Person Conference Call For Proposals

We are thrilled to announce that the 2024 LMDA Conference is headed to Kansas City, Missouri this coming June 2024! The conference in partnership with Kansas City Repertory Theatre, will take place in an array of vibrant spaces, both downtown and in the vicinity of the theatre.

2024 will see us spotlighting the diverse and dynamic Midwest region, a professional and geographical focus we're eager to explore. As per (new) tradition, our conference programming will continue with a Digital Conference in the Winter/Spring and the In-Person Conference in the Summer.


2024 LMDA Digital Conference

The 2024 LMDA Digital Conference took place from February 1-3, 2024.

This year’s conference theme is Dramaturgy Crossroads. Programming and activities will focus on “crossroads” that all artists committing acts of dramaturgy find themselves facing today. Asynchronous and synchronous sessions will explore necessary changes in the field at large, transitions from education to the professional realm, shepherding the legacy of key figures as they pass the torch to the next generation, and all possible intersections of art in the spaces we inhabit.

Visit the 2024 Digital Conference Hub!

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Inspired by Kansas City Repertory Theatre’s “American Crossroads” Residency Program, the Literary Managers and Dramaturgs of the Americas 2024 Conference (in-person and digital) theme is Dramaturgy Crossroads.

This year’s conference will focus on “crossroads” that all artists committing acts of dramaturgy find themselves facing today. We are looking for explorations of necessary changes in the field at large, transitions from education to the professional realm, shepherding the legacy of key figures as they pass the torch to the next generation, and all possible intersections of art in the spaces we inhabit. We invite all artists to look for inspiration from this year’s in-person conference host, Kansas City Repertory Theatre.

KC Rep’s programming is inspiring in its unwavering commitment to new works and playwrights, accessibility, equity, diversity, inclusion, and anti-racism. KC Rep’s relationship with the University of Missouri, Kansas City (UMKC) provides the impetus to explore the ties between professional and educational institutions and to better understand the pathways that bring artists and communities together. 

The Digital Conference is the most significant opportunity for access when it comes to LMDA Conference participation, while the In-Person Conference has a fee to attend and requires travel accommodations. There are things that both LMDA Conferences share, like the theme and the overall planning committees, but they are separate ventures. The Digital Conference was birthed by necessity three years ago, and in the interest of keeping LMDA on the digital front, we have continued to host it — learning and growing from each one so we know how to improve for the following years.The Digital Conference is in conversation with the yearly opus of the In-Person, which will take place this year in Kansas City!

 

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