Conference 2024 Schedule

Thursday, June 27, 2024

  • 11:00 am — 1:00 pm | Copaken Stage Lobby
    • Conference registration open
  • 1:30 pm — 3:00 pm | Copaken Stage
    • Welcome Plenary
  • 3:30 pm — 4:50 pm | Knowledge Center
    • "Cross Cultural Collaboration: An introduction &a,p; guided conversation for all" hosted by the LMDA BIPOC Affinity Group (Suzi Elnaggar, Yasmin Zacaria Mikhaiel, Jenna K. Rodgers, Lynde Rosario, Melonnie Walker)

Friday, June 28, 2024

  • 9:00 am — 10:00 am | Knowledge Center
    • "Italy at a Dramaturgical Crossroads: a Dramaturg’s Unofficial Practices and Formation" (Davide Cioffrese)
    • "Dramaturging the Degree: MFAs at the Crossroads" (Art Borreca, Sarah Johnson, Megen Lederman, Bo-Hua Lin, Sheriden Schreyer, Kelly Margaret Smith, Rebecca Weaver, Spencer Wilkes Fields)
  • 10:20 am — 11:20 am | Knowledge Center
    • "New Paths & Methods: The Crossroads of Translation at Play On Shakespeare" (Lezlie Cross, Liz Engelman, Andrea Thome, Alex Vermillion)
    • "Audience Crossroads of Theatre, Film and Live Music" (Liana Irvine) 
    • "Dramaturgs and Dancewrights: Exploring the nature and pedagogy of dance dramaturgy" (Shelley Graham, Belle Frahm, Emma Rollins, Thomas Jensen)
  • 11:40 am — 12:40 pm | Copaken Stage
    • "Black Directors Panel: Cultural Crossroads Illuminated" (Ile Haggins, Nicole Persley Hodges, Lewis Morrow, Melonnie Walker, Harvey Williams, Lynn Williams)
  • 12:50 pm — 2:20 pm | Knowledge Center
    • “Regional” Lunch
  • 2:30 pm — 3:30 pm | Knowledge Center
    • "Archiving Dramaturgies: Collecting and Digitizing a Dramaturg’s Work as a Crossroads between Universities, Theatre, LMDA, and ATAP" (LaRonika Thomas)
    • "Co-Writing the Future: Global Protections in the American New Works Development Market for Dramaturgs and Theatre Writers" (Emmanuel Wilson) 
    • "Design Basics for Artists: Meeting at the Crossroads of Aesthetics and Information" (Suzi Elnaggar and Yasmin Zacaria Mikhaiel)
  • 3:50 pm — 4:50 pm | Knowledge Center
    • "A Literary Office Under Construction: Slow Down and Proceed with Care (Or, Playwrights Foundation, a Case Study)" (Heather Helinsky) 
    • "New Dramaturgy Tools in the New Play Exchange" (Gwydion Suilebhan) 
    • "Disability Dramaturgy: A Canadian Perspective " (Jessica Watkin and Eden Middleton)
  • 5:30 pm — 7:00 pm | KC Melting Pot Theatre
    • "LMDA Hot Topics!" (Jane Barnette)
  • 7:00 pm | KC Melting Pot Theatre
    • Dramatists Guild + LMDA Mixer

Saturday, June 29, 2024

  • 9:00 am — 10:00 am | Knowledge Center
    • "KCACTF & the Regional Festival: Mentoring the Next Generation" (Diane Brewer and Cat Gleason) 
    • "Intimate Dramaturgies in a Post-COVID Theatre" (Kate Mulley) 
    • "Cross-Cultural Production Dramaturgy in Action: The Ripple, The Wave that Carried Me Home and Wish You Were Here at Yale Repertory Theatre" Hannah Fennell Gellman 
  • 10:20 am — 11:20 am | Knowledge Center
    • "Growing Indigenous and Other Marginalized Dramatists" (Hannah Il-Epstein, Kealiʻiwahine Hokoana, and Kevin Sparrow)
    • "Robots, Aliens and Deep Waters: Exploring the relationship between TYA and Speculative Futures" (Ashley Chodat) 
    • "NPX Recommend-a-Thon: In Person and on Zoom!" (Karen Jean Martinson and Dan Smith)
  • 11:40 am — 12:40 pm | Copaken Stage
    • Interview with Dr. Felicia Hardison Londré
  • 12:50 pm — 1:50 pm | On Your Own
    • Lunch
  • 2:00 pm — 3:00 pm | Knowledge Center
    • "LMDA Dramaturgy Debut Panel" (Jane Barnette, Shelley Graham, Karen Jean Martinson, and Suzi Elnaggar; Debuts: Na An, Liz Bazzoli, Juliet Chia, Aislin Dyer, Belle Frahm, Neah Lekan)
    • "Potato Chip Dramaturgy" (Lindsay Barr)
    • "Meeting Grief at the Crossroads: Ritual Dramaturgy" (Jen Shook and Heidi Wiren Bartlett)
  • 3:20 pm — 4:50 pm | Copaken Stage
    • Annual General Meeting
  • 7:00 pm | The Rockhill Grille
    • Banquet

Note: The Copaken Stage and the Knowledge Center are both located in the same building (H&R Block Building). The Copaken Stage is on the main floor and the Knowledge Center is on the 2nd floor. KC Melting Pot Theatre is a different location, about a 10-minute drive, and The Rockhill Grille is 2 stops on the streetcar (also approx. 10 min.) 

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