Gotthold Ephraim LESSING
"Think wrongly, if you please, but in all cases, think for yourself."---Gotthold Ephraim Lessing
Born: January 22, 1729
Died: February 15, 1781
More than just a week! Lessing Travel Grant Fundraiser will be Saturday, February 4th - Tuesday, February 14th, 2023. Our goal is to raise funds to be used for Early Career Dramaturg travel grants!
On January 22, 2023, Gotthold Ephraim Lessing – the world’s first dramaturg -- would have turned 294!
Every year, to celebrate his birthday, LMDA holds a fundraiser to fund our annual Early Career Dramaturg travel grants. These grants promote the future of our, and Lessing's, field by providing travel grants for emerging dramaturgs to participate in our annual Conference and other activities with the hopes that they will blossom, thrive, and be at the forefront of our evolving field.
To be eligible to receive the Lessing travel grants, dramaturgs must be LMDA members, less than 2 years out from undergrad or graduate school, and not be employees of an organization that could otherwise fund their travel. Though the amount varies based on the conference location and distance the applicant would travel, these grants designed to fund the recipient’s travel, housing, and registration.