What is LMDA’s “Case study and conversation” series?

An every-other-month chance to talk shop and trade notes with other dramaturgs on the central concerns and vital issues of the field. This series will provide a chance to connect with peers and practitioners from across the nation. Each call, a dramaturg will share a short, 10-15 minute case study about a recent project, followed by a broader discussion of the field-wide issues raised by that topic. What can we learn from each other, and how can we do what we do better? .

Meetings will be held via conference call; participation is only open to current members of LMDA.


First call:

Monday October 16 2pm EST/11amP ST

Guest facilitator: Anne Morgan, “Setting up shop as a dramaturg”

For conference call information, RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/lmdas-october-case-study-and-conversation-c...

Anne Morgan will share a short case study of how she assessed the submission guidelines, timelines, and office practices in her new role as literary manager at the American Shakespeare Center (https://asc-blogs.com/2017/09/19/the-next-generation-of-playwrights-has-...). Larger topics of conversation may include: how do you envision the structural needs of a literary office in real time? How do you build dramaturgical thinking at a theatre new to the new play game? How do you create processes that can benefit both writers and theatres? A conversation about the when, why, and how of reading new plays at institutions big and small.

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