Region Info: Southeast

The Southeast Region comprises TN, NC, SC, GA, FL, AL, MS and LA an area also served by the Southeastern Theater Conference (SETC), We are anchored by a handful of LORT theaters (Playmakers Repertory Company in Chapel Hill, NC; The Alliance Theatre in Atlanta, GA; Asolo Repertory Theatre and Florida Studio Theatre in Sarasota, FL; Maltz Jupiter Theatre in Jupiter, Florida; and the Alabama Shakespeare Festival in Montgomery, AL), an array of esteemed educational theater institutions and an ever growing community of independent companies and artists making a diverse array of work influenced in no small measure by a wide range of southern cultures and experiences. The number of opportunities for dramaturgs are growing by leaps and bounds as institutions large and small invest new efforts in developing the world of local and regional playwrights.

The Alliance sponsors the Kendeda Graduate Playwriting Competition and since the summer of 2001, it has hosted The Collision Project which invites a group of teens from metro Atlanta to explore and explode a classic text with guidance of a professional playwright and director. Atlanta is also the home to Working Title Playwrights, a collective of writers who collaborate to develop new work of varying lengths and forms and sponsor/produce a range of events including the Ethel Woolson Lab and 24 Hour Plays. The Southern Writers' Project Festival of New Plays (and its recent off-shoot the Young Southern Writers Project One-Act Play Competition) happens each spring at Alabama Shakespeare Festival. New Orleans' Southern Rep Theatre develops new work with their 6X6 new play slam; 3X3: The One Acts series, the New Play Bacchanal and by sponsoring The Ruby Prize, a $10,000 award for new work by women playwrights of color. This region is also home to the Ingram New Works Lab at the Nashville Repertory Theatre, an event whose 2014 line-up was livestreamed on For the past two years, the South Florida Theatre League has produced a Summer Theatre Reading Series as part of their Summer Theatre Festival, featuring readings of new work at member theaters across southern Florida every Monday evening from June until August.

Regional VP:

Jules Odendahl-James

Information about events and activities:

LMDA Southeast Region Facebook Group

States Covered:

Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee

Arts and Culture Specialist, City of Santa Ana

Santa Ana, CA

Date posted: August 18, 2017


The City of Santa Ana is looking for individuals who are results-oriented, possess great attitudes, demonstrate creativity and innovation, work efficiently, show a record of success and have a PASSION for public service. Having the best employees provides the best service to the community.

Under general supervision, plans, implements and maintains the City's Cultural Arts Programs as part of the Santa Ana Arts and Culture Master Plan, and acts as staff liaison to the Arts and Culture Commission.


Education and Community Engagement Manager, Palm Beach Opera

Date posted: August 1, 2017

Location: West Palm Beach, FL


This position is part of the Institutional Advancement Department and is responsible for managing and growing programs that engage our patrons, the community, K-12 students, adults, teachers, and university-level students and staff. This position works closely with the Development, Marketing, and Artistic departments, manages the Education & Community Engagement Associate and all department volunteers, and works closely with, and reports directly to, the Managing Director.


Education Specialist, Asolo Rep

Date posted: May 30, 2017


Sarasota, FL


Asolo Repertory Theatre in Sarasota, Florida (LORT B Mainstage: LORT D Second Stage) is seeking an Education Specialist who nurtures relationships with educators through all steps of school programming, including a Shakespeare tour, student matinees and classroom workshops.

Dramaturg and Literary Manager, Asolo Rep

Date posted: May 10, 2017

Sarasota, FL


Employment Type


Salary / Fee


Application Deadline


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ASOLO REPERTORY THEATRE in Sarasota, Florida (LORT B/LORT D) seeks a dynamic, energetic, and flexible Dramaturg & Literary Manager to oversee all aspects of the theatre’s Literary Office, with a focus on production dramaturgy, public outreach, and new play development.

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