LMDA has announced their 2022 Conference Scholarships which are awarded to dramaturgs who are working to advance the field of dramaturgy as well as supporting the advancements of other artists in the performing arts. "As someone early in my dramaturgy career, attending the LMDA conference was particularly useful for meeting new colleagues and potential mentors as I forge my professional identity and investigate what really interests me in my field.
Check out this first person account of how the theme and ideas behind the 2022 Conference came together, and what we hope comes from this year's Conference: https://www.americantheatre.org/2022/04/06/lets-crack-the-proscenium-and...
PRESS RELEASE Registration Opens March 232022 LMDA International ConferenceOnline & In-Person in Philadelphiahttps://lmda.org/2022-conference Conference poster designed by Philadelphia artist Keni Thomas AKA ThomCat23, artist-in-residence at the Cherry Street Pier. Download high res image of poster here. High res, publication-ready photographs of previous Conferences can be downloaded here. The Literary Managers and Dramaturgs of the Americas (LMDA) will open registration for their 2022 International LMDA Conference next Wednesday.
You are invited to attend the Conference in Philly this summer by LMDA with videoized help from the irreverent and provocative Bearded Ladies Cabaret and filmmaker Aidan Un: https://vimeo.com/689488446/2358dc0166 ! Conference registration begins next week: www.lmda.org/2022-conference
This morning, the Conference Committee met and we have finalized Member Benefits for the 2022 Conference this summer!
Background and Current Environment
LMDA is largely a volunteer-based organization, with committee and board members working in collaboration to ideate new programming and initiatives.
The Grants Coordinator position was implemented in 2018, with the intention that the person serving in this role would help develop cohesive, clear, and comprehensive grant applications to support LMDA’s major programs. Previous grants secured include the National Endowment for the Arts ArtsWork grant, and funds from the Dreyfuss Foundation, among others.
Here are some new short videos with answers to the most asked questions about the LMDA Conference in Philly this summer! February 2022 Conference Update (5 minutes): https://drive.google.com/file/d/1x91i0xmRurZMmaRAQtLVdeYbIQ15Zv3n/view?u... . Walkthrough of Conference Website and Posted Resources (9 minutes): https://drive.google.com/file/d/1behVN-QpikDDzwhHXYjwbz9DEc0fiEhj/view?u... . Zoom video Q&
Scholarship Applications for the summer 2022 Conference is DUE APRIL 30, 2022. Do not feel a need to rush your application.
Thanks to everyone who came out for our first Q&A Session! We will hold a second one - same general info but you can ask any question you wish - on February 6 from 2-3pmEST (Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84702771733?pwd=ckc2cjNXTkZGenR0RGtqeG5jRWswdz09).
Lessing Week 2022 will be Saturday, January 22-Saturday, January 29, 2022. Our goal is to raise $2,000 to be used for ECD travel grants! On January 22, 2022, Gotthold Ephraim Lessing – the world’s first dramaturg -- would have turned 293! Every year, to celebrate his birthday, LMDA holds a fundraiser to fund our annual Early Career Dramaturg travel grants.