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.
We are thrilled to announce that we will be able to offer a wide-range of scholarships for our summer 2002 Conference. The scholarships will include Early Career Travel Grants, Free United Airline Tickets, Scholarships to Cover Registration Fees, and more. Everyone may apply for scholarship but LMDA Member applications will be prioritized. Scholarship applications will be available in February on this site.
We've made a 10-minute video overview of the Conference to let you know how planning is going, and how you can get involved in the New Year: Click here for VideoCheck out our Conference page (just click the Conference tab above) for full information about the Conference!
-Free, Online "How to Write a LMDA Conference Proposal" Workshop with Ilana Brownstein (Hayes Award, frequent Conference presenter)
Session 1: Tuesday, January 26 @ 6pmEST
Session 2: Sunday, February 6 @ 2pmEST
Both sessions contain the same information, but feel free to bring questions to both, if you wish.
-Free, Online General Conference Q&A with Jacqueline Goldfinger (Conference Chair)
Bring your questions to our general Q&A session on Sunday, February 20 @ 1pmEST.
BroadwayWorld has published a feature on the Call for Proposals for our 2022 Conference and December Airline Miles Drive. LMDA President Bryan Moore says, "For over 35 years, LMDA has grown to become a multi-country service organization for artists working as dramaturgs and in many associated fields in the performing arts and beyond. Our most recent conference in Mexico City, had the theme of 'Crossing Borders' encouraged dramaturgs to meet and learn from colleagues from different cultures and regions to develop skills and expand the field," said LMDA President Bryan Moore.
The goal of our "Good Practices" document, which has been created by Jenna K. Rodgers (VP of Equity, Diversity & Inclusion) and Phaedra Michelle Scott (VP of Programs), is to collect good practices that we can share with our community of dramaturgs. While LMDA realizes the scope of a dramaturg’s work is wide, we’ve collected a series of practices that reflect common projects/experiences that a dramaturg might encounter.
It is that time of year, friends! Higher Ed organizations are sending out job postings. Check out our Job Listings (under the Employment Tools tab) in order to see 14 new academic job listings PLUS a half dozen from theaters, ballets, and operas around the country. If you're not a member but want to see the postings, simply join (scroll up this website to the Join LMDA button) and then you will be given access. Good luck!
Put it on your calendar!
Join this FREE Zoom with support from The Dramatists Guild of America on Dec 18, 2020 06:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
This conversation will feature Zakiyyah Alexander, Laura Jacqmin, Qui Nguyen, Carla Ching, Elizabeth Rothman, Whitney Dibo and others on transitioning from theatre to television.
Register today to join the FREE Zoom. https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZItcO-hrD0uGdOH7goflP5Dh_QR6hiht-De