Iris Turcott - A Remembrance by Matt McGeachy

On September 22, 2016, my friend and mentor Iris Turcott – a giant of our profession – died, leaving a prominent hole in my heart, which I imagine is about the size of the small blue ashtray that she used to keep on the blue harvest table in her living room in Toronto, where she helped to shape the Canadian theatrical landscape, and also shape me.

Iris Turcott and Canadian Dramaturgy

Some people make a difference. This is true in all walks of life. In the world of Canadian dramaturgy, Iris Turcott made a difference. A big one.

You'll find a tribute by Daniel MacIvor here.

A statement from the National Arts Centre here.

Below the Facebook posting you'll find a string of Tweets that capture just a few of the things people said about Iris passing.

LMDA Receives NEA Grant


Literary Managers and Dramaturgs of the Americas to Receive National Endowment for the Arts Grant

Award is among 1,023 Made Nationally

[May 7, 2015] Through its grant-making to thousands of nonprofits each year, the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) promotes opportunities for people in communities across America to experience the arts and exercise their creativity.

2015 Early Career Dramaturg Travel Grants

LMDA is proud to announce the 10th annual offering of travel grants to Early Career Dramaturgs for this summer’s conference in New York.

Criteria for selection of an Early Career/Student Dramaturg:

· Applicant is no more than 2 years out of either a graduate or undergraduate program.

· Applicant is not an employee of a professional theatre organization (interns are welcome to apply).

· Applicant would unlikely be able to attend the LMDA conference without this assistance.

· Applicant is an LMDA member.

Lessing Week 2015

Lessing would have been 286 on January 22nd, and we imagine he liked cakes, cookies, breads, and other goodies as much as any birthday boy. To celebrate and raise money for a great cause, we propose a coast-to-coast- to coast-to coast, continental and international bake sale!

Catherine Rodriguez Receives 2014 Dramaturg Driven Grant

The Literary Managers and Dramaturgs of the Americas (LMDA) is pleased to announce the recipient of the 2014 Dramaturg Driven Grant: Catherine Rodriguez.  This round of grants saw ten applications and the selection process was overseen by LMDA’s Vice-President of Programs, Stephen Colella, along with committee members Emma Mackenzie Hillier, Jules Odendahl-James and Bob White


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