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

2015 Conference Dates Announced

From LMDA President Beth Blickers:

I'm delighted to invite you all to New York City June 25-28, 2015. Please mark your calendars and plan to join us! 

More details will be forthcoming about housing/conference location/etc. 

I'm very excited to welcome you all to my adopted home town and share off some of what New York has to offer.

Spotlight on: Lobby Displays

When students began ignoring dramaturgical lobby displays at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, student dramaturg Aria Velz decided to take a new approach. She created a series of dramaturgically-driven installation art pieces that not only conveyed important information but also engaged the audience in the feeling of the production as soon as they stepped foot in the lobby. Examples of Velz's work on "Spring Awakening" and "Trojan Women: A Love Story" are below. -Amy Freeman and Jacqueline Goldfinger, rVPs, Philly Metro Region


Philly LMDA Gets a Strike With Bowling Event

There might not have been many strikes or spares on the lanes on March 10, but dramaturgs from the Philly Metro region LMDA and playwrights from the Foundry, an organization that supports the development of emerging playwrights in Philadelphia, had an enjoyable time networking, socializing and knocking down a few  pins. 16 people attended the event, which kicked off at 6pm at Lucky Strike Lanes in Center City, Philadelphia. Thank you to LMDA for supporting the event!



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