Over the course of the past 15 months, LMDA has been collaborating with the National New Play Network, Playwrights Foundation, Chicago Dramatists, and the Playwrights' Center to develop a cloud-based script database called the New Play Exchange (NPX).

LMDA is proud to announce the 9th annual offering of travel grants to Early Career Dramaturgs for this summer’s conference in Boston.

To see the qualifications and to apply for an ECD travel grant, please go HERE.

The University Caucus of Literary Managers and Dramaturgs of the Americas will once again sponsor a Hot Topics session at the next annual conference in Boston, MA, on Thursday, June 26, 2014, from 3 to 4:30pm. Hot Topics invites all LMDA members (not academics only) to present, in 5 minutes, an idea or project that passionately engages you right now.

We are happy to write to your dean or department chair in support of your application for funds to attend the conference. If you have a topic, and would like to be on the schedule, please get in touch with Geoff Proehl (gproehl@pugetsound.edu), Bryan Moore (orionbcm@yahoo.com), or Lee Devin (ldevin1@swarthmore.edu) right away. Spots are limited, so please contact us as soon as possible.

It's a tie! Based on a membership vote, LMDA is recognizing both Mike Lew and Lauren Feldman for the "I love my dramaturg because...." quotes they submitted for the Lessing Week contest.  Both Mike and Lauren will receive a complimentary membership to LMDA for 2014.

A special thank you to everyone who sent in a quote.  To see all the entires, click here:

And here are the winning quotes:

 

Mike Lew, playwright:

"I love my dramaturg because she stores more info than Google, promotes me more widely than Twitter, airbrushes me better than Photoshop, and defends me like an unrelenting Facebook rant."

 

Lauren Feldman, playwright:

"I love my dramaturg because she gave me a lake and the sound of the loons
and a cabin and a table and some quiet and some time,

she gave me all these things, plus the shoes on her feet,