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D.J. Hopkins Receives Elliott Hayes Award
At the 2011 Conference in Denver, Colorado, the Literary Managers and Dramaturgs of the Americas awarded the Elliott Hayes Award to D.J. Hopkins for his work on the journal Review.
The LMDA Prize in Dramaturgy recognizes exemplary contributions by dramaturgs to the conception, development and production of theatre or to educational projects in dramaturgy. The Elliott Hayes award recognizes work on a specific project; and projects may include, productions, publications, season planning and implementation, educational programs or advocacy for the profession.
Former LMDA President Liz Engelman says: “D.J. Hopkins has turned a paper newsletter into an online journal; a periodical that can compete with any other online journal, and would surpass most of them in its successful realization of vibrant visuals, critical and creative content, and quality of contributors.”
Hopkins has been editor or co-editor of the publication for almost eight years. During that time, he has overseen 17 issues of Review, thoughtfully curated and carefully edited the work of 111 contributions by 163 authors. Nominator Geoff Proehl says of Hopkins' work: “D.J. understands the value of review as a journal of thought, and so stands with a league of humanists and scientists who have nourished growth in their fields through thoughtful, periodical publications that could reflect the growth of the field, and in so doing, spur future development.”
D.J. Hopkins (MFA, PhD UC San Diego) is an Associate Professor and the Director of the MA Program in Theatre Arts at San Diego State. His book City / Stage / Globe: Performance and Space in Shakespeare's London (2008) is available from Routledge. He is co-editor of the essay collection Performance and the City (Palgrave 2009). As dramaturg, Hopkins has worked with numerous writers, directors, choreographers, and performers including Naomi Iizuka, Charles Mee, Les Waters, Robert Woodruff, Joe Alter, and Dani Bedau.
For more information about the award, contact communications at lmda.org.
PHOTO: D.J. Hopkins with LMDA President Danielle Mages Amato.