Dramaturging the Phoenix
In April 2020, LMDA asked its members to contribute short essays to boldly inspire, provoke, and explore theatre’s
potential to transform through global crisis. The Dramaturging the Phoenix challenge challenged writers to imagine
the “radical dramaturgy” that will lead theatre and performance into the next year, decade, and century. What ideal
theatre-making will heal the communities, nations, and the globe during the long recovery ahead? How can
dramaturgical imagination and practices shape the theatrical phoenix that will rise?