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Livestreaming the 2019 Annual LMDA Conference
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Livestreaming the 2019 Annual LMDA Conference

Crossing Borders, Pt. 2: Action in a Time of Division

Thursday 20 June - Saturday 22 June 2019.
Chicago, Illinois
Entry Point 2019 Panel Discussions
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Entry Point 2019 Panel Discussions

Cleveland Public Theatre

Saturday 19 January 2019
Cleveland, OH
The Literary Managers and Dramaturgs of the Americas 2018 Conference
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The Literary Managers and Dramaturgs of the Americas 2018 Conference

Crossing Borders

Thursday 21 June 2018
Toronto, Canada
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Livestreaming the 2019 Annual LMDA Conference
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Livestreaming the 2019 Annual LMDA Conference

Crossing Borders, Pt. 2: Action in a Time of Division

Thursday 20 June - Saturday 22 June 2019.
Chicago, Illinois

Livestreaming the 2019 Annual Literary Managers and Dramaturgs of the Americas Conference: Crossing Borders, Pt. 2: Action in a Time of Division from Chicago, Illinois livestreaming on the global, commons-based peer-produced HowlRound TV network on Thursday 20 June to Saturday 22 June 2019.

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Entry Point 2019 Panel Discussions
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Entry Point 2019 Panel Discussions

Cleveland Public Theatre

Saturday 19 January 2019
Cleveland, OH

Cleveland Public Theatre presented two panel discussions as part of Entry Point 2019, A New Play Development Festival, livestreaming on the global, commons-based peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Saturday 19 January at 11:00 a.m. PST (San Francisco) / 1:00 p.m. CST (Chicago) / 2:00 p.m. EST (Cleveland).

The Literary Managers and Dramaturgs of the Americas 2018 Conference
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The Literary Managers and Dramaturgs of the Americas 2018 Conference

Crossing Borders

Thursday 21 June 2018
Toronto, Canada

Literary Managers and Dramaturgs of the Americas presented their 2018 Conference Crossing Borders livestreamed from Toronto, Canada on the global, commons-based peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv Thursday 21 June to Saturday 23 June 2018. On Twitter, follow @LMDAmericas and @HowlRound for updates. Watch the livestream at howlround.tv and on the LMDA Facebook Page.

The Canadian Association for Theatre Research 2018 Conference
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The Canadian Association for Theatre Research 2018 Conference

Queen's University

Tuesday 29 May and Wednesday 30 May 2018
Kingston, Canada

The Canadian Association for Theatre Research 2018 Conference presented keynotes, presentations, and conversations livestreamed on the global, commons-based peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv Tuesday 29 May and Wednesday 30 May 2018. Follow @CATR_ACRT and @howlround in Twitter, and use hashtag #CATR2018

The 2017 Literary Managers and Dramaturgs of the Americas Conference “Access, Activism & Art”
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The 2017 Literary Managers and Dramaturgs of the Americas Conference “Access, Activism & Art”

Thursday 22 June - Saturday 24 June.
Los Angeles, CA, United States

Literary Managers and Dramaturgs of the Americas presented the 2017 LMDA Conference “Access, Activism & Art” livestreamed on the global, commons-based peer produced HowlRound.TV network from Thursday 22 June - Saturday 24 June.

Behind the Curtain
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Behind the Curtain

PlayPenn, The Ground Floor, and the National Playwrights Conference

31 August 2016

A conversation with new play leaders Sarah Rose Leonard, Paul Meshejian, and Anne Morgan about playwriting.

The 31st Annual Literary Managers and Dramaturgs of the Americas Conference
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The 31st Annual Literary Managers and Dramaturgs of the Americas Conference

Thursday 7 July to Saturday 9 July 2016
Portland, OR, United States

Literary Managers and Dramaturgs of the Americas presented the 31st Annual Conference in Portland, Oregon livestreamed on the global, commons-based peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv Thursday 7 July to Saturday 9 July. Share your thoughts and media with hashtags #LMDA16 and #howlround in all social media platforms. Follow @LMDAmericas and @HowlRoundTV in Twitter for updates.

Interview with Ken Cerniglia
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Interview with Ken Cerniglia

Dramaturg & Literary Manager, Disney Theatrical Group

23 January 2016

In this installment, Michael Lueger interviews Dramaturg Ken Cerniglia about his journey and work with Disney Theatrical Group. 

Write Something Funny
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Write Something Funny

Why Comedy is Vital to the Future of Theatre

17 January 2016

Hank Greene makes a case for the need for more contemporary theatrical comedies.

From Soup to Nuts
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From Soup to Nuts

Choosing a TYA Play Development Season

5 January 2016

Producer Teresa Fisher details the season selection process for New Plays for Young Audiences at Provincetown Playhouse.

The Time is Now
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The Time is Now

Discovering Emotional Dramaturgy

18 July 2015

Early Career Dramaturg Amanda Boyle reflects on the lessons she learned at the 2015 Literary Managers and Dramaturgs of the Americas (LMDA) conference in New York City.

On Wearing Two Hats
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On Wearing Two Hats

Why Playwrights Should Work in Literary Management

13 March 2015

Lia Romeo explains the advantages of being a playwright working in literary management, and how her job has improved her writing and other important skills.

Learning to Shout
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Learning to Shout

18 July 2014

As someone who lives and works with fifteen other young professionals, I know that brilliant conversations are being had on both sides of the generational line—but the fact remains that there is a very definite line. It’s one that I notice beyond conference sessions.

In Praise of Being a Blind Reader
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In Praise of Being a Blind Reader

21 May 2014

Karla Jennings provides insight into the benefits of blind submissions in playwriting.

Broadening the Theatrical Palate
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Broadening the Theatrical Palate

Rachel Chavkin and the TEAM

11 August 2013

Kristin Leahy offers an overview of the work Rachel Chavkin has been creating with the TEAM.

Shaping the Conversation
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Shaping the Conversation

Script Formatting and Twitter

9 June 2013

Lisa Leaverton reflects on facilitating a Twitter conversation on the effects of script formatting within the theatre industry.

Participation
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Participation

Why Play Along?

1 May 2013
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The Un-read
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The Un-read

18 September 2012

Fall is back, and that means it's time to mull over how to keep new and undiscovered stories up front.

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Open Submissions that are Truly Open
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Open Submissions that are Truly Open

18 June 2012

Andy Donald talks about Tuesdays@9, Naked Angels' iniative to welcome playwrights to a truly open submissions policy, where they can have a shot at getting their work produced.

A Manifesto for the 21st Century Literary Office
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A Manifesto for the 21st Century Literary Office

1 March 2012

Otis Ramsey-Zoe continues our series of responses to the American Voices New Play Institute's 21st Century Literary Office Convening with this manifesto of what we as a theater community need to do to create the literary office of the future.

LO21
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LO21

a series of conversations (not actually an office)

29 February 2012

Adrien-Alice Hansel offers her version of the modern literary office: one that isn't really an office at all. This manifesto was presented as part of the American Voices New Play Institute's 21st Century Literary Office Convening.

I Dare Us
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I Dare Us

a Manifesto on the 21st Century Literary Office

29 February 2012

Julie Elise Dubliner presents her manifesto for the 21st Century Literary Office. This manifesto was presented as part of the American Voices New Play Institute's 21st Century Literary Office Convening.

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Breaking Down the Walls
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Breaking Down the Walls

29 February 2012

Amrita Ramanan describes her literary office of the future—a place with no walls, no seperations, and no more viewing dramaturgy as an isolated practice.

Generative Artist Talent Scouts
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Generative Artist Talent Scouts

29 February 2012

Aaron Carter talks about the literary manager of the future: the Generative Artist Talent Scouts. This manifesto was presented as part of the American Voices New Play Institute's 21st Century Literary Office Convening. 

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21st Century Literary Office Convening
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21st Century Literary Office Convening

Watch Parties & Tweets on Sat, Feb 25

26 February 2012

Highlights of tweets from the Century Literary Office Covening