- The Student Dramaturgy Initiative
- LMDA/ACTF/KCACTF Student Dramaturgy Award
- AWARD CRITERIA
- WHO IS ELIGIBLE?
- Distinctiveness: what is creative about the dramaturg’s approach and/or analysis?
- Contextualization: how is the production or project enhanced by dramaturgical analysis or research; alternatively, how is the academic project in dramaturgy imaginatively projected into a larger social, political, academic or artistic setting?
- Impact: in what way are the audience, artists or institution enriched by dramaturgical ideas and execution?
- Ethics: how are issues that might be raised by the terms of the collaboration or changing responsibilities dealt with and/or resolved?
- Significance: how does this project inform, challenge or advance the field of dramaturgy, in general and/or within the student’s school?
Undergraduate and graduate students who work specifically as the dramaturg on a production or workshop, or who submit work created for a dramaturgy class are eligible. If the project is a workshop or production, the student must be credited as the dramaturg. A student who also writes, directs, designs, performs in, or otherwise collaborates on a project will be responsible for articulating the boundaries of the dramaturgical work and speaking on its behalf. The student need not be enrolled full-time to submit work for this award. Projects must be completed (plays closed, workshops completed, projects turned in) by December 10, 2018 to be eligible. Projects completed after December 10, 2018 may be submitted for this award the following year. Students who wish to be considered for the award must attend the Festival and be present at the portfolio review session during the Festival. Students are strongly encouraged to seek support from their programs.
LMDAACTF Application 2018
Fill out the application form, identifying the dramaturg and the project and include two statements written by the dramaturg
- Enclose a letter of nomination from a faculty member. If you wish, you may include more letters of support from persons directly related to the project — collaborating artists or audience members for a workshop or production, or fellow students/teachers in a classroom project.
- Include a representative selection of supporting material that shows examples of your work, such as study guides, research packets and program notes, along with an explanation of how these items are related to your work on the production.
- Compile all application materials (the entry form, statements written by the dramaturg, letters of nomination and supporting material) in a 2″ binder.
- Submit 1 copy of the 2″ binder at the festival.
**To be considered for the dramaturgy award, student dramaturgs must attend the portfolio review at the Festival.**
Dramaturgy applications can be submitted throughout the year.
Entries must be submitted by December 10, 2018.