2015 LMDA Mini-Conference
DATE: June 15, 2015
LOCATION: Tarragon Theatre

10:00 – 10:15 AM: Welcome, introduction and overview

10:15 –11:00 AM: Small group icebreaker: Why are you here? What do you hope to learn?

11:00-11:15: Break

11:15-12:15: Embracing the Benefits of Failure - Case Studies of Projects That Never Were or Never Worked
Facilitated by Stephen Colella , Associate Artistic Director & Dramaturg, Young People’s Theatre
Panellists: Nina Lee Aquino, Artistic Director, Factory Theatre; Kevin Dyer,playwright/director/
dramaturg; Anusree Roy, playwright

12:15-1:30: Lunch on your own

1:30-2:45: Dramaturging the Dramaturg; What do you do and how do you do it?
Facilitated by Joanna Falck, Literary Manager, Shaw Festival
Panellists: Birgit Schreyer Duarte, Artistic and Dramaturgical Consultant, Canadian Stage; Mel Hague, Rhubarb Festival Director and Company Dramaturg, Buddies in Bad Times Theatre; Bob White, Director of New Plays, Stratford Festival

2:45-3:00 PM: Break

3:00-4:00 PM: How do we define success? – facilitated by Andrea Romaldi, Literary Manager, Tarragon Theatre
Panellists: Ryan Cunningham, Artistic Director, Native Earth Performing Arts; Andrea Donaldson, Assistant Artistic Director, Tarragon Theatre; Jacob Zimmer, Founding Artistic Director, Small Wooden Shoe


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