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Dramaturg as Producer: A Conversation with LMDA about an Emerging Profession

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May 21, 2014
May 21, 2014
Segal Theatre

FREE + Open to public. First come, first served.

Wednesday, May 21. Join us for a conversation as we investigate and document the increasing prominence of dramaturgy-driven projects and ways in which dramaturgs are expanding and fusing their roles in American theatre. The conversation will feature David Schultz (LMDA member and producer of Bill Cain’s Stand Up Tragedy), Ken Cerniglia (LMDA member and Dramaturg at Disney Theatrical), Anne Cattaneo (LMDA member and creator/leader of Lincoln Center’s Directors Lab), Jill Rafson (Literary Manager at Roundabout Theatre Company and Dramaturg on The Mysteries), and Peter Eckersall (Professor of Asian Theatre at the Graduate Center, City University of New York). Moderated by Amy Jensen. Presented in Partnership with LMDA, co-curated by Leah Hamos and Amy Jensen.


Amy Jensen is a dramaturg, performer, and writer. Amy has worked with the Trusty Sidekick Theatre Company, Jeanette Oi-Suk Yew, Conni’s Avant Garde Restaurant, the New York Neo-Futurists, East River Commedia, the Write Now festival, and Geva Theatre. She received an LMCC Community Arts Grant, and was a Fulbright scholar to Denmark. Amy has an MFA in dramaturgy from Stony Brook University, and has been the New York regional vice president and vice president of regions for LMDA.


Leah Hamos is an agent at Abrams Artists Agency where she works with writers, directors and designers. Previously she worked with New York Theatre Workshop and the Lark Play Development Center in development and dramaturgy, respectively. She has served as the dramaturg on a variety of projects at the Lark, Judson Memorial Church’s Magic Time, Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company and Rorschach Theatre. Leah received her BA from Emory University with a double major in Theater and Sociology, and her MA from New York University’s Gallatin School of Individualized Study with a concentration in Theater Management and Dramaturgy for new plays. She currently serves as the Regional Vice President for Literary Managers & Dramaturgs of the Americas (LMDA).