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The LMDA/KCACTF Student Dramaturgy Award

In association with ATHE (the Association for Theatre in Higher Education)
This award is designed to recognize contributions by student dramaturgs to the conception, development and production of theater within their colleges and universities,or to educational projects in dramaturgy. The philosophical foundation of this award – like that of dramaturgy itself – rests in the belief that art benefits from examinationon the parts of both artist and audience, and that creative inspiration accompaniedby analysis and reflection is most likely to lead to productions and projects that fulfill the spiritual, social and personal potential of the theatrical event. Also inherent in the guidelines is the belief that the dramaturg should participate fully and uniquely in the collaborative act of making theater and in promoting social discourse around the theatrical event.

This award is the result of a unique collaboration between Literary Managers andDramaturgs of the Americas, the professional association of dramaturgs and literary managers working in North America, and the American College Theatre Festival. Eachregional nominee will receive a student membership in LMDA. The national winner will receive a full fellowship to attend the O’Neill Playwrights’ Conference as a Literary Assistant and Assistant Dramaturg.

2010
Susanne Parker, Clemson University

2009
Jessica Baxter, Emerson College

2008
Andrew Pierce, University of Missouri

2007
John Baker, University of Iowa
The O’Neill Playwrights’ Conference Fellowship

Stephen Blahut & Michael Durkin, West Chester University
The PlayLabs Fellowship