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April 6, 2020

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As a response to the situation in the theatre profession caused by the pandemic, the Dramaturgs’ Network is launching a new project: an online journal, Invisible Diaries, written by dramaturgs, starting from 7 April 2020. 

Every week a different...

January 28, 2020

Founded in 2001, the Dramaturgs’ Network is the only organization in the United Kingdom solely dedicated to supporting dramaturgs and promoting the practice and theory of dramaturgy. Among their chief activities is the administration of the Kenneth Tynan Award, which w...

November 19, 2019

Suzanne Bell has won the biennial Kenneth Tynan Award for excellence in dramaturgy.

Bell, who is the new writing associate and dramaturg at Manchester Royal Exchange, received the award for “passionate and committed support for new writing, for her tireless work with wr...

October 7, 2019

Talks are underway to set recommended fees and create a basic contract for dramaturgs working in the UK.

The Dramaturgs’ Network, a volunteer arts organisation that supports British dramaturgy and literary managers, met with Equity, the Writers’ Guild of Great Britain,...

June 26, 2018

Congratulations to our colleague, Magda Romanska and her international team for winning the LMDA's Elliott Hayes Award for Outstanding Achievement in Dramaturgy for the global theatre portal, TheTheatreTimes.com (TTT). Magda directed the first African American Playwrig...

December 19, 2017

"In the section in the book on the collaborative intervention process, I talk about five strategies for intervention: I talk about the importance of listening – really listening to what the artist’s intentions are; I talk about reflection – about the importance of mirr...

June 25, 2017

Between 22 - 24 June 2017 the LMDA held its annual conference in Berkeley, California, focusing on the topics of: Art, Access & Activism. Not only is Berkeley part of the greater San Francisco Bay Area’s large and vibrant performing arts scene, it has a deep bench of a...

Celebrating the publication Dramaturgy in the Making: A User’s Guide for Theatre Practitioners (Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2015) at the Martin E. Segal Theatre Center, New York with contributions form Peter Eckersall and Bertie Ferdman.
  Trencsényi’s research maps cont...

February 17, 2017

On my way home after receiving the Kenneth Tynan Award last year, I was thinking about what I should spend the award money on. It’s not a massive sum but it’s large enough to do something significant to mark the wonderful and humbling thing that being given an award by...

February 7, 2017

"Olivier, Hall, and Nunn had it easy. Norris has it all to do." As Rufus Norris comes under attack, Fergus Morgan explores the troublesome business of theatre and nation building."

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"The story of national theatres has come full circle. They began as exercises in glu...

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