Who is who in the d'n
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Working Groups 2020
Lead: Miranda Laurence
Outreach / Digital PR / Branding
Lead: Tommo Fowler
Leads: Hanna Slättne, Jonathan Meth, Sarah Sigal
Dramaturgs' Contract and Recommended Fees
Leads: David Harris, Jarkko Lehmus, Katalin Trencsényi
Leads: Sarah Sigal, Miranda Laurence, Hanna Slättne
Anti-racism Working Group
Leads: Suzanne Bell, Catriona Craig, Tommo Fowler
An active year so far!
Dear d'n Members, August 2020
We hope that you are all staying safe and well. The last few months have brought huge changes for everyone. For the theatre and performance sector, things have been grim. For the Dramaturgs' Network it meant that we had to move into the digital space to connect with you.
Interestingly, being pushed into the online space has made us more connected than we've felt for a long time. We've held several online events, attended by members from around the world; we co-produced an international dramaturgy panel for the LMDA conference; we've curated and published no fewer than 85 articles by dramaturgs from across the world through the Invisible Diaries series. We've set up an Anti-racism Working Group to help start the long haul of antiracist work which we as individuals and as a network must commit to. And not least, after years of work we have now finished the set of guidelines for the employment of freelance dramaturgs.
Thanks to all who have participated in this activity. It's great to feel connected. We'd like to remind you that we are always extremely happy for any members to join any of the existing working groups, or to propose new working groups if they like. You can just drop us a line on email@example.com and one of the AB members will pick it up.
The d'n Advisory Board
d'n membership - autumn offer 2020
With the last quarter of the year approaching, as usual, we announce our autumn offer:
Join the Dramaturgs’ Network between 1 October and 31 December 2020, and you will receive a
15-month membership, valid until the end of 2021.
The Dramaturgs' Network membership for 2020 costs £25/£15 (student concession) and is normally valid until the end of the calendar year. With the autumn offer, this membership is automatically extended till December 2021.
The d’n membership gives access to a forum of fellow members (dramaturgs, literary managers, academics, and students) to liaise with, share information and opportunities, form Working Groups and realise dramaturgy-related dream projects – with the support of the organisation. It entitles you to discounted tickets to d'n events and free access to members-only events. As a d’n member, you can benefit from having full access to our dramaturgs’ contract guidelines kit, to help your contract negotiations. You will also receive our quarterly e-newsletter. Most of all: the d’n membership brings you together with a vibrant community of like-minded professionals in the UK and beyond to help your continuous professional development as a dramaturg.
Your membership fee also supports our work: providing indispensable profession-related resources free of charge on our website, representing dramaturgs industry-wide, working towards better contracts, payment and acknowledgement of the work of dramaturgs and literary managers, as well as organising the bi-annual
Kenneth Tynan Award, the only award for dramaturgs in the UK.
To join the d’n, please follow the link, fill in the forms and pay your fee online.
We look forward to welcoming you to be part of our journey in our 20th anniversary year in 2021!
The d’n Advisory Board