Dramaturgy 2022

Submit an Intent to Participate form by December 15th to ensure you meet deadlines and understand guidelines.

In 2022, the eight Regions will join forces to present centralized Dramaturgy programming which will include workshops, master classes, and discussions curated by all of KCACTF’s Dramaturgy Coordinators, National Dramaturgy Advisor, dramaturg Mark Bly, and the leadership of the Literary Managers and Dramaturgs of the Americas (LMDA).

Regional Festivals will still host dramaturgy workshops and opportunities, but the selection process for the LMDA/KCACTF Student Dramaturgy Award will take place through the centralized program.

There are two ways of engaging this year:

  1. Participation with Consideration for the LMDA/KCACTF Student Dramaturgy Award – Submit a project (DETAILS) to receive responses from faculty and professional dramaturgs, and be considered for selection for the National Festival.
  2. Participation Only– Register to participate in the workshops, master classes, and discussions.

The 2022 Dramaturgy program will include a total of nine hours of gatherings on Zoom spread out over six weeks in January and February.  Two hours every other Monday will include master classes and workshops with professional dramaturgs.

  • Week One Programming – Monday, January 10 from 8:00 to 10:00PM Eastern
  • Week Two Programming – Monday, January 24 from 8:00 to 10:00PM Eastern
  • Week Three Programming – Monday, February 7 from 8:00 to 10:00PM Eastern
  • The other three dramaturgy hours will take place during our Region 1 Festival (January 25-January 29).

Students also have the option of taking part in the New Play Development Workshops at our Region 1 Festival between January 18 and 29.

Collaborate with student directors, designers, and playwrights in process workshops and activities designed to strengthen skills and knowledge of the work of production and educational dramaturgs. Dramaturgs who participate will collaborate with playwright, director and actors on a public reading of a new play. You will be a script reader and part of the production team.


Attendance at the sessions will be taken into consideration during the selection process, though participants may arrange for an “excused absence” with their Region’s Dramaturgy Coordinator (in advance, if at all possible) and watch the recording of the session.

Students whose Regional Festivals overlap with the Dramaturgy programming may use this “excused absence” so not to miss out on other festival events.


Students will need a computer or tablet and a WiFi connection. If you encounter any difficulty in securing access to these, please contact your Regional Dramaturgy Coordinator so that we can assist you.

To be eligible to participate, students must be:

  • Attending an institution that has entered either an associate or participating production during the year in which the nomination occurs; and
  • A bona fide student at the time of the Regional Festival.


Please submit a Student Intent Form by December 15th to get started.  Upon submitting you will receive full details on how to enroll and guidelines for submitting your work. You do not need to be nominated by a faculty member to participate.

There is no registration fee to participate in this program. Additionally, when you sign up for Dramaturgy 2022, you will automatically be registered for your Regional Festival for participation in other regional programming, at no additional cost.

Looking forward to seeing you at Festival, and don’t hesitate to reach out with any questions you may have!

Krysta Dennis
Siena College