Monday, February 05, 2007

buy stuff, make dramaturgs smile

LMDA will hold second annual
ebay auction 2-9 March 2007 to benefit
early career dramaturgs

The Literary Managers and Dramaturgs of the Americas
(LMDA) is pleased to announce their second annual eBay
Auction. The auction will be held from 2-9 March 2007.
The items for bid are being compiled but already
include tickets to some of the nation's premiere
theatres, a selection of appetizing books, rare
scripts and autographed magazines. The funds generated
by this year's auction will support travel expenses
for Early Career Dramaturgs to attend LMDA's annual
conference. This year's conference will be held in
Toronto's historic Distillery District from 21-24 June

The 2006 eBay Auction raised over $1500 and helped pay
travel expenses for three Early Career Dramaturgs
(ECDs) to attend the 2006 LMDA conference in
Minneapolis, where they had opportunities to meet and
share ideas with literary managers and dramaturgs from
all over the world. The annual conference is regarded
by many to be the best place to form important
connections in the fields of literary management and

Julie Felise Dubiner, literary manager at Actor's
Theatre of Louisville, is spearheading the efforts of
this year's auction. Dubiner is both a member of
LMDA's Board of Directors and the point person for
LMDA's Early Career Dramaturgs group. Dubiner has an
active and able committee of ECDs working with her on
this year's auction: Laura Butchy, Jason Fitzgerald,
Jana Goold, Lauren Ignaut, and Sarah Slight.

Last year, the auction offered such one-of-a-kind
items as a guided tour around scenic Puget Sound,
Washington; two tickets to Chicago's Steppenwolf
Theatre and a Leather Steppenwolf Letter Jacket; a
backstage tour and tickets to The Lord of the Rings;
limited edition prints by the renowned
director/designer Robert Wilson; and a shirt signed by
the cast of television's ER. This year's auction will
feature an even wider selection for bidders to
consider. Check out
starting March 2 to see the exciting array of items up
for bid!

For more information about the eBay Auction or any
item mentioned in this release, contact Shelley Orr,
co-Vice President of External Communications for LMDA:

For more information about The Literary Managers and
Dramaturgs of the Americas, visit our website at or contact our administrative

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