Friday, February 04, 2011

Fairfax road trip

Unfortunately I probably won't be able to combine the New Bedford roadtrip with the Fairfax, Virginia road trip - they are in opposite directions.

Why Fairfax?

I got this in the mail today:
For the first time ever in the Dramatists Guild's hundred year esteemed history of representing the rights and interests of dramatists everywhere, Council members, DG staff, regional representatives from eighteen areas of the country, leaders in the field of theatre and members of all levels of achievement will meet in Fairfax, Virginia, June 9 -12, to have a national conversation.

We hope you'll join us and invite you to celebrate our community and ask the questions we need to answer about our careers and our craft in order to go forward in the years ahead. Three days of nuts and bolts workshops, keynote speeches, legal and business seminars, roundtables and conversations should engage dramatists of all levels.

With Keynote speeches by Todd London (Outrageous Fortune), Molly Smith (Artistic Director, Arena Stage), Julia Jordan (Achieving Gender Parity) and conversations with Marsha Norman, Stephen Schwartz, Doug Wright and David Ives-- among many others – and workshops in adaptation, translations, contracts, transmedia, lyric and music writing, the 10-Minute Play, music software and internet piracy, the weekend promises to be as educational as it is inspiring.

Registration will open February 14th, with many details to follow.

Two road trips in one summer? Unprecedented!