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NICHOLAS ROHLFING | Entertainment Lawyer and LMDA

[article originally published in LMDA’s monthly newsletter New & Noteworthy Issue 2.8 May 2017.] LMDA recently entered into an agreement with Attorney Nicholas Rohlfing, who represents a range of clients in the entertainment community, changing custom and practice for his clients. And now he’s working with us at LMDA. Tell me a bit about you. How

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2016: excavation review themes

  After six annual marathons captured in “what Martha has seen” lists of theater and film adventuring (2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016), I’ve learned a few things. I’ve learned that sometimes theater gluttony can build personal knowledge but impede creative critical output. I’ve learned that it’s a great privilege to be among the frequent

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2016: excavation review

[featured image caption: Times Square. Screen capture from opening sequence of Babes on Broadway (1941).] Public performances in calendar year 2016, live or filmed, were many and thrilling. I viewed new talents and old familiars in large venues and intimate spaces. I wasn’t always thrilled with what I experienced, but I learned from each performance or

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“Pop!”-Up Theater Extends Venues and Audience Experiences

[article as originally published in The Clyde Fitch Report, November 15, 2016.] [featured image caption: A Scandal at the Table, September 24, 2016 at Hell Phone. Photo: Edward Morris.] “I wanted people to just be able to happen upon it and see something weird and go: what was that?” Dramaturg Kelly Kerwin reflected recently on her

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LMDA Regional Spotlight: Mark Bly and Heather Helinsky in New York

[article originally published in LMDA’s monthly newsletter New & Noteworthy Issue 2.1 October 2016.] Two leading names in U.S. dramaturgy from two different generations – LMDA founder Mark Bly and established freelance dramaturg Heather Helinsky – gathered to discuss their professional journeys with Metro New York City LMDA members on May 24, 2016 in the friendly

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2015: excavation review

The Sound of Music on film is 50 this year. Maria’s confidence is contagious. Writing and research and presentations filled this calendar year on a range of topics including the Yale Repertory Theatre, production photography and theater history, gender parity in theater, and arts programming interventions with young people involved in the criminal justice system. The year started out

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2014: excavation review

1951 session with Florence Vandamm (far right) and on stage (L-R) John Emery + Katharine Cornell + Brian Aherne in “The Constant Wife” — part of the 2013-2014 NYPL exhibit “Pioneering Poet of Light: Forence VanDamm & the Vandamm Studio” I’ve had a several-month hiatus from frequent writing posted here but have published frequently elsewhere and will

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event musings: dramaturg as producer

LMDA presents: The Dramaturg/Producer: A Symposium with LMDA About an Emerging Profession Moderated by Amy Jensen Featuring: Ken Cerniglia (Disney Theatrical Group), Jill Rafson (Roundabout Theatre Company), Peter Eckersall (visiting Professor, CUNY Grad Center), Anne Cattaneo (Lincoln Center Theater), David Schultz (freelance Stand-Up Tragedy) Wednesday, May 21, 2014 at 6:30pm Martin E. Segal Theater @ the CUNY Graduate

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event musings: the art of feedback

The Art of Feedback Friday, October 26, 2012 2:30-5pm HERE Arts Center, 145 6th Avenue at Spring Street event site “I like to think of myself as the play’s, not the playwright’s, best friend.” (Morgan Jenness) “I’m not a noun, I’m not a dramaturg, I’m a human being giving dramaturgical feedback.” (Morgan Jenness) “Always get a

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event musings: industry talk: literary directors and managers

Industry Talk: Literary Directors and Managers Host and moderator Christie Evaneglisto with Kirsten Bowen, Adam Greenfield, Carrie Hughes, Annie MacRae, Elizabeth Frankel Thursday, May 31, 2012 at 6pm Signature Theatre Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre, 480 West 42nd Street event site Signature Theatre and its new home at the Pershing Square Signature Center has become a

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