Apply Now: Interdisciplinary Dramaturgy Lab

due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this workshop will take place remotely.
Contact for any questions about the workshop.

PWM and Studio 303 invite dramaturgs, theatre artists, dancers, circus artists and interdisciplinary artists to the third edition of the Interdisciplinary Dramaturgy Lab. Led by Kathy Casey (dance), Dana Dugan (circus) and Fatma Sarah Elkashef (theatre), the lab is a space for artists to exchange dramaturgical tools, share challenges and experiences, and explore how we are working in these exceptional times.


(5-day virtual workshop)
9:30 AM to 12:30 PM EST every day
Monday, January 11 to Friday, January 15, 2021.


The workshop will take place remotely via video-conferencing software.


(Please contact us if this fee would be a barrier to your participation)

Application Instructions

  • Please send us a bio and/or artistic CV as well as a brief (1-2 paragraph) statement explaining why this lab interests you, how it is relevant to your artistic practice, and what your expectations are for this lab.
  • Send your application and any questions to: using the subject line: Interdisciplinary Dramaturgy Lab
  • Apply before  11:59 PM on December 18, 2020 to ensure that your application will be considered.

About the Workshop Leaders

Photo by George Dutil

Born in North Carolina, Kathy Casey began her dance career in 1979 with the Chicago Moving Company. Settled in New York in 1980, she danced for many choreographers before joining the Lar Lubovitch Dance Company in 1984. In 1989, she became a member of Susan Marshall & Company, with whom she had collaborated since 1981. From 1985-1989, she also assisted Mr. Lubovitch and Ms. Marshall in creation. Kathy Casey has danced in Europe, Asia, and North America and continues to give numerous workshops across Canada and the United States. Welcomed by Montréal Danse in 1991, she was appointed Artistic Director of the company in March 1996. A major portion of her work now is collaborating with choreographers on the dramaturgy of the works created for the company. In addition to her work with Montréal Danse, she also works as an artistic advisor with independent choreographers in the city.

Photo by Dominic Brunet

Dana Dugan is an American circus artist, performer, pedagogue, and scholar based in Montreal. She was a founding member, programmer, project manager, and producer of the Chicago Contemporary Circus Festival and CirqueOFF. Dana recently completed her Master’s Degree at Concordia University under fellowship researching the circus body and its embodied knowledge. She is currently continuing her research explorations and performance of the circus body and speculative performance narratives as a PhD student at Concordia University. Dana’s work reflects an agenda that advocates for socially conscious performances and alternative, queer, feminist, political narratives that cultivate agency on the circus stage.

Photo by Nasuna Dawn

Born in the UK, Fatma Sarah Elkashef is a dramaturg based in Tiohtià:ke (Montreal) working in new play development and interdisciplinary creation.  Since 2013 she has been a dramaturg at Playwrights’ Workshop Montréal (PWM) where she has collaborated on numerous plays and performances. Sarah began the Interdisciplinary Writers’ Lab at PWM to explore non-text centric approaches to theatre/performance creation and is deeply inspired by the brilliant theatre, dance, circus, performance and visual artists who have been a part of it thus far. At the National Theatre School of Canada she has worked across programs as a dramaturg, creator, and teacher since 2012. Sarah’s preoccupations are rooted in her hybrid identity and practise, and she is excited by the possible futures for collaboration and process sharing across performance disciplines.

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