In 2015, David Dower became the Vice President, Emerson College Office of the Arts, Co-Artistic Director of ArtsEmerson, and the Stephen G. Langley Chair of Theatre Management and Production in the Department of Performing Arts at Emerson College. Before this he was the Director of Artistic Programs for ArtsEmerson, since 2012. He is a Co-Founder and Contributing Editor for HowlRound. For ArtsEmerson he has directed Mala, Mr. Joy, Breath & Imagination, Baritones UnBound, and Maurice Hines’ Tappin’ Through Life. Prior he served as Associate Artistic Director for Arena Stage (Washington, D.C.) where he created the American Voices New Play Institute and NEA New Play Development Program. He was also a Consulting Researcher for the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation (New York) and the Founding Artistic Director of both The Z Space Studio and The Z Collective (San Francisco). His education includes the Graduate Acting Program at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, as well as a BA in Political Science from American University and studies at Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico. He resides in Boston’s neighborhood of Dorchester.
In this final installment of the series From Scarcity to Abundance: Capturing the Moment for the New Work Sector, P. Carl interviews David Dower on the results of the convening, and his assertion that new plays are in a state of abundance, not scarcity.
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Listen to weekly podcasts hosted by David Dower as he interviews theater artists from around the country to highlight #newplay bright spots. This week: Eric Ting, Associate Artistic Director at the Long Wharf in New Haven, CT.
So, today is something completely different. I talk with Leah Karpel, Marc Pierre, and Michael Anthony Williams—each of whom was involved in a production of Jackie Sibblies Drury's "We Are Proud to Present a Presentation About The Herero Of Namibia, Formerly Known As Southwest Africa, From The German Sudwestafrika Between The Years 1884-1915."
Listen to weekly podcasts hosted by David Dower as he interviews theater artists from around the country to highlight #newplay bright spots. This week: 600 HIGHWAYMEN.
Listen to weekly podcasts hosted by David Dower as he interviews theater artists from around the country to highlight #newplay bright spots. This week: Olga Garay-English.