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.
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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: Matthew Glassman and Amrita Ramanan of Double Edge Theatre, located in Ashfield, Massachusetts.
Listen to weekly podcasts hosted by David Dower as he interviews theatre artists from around the country to highlight #newplay bright spots. This week: Lana Lesley and Kirk Lynn of Austin's Rude Mechanicals.
My guests are Annie-B Parson and Paul Lazar, the team behind Big Dance Theater, New York. I was interested in hearing them talk about the ideas underpinning their decades of collaboration and how they have maintained a space for themselves in these times and in the blurry, hybrid world their work inhabits. Listen to audio podcasts hosted by David Dower as he interviews theater artists from around the country to highlight #newplay bright spots. Subscribe in Apple iTunes or via RSS Feed.
David Dower examines the Culture Coin, and provides a sneak peek into a world where this new currency replaces cash in the theater industry.