Jamie Gahlon

Jamie is the Director and a co-founder of HowlRound. She is a co-creator of the World Theatre Map and New Play Map, oversees the HowlRound Journal and HowlRound TV, supports the work of the Latinx Theatre Commons, and co-administers The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation’s National Playwright Residency Program, and regularly produces theatre convenings around urgent field-wide issues. Prior to her work at HowlRound, Jamie helped launched the American Voices New Play Institute and the NEA New Play Development Program at Arena Stage. Jamie has also worked for New York Stage & Film, and the New Victory Theatre. She is a proud member of the Latinx Theatre Commons Steering Committee, the Committee of the Jubilee, and a Think Tank Member for the Laboratory for Global Performance and Politics. Jamie holds a Bachelor of Science in Foreign Service with a focus on Culture & Politics from the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University. She originally hails from Minnesota, the land of 10,000 lakes, and likes to dabble.



  • Seven Years in: HowlRound Theatre Commons Evolves
    HowlRound staff articulate HowlRound's mission, vision, and values, and discuss how folks can participate in creating the commons.
  • Encountering Eastern Europe
    Jamie Gahlon, Senior Creative Producer of HowlRound, reports on a trip she took in fall 2016 to explore, deepen, and build partnerships with theatremakers and organizations in Eastern Europe.
  • Culture Clash: Thirty Years and Counting
    Jamie Gahlon interviews Richard Montoya, Ric Salinas, and Herbert Siguenza, now marking their thirtieth year as ensemble Culture Clash.
  • In Dialogue with José Luis Valenzuela
    Jamie Gahlon interviews José Luis Valenzuela on the LATC and the upcoming Encuentro 2014: A National Latina/o Theatre Festival.


NewCritcriticism & analysis

  • 2015 NewCrit in Review
    HowlRound Senior Creative Producer Jamie Gahlon reveals the most-shared NewCrit pieces of the past year, and a few of her own favorites.

Blognews, trends, insights

  • Cafecito: Mando Alvarado
    Jamie Gahlon interviews Mando Alvarado about the inspiration for his play Parachute Men , his writing process, and the challenges facing the American theatre.
  • Hot off the Presses! The Latina/o Theatre Commons 2013 National Convening Book
    HowlRound's Jamie Gahlon spoke with scholar Brian Herrera about what he learned compiling The Latina/o Theatre Commons 2013 National Convening book, and his vision for how others may find it useful.
  • Cafecito: The Roots and Work of Café Onda
    We want it to be for everybody. I think that we have to make it so that our readership sees us as a chapter in the narrative, not a separate narrative. That Café Onda acts as an archive, as a living conversation, and as a chapter in the story of the American theater. I hope that the present and future readership of Café Onda consists of those who are interested in that greater narrative.
  • Latina/o Theatre Commons Producer: Abigail Vega
    Since the October 2013 Latina/o Theatre Commons (LTC) National Convening in Boston, the LTC has been moving forward on a number of upcoming planned initiatives. As the momentum and enthusiasm for the LTC has grown, so to has the need for a full-time, dedicated producer. On behalf of the LTC Hiring Committee, I'm pleased to announce that we have hired Abigail Vega—she will begin working full-time in June as the dedicated Latina/o Theatre Commons Producer.