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  • Parenting and Playwriting: Gotta Dance Catherine Trieschmann
    Nothing stirs my blood quite like the soft knock of toe shoes on a wood floor during a piqué. And so I admit, I may have exhibited a little too much enthusiasm when Laura, four, expressed a passing interest in taking a ballet class this summer.
  • Livestreaming The 2nd Annual Philadelphia One-Minute Play Festival—Sun, Aug 3 HowlRound TV
    The One-Minute Play Festival & InterAct Theatre Company present The Second Philadelphia One-Minute Play Festival livestreaming on the global, peer produced, open source HowlRound TV channel at howlround.tv on Sunday, August 3 at 5pm PDT (San Francisco) / 7pm CDT (Chicago) / 8pm EDT (Philadelphia).
  • Beyond Victims and Villains: From Ethnography to the Stage Pardis Mahdavi
    I had become exhausted from fighting the trafficking fights... The result has been policies that do more harm than good, and wide scale media misrepresentations of the problem. Those of us doing the actual on the ground fieldwork—talking to survivors, working with people who have experienced the harrowing challenges of exploitation—have been writing against the wave.
  • About Face Youth Theatre: Checking, Expanding, and Activating Boxes Morgan Greene
    In About Face Youth Theatre’s rehearsal space, there is a cluster of post-it notes on the wall titled “Where I Started.” The ensemble’s first impressions range from “not being satisfied” to “ready to just do something” to “oblivion.” These notes relate to the process of AFYT’s current play, Checking Boxes.
  • Suzan-Lori Parks livestreams Watch Me Work—Wed, July 30 HowlRound TV
    You’re invited to join Suzan-Lori Parks from the lobby of The Public Theater in New York City for "Watch Me Work" which is livestreaming for the global, commons-based peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv. This performance in this season-long series happens on Wednesday, July 30 at 2pm PDT (Vancouver) / 4pm CDT (Austin) / 5pm EDT (Toronto) / 21:00 GMT / 10pm BST (London). To participate on Twitter, use hashtag #newplay and direct your questions to @WatchMeWorkSLP. Additionally, follow @HowlRoundTV for updates.
  • Political (Act)ivism and the (New) Avant-garde Kate Kremer
    There is a prevailing sense that the millennial avant-garde is not creating political, activist theater to the same extent as the avant-garde of the ’60s and ’70s. I don’t think this is true. But I do think that the challenge has changed.
  • Ghostly Profound: A Thing of Unknowable Depth Chiori Miyagawa
    I have been terrified to even put down the word 幽玄. I had to ask Google to write these characters for me. According to Google Translate, yugen means “subtle and profound.” Looking at the unfamiliar characters, I would have guessed “ghostly.” For the first time in decades, I looked for the Japanese dictionary that I brought with me when I left Japan alone at age sixteen.
  • Upon Mine Honor: Shakespeare Through the Lens of a Military Veteran Stephan Wolfert
    Our modern military and Shakespeare's plays are both infused with honor—a powerful tool in recruiting and building camaraderie. But what exactly is honor?
  • The Commoners Occupy Teatro Valle in Rome David Bollier
    The three-year occupation of Teatro Valle in Rome is now legendary: a spontaneous response to the failures of conventional government in supporting a venerated public theater, and the conversion of the theater into a commons by countless ordinary citizens. Now the mayor of Rome is threatening to end the occupation, evict the commoners, and privatize the management of the facility.
  • A Millennial Crossing Generational Borders Maya Malan-Gonzalez
    As new generations try to tackle the beast of American theater, we must face the weight and complexity of our collective history, and learn to compromise with our elders. I have not felt the oppression and the struggles that the veteranos have, therefore I cannot understand the freedom as they might.

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