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We amplify progressive, disruptive ideas about theatre and facilitate connection between diverse practitioners. We function as a  “commons”—a social structure that invites open participation around shared values. All of the content (essays, videos, podcasts) on HowlRound comes from the theatre community who chooses to participate—that means you!

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Taking A Pause in Response to a COVID-19 World
Essay

Taking A Pause in Response to a COVID-19 World

8 April 2020

Kaja Dunn reflects on how quickly the world turned upside down with COVID-19 and offers a simple idea before rushing into to creating new work: take a breath and allow for a moment to process all that is happening.

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Pandemic Theatre Aesthetic
Essay

Pandemic Theatre Aesthetic

7 April 2020

Jonathan Mandell examines the new theatrical landscape brought on by COVID-19 and discusses the emerging aesthetic—one that is low-tech, low-key, one-on-one, close-up.

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Revolutionizing the Way You Hear Theatre with Iyvon Edebiri of The Parsnip Ship and Playwright Andrew Rincón
Podcast

Revolutionizing the Way You Hear Theatre with Iyvon Edebiri of The Parsnip Ship and Playwright Andrew Rincón

Adventures in Audio Fiction Podcast Episode #6

6 April 2020

In this episode of Adventures in Audio Fiction, host Tamara Kissane converses with Iyvon Edebiri and Andrew Rincón about The Parsnip Ship, a series features new plays and new music performed live each month in Brooklyn and then released as a free podcast.

Upcoming Events

Livestreaming SEGAL TALKS: Chou Tung-yen, Wu-Kang Chen, & Kathy Hong (Taiwan)
Video

Livestreaming SEGAL TALKS: Chou Tung-yen, Wu-Kang Chen, & Kathy Hong (Taiwan)

Daily Live Online Conversations with US and Global Theatre Artists

Wednesday 8 April 2020
New York City

The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center presents SEGAL TALKS: Chou Tung-yen, Wu-Kang Chen & Kathy Hong (Taiwan) livestreaming on the global, commons-based, peer-produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Wednesday 8 April 2020 at 9 a.m. PDT (San Francisco, UTC-7) / 11 a.m. CDT (Chicago, UTC-5) / 12 p.m. EDT (New York, UTC-4) / 5 p.m. BST (London, UTC+1).

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Livestreaming a Playwrighting Class
Video

Livestreaming a Playwrighting Class

with playwright Lauren Gunderson

Wednesday 8 April 2020
United States

Playwright Lauren Gunderson presents a free playwrighting class livestreaming on the global, commons-based, peer-produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Wednesday 8 April 2020 at 12 p.m. PDT (San Francisco, UTC-7) / 2 p.m. CDT (Chicago, UTC-5) / 3 p.m. EDT (New York, UTC-4).

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Livestreaming Suzan-Lori Parks' Watch Me Work
Video

Livestreaming Suzan-Lori Parks' Watch Me Work

A digital playwriting masterclass

Wednesday 8 April
United States

The Public Theater presents Watch Me Work livestreaming on the global, commons-based, peer-produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Wednesday 8 April 2020 at 2 p.m. PDT (San Francisco, UTC-7) / 4 p.m. CDT (Chicago, UTC-5) / 5 p.m. EDT (New York, UTC-4) / 22:00 BST (London, UTC+1).

Community Picks

Lists of specially curated content by members of our community.

In the Age of COVID-19

An ongoing collection of essays and events that respond to the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic.

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Ways of Gathering in the Age of COVID-19
Essay

Ways of Gathering in the Age of COVID-19

A Guide to Livestreaming on HowlRound TV

12 March 2020

The HowlRound team shares a primer on livestreaming, in the hopes that people will consider using HowlRound TV as an alternative or enhancement to in-person gatherings.

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Artists In a Time of Global Pandemic (ASL & Captioned)
Video

Artists In a Time of Global Pandemic (ASL & Captioned)

For US-Based Freelance Artists and Cultural Workers in all Disciplines

Monday 16 March 2020
United States and the World

HowlRound and and a group of artists, arts administrators, and others from around the US discussed how COVID-19 is impacting freelance artists livestreamed on the global, commons-based peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Monday 16 March 2020.

American sign language interpretation and live captions are available.

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Keynote by Todd London for the 5th Annual ORIGINKC: NEW WORKS FESTIVAL
Video

Keynote by Todd London for the 5th Annual ORIGINKC: NEW WORKS FESTIVAL

at Kansas City Repertory Theatre in Kansas City, Missouri

Saturday 14 March 2020
Kansas City, Missouri

Kansas City Repertory Theatre in Kansas City, Missouri presented a keynote by Todd London from the 5th Annual ORIGINKC: NEW WORKS FESTIVAL livestreamed on the global, commons-based peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Saturday 14 March at 8 a.m. PDT (San Francisco, UTC-7) / 10 a.m. CDT (Kansas City, UTC-5) / 11 a.m. EDT (New York, UTC-4).

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Lumbering Toward the New
Essay

Lumbering Toward the New

17 March 2020

In this virtual keynote, Todd London reflects on the nature of new work and the social cooperation inherent to making theatre.

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Emergency Preparedness and Response: COVID-19 and the Arts Ecosystem (ASL interpreted)
Video

Emergency Preparedness and Response: COVID-19 and the Arts Ecosystem (ASL interpreted)

A Grantmakers in the Arts Webinar

Thursday 19 March 2020
United States

Grantmakers in the Arts presented the webinar Emergency Preparedness and Response: COVID-19 and the Arts Ecosystem livestreaming on the global, commons-based peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Thursday 19 March 2020 at 4 p.m. EDT (New York, UTC-4) / 3 p.m. CDT (Chicago, UTC-5) / 2 p.m. MDT (Denver, UTC-6) / 1 p.m. PDT (Los Angeles, UTC-7) / 12 p.m. AKDT (Anchorage, UTC-8) / 10 a.m. HST (Honolulu, UTC-10).

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Teaching Performing Arts During the Pandemic
Essay

Teaching Performing Arts During the Pandemic

23 March 2020

Tracy C. Davis talks to instructors at Northwestern University about how they are preparing to teach acting and dance—quintessentially embodied forms dependent on human-to-human observation and whole-body involvement—online.

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Financial Strategies for Freelance Artists in a Time of Crisis (ASL & Captioned)
Video

Financial Strategies for Freelance Artists in a Time of Crisis (ASL & Captioned)

an #ArtistResource talk with Amy Smith

Thursday 26 March 2020
New York City

Livestreamed the #ArtistResource panel Financial Strategies for Freelance Artists in a Time of Crisis on the global, commons-based, peer-produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Thursday 26 March 2020 at 8 a.m. HST (Honolulu, UST-10) / 10 a.m. AKDT (Juneau, UTC-8) / 11 a.m. PDT (San Francisco, UTC-7) / 1 p.m. CDT (Chicago, UTC-5) / 2 p.m. EDT (New York, UTC-4).

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Lessons in Online Theatremaking from New Paradise Laboratories’ Whit MacLaughlin
Essay

Lessons in Online Theatremaking from New Paradise Laboratories’ Whit MacLaughlin

30 March 2020

Alex Ates speaks with Whit MacLaughlin—the experimental theatremaker who ventured into the online realm before it became our norm—about the intersection between digital technology and live performance and pedagogy.

SEGAL TALKS: Taylor Mac & Kristin Marting
Video

SEGAL TALKS: Taylor Mac & Kristin Marting

Daily Live Online Conversations with US and Global Theatre Artists

Monday 30 March 2020
New York City

The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center presented SEGAL TALKS: Taylor Mac & Kristin Marting livestreamed on the global, commons-based, peer-produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Monday 30 March 2020 at 9 a.m. PDT (San Francisco, UTC-7) / 11 a.m. CDT (Chicago, UTC-5) / 12 p.m. EDT (New York, UTC-4) / 5 p.m. BST (London, UTC+1).

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SEGAL TALKS: Mok Chiu Yu (Hong Kong) + Hanchen Feng and Shuyi Liao (Beijing, China)
Video

SEGAL TALKS: Mok Chiu Yu (Hong Kong) + Hanchen Feng and Shuyi Liao (Beijing, China)

Daily Live Online Conversations with US and Global Theatre Artists

Tuesday 31 March 2020
Hong Kong

The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center presented SEGAL TALKS: Mok Chiu Yu (Hong Kong) + Hanchen Feng and Shuyi Liao (Beijing, China) livestreamed on the global, commons-based, peer-produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Tuesday 31 March 2020 at 9 a.m. PDT (San Francisco, UTC-7) / 11 a.m. CDT (Chicago, UTC-5) / 12 p.m. EDT (New York, UTC-4) / 5 p.m. BST (London, UTC+1).

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Come Together: The Art of Gathering in a Time of Crisis (ASL & Captioned)
Video

Come Together: The Art of Gathering in a Time of Crisis (ASL & Captioned)

an #ArtistResource talk with Bryan Joseph Lee

Tuesday 31 March
United States

Livestreamed the #ArtistResource panel Come Together: The Art of Gathering in a Time of Crisis on the global, commons-based, peer-produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Tuesday 31 March 2020 at 8 a.m. HST (Honolulu, UST-10) / 10 a.m. AKDT (Juneau, UTC-8) / 11 a.m. PDT (San Francisco, UTC-7) / 1 p.m. CDT (Chicago, UTC-5) / 2 p.m. EDT (New York, UTC-4).

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Coping with COVID: Livestreaming for Artists
Video

Coping with COVID: Livestreaming for Artists

An online workshop with Creative Capital to help artists better understand how to livestream their work to virtual audiences

Tuesday 31 March 2020
United States

Creative Capital presented Coping with COVID: Livestreaming for Artists livestreamed on the global, commons-based, peer-produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Tuesday 31 March 2020 at 1 p.m. PDT (San Francisco, UTC-7) / 3 p.m. CDT (Chicago, UTC-5) / 4 p.m. EDT (New York, UTC-4) / 9 p.m. BST (London, UTC+1).

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Lost Works
Essay

Lost Works

What Could Have Been

1 April 2020

Kristin Idaszak and Kristen Osborn invite you to pay tribute to the work you have lost due to the recent theatre closures.

SEGAL TALKS: Thomas Ostermeier (Berlin, Germany)
Video

SEGAL TALKS: Thomas Ostermeier (Berlin, Germany)

Daily Live Online Conversations with US and Global Theatre Artists

Wednesday 1 April 2020
Berlin, Germany

The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center presented SEGAL TALKS: Thomas Ostermeier, (Berlin, Germany) livestreamed on the global, commons-based, peer-produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Wednesday 1 April 2020 at 9 a.m. PDT (San Francisco, UTC-7) / 11 a.m. CDT (Chicago, UTC-5) / 12 p.m. EDT (New York, UTC-4) / 5 p.m. BST (London, UTC+1).

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Answering the Call to Pause
Essay

Answering the Call to Pause

On Deciding to Postpone Due to COVID-19

2 April 2020

David Dower and David Howse—artistic director and executive director of ArtsEmerson, respectively—talk with artist Toshi Reagon about the decision to postpone her show due to COVID-19, and how that decision came from a place of power and progress.

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SEGAL TALKS: Marco Martinelli & Ermanna Montanari; Teatro delle Albe (Ravenna, Italy)
Video

SEGAL TALKS: Marco Martinelli & Ermanna Montanari; Teatro delle Albe (Ravenna, Italy)

Daily Live Online Conversations with US and Global Theatre Artists

Thursday 2 April 2020
Ravenna, Italy

The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center presented SEGAL TALKS: Marco Martinelli & Ermanna Montanari; Teatro delle Albe (Ravenna, Italy) livestreamed on the global, commons-based, peer-produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Thursday 2 April 2020 at 9 a.m. PDT (San Francisco, UTC-7) / 11 a.m. CDT (Chicago, UTC-5) / 12 p.m. EDT (New York, UTC-4) / 5 p.m. BST (London, UTC+1).

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SEGAL TALKS: Toshiki Okada (Japan)
Video

SEGAL TALKS: Toshiki Okada (Japan)

Daily Live Online Conversations with US and Global Theatre Artists

Friday 3 April 2020
Japan

The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center presented SEGAL TALKS: Toshiki Okada (Japan) livestreamed on the global, commons-based, peer-produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Friday 3 April 2020 at 9 a.m. PDT (San Francisco, UTC-7) / 11 a.m. CDT (Chicago, UTC-5) / 12 p.m. EDT (New York, UTC-4) / 5 p.m. BST (London, UTC+1).

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It Was Always Possible: Centering the Leaders Who Were Here All Along (ASL & Captioned)
Video

It Was Always Possible: Centering the Leaders Who Were Here All Along (ASL & Captioned)

an #ArtistResource talk with Rachel Spencer Hewitt (PAAL); Claudia Alick (CallingUP); Ashley Hanson (Department of Public Transformation); and more

Tuesday 7 April 2020
United States

Livestreaming the #ArtistResource panel It Was Always Possible: Centering the Leaders Who Were Here All Along (ASL & Captioned) on the global, commons-based, peer-produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Tuesday 7 April 2020 at 8 a.m. HST (Honolulu, UST-10) / 10 a.m. AKDT (Juneau, UTC-8) / 11 a.m. PDT (San Francisco, UTC-7) / 1 p.m. CDT (Chicago, UTC-5) / 2 p.m. EDT (New York, UTC-4).

Series

Deaf Theatre

A series discussing the state of deaf theatre and deaf representation.

Who Tells Our Story? Presenting the Deaf Experience Onstage through Deaf Eyes
Essay

Who Tells Our Story? Presenting the Deaf Experience Onstage through Deaf Eyes

9 April 2016

Annie Wiegand and JW Guido write about the work of New York Deaf Theatre, and the importance of Deaf by Deaf for Deaf theatre work.

The Time #DeafTalent Willed Reality
Essay

The Time #DeafTalent Willed Reality

8 April 2016

Leah Katz-Hernandez, Receptionist of the United States (ROTUS), writes about the power of having Deaf characters represented in narratives.

Lacking Diversity in Deaf Theatre
Essay

Lacking Diversity in Deaf Theatre

8 April 2016

Actor Michelle Banks advocates the need for more diversity and inclusion for deaf and hard of hearing actors of color in the American theatre.

Deaf Playwriting
Essay

Deaf Playwriting

A New Art Form

7 April 2016

In this installment, Playwright and poet Sabina England shares her process for creating performances for deaf and hearing audiences.

Barriers, Needs, and Next Steps
Essay

Barriers, Needs, and Next Steps

A Convening on the State of Deaf Theatre-Making

6 April 2016

Several dozen artists, administrators, and activists met at the Lark Play Development Center in January 2016 to consider challenges and successes and the state of deaf theatre.

American Sign Language in Theatre and Its Impact or, Why We Need More Deaf Actors Onstage
Essay

American Sign Language in Theatre and Its Impact or, Why We Need More Deaf Actors Onstage

5 April 2016

Series curator DJ Kurs writes about the history of ASL and Deaf actors.

When It Comes To Accessibility At Theatres, There Is A Law
Essay

When It Comes To Accessibility At Theatres, There Is A Law

4 April 2016

Howard Sherman writes about the responsibility theatres have to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

More than Applause
Essay

More than Applause

Deaf Art Needs Deaf Ed

3 April 2016

Author Sara Nović writes about the state of Deaf education, and its implications for the theatre.

Decolonizing Theatre

This is a list of articles from the Decolonizing Theatre series, curated by Annalisa Dias and Madeline Sayet.

Working With(In) Communities/ Trabajando Con y Para la Comunidad
Essay

Working With(In) Communities/ Trabajando Con y Para la Comunidad

Modeling Decolonized Practices/Las Practicas Hacia La Descolonización

31 May 2018

Director Megan Sandberg-Zakian talks with representatives of organizations which are intentionally working towards decolonized practices.

Decolonizing Texts, Words, and Communication
Podcast

Decolonizing Texts, Words, and Communication

30 May 2018

In this podcast, DeLesslin “Roo” George-Warren, Jacqueline E. Lawton, Lisa Cooke Ravensbergen, and mia susan amir discuss how we can decolonize the primacy of the written word and text in theatre.

Colonization is Global, but Brown Has No Borders/ La Colonización es Global, Pero El Color No Tiene Fronteras
Essay

Colonization is Global, but Brown Has No Borders/ La Colonización es Global, Pero El Color No Tiene Fronteras

29 May 2018

Four South Asian theatremakers discuss global decolonization, reclaiming narratives, language and representation in theatre, and more.

Decolonizing Creation Processes by Reclaiming Narratives/Reclamando Nuestras Narrativas
Essay

Decolonizing Creation Processes by Reclaiming Narratives/Reclamando Nuestras Narrativas

El Giro Decolonial en el Proceso Creativo

28 May 2018

Robert Goodwin and Mary Kathryn Nagle discuss decolonizing Western theatre, linear narrative structures, the historic silencing of underrepresented voices, Shakespeare, and more.

Decolonizing Theatre/La Descolonización del Teatro
Essay

Decolonizing Theatre/La Descolonización del Teatro

an Introduction/Introducción

27 May 2018

Annalisa Dias and Madeline Sayet introduce the Decolonizing Theatre series by exploring the ways the American theatre has been and still is complicit in the legacy of colonialism.

Series

League of Professional Women in Theatre 

This series is a partnership between HowlRound Theatre Commons and the League of Professional Theatre Women (LPTW). In 2012, LPTW launched its journal WITOnline, and in 2015, it became a searchable resource for the field, building a women’s history of theatre through in-depth profiles, interviews, and articles. 

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Translating the Bard
Essay

Translating the Bard

What Does a Modern Shakespeare Look Like?

6 January 2020

Loren Noveck discusses the Oregon Shakespeare Festival’s Play On! project, which commissioned thirty-six playwrights to translate the entire corpus of Shakespeare into contemporary modern English.

four actors in rehearsal
We Didn’t Have Any Role Models
Essay

We Didn’t Have Any Role Models

An Interview with the Founders of Wry Crips Disabled Women’s Theatre Group

21 August 2019

Michaela Goldhaber, current artistic director of Wry Crips, talks to the founding and early members of the disabled women’s theatre group about their history.

What Theatre Artists and Administrators Should Know About Sexual Harassment
Essay

What Theatre Artists and Administrators Should Know About Sexual Harassment

21 March 2017

Cheryl Davis defines sexual harassment and hostile working environments, offering tips to both artists and administrators. 

A Brief History of the Gender Parity Movement in Theatre
Essay

A Brief History of the Gender Parity Movement in Theatre

4 March 2017

Jenny Lyn Bader looks at theatre’s gender parity movement.

Women and Men in Robert Falls’ 2666
Essay

Women and Men in Robert Falls’ 2666

13 October 2016

Leigh Bienen on the Goodman Theatre production of 2666 which adapts Roberto Bolaño’s nine-hundred and something page novel for the stage.

The Creative Commons, or “Commonly Creative”
Essay

The Creative Commons, or “Commonly Creative”

27 September 2016

Playwright and attorney Cheryl Davis delves into the legal specifics of Creative Commons and fair use, explaining how artists can use them to fit their needs.

What Is a Feminist Play, Anyway?
Essay

What Is a Feminist Play, Anyway?

Getting Specific

1 August 2016

Playwright Catherine Castellani kicks off a series investigating what makes a work of theatre feminist. 

Equity in Theatre
Essay

Equity in Theatre

What exactly does it mean and what would it take to actually have it?

24 October 2015

Shellen Lubin summarizes the discussions and themes of the Equity in Theatre Symposium and International Summit on Gender Parity in Theatre, which took place in Toronto in April, 2015.

Portraying "The Other" in Performance
Essay

Portraying "The Other" in Performance

Sylvia Milo's The Other Mozart

30 June 2015

Jess Applebaum on Sylvia Milo’s original solo performance as Nannerl, Mozart’s mostly-forgotten sister in The Other Mozart.

A Conversation with MOXIE Theatre’s Delicia Turner Sonnenberg
Essay

A Conversation with MOXIE Theatre’s Delicia Turner Sonnenberg

7 May 2015

Jennifer Lane talks with MOXIE Theatre’s Delicia Turner Sonnenberg about shattering the stereotypes of women’s work and finding balance in her life.

Rape Culture “On Stage” or “As Subject”
Essay

Rape Culture “On Stage” or “As Subject”

11 March 2015

Cecilia Copeland explores what her play R Culture brought up for her as a playwright, as well as what a play about “rape culture” means for her community at large.

Where Are The Women?
Essay

Where Are The Women?

6 May 2014

The New York Times posed this question on April 29 when the Tony nominations were announced. It’s a problem that’s getting long in the tooth: for years we’ve known that over 60 percent of the ticket buyers and “butts in seats” are women, and yet less than 20 percent of the stories staged are written, directed or designed by them. Hmm.

My Non-Acting Job
Essay

My Non-Acting Job

What’s Acting Got to Do With It?

31 March 2014

But this particular day I was walking uphill in ninety-five degrees heat wearing hosiery, a corset, a silk slip, a long sleeved collared shirt, a wool skirt and a wool coat. Oh, and a pretty doofy hat. "Boardwalk Empire" followed the unfortunate schedule of filming its winter scenes in summer and summer scenes in winter. At some point I muttered to myself, "I hate this."

The Art of Never Giving Up
Essay

The Art of Never Giving Up

30 March 2014

 Jennifer Lane shares her thoughts on how to remain optimistic among the dismal realities of theatre-making. 

Women Directors
Essay

Women Directors

Language Worth Repeating

5 March 2014

Director Jess K. Smith investigates women directors' use of language in theatre and calls for a revolution of women's use of language that is not apologetic, dominating, or rooted in fear.

The Revolution Will Be Systemic
Essay

The Revolution Will Be Systemic

A Response to “Women Directors”

5 March 2014

Jess K. Smith calls for a “revolution of language” and a revolution is necessary. However, the revolution is not about language, it’s about creating a world built on respect, understanding, and bringing to an end a system of domination and submission. What budding female directors are doing when their words betray their confidence is allowing themselves to be thought of as submissive.

A Legend in Her Own Right
Essay

A Legend in Her Own Right

Interview with Black-Eyed Susan

13 November 2013

Alexis Clements interviews actress Black-Eyed Susan.

What’s A Nice Girl Like Me Doin’ In A Place Like This?
Essay

What’s A Nice Girl Like Me Doin’ In A Place Like This?

13 November 2013

Cheryl Lynn Bruce provides her experience post-college as a template for making art: collaborate, learn from others, and try everything.

A generic theatre award.
A Response to Bess Rowen’s "A League of Their Own"
Essay

A Response to Bess Rowen’s "A League of Their Own"

23 September 2013

Eliza Bent investigates how and why awards are valuable when the field seems clustered with them.

A League of Their Own
Essay

A League of Their Own

League of Professional Theatre Women’s International Theatre Award

22 September 2013

Adara Meyers offers a brief overview of the League of Professional Theatre Women.

Creative Businesswomen and Making Theater Happen
Essay

Creative Businesswomen and Making Theater Happen

1 July 2013

Stepping into the business side of theatre offered Chloë Rae Edmonson a chance to explore the driving factors behind theatrical decisions

Interview with Sarah Benson by Bess Rowen
Essay

Interview with Sarah Benson by Bess Rowen

30 June 2013

Bess Rowen interviews Sarah Benson on her role as the artistic director of Soho Rep.

Stories that Need to be Heard
Essay

Stories that Need to be Heard

7 May 2013

Alicia Anabel Santos contributes to our series with League of Professional Theatre Women with a blog about founding the NYC Latina Writers Group.

A knight slaying a dragon.
Slaying the Dragon
Essay

Slaying the Dragon

6 May 2013

Kristine M. Reyes writes about the loneliness of being a playwriting... and the saving grace of having other writers to help slay one's inner dragons.

A still from the play Wild Bride.
Joining the Band
Essay

Joining the Band

25 March 2013

Brooke Christensen reflects on her encounters with Emma Rice and Kneehigh's work, and the power of belonging in the audience – whether for 90 minutes and an intermission, or for the rest of one's life.

Travelin’ Band
Essay

Travelin’ Band

Interview with Emma Rice

24 March 2013

Bessie Rowen interviews Emma Rice about her international touring theatre company, diversity, and collaboration. 

Re-Imagining the Imagination (A Meditation on Unicorns)
Essay

Re-Imagining the Imagination (A Meditation on Unicorns)

12 February 2013

Nia Witherspoon writes on the importance of unicorns in the American theatre: the importance of being different, resilient, and with one's hooves permenantly stuck in the dirt.

Sexy Bitches, Notes to God, and Unicorns
Essay

Sexy Bitches, Notes to God, and Unicorns

An Interview with Patricia Ione Lloyd

11 February 2013

Virginia Grise interviews Playwright Patricia Ione Lloyd about her work and process.

A photo from The Golden Veil.
Kicking It Grounded Style
Essay

Kicking It Grounded Style

4 January 2013

The lack and cost of space is quite often a hinderance for young artists.  Ben Gassman discusses how can they break past that and focus on the art.

Theater Hat Jugglers
Essay

Theater Hat Jugglers

Interview with Ruth Maleczech, Normandy Raven Sherwood, and Julie Atlas Muz

3 January 2013

Jody Christopherson interviews theatre heavyweights Ruth Maleczech, Normandy Raven Sherwood, and Julie Atlas Muz.

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We are all trying to take risks while being good stewards
Essay

We are all trying to take risks while being good stewards

4 December 2012

Janet Allen responds to our interview between Lynne Meadow and Gladys Chen, and reflects on the paths women have blazed for us... and how we can continue that tradition into future generations.

Manhattan Theatre Club Logo.
Risky Business
Essay

Risky Business

A Conversation Between Lynne Meadow and Gladys Chen

3 December 2012

Lynne Meadow chats with Gladys Chen about their theatres, who and what shaped them as artists and leaders, and how they manage their lives outside of theatre.

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