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Welcome to HowlRound

Welcome to HowlRound

We're a free and open platform for theatremakers worldwide, and we've been amplifying progressive and disruptive ideas about theatre and facilitating connections between diverse practitioners for the past decade. We function as a “commons”—a social structure that invites open participation around shared values. We believe Black Lives Matter.

All of the content (essays, videos, podcasts) on HowlRound comes from the theatre community who chooses to participate—that means you! Generosity from our community allows us to keep all our programs 100% free and open, and enables us to compensate our contributors—send us a donation to help support our continued work.

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How Do We Tend to Collaboration?

How Do We Tend to Collaboration?

28 September 2023

Mateo Hernandez acknowledges collaboration and artmaking as two distinct processes that inform each other in the theatrical process, an observation rooted in their group’s experience of intentionally reexamining the collaborative process at the Latinx Theatre Commons Director and Designer Colaboratorio.

Kunafa and Shay Teaser Image with guest headshot.
Queer Representation in the United States

Queer Representation in the United States

with Adam Ashraf Elsayigh

27 September 2023

In this episode, playwright and dramaturg Adam Ashraf Elsayigh joins co-hosts Nabra Nelson and Marina Johnson to unpack what it means to put queer SWANA characters on stage and discuss the future of representation in the United States.

A group photo of the participants in the Colaboratorio.
Play as Process at the Latinx Theatre Commons Designer and Director Colaboratorio

Play as Process at the Latinx Theatre Commons Designer and Director Colaboratorio

26 September 2023

The Latinx Theatre Commons Designer and Director Colaboratorio gathered dozens of Latinx theatremakers to approach collaboration from a place of inquiry, play, and exploration. Carla Della Gatta writes about this event as an alternate story of what is happening—and what could be happening—in US theatre right now.

Upcoming Livestreams

event poster for a conversation with the diane awardees.
Continuing Diane Rodriguez' Legacy

Continuing Diane Rodriguez' Legacy

The Diane Awardees in Conversation

Tuesday 3 October 2023
United States

Join the Latinx Theatre Commons (LTC) in celebrating the 2022 and 2023 recipients of the Diane Rodriguez Teatrista Award on Tuesday 3 October from 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. EDT (Boston, UTC -4). Patricia Garza and Adriana Gaviria will be in conversation about their careers, learnings from their mentors and Diane, and their hope for the Latine theatre field.

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