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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.

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Several actors as prisoners, civilians, doctors and nurses in Bertolt Brecht's Fear and Misery of the Third Reich.
Towards a Marxist Theatre
Essay

Towards a Marxist Theatre

15 April 2021

Ezra Brain argues that political theatre has largely been reduced to simply calling out the problems in society, effectively preaching to the choir, and believes that in order to save political theatre, it must be re-Marxed.

9 male actors are sitting and standing in a stage space facing both toward and away from the camera, at the audience.
Drama Therapy: The Work of Zeina Daccache
Podcast

Drama Therapy: The Work of Zeina Daccache

14 April 2021

On this week's episode of Kunafa and Shay, join Marina and Nabra as they discuss Zeina Daccache's work using drama therapy in Lebanon to empower inmates in the carceral system.

An image of six actors forming a semi circle around and actor standing on actors block , The actor on the block, is lifting food to their mouth with pained expression.
The Classical Theatre of the Oppressed
Essay

The Classical Theatre of the Oppressed

Adapting The Vagina Monologues in Malawi

13 April 2021

Fumbani Innot Phiri Jr. details the creative process of the production of The Vagina Monologues that took place during 16 Days of Activism in Malawi and offers his thoughts, as an audience member, on the show’s big impact.

Upcoming Livestreams

portrait of Pedja Muzijevic.
Livestreaming a Conversation: SEGAL TALKS with Pedja Muzijevic (United States)
Video

Livestreaming a Conversation: SEGAL TALKS with Pedja Muzijevic (United States)

Join us for a conversation about curating, producing and presenting theatre and performance in the Time of Corona

Friday 16 April 2021
United States

The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center presents SEGAL TALKS with Pedja Muzijevic (United States) livestreaming on the global, commons-based, peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Friday 16 April 2021 at 9 a.m. PDT (San Francisco, UTC -7) / 11 a.m. CDT (Chicago, UTC -5) / 12 p.m. EDT (New York, UTC -4).

outline of head with text neurodiversity matters conference.
Livestreaming Conversations from the Neurodiversity Matters Conference 2021
Video

Livestreaming Conversations from the Neurodiversity Matters Conference 2021

Featuring experts and artists from around the country discussing important neurodivergent issues

Friday 16 April and Saturday 17 April 2021
United States

Spectrum Theatre Ensemble presents conversations from their Neurodiversity Matters Conference 2021 livestreaming on the global, commons-based, peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Friday 16 April and Saturday 17 April 2021.

headshot of diane roberts.
Livestreaming a Workshop: Master Class with Diane Roberts: Arrivals Legacy Process
Video

Livestreaming a Workshop: Master Class with Diane Roberts: Arrivals Legacy Process

With the National Institute for Directing and Ensemble Creation

Saturday 17 April 2021
United States

Pangea World Theater and Art2Action present a Master Class with Diane Roberts: Arrivals Legacy Process livestreaming on the global, commons-based, peer-produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Saturday 17 April 2021 at 12 p.m. PST (San Francisco, UTC -8) / 2 p.m. CST (Chicago, UTC -6) / 3 p.m. EST (New York, UTC -5).

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