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Gvantsa Enukidze, Giorgi Giorganashvili, Tamara Chumashvili and Sandro Samkharadze in UNLOVE by Davit Khorbaladze at the Open Space | Centre for Performing and Visual Arts. Photo by Davit Meskhi. Featured in "A Speculative Love Performance in the Margins" by Yaşam Özlem Gülseven and Davit Khorbaladze.

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Your hub for global theatre conversations

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 more than a decade. We function as a “commons”—a social structure that invites open participation around shared values.

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Livestreams Happening Today

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A Playwriting Masterclass

Watch Me Work is a communal work session for anyone eager to nurture and sustain their creative process. Facilitated by Public Theater Playwright-in-Residence Suzan-Lori Parks and the New Work Development department, Watch Me Work takes place via Zoom sessions and HowlRound livestreams that you can join at home, at school, or in a coffee shop from anywhere in the world!

Event streams later today at listed time.
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A festival curated by Keith Josef Adkins on Unapologetic Humanity and Unapologetic Accountability at the Segal Center

The New Black Fest, which is in its fourteenth year, comes to the Segal Center on Monday, 22nd April 2024, and we hope you will join us for a heart, soul, and mind provoking evening centered around the theme of Unapologetic Humanity and Unapologetic Accountability—as curated by The New Black Fest's artistic director Keith Josef Adkins.

Event streams later today at listed time.

What's New

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Creating Work in Series in the Anthropocene
Essay

Creating Work in Series in the Anthropocene

22 April 2024

Chantal Bilodeau kicks off another installment of Theatre in the Age of Climate Change by reflecting on her journey working on the Arctic Cycle against the backdrop of the continuously increasing global temperature, and introducing the other playwrights who will be sharing about their commitment to creating a series of work about the climate crisis. 

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Elevating Indigenous Perspectives with Rhiana Yazzie
Podcast

Elevating Indigenous Perspectives with Rhiana Yazzie

18 April 2024

In this episode, Rhiana Yazzie shares her journey of founding New Native Theatre and the importance of Indigenous storytelling. She reflects on the challenges and rewards of carving her own path in the theatre world, emphasizing the significance of staying true to one's cultural identity and values. Rhiana discusses the transformative power of art, community, and connection to the earth and invites listeners to support and engage with New Native Theatre's work.

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On Between Two Knees, or About Other Futures
Essay

On Between Two Knees, or About Other Futures

17 April 2024

In Between Two Knees, the 1491s use comedy to destabilize rigid ideas of history. Sebastián Eddowes Vargas discusses the Perelman Performing Arts Center production, highlighting the narrative and political potency of laughing in the face of trauma.  

Upcoming Livestreams

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Cultural Mobility Forum 2024
Video

Cultural Mobility Forum 2024

Join the livestream of the third Cultural Mobility Forum hosted by On the Move member Wales Arts International.

Thursday 25 April 2024

On Thursday, 25 April, and Friday, 26 April, the third Cultural Mobility Forum is hosted by On the Move member Wales Arts International in Caernarfon, Wales and live streamed by HowlRound. As part of its multiannual program co-funded by the European Union, each year On the Move proposes a Cultural Mobility Forum to collectively investigate international artistic and cultural mobility trends.

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Robert Lyons/Ohio Theatre
Video

Robert Lyons/Ohio Theatre

Join the Segal Center in celebrating Robert Lyons and the Ohio Theatre.

Thursday 25 April 2024
New York

Join the Segal Center in celebrating Robert Lyons and the Ohio Theatre (1987 - 2023).

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Inside The Performance Workshop, Book Talk
Video

Inside The Performance Workshop, Book Talk

Celebrating the recent publication of Inside the Performance Workshop with the co-authors. 

Monday 29 April 2024
New York

Celebrate the recent publication of Inside the Performance Workshop with Rachel Bowditch, Paula Murray Cole, Michele Minnick, and Richard Schechner.

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