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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.

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Why Are There No Great Kids of Color in the Performing Arts?
Essay

Why Are There No Great Kids of Color in the Performing Arts?

A Black Artist and Arts Educator’s Exploration on Challenges for Kids of Color in Arts Spaces

12 April 2021

Ilasiea Gray looks at the many challenges kids of color face in the performing arts, including access and exposure, the lack of educators of color, and more.

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Puppets in Space
Essay

Puppets in Space

Dramaturgical Thinking and the Mosaic Scale for Puppetry

9 April 2021

Emily LeQuesne discusses space as it relates to puppetry and shares a practical, five-step dramaturgy system for puppet theatre, which she developed, called the Mosaic Scale.

Upcoming Livestreams

graphic of syringe injecting into an earth globe with text covid monologues.
Livestreaming a Performance: Covid Monologues
Video

Livestreaming a Performance: Covid Monologues

Where science meets theatre to build community resilience and relevancy for theatre in unusual times.

Tuesday 13 April 2021
United States

Single Carrot Theatre presents Covid Monologues livestreaming on the global, commons-based, peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Tuesday 13 April 2021 at 3 p.m. PDT (San Francisco, UTC -7) / 5 p.m. CDT (Chicago, UTC -5) / 6 p.m. EDT (New York, UTC -4).

Livestreaming a Conversation: #DeafWoke with Christopher Smith
Video

Livestreaming a Conversation: #DeafWoke with Christopher Smith

A virtual consciousness-raising online talk show, led by Black and Native American Deaf host Mr. Antoine Hunter PurpleFireCrow

Tuesday 13 April 2021
United States

Antoine Hunter presents #DeafWoke with Christopher Smith livestreaming on the global, commons-based, peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Tuesday 13 April at 4 p.m. PST (San Francisco, UTC -8) / 6 p.m. CST (Chicago, UTC -6) / 7 p.m. EST (New York, UTC -5).

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Livestreaming a Conversation: SEGAL TALKS with Olga Garay-English (United States)
Video

Livestreaming a Conversation: SEGAL TALKS with Olga Garay-English (United States)

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

Wednesday 14 April 2021
United States

The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center presents SEGAL TALKS with Olga Garay-English (United States) livestreaming on the global, commons-based, peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Wednesday 14 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).

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