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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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Gender Casting: Theatre Educators in the United States Need to Pay Attention to Title IX Developments
Essay

Gender Casting: Theatre Educators in the United States Need to Pay Attention to Title IX Developments

14 October 2021

Kim Messer writes about the potential impact that anti-trans laws aimed at school athletics could have a broader impact on theatre students. To prepare themselves to advocate for students, theatre educators must deepen their own understanding of these policies.

Passing Into History
Essay

Passing Into History

Dr. Megan Sanborn Jones on Pageants and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints

13 October 2021

In this week’s Theatre History Podcast, Dr. Megan Sanborn Jones discusses the history of Mormons in theatre and the pageant tradition in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Through her deep research on these pageants, Dr. Jones explores the unique fusion of faith, history, and performance in Mormon pageantry.

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Arts Advocacy for Newbies: How to Break All the Rules and Create a New Paradigm
Essay

Arts Advocacy for Newbies: How to Break All the Rules and Create a New Paradigm

12 October 2021

Brooke Ishibashi, performer and co-founder of Be An #ArtsHero, shares her experiences organizing with and advocating for arts workers during the COVID-19 global pandemic.

Upcoming Livestreams

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Livestreaming: Roma Theatre Retrospective 2021
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Livestreaming: Roma Theatre Retrospective 2021

Celebrating Four Years of Contemporary, International Roma Theatre

Tuesday 19 October to Friday 10 December 2021
Worldwide

Independent Theater Hungary in partnership with HowlRound Theatre Commons present the Roma Theatre Retrospective 2021 which includes forty livestreams of twenty shows and twenty interviews from Roma artists in ten countries who were featured during four editions of the Roma Heroes International Theater Festival, Budapest. Livestreaming on the commons-based peer produced HowlRound TV network Tuesday 19 October to Friday 10 December 2021. Sign up to be notified of upcoming livestreams in the Retrospective.

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Livestreaming a Conversation: Dreaming the Queer Future
Video

Livestreaming a Conversation: Dreaming the Queer Future

A conversation with the New Visions Fellowship on the importance of transgender and gender non-conforming representation, hosted by activist and international star Peppermint (she/her)

Tuesday 19 October 2021
United States

The Dramatists Guild presents the online conversation Dreaming the Queer Future livestreaming on the commons-based, peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Tuesday 19 October at 3 p.m. PDT (San Francisco, UTC -7) / 5 p.m. CDT (Chicago, UTC -5) / 6 p.m. EDT (New York, UTC -4).

event poster for decolonizing dramaturgy: Situating Dramaturgical Discourse in Africa.
Livestreaming a Conversation: Situating Dramaturgical Discourse in Africa
Video

Livestreaming a Conversation: Situating Dramaturgical Discourse in Africa

Episode One of Decolonizing Dramaturgy: Theatremakers from Africa in Conversation

Wednesday 20 October 2021
Africa

Taiwo Afolabi presents Decolonizing Dramaturgy: Situating Dramaturgical Discourse in Africa livestreaming on the global, commons-based, peer-produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Wednesday 20 October 2021 at 9 a.m. PDT (San Francisco, UTC -7) / 12 p.m. EDT (New York, UTC -4) / 5 p.m. WAT (Lagos, UTC +1) / 17:00 BST (London, UTC +1) / 18:00 SAST (Johannesburg, UTC +2) / 18:00 CEST (Berlin, UTC +2) / 19:00 EAT (Nairobi, UTC +3).

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