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We’re a free and open platform

for theatremakers worldwide.

We amplify progressive, disruptive ideas about theatre and facilitate connection between diverse practitioners. 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—donate to help support HowlRound and the artists who are impacted, however big or small, by the unfolding uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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The Carnival
Essay

The Carnival

Leadership in a Time of "What If?"

22 October 2020

Susan Booth, artistic director of Atlanta’s the Alliance Theatre, talks about how we are currently living in what is referred to as “the carnival” and shares ideas of how artistic organizations ought to react during this time.

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From Nicety to Necessity
Essay

From Nicety to Necessity

21 October 2020

Jack Reuler, artistic director of Minneapolis’s Mixed Blood Theatre, reflects on how the pandemic might just be the great equalizer in the American theatre and how it’s time for theatre to move from being something nice to being something necessary.

The Work of the Imagination
Essay

The Work of the Imagination

20 October 2020

Tamilla Woodard, co–artistic director of Working Theater in New York, talks about why she makes theatre and offers several “what if” thoughts about how the field should move forward.

Upcoming Livestreams

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Livestreaming ArtsLink Assembly: Radical Hospitality
Video

Livestreaming ArtsLink Assembly: Radical Hospitality

Resilience and thriving strategies for 2020 and beyond.

Thursday 15 October to Friday 13 November
Online

The ArtsLink Assembly convenes artists, thinkers, organizations, and activists to explore resilience and thriving strategies for art and artists in the (post)-pandemic world in a series of online events and discussions. Livestreaming Thursday 15 October to Friday 13 November 2020.

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Livestreaming a Conversation: SEGAL TALKS with Anne Hamburger (United States)
Video

Livestreaming a Conversation: SEGAL TALKS with Anne Hamburger (United States)

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

Thursday 22 October 2020
United States

The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center presents Segal Talks with Anne Hamburger (United States) livestreaming on the global, commons-based, peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Thursday 22 October 2020 at 9 a.m. PDT (San Francisco, UTC -7) / 11 a.m. CDT (Chicago, UTC -5) / 12 p.m. EDT (New York, UTC -4) / 17:00 BST (London, UTC +1) / 18:00 CEST (Berlin, UTC +2).

Livestreaming Conversation: School of Resistance, Episode Nine: A Global Jurisdiction for a Global Economy
Video

Livestreaming Conversation: School of Resistance, Episode Nine: A Global Jurisdiction for a Global Economy

A dialogue with Miriam Saage-Maaß and Sylvestre Bisimwa

Thursday 22 October 2020
United States

NTGent presents School of Resistance, Episode Eight: The Paranoia of the Western Mind livestreaming on the global, commons-based, peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Thursday 22 October 2020 at 9 a.m. PDT (Los Angeles, UTC -7) / 12 p.m. EDT (New York, UTC -4) / 17:00 BST (London, UTC +1) / 18:00 CEST (Berlin, UTC +2).

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