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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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Livestreams Happening Today

Poster for the FRESH 2023 online radio event.
The International Event for the Development of Contemporary Circus and Outdoor Arts

Artists, programmers, journalists, producers, researchers, and policy-makers hailing from the contemporary circus sector and from the outdoor arts sector unite to delve into the topics of care, safety, and sustainability.

Curator and Author Florian Malzacher in Conversation with Art Critic Claire Bishop

In his book The Art of Assembly. Political Theatre Today curator and author Florian Malzacher surveys theatre today to demonstrate its political potential in both form and content. In a time of wide-ranging crisis, The Art of Assembly is a plea for a strong definition of the political and for a theatre that is not content merely to reflect the world’s ills but instead acts to change them.

Event streams later today at listed time.

What's New

Daughters of Lorraine Podcast teaser.
What is Black Theatre?

What is Black Theatre?

20 September 2023

This episode will discuss the age old questions of what is Black theatre? What is a Black play? How do you know one when you see it? Leticia Ridley and Jordan Ealey provide an overview of the some of the most popular commentary on this question from Black theatre theorists of the past such as W.E.B Dubois, Alain Locke, and Alice Childress.

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How Do We Transform the Field We’ve Inherited?

How Do We Transform the Field We’ve Inherited?

18 September 2023

Designer and Latinx Theatre Commons (LTC) member Tara Houston reflects on the transformation that the LTC inspired in her own career, and how the interventions at LTC convenings are helping Latinx theatremakers transform the theatre field.

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Kinship, Solidarity, and Working Towards Everyone’s Survival

Kinship, Solidarity, and Working Towards Everyone’s Survival

14 September 2023

As part of the Black and Indigenous Futures series, this conversation convenes Samora Pinderhughes, Storme Webber, and Mary Amanda McNeil to consider the ways that kinship and solidarity across broader collectives can coexist and mutually enrich one another through intentional practice.

Upcoming Livestreams

event poster for Mental Health, Well-being and International Cultural Mobility forum.
Mental Health, Well-Being and International Cultural Mobility

Mental Health, Well-Being and International Cultural Mobility

On The Move Mobility Webinar

Tuesday 26 September 2023
European Union

For this fourth Cultural Mobility Webinar, On the Move proposes to explore the positive and negative impacts of international cultural mobility on the mental health and well-being of artists and culture professionals. Many studies and cultural initiatives at local, national or European levels have investigated the various contributions of arts and culture to the well-being and good health, including mental health, of the population.

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