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

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Majnun Layla
Podcast

Majnun Layla

11 June 2024

Audiences pack houses to see stories about forbidden love. Romeo and Juliet is a famous Western example of this phenomenon, but the trope goes back much further, to a poem that likely inspired even inadvertently Shakespeare's famous play. In this episode, we look at the timeless tale of Layla and Majnun made famous by Nizami Ganjavi as a poem and later adopted for the stage and the screen countless times.

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Gender, Disability, Transmedia, and Balkan Folklore
Essay

Gender, Disability, Transmedia, and Balkan Folklore

10 June 2024

Sophie Sagan-Gutherz shares about Kat Mustatea’s ielele, a show that uses a unique instrument called the BodyMouth to sound out histories of the ielele, a genderless creature in Balkan folklore. Sophie highlights how this show’s use of technology illuminates connections between disability and transgression of binary gender.

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Reclaiming Sovereignty in Theatre with Murielle Borst Tarrant
Podcast

Reclaiming Sovereignty in Theatre with Murielle Borst Tarrant

6 June 2024

In this episode, Native theatremaker and founder of Safe Harbors NYC, Murielle Borst Tarrant shares her journey and vision. Safe Harbors NYC supports Indigenous performing arts, providing a creative sanctuary and advocating for cultural equity. Discover strategies to overcome industry frustrations, build inclusive spaces, and see the light ahead. Tune in for wisdom and inspiration to create meaningful change in the theatre industry.

Upcoming Livestreams

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No Summary: El Hakawati Theatre of Jerusalem
Video

No Summary: El Hakawati Theatre of Jerusalem

The fourth episode of the 2024 virtual artist conversation series

Thursday 13 June 2024

Golden Thread's No Summary 2024 virtual artist conversation series will embark on a tour of four Palestinian cities to offer audiences in the Bay Area and beyond a taste of the Palestinian theatre scene today. This episode features El Hakawati Theatre of Jerusalem.

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The Festival of Live Digital Art (FOLDA) 2024
Video

The Festival of Live Digital Art (FOLDA) 2024

Panels and Performances from the Global Community of Live Digital Art

Thursday 13 June to Saturday 15 June 2024
Toronto, Canada

Join us for the launch of PLAY: Dramaturgies of Participation by Dr. Jenn Stephenson and Mariah (Mo) Horner; a panel on AI in Creative Performance by bluemouth inc, Cole Lewis, and David Rokeby; and a performance of Windrush by Marcel Stewart and Oonya Kempadoo.

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Burn-in, Burn-out
Video

Burn-in, Burn-out

IETM Sofia Plenary Meeting 2024

Wednesday 12 June 2024 and Friday 14 June 2024
Sofia, Bulgaria

IETM, in collaboration with Toplocentrala, presents the IETM Sofia Plenary Meeting 2024 livestreamed on the global, commons-based, peer-produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Wednesday 12 June and Friday 14 June 2024.

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