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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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The Politics of Rebuilding Theatrical and Civic Communities: Global Autocracy, Brexit, and Racism
Essay

The Politics of Rebuilding Theatrical and Civic Communities: Global Autocracy, Brexit, and Racism

16 September 2021

Verity Healey sits down with Javaad Alipoor to discuss themes that preoccupy Alipoor as a theatremaker and political person: racism, history, Brexit, international communities, politics, and how these things come into his work and collaborations with other artists.

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Transforming Organizational Structures
Podcast

Transforming Organizational Structures

With Eric Lockley of The Movement Theatre Company

15 September 2021

Yura Sapi speaks with Eric Lockley, co-founder of the Movement Theatre Company. Lockley is a member of the company’s producing artistic leadership team, who work together to create an artistic social movement by developing and producing new works by artists of color. Their work engages audiences in a rich theatrical dialogue, enlightens communities to the important issues affecting our world, and empowers artists to celebrate the many sides of their unique voice.

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It's Not Easy Being Green
Essay

It's Not Easy Being Green

14 September 2021

Playwright John J King shares his experience with and advice for centering sustainability in theatre productions.

Upcoming Livestreams

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Livestreaming Book Launch: Roma Heroes - Five European Dramas
Video

Livestreaming Book Launch: Roma Heroes - Five European Dramas

On European Culture Day, at the Goethe Institute, Budapest

Monday 20 September 2021
Budapest, Hungary

Independent Theater Hungary releases Roma Heroes - Five European Dramas on European Culture Day livestreaming on the commons-based peer produced HowlRound TV network Monday 20 September 2021 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 (Budapest, UTC +2) / 19:00 EEST (Bucharest, UTC +3)

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Livestreaming Panel: What Does Anti-racist Producing Look Like?
Video

Livestreaming Panel: What Does Anti-racist Producing Look Like?

A cohort of theatre professionals discuss the many ways they’re embracing a values-centric approach to putting on a show.

Thursday 23 September 2021
New York City

What does anti-racism look like when applied to the theatre’s core activity — producing plays? In this panel, a cohort of theatre professionals discusses the many ways they’re embracing a values-centric approach to putting on a show, from first rehearsal all the way to closing night. Livestreaming on the commons-based peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv Thursday 23 September 2021 at 1 p.m. PDT (San Francisco, UTC -7) / 3 p.m. CDT (Chicago, UTC -5) / 4 p.m. EDT (New York, UTC -4) / 21:00 BST (London, UTC +1).

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Spirituality & Sexuality Through a Black Woman's Lens
Video

Spirituality & Sexuality Through a Black Woman's Lens

How can we use our spirituality and sexuality to reclaim our bodies?

Thursday 23 September 2021
United States

Tonya Pinkins presents Through A Black Woman’s Lens—Spirituality & Sexuality livestreaming on the global, commons-based, peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Thursday 23 September 2021 at 2 p.m. PDT (San Francisco, UTC -7) / 4 p.m. CDT (Chicago, UTC -5) / 5 p.m. EDT (New York, UTC -4).

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