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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

Bringing together practicing Festival artists with scholars to consider the intersection of puppetry with other disciplines and ideas

The 2022 Chicago International Puppet Theater Festival and The School of the Art Institute Chicago present The Ellen Van Volkenburg Puppetry Symposium livestreaming on the global, commons-based peer produced HowlRound TV network on Saturday 22 January and Saturday 29 January 2022.

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Creating Puppet Solidarities

Creating Puppet Solidarities

24 January 2022

Sarah Plummer kicks off the puppet series by introducing the series contributors and exploring the way their work highlights puppetry’s capacity to form solidarities among humans and nonhumans.

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Fiscal Sponsorship and the Path to Non-Profit Status

Fiscal Sponsorship and the Path to Non-Profit Status

19 January 2022

What does fiscal sponsorship do for you and your organization? Colleen Hughes, associate director of programming at Fractured Atlas, walks us through the broad array of opportunities they provide. She’ll also shed light on fundraising trends she’s seen with nonprofit organizations throughout the pandemic.

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The Fight for the Right to Vote

The Fight for the Right to Vote

13 January 2022

Carlyle Brown’s Down in Mississippi is a celebration of a movement that gave birth to the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Brown sat down with Todd London in October 2020 to discuss the creative process, historical context, and contemporary resonance of his play.

Upcoming Livestreams

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Livestreaming a Reading: My Mother’s Courage

Livestreaming a Reading: My Mother’s Courage

Based on the true story of legendary theatre artist George Tabori's memoir of his Jewish mother who managed to escape deportation from Budapest in 1944

Thursday 27 January 2022
New York City

The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center presents a reading of My Mother’s Courage by George Tabori livestreaming on the global, commons-based peer produced HowlRound TV network on Thursday 27 January 2022 at 9 a.m. PST (San Francisco, UTC -8) / 11 a.m. CST (Chicago, UTC -6) / 12 p.m. EST (New York, UTC -5).

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Comedy Carnaval 2022

Comedy Carnaval 2022

June 9-11, 2022
Denver, Colorado

The Latinx Theatre Commons (LTC) Hybrid Comedy Carnaval will present a broad range of Latinx comedy content and conversations. Programming will highlight artistic voices and content creators who practice comedic arts through theatre, stand-up, sketch, improv, podcasts, and webseries.

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