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Douglas Howe

Doug Howe is an American theatre maker who has directed over 30 productions in 5 countries. He graduated with honors from the Carnegie Mellon School of Drama where he directed his first original piece, The Helpless Spectator: Dance of the Seven Veils. He has trained with Peruvian master teacher Victoria Santa Cruz, Japanese actor Yoshi Oida, Bulgarian director Mladen Kiselov, SITI Company and the Moscow Art Theatre (MXAT). From 2001-2007, he was the Artistic Director of Thalatta! Theatre International, and from 2007-2013, he was the Artistic Director of The Internationalists. He also taught acting and directed productions for seven years as part of Northwestern University's NHSI 'Cherub' program. In 2008, he was the recipient of a Brooklyn Arts Exchange (BAX) space grant.  In 2009, Doug was awarded a three-year French ‘Competence et Talents’ visa in order to create cross-cultural theatrical collaborations in Paris, and in 2011, Doug worked in Sydney as the International Liaison Officer at PlayWriting Australia. He is a member of the Lincoln Center Directors Lab, The Fence Playwriting Network, SAG/AFTRA and Actors Equity. Along with Beatriz Cabur, Doug is the Co-Founder and Executive Director of New International Theatre Experience (NITE).  For more information, visit www.doug-howe.com or www.nitecorp.com

Everyone’s Creative
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Everyone’s Creative

David Adjmi and Soho Rep's Playwriting Workshops

9 October 2014

It was clear from the first gathering on September 30, 2013 that this was not going to be your typical playwriting class. It was not about process, but ontology. It was specifically designed to demystify the writing process by encouraging everyone’s personal creativity.

The Playwright and the Panel
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The Playwright and the Panel

Turning the Model on its Head

13 March 2014

We've all been there. The curtain call is over, the house lights come up, and a representative from the theater comes out on stage to inform the audience that, in a few minutes, there will be a post-show discussion with the playwright. Thankfully, a partnership at Playwrights Horizons in New York City is rethinking that model. Playwright Dan LeFranc and director of New Play Development Adam Greenfield are turning the concept on its head by making the playwright the interviewer, instead of the interviewee.

2013 World Theatre Day Message — Happy World Theatre Day!
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2013 World Theatre Day Message — Happy World Theatre Day!

26 March 2013