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HowlRound Theatre Commons

HowlRound Theatre Commons is a free and open platform for theatremakers worldwide that amplifies progressive, disruptive ideas about the art form and facilitates connection between diverse practitioners.

 

World Theatre Map 2.0 Launches! / Lancement de la Carte mondiale du théâtre 2.0 ! / ¡Se lanza el Mapa Mundial de Teatro 2.0!
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World Theatre Map 2.0 Launches! / Lancement de la Carte mondiale du théâtre 2.0 ! / ¡Se lanza el Mapa Mundial de Teatro 2.0!

28 November 2017

We’re excited to announce that the second beta version of The World Theatre Map is now available in French, Spanish, and English, and the software is now entirely available to the commons under an open source license.

Announcing the HowlRound Challenge Convenings
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Announcing the HowlRound Challenge Convenings

4 October 2017

HowlRound announces the four selected convening proposals for the HowlRound Challenge, a new initiative to incubate ideas and seed action to make a better theatre and a better world.

Introducing the World Theatre Map Ambassadors
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Introducing the World Theatre Map Ambassadors

14 July 2017

The World Theatre Map beta project has engaged its first cohort of twenty-eight World Theatre Map Ambassadors from twenty-four countries to direct community organizing, outreach, and feedback gathering.

Introducing JD Stokely, HowlRound Fellow!
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Introducing JD Stokely, HowlRound Fellow!

16 June 2017

Join us in welcoming Stokely, the new HowlRound Fellow!

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The HowlRound Challenge
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The HowlRound Challenge

An Open Call for Convening Proposals

12 April 2017

Through The HowlRound Challenge, we will produce and host up to five in-person convenings in Boston, from September 2017 to June 2019 that will incubate ideas and seed action to make a better theatre and a better world.

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We’re Hiring! Are You The Next HowlRound Fellow?
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We’re Hiring! Are You The Next HowlRound Fellow?

3 April 2017

We're looking for the next HowlRound fellow!

Shape the Future of the World Theatre Map / Crea el futuro del Mapa Mundial de Teatro
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Shape the Future of the World Theatre Map / Crea el futuro del Mapa Mundial de Teatro

1 February 2017

HowlRound has developed and is launching The World Theatre Map. / HowlRound ha desarrollado y está por lanzar el Mapa Mundial de Teatro.

World Theatre Map
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World Theatre Map

Open Development Update # 3

22 December 2016

The HowlRound community is designing and building the World Theatre Map. Track the progress of this commons project and participate in its design and development.

What The Commons Stands For
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What The Commons Stands For

24 November 2016

Read the community responses to our questions, “What do you stand for? What does your art stand for?”

World Theatre Map
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World Theatre Map

Open Development Update # 2

4 March 2016

The HowlRound community is designing and building the World Theatre Map. Track its progress and participate in its design and development.

World Theatre Map
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World Theatre Map

Open Development Update # 1

1 February 2016

The HowlRound community is designing and building the World Theatre Map. Track its progress and participate in its design and development.

Write for the HowlRound Journal!
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Write for the HowlRound Journal!

21 November 2015

In an attempt to make it even easier for everyone to have their voice heard in the HowlRound journal, we’ve recently made some changes to the way we collect pitches. 

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HowlRound Summer Reading
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HowlRound Summer Reading

20 June 2015

Looking for summer reading? Check out what HowlRound has to offer!

Introducing Adewunmi Oke, HowlRound Fellow!
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Introducing Adewunmi Oke, HowlRound Fellow!

15 May 2015

Welcome the new HowlRound Fellow, Adewunmi Oke! Adewunmi joins us in July, and will play an integral role in the HowlRound team.

Twitter Chat
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Twitter Chat

How Can Artists Shift the Climate Change Story?—Thurs, April 23—Participate with hashtag #howlround

20 April 2015

This hour-long conversation will take place on Thursday, April 23 on hashtag #howlround at 11am PDT (Vancouver) / 1pm CDT (Austin) / 2pm EDT (Toronto) / 18:00 GMT / 7pm BST (London).

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We're hiring a new Fellow! Could it be you?
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We're hiring a new Fellow! Could it be you?

12 March 2015

Are you looking for some hands-on experience to continue your education? Are you interested in a bird's eye view of not-for-profit theatre? Consider becoming the next HowlRound Fellow!

Introducing Ramona!
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Introducing Ramona!

10 March 2015

HowlRound is thrilled to announce the addition of our new team member, Ramona Ostrowski!

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Twitter Chat
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Twitter Chat

How do we document THE NOW of Latina/o theatre?—Thurs, Feb 5—Use #cafeonda

2 February 2015

Join us for this week's Weekly Howl on Thursday, February 5 at 2pm EST / 1pm CST / 11am PST using hashtag #cafeonda.

Join the Twitter Chat about Audience Engagement Around New Plays—Thurs, Jan 15—#TRPLPLY
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Join the Twitter Chat about Audience Engagement Around New Plays—Thurs, Jan 15—#TRPLPLY

12 January 2015

This Thursday, January 15 discuss Audience Engagement around New Plays. Use Twitter hashtag #TRPLPLY to participate at 11am PST/ 1pm CST/ 2pm EST/ 19:00 GMT. 

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HowlRound is hiring an Associate Producer!
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HowlRound is hiring an Associate Producer!

9 January 2015

Are you interested in working for HowlRound? We’re hiring a full-time Associate Producer—details about applying within. 

2014 HowlRound Blog Retrospective
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2014 HowlRound Blog Retrospective

1 January 2015

A sampling of the HowlRound community’s voices in the 2014 Blog.

HowlRound Essays End-of-Year Retrospective
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HowlRound Essays End-of-Year Retrospective

31 December 2014

January 2015 marks the four-year anniversary of the launch of the commons project called the HowlRound Journal. Thank you authors, readers, and commenters—and thank all of you for participating in this ongoing conversation about theatre.

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NewCrit 2014 End-of-Year Roundup
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NewCrit 2014 End-of-Year Roundup

30 December 2014

It's been a great year for NewCrit! Check out a sampling from our pieces in 2014.

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Twitter
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Twitter

Unite a la conversación de #newplay este jueves en español! Tema: Diferencias culturales y de idioma en teatro—Thurs, Oct 30

28 October 2014

This week's Twitter conversation using #newplay will be in Spanish and topic is: "Diferencias culturales y de idioma en teatro" This conversation will be moderated by Inés Gubba-Tejeira @Ineika—who like all of our moderators, authors, and content producers—self-selected to peer-produce on this commons-based platform! This hour-long Howl will take place on Thursday, October 30 on hashtag #newplay at 11am PDT (Vancouver) / 1pm CDT (Austin) / 2pm EDT (Toronto) / 18:00 GMT / 7pm CET (Madrid).

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Live Webcast & Twitter Discussions for Beyond the Building
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Live Webcast & Twitter Discussions for Beyond the Building

Performing Arts and Transforming Place—#PerformPlace—Mon, Nov 3

24 October 2014

The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), with support from ArtPlace America, is hosting a convening that examines how performance-based organizations, and the artists they engage, transform places through their artistic practices: "Beyond the Building: Performing Arts and Transforming Place". This multiplatform convening will be live webcasted and will have Twitter discussions on hashtag #performplace on Monday, November 3, 2014, from 6am PST to 2pm PST / 7am MST to 3pm MST / 8am CST to 4pm CST / 9am EST to 5pm EST.