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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.

 

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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.

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Twitter Chat
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Twitter Chat

Ferguson & What Can Artists Effectively Do In the Context of Social Justice Issues, Crises, & Conflicts?—#newplay—Thurs, Sept 18

16 September 2014

This week's Twitter conversation topic is "Ferguson and What Can Artists Effectively Do In the Context of Social Justice Issues, Crises, & Conflicts?" and will be co-moderated/prompted in open collaboration with anyone participating by Claudia Alick @claudiaalick and Danny Bryck @DannyBryck. This hour-long Howl will take place on Thursday, September 18 on hashtag #newplay at 11am PDT (Vancouver) / 1pm CDT (Ferguson) / 2pm EDT (New York) / 18:00 GMT / 7pm BST (London).

National Playwright Residency Program Cohort Meeting
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National Playwright Residency Program Cohort Meeting

Sunday 7 September 2014
Boston, MA, United States
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Introducing Emma Baar-Bittman, HowlRound Fellow
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Introducing Emma Baar-Bittman, HowlRound Fellow

19 July 2014
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#RightsWeek Twitter Chat
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#RightsWeek Twitter Chat

Publishing Your Work in New Media—Thurs, July 17

14 July 2014

As part of the "#RightsWeek: Protecting & Sharing Your Intellectual Property" series on HowlRound, this week's Twitter conversation topic is "Publishing Your Work in New Media" and will be moderated by Amy Rose Marsh @AmyRoseMarsh and Samuel French, Inc @MrSamuelFrench—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, July 17 on hashtag #newplay at 11am PDT (Vancouver) / 1pm CDT (Austin) / 2pm EDT (New York) / 18:00 GMT / 7pm BST (London).

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Twitter Chat

Is your company playwright-driven, director-driven, actor-driven? A conversation about aesthetics, authorship, and companies—Thurs, July 10

7 July 2014

This week's conversation topic is "Is your company playwright-driven, director-driven, actor-driven? A conversation about aesthetics, authorship, and companies". This hour-long Howl will take place on Thursday, July 10 on hashtag #newplay at 11am PDT (Vancouver) / 1pm CDT (Austin) / 2pm EDT (Toronto) / 18:00 GMT / 7pm BST (London).

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Engaging Volunteers for Your Arts Organization—Thurs, July 3

30 June 2014

This week's conversation topic is "Engaging Volunteers for Your Arts Organization" and will be moderated by Christian Carter @cdcarter—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, July 3 on hashtag #newplay at 11am PDT (Vancouver) / 1pm CDT (Austin) / 2pm EDT (Toronto) / 18:00 GMT / 7pm BST (London).

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What's the Best Way to Get Feedback?—Thurs, June 26

25 June 2014

This week's conversation topic is "Theatermakers, playwrights: What's the best way to get feedback?" and will be moderated by Angela Eden @angelaeden116—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, June 26 on hashtag #newplay at 11am PDT (Vancouver) / 1pm CDT (Austin) / 2pm EDT (Toronto) / 18:00 GMT / 7pm BST (London).

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Theatermakers, What's Your Relationship to Your Audience?

17 June 2014

This week's conversation topic is "What's Your Relationship to Your Audience?" and will be moderated by Ian Hylands @8inky—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, June 19 on hashtag #newplay at 11am PDT (Vancouver) / 1pm CDT (Austin) / 2pm EDT (Toronto) / 18:00 GMT / 7pm BST (London).

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Play length & structure: What are the trends, Why, How?—Thurs, June 12

9 June 2014

This week's conversation topic is "Play length & structure: What are the trends, Why, How?" and will be moderated by Shaun Michael @DonShaunMiguel—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, June 12 on hashtag #newplay at 11am PDT (Vancouver) / 1pm CDT (Austin) / 2pm EDT (Toronto) / 18:00 GMT / 7pm BST (London). All chats are archived on HowlRound's Storify page at storify.com/howlround On Thursday, get heard in the conversation by searching for #newplay in Twitter (sort by “all”) and by putting “#newplay” somewhere in your messages. Spread the word!

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How are Theater Makers using the Internet?—Thurs, June 5

2 June 2014

This week's conversation topic is "How are Theater Makers using the Internet?" and will be moderated by Ray Nelson @justraynelson—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, June 5 on hashtag #newplay at 11am PDT (Vancouver) / 1pm CDT (Austin) / 2pm EDT (Toronto) / 18:00 GMT / 7pm BST (London).

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Bringing New Genres to Theater: Sci-fi, Anime, Geek, Fantasy, Steampunk…—Thurs, May 29

27 May 2014

This week's conversation topic is "Bringing New Genres to Theater: Sci-fi, Anime, Geek, Fantasy, Steampunk…" and will be moderated by Kelley Holley @Kelley_Holley—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, May 29 on hashtag #newplay at 11am PDT (Vancouver) / 1pm CDT (Austin) / 2pm EDT (Toronto) / 18:00 GMT / 7pm BST (London).

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"How To Sell a Play No One Has Heard of"—Thurs, May 22

19 May 2014

This week's conversation topic is "How To Sell a Play No One Has Heard of" and will be moderated by Alan Katz @dcdramaturg—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, May 22 on hashtag #newplay at 11am PDT (Vancouver) / 1pm CDT (Austin) / 2pm EDT (Toronto) / 18:00 GMT / 7pm BST (London).

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Curtain Calls & Curtain Speeches: Why, How, and When Do You Do It?—Thurs, May 15

12 May 2014

This week's conversation topic is "Curtain Calls & Curtain Speeches: Why, How, and When Do You Do It?" and will be moderated by Annie Paladino @anniepaladino and Zhenya Lavy @ZhenyaLavy—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, May 15 on hashtag #newplay at 11am PDT (Vancouver) / 1pm CDT (Austin) / 2pm EDT (Toronto) / 18:00 GMT / 7pm BST (London).

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Modernizing/Adapting Classic Plays: How & Why Do You Do It?—Thurs, May 8

5 May 2014

This week's conversation topic is "Modernizing/Adapting Classic Plays: How & Why Do You Do It?" and will be moderated by Lianna Salva @LiannaSalva—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, May 8 on hashtag #newplay at 11am PDT (Vancouver) / 1pm CDT (Austin) / 2pm EDT (Toronto) / 18:00 GMT / 7pm BST (London).

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Writing & Producing New Plays for the Indie, High School, College, & Community Theater Markets—Thurs, May 1

28 April 2014

This week's conversation topic is Writing & Producing New Plays for the Indie, High School, College, and Community Theater Markets and will be moderated by Amy Rose Marsh @AmyRoseMarsh, literary manager @MrSamuelFrench—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, May 1 on hashtag #newplay at 11am PDT (San Francisco) / 1pm CDT (Austin) / 2pm EDT (Toronto) / 18:00 GMT / 7pm BST (London). On Thursday, get heard in the conversation by searching for #newplay in Twitter (sort by “all”) and by putting “#newplay” somewhere in your messages. Spread the word!

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HowlRound's Hiring! Come Work with Us!
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HowlRound's Hiring! Come Work with Us!

25 April 2014

Are you the next HowlRound Fellow? HowlRound is looking for editors/writers/producers/entrepreneurs who make things happen—who are ready and passionate to dive into working on ideas for advancing the theater commons.

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How do you translate theater into other languages and into other cultures?

21 April 2014

This week's conversation topic is "How do you translate theater into other languages and into other cultures?" and will be moderated by Playwrights Foundation @pwfoundation—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, April 24 on hashtag #newplay at 11am PDT (San Francisco) / 1pm CDT (Austin) / 2pm EDT (Toronto) / 18:00 GMT / 7pm BST (London).

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Dramaturgical Collaborations in Devised Work—Thurs, April 17

14 April 2014

This week's conversation topic is "Dramaturgical Collaborations in Devised Work" and will be moderated by @ArtsEmerson—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, April 17 on hashtag #newplay at 10am PDT (Vancouver) / 12pm CDT (Austin) / 1pm EDT (New York) / 17:00 GMT / 6pm BST (London). On Thursday, get heard in the conversation by searching for #newplay in Twitter (sort by “all”) and by putting “#newplay” somewhere in your messages. Spread the word!

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How Do Theatermakers Find Collaborators?—Thurs, April 10

7 April 2014

The Weekly Howl is a peer produced, open access discussion about theater culture and contemporary performance that happens in real-time on Twitter using the hashtag #newplay.* This week's conversation topic is "How Do Theatremakers Find Collaborators" and will be moderated by Ray Nelson @justraynelson—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, April 10 on hashtag #newplay at 11am PDT (Vancouver) / 1pm CDT (Austin) / 2pm EDT (New York) / 18:00 GMT / 7pm BST (London). On Thursday, get heard in the conversation by searching for #newplay in Twitter (sort by “all”) and by putting “#newplay” somewhere in your messages. Spread the word!

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The New Play Development Process of Incubation—Thurs, April 3

31 March 2014

The Weekly Howl is a peer produced, open access discussion about theater culture and contemporary performance that happens in real-time on Twitter using the hashtag #newplay.* This week's conversation topic is "The New Play Development Process of Incubation" and will be moderated by @garliacornelia and @thecelltheatre—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, April 3 on hashtag #newplay at 9am PDT (Vancouver) / 11am CDT (Austin) / 12pm EDT (New York) / 16:00 GMT / 5pm BST (London). On Thursday, get heard in the conversation by searching for #newplay in Twitter (sort by “all”) and by putting “#newplay” somewhere in your messages. Spread the word!

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"Solo Work"—Thurs, March 27. Use #newplay

24 March 2014

This week's conversation topic is "Solo Work" and will be moderated by Laura Steinroeder @SoloNewWorksLA—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, March 27 on hashtag #newplay at 11am PDT (Vancouver) / 1pm CDT (Austin) / 2pm EDT (New York) / 18:00 GMT (London) / 7pm CET (Berlin). On Thursday, get heard in the conversation by searching for #newplay in Twitter (sort by “all”) and by putting “#newplay” somewhere in your messages. Spread the word!

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How hard is it to get a comedy produced?—#newplay

17 March 2014

This week's conversation topic is "How hard is it to get a comedy produced?" and will be moderated by playwright Ken Ludwig @ken_ludwig and Samuel French, Inc. @MrSamuelFrench—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, March 27 on hashtag #newplay at 11am PDT (Vancouver) / 1pm CDT (Austin) / 2pm EDT (New York) / 18:00 GMT (London) / 7pm CET (Berlin).