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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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Twitter Chat

How does your life in the arts impact your relationship(s)?

6 March 2014

This week's conversation topic is "How does your life in the arts impact your relationship(s)?" and will be moderated by Hilary Bettis @HilaryBettis—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 6 on hashtag #newplay at 11am PST (Vancouver) / 1pm CST (Austin) / 2pm EST (New York) / 7:00pm GMT (London) / 8pm 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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Twitter Chat

How Universal is Your Writing?—Thurs, Feb 27

24 February 2014

This week's conversation topic is "How Universal is Your Writing?" and will be moderated by Ross Howard @rhplaywright and Samuel French, Inc. @mrsamuelfrench—who like all of our moderators, authors, and content producers—self-select to peer-produce on this commons-based platform! This hour-long Howl will take place on Thursday, February 27 on hashtag #newplay at 11am PST (Vancouver) / 1pm CST (Austin) / 2pm EST (New York) / 7:00pm GMT (London) / 8pm 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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Twitter Chat

How Can Theater Get Political Influence?—Thurs, Feb 20

17 February 2014

This week's conversation topic is "How Can Theater Get Political Influence?" and will be moderated by Alan Katz @dcdramaturg—who like all of our moderators, authors, and content producers self-select to produce on this commons-based platform. This hour-long Howl will take place on Thursday, February 20 on hashtag #newplay at 11am PST (Vancouver) / 1pm CST (Austin) / 2pm EST (New York) / 19:00 GMT (London) / 8pm CET (Berlin).

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Twitter Chat

Raising a Family While in the Arts—Thurs, Feb 13

10 February 2014

This week's conversation topic is "Raising a Family While in the Arts" and will be moderated by Garlia Cornelia @garliacornelia on Thursday, February 13 on hashtag #newplay at 11am PST – 12pm PST (Vancouver) / 1pm CST – 2pm CST (Austin) / 2pm EST – 3pm EST (New York) / 19:00 GMT – 20:00 GMT (London) / 8pm CET - 9pm CET (Berlin).

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Weekly Howl Topic on Twitter hashtag #newplay
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Weekly Howl Topic on Twitter hashtag #newplay

Race and Representation in the American Theater—Thurs, Feb 6

3 February 2014

This week's conversation topic is "Race and Representation in American Theater" taking place on Thursday, February 6 on Twitter hashtag #newplay at 11am PST – 12pm PST (Vancouver) / 1pm CST – 2pm CST (Austin) / 2pm EST – 3pm EST (New York) / 19:00 GMT – 20:00 GMT (London) / 8pm CET - 9pm CET (Berlin).

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The Weekly Howl on hashtag #newplay
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The Weekly Howl on hashtag #newplay

Marketing the New Play

27 January 2014

This week's conversation topic is "Marketing the New Play" and will take place on Thursday, January 30 on hashtag #newplay at 11am PST – 12pm PST (Vancouver) / 1pm CST – 2pm CST (Austin) / 2pm EST – 3pm EST (New York) / 19:00 GMT – 20:00 GMT (London) / 8pm CET - 9pm CET (Berlin).

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The Weekly Howl on hashtag #newplay
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The Weekly Howl on hashtag #newplay

Short-Form Theater and Short Play Festivals

22 January 2014

This week's conversation topic is "Short Form Theater and Short Play Festivals" which will take place on Thursday, January 23 at 11am PST – 12pm PST (Vancouver) / 1pm CST – 2pm CST (Austin) / 2pm EST – 3pm EST (New York) / 19:00 GMT – 20:00 GMT (London) / 8pm CET - 9pm CET (Berlin). In Twitter, use hashtag #newplay to participate.

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The Weekly Howl on Twitter hashtag #newplay
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The Weekly Howl on Twitter hashtag #newplay

Critical Generosity and the Spectre of Niceness—Thurs, Jan 16

14 January 2014

This week's conversation topic is "Critical Generosity and the Spectre of Niceness". Join us on Twitter hashtag #newplay on Thursday, January 16 at 11am PST – 12pm PST (Vancouver) / 1pm CST – 2pm CST (Austin) / 2pm EST – 3pm EST (New York) / 19:00 GMT – 20:00 GMT (London) / 8pm CET - 9pm CET (Berlin).

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Stage to Screen/Screen to Stage
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Stage to Screen/Screen to Stage

Lost in Translation?—The Weekly Howl on hashtag #newplay—Thurs, Jan 9

7 January 2014

This week's conversation topic is "Stage to Screen/Screen to Stage: Lost in Translation?" which will be about the transition of a work from stage to screen and vice-versa, and the changes in theater’s place in the culture. Join us on Twitter hashtag #newplay on Thursday, January 9 at 11am PST – 12pm PST (Vancouver) / 1pm CST – 2pm CST (Austin) / 2pm EST – 3pm EST (New York) / 19:00 GMT – 20:00 GMT (London) / 8pm CET - 9pm CET (Berlin).

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Weekly Howl Archive
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Weekly Howl Archive

Self-Producing & Making Your Own Opportunities

2 January 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. If you have an idea for a topic or if you want to moderate the discussion, contact us on Twitter @HowlRound. The Weekly Howl happens on Thursdays on hashtag #newplay at 11am PST / 1pm CST / 2pm EST / 19:00 GMT / 8pm CET

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2013 HowlRound Blog Round Up
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2013 HowlRound Blog Round Up

27 December 2013

January 2014 marks the three-year anniversary of the launch of HowlRound. For now, we leave 2013 by offering you an assortment of quotes from the blog this past year.

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2013 HowlRound NewCrit Round Up
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2013 HowlRound NewCrit Round Up

26 December 2013

January 2014 marks the three-year anniversary of the launch of HowlRound. For now, we leave 2013 by offering you an assortment of quotes from the HowlRound’s NewCrit this past year.

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2013 HowlRound Journal End-of-Year Roundup
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2013 HowlRound Journal End-of-Year Roundup

25 December 2013

January 2014 marks the three-year anniversary of the launch of HowlRound. Since our beginning, we have published nearly 600 theater artists who have contributed a journal article or blog post, which have been read by 350,000 unique visitors to the site—an average of over 15,000 regular readers each month. Thank you to our contributors and readers; thank you for participating in the ongoing conversation about American theater.

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Curate this Space! The Weekly Howl on Twitter hashtag #newplay this Thursday!
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Curate this Space! The Weekly Howl on Twitter hashtag #newplay this Thursday!

11 December 2013

If you have an idea for a topic or if you want to moderate the discussion, contact us on Twitter @HowlRound or post a comment here. Our next Howl will be on Thursday, December 12 at 11am PST/ 1pm CST/ 2pm EST/ 19:00 GMT.

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Curate this Space! The Weekly Howl on Twitter hashtag #newplay
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Curate this Space! The Weekly Howl on Twitter hashtag #newplay

2 December 2013

If you have an idea for a topic or if you want to moderate the discussion, contact us on Twitter @HowlRound or post a comment here. Our next Howl will be on Thursday, December 5 at 11am PST/ 1pm CST/ 2pm EST/ 19:00 GMT.

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The Weekly Howl (Special Editions) on Twitter hashtag #newplay
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The Weekly Howl (Special Editions) on Twitter hashtag #newplay

"High School Theater" on Wed, Nov 20 and "Artistic Risk" on Thurs, Nov 21

18 November 2013

Wednesday's topic is "High School Theater" and Thursday's topic is "Artistic Risk" moderated by The Playwrights' Center in Minneapolis @pwcenter. Both days' conversations start at 11am PST (San Francisco) / 1pm CST (Austin) / 2pm EST (New York) / 19:00 GMT (London) / 8pm CET (Berlin). Use Twitter hashtag #newplay to participate.

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The Weekly Howl on Twitter hashtag #newplay
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The Weekly Howl on Twitter hashtag #newplay

Curate this Space!

13 November 2013

If you have an idea for this week's topic or if you want to moderate the discussion, contact us on Twitter @HowlRound or post a comment here! 

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The Weekly Howl on Twitter hashtag #newplay
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The Weekly Howl on Twitter hashtag #newplay

Curate this Space!

6 November 2013

"Diversity & Equity in Arts Organizations and Arts Communities.

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.

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Videos

Ramping up for the Latino Theatre Commons National Convening — #cafeonda

28 October 2013

The following videos were recorded in March 2013 when the steering committee of the Latino Theater Commons National Convening gathered at HowlRound, Emerson College for the first time. Learn more about this week's upcoming first large-scale formal gathering of the Latina/o theatre community since 1986.

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The Weekly Howl on Twitter hashtag #newplay
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The Weekly Howl on Twitter hashtag #newplay

The Internet + Audience Engagement

22 October 2013

This Thursday's topic will be: The Internet + Audience Engagement. How do your audiences continue their in-person experience on the internet? What are the in-person manifestations of your online engagement? Join us Thursday, October 24 for the Weekly Howl on hashtag #newplay at 11:00am PDT – 12pm PDT (Los Angeles) / 1:00pm CDT – 2pm CDT (Austin) / 2:00pm EDT – 3pm EDT (New York) / 18:00 GMT – 19:00 GMT / 7:00pm BST - 8pm BST (London) / 8:00pm CEST - 9pm CEST (Berlin).

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Taking the Temperature
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Taking the Temperature

Understanding Latinidad

19 October 2013

"The field is not yielding the actors I need yet, and I'm wondering why this is so. So they're either not being trained properly or the pool is not diverse enough. For example, if I need a light skinned bilingual actor who can do a believable Northern Mexican accent—the casting pool is limited."

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The Weekly Howl on Twitter hashtag #newplay

Health Care for Artists

14 October 2013

Join the Weekly Howl with #newplay.  This Thursday's topic will be health care for artists, and the current resources for freelance and uninsured artists

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Taking the Temperature
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Taking the Temperature

Student Access to Latina/o Plays

11 October 2013

The second of three blogs detailing some of the participants of the Latinx Theatre Commons National Convening. Here are the results to inquiry about how to better support students’ access to Latina/o plays.

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Weekly Howl on hashtag #newplay
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Weekly Howl on hashtag #newplay

Who do you make theater for and why?—Thurs, Oct 10

9 October 2013

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. Join us Thursday, October 10 for the Weekly Howl on hashtag #newplay.

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Taking the Temperature
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Taking the Temperature

The Political Climate & Latina/o Theater

4 October 2013

In preparation for the upcoming Latinx Theatre Commons National Convening, the Steering Committee asked how the political climate has changed participant's ability to do their work