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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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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

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

Trans Casting—Thurs, Oct 3

1 October 2013

This Thursday's topic Trans Casting will moderated by MJ Kaufman who wrote the recent HowlRound Journal article: Don’t Call me Ma’am: On the Politics of Trans Casting.

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

Collective Creation in Theater: Its History and Its Ramifications for Today—Thurs, Sept 19

17 September 2013

Join us Thursday, Spetember 19 for our Weekly Howl.  This week's topic is Collective Creation in Theatre: Its History and Its Ramifications for Today.

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

Imagining an Arab American Theater Movement

9 September 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. This Thursday's topic: "Imagining an Arab American Theater Movement". 

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

Marathon Theater

3 September 2013

This Thursday's topic: "Marathon Theater" which is presented in the HowlRound Journal article Too Much Theater? The New Marathons by Jonathan Mandell.

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

"Gun Control, Social Change, Artistic Efficacy"

26 August 2013

This weeks Howl is on gun control, social change, and artistic efficacy.

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

Curate this space!

20 August 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, August 22 at 11am PST/ 1pm CST/ 2pm EST/ 18:00 GMT.

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

Collecting Your Conversation Topics

5 August 2013

For the next two Thursdays @HowlRound will be taking a summer break, but in the mean time post your topics in the comments section here that you want to talk about and/or possibly moderate for future conversations.

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

Community, You're Curating This! Topic: TBD by you—Thurs, Aug 1

29 July 2013

This week's topic is: To Be Determined by You! Tweet us topics @HowlRound and we'll collectively decide which one to run with on Thursday.

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

"Realism: Friend and Foe"

22 July 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, July 25 for the Weekly Howl on hashtag #newplay at 11am PDT – 12pm PDT (Los Angeles) / 1pm CDT – 2pm CDT (Austin) / 2pm EDT – 3pm EDT (New York) / 18:00 GMT – 19:00 GMT / 7pm BST - 8pm BST (London) / 8pm CEST - 9pm CEST (Berlin). Click here for an automatic conversion into your local time.

 

This week's topic: "Realism: Friend and Foe"

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

How do current social and political events impact our role as artists?

15 July 2013

This week's topic is: How do current social and political events impact our role as artists? and will be moderated by Dominic D'Andrea @DominicDAndrea and Gus Schulenburg @GusSchulenburg. 

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

Technology is transforming the practice of theater. How can we invite technological change and not lose our way?—Thurs, July 11

9 July 2013

This week's topic is: "Technology is transforming the practice of theater. How can we invite technological change and not lose our way?"

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Let's "Put the Equity Back into Sweat Equity"—Be a part of building a new arts economy at CultureCoin.org
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Let's "Put the Equity Back into Sweat Equity"—Be a part of building a new arts economy at CultureCoin.org

1 July 2013

Howlround crowdsources to help make better decisions in how they can support a better arts economy.

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

"Impact of the Internet on Artistic Legitimacy, Prestige, Status"—Thurs, June 27

24 June 2013

This week's topic is: "Artistic Legitimacy, Prestige, Status & How It is Changing". What are the social dynamics that impact the lives of artists, organizations, and their work? Are they changing in the 21st Century?

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

Community, You're Curating This! Topic: TBD by you—Thursday, June 20

17 June 2013

This week's topic is: To Be Determined by You! Tweet us topics @HowlRound and we'll collectively decide which one to run with on Thursday.

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

Making a career in the arts, making a living in the arts—Thursday, June 13

10 June 2013

This week's Howl covers the topic of making a career in the arts and making a living in the arts

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Weekly Howl on Thursday, May 30
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Weekly Howl on Thursday, May 30

Culture Coin & the HowlRound Voting Surge!

28 May 2013

This week's activity will be a voting rally and open discussion forum about the Culture Coin project that HowlRound is proposing in the ArtsFwd Business Unusual Challenge.

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Weekly Howl on Thursday, May 23
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Weekly Howl on Thursday, May 23

Culture Coin & Making the Not-for-Profit Arts Economy Work for Artists

20 May 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.

The topic for this week's Howl will be about how we—together as a field—can rapidly intervene to make the not-for-profit arts economy work for all artists through the Culture Coin project that HowlRound is proposing in the ArtsFwd Business Unusual Challenge.

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Vote for this project
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Vote for this project

Let's put the "equity" back into not-for-profit "sweat equity"

15 May 2013

Vote for HowRound's CULTURE COIN in the ArtsFwd Business Unusual Challenge

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Weekly Howl on Thursday, May 16
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Weekly Howl on Thursday, May 16

Best & Worst Practices in Commercial/Not-for Profit Theater Partnerships

13 May 2013

The topic for this week's Howl will be Best & Worst Practices in Commercial/Not-for Profit Theater Partnerships: What's working well? What needs to change? We'll be using Tory Bailey's article Response to In the Intersection as a starting point.

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Weekly Howl on Thursday, May 9
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Weekly Howl on Thursday, May 9

"Intellectual Property: How is it benefiting you, your arts community, the world?"—a Twitter chat using hashtag #newplay

6 May 2013

An underlying assumption we want to examine is that the not-for-profit arts community is best served by adopting the market-based economy and legal system that supports and protects intellectual property.

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Weekly Howl on Thursday, May 2
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Weekly Howl on Thursday, May 2

"Gender Parity Advocacy: Best Practices & Concrete Ideas"—a #newplay chat

29 April 2013

Time for action.  This Weekly Howl focuses on concrete ideas and practices for achieving Gender Parity in the theatre.

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Why This Playwright, Why This Theater?
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Why This Playwright, Why This Theater?

29 April 2013

In March, HowlRound hosted the first cohort meeting for the Mellon Foundation's playwright residencies. While we had folks in Boston, we decided to ask some of them just how their particular partnership came together. Why this playwright, why this theater, why now?

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Weekly Howl on Thursday, April 25
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Weekly Howl on Thursday, April 25

Gender Parity—a Twitter chat using hashtag #newplay

22 April 2013

Brad Erickson and Laura Brueckner modderate this week's Howl on Gender Parity