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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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#newplay Twitter chat on "Politics in the Theatre" Thursday, November 8
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#newplay Twitter chat on "Politics in the Theatre" Thursday, November 8

6 November 2012

This weeks Howl is on politics and theatre, join us!

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Twitter Conversation using #newplay on Thursday, Oct. 25
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Twitter Conversation using #newplay on Thursday, Oct. 25

Theatre in Boston

22 October 2012

Join us for this Thursday's Howl on the Boston theatre scene.

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Twitter Conversation using #newplay on Thursday, Oct. 11
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Twitter Conversation using #newplay on Thursday, Oct. 11

13P & Alternative Producing Models

8 October 2012
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Twitter Conversation using #newplay on Thursday, Oct. 4
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Twitter Conversation using #newplay on Thursday, Oct. 4

Arts in Rural Communities

1 October 2012

This Thursday's Howl is on arts in rural communities

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Twitter Conversation using #newplay 9/27
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Twitter Conversation using #newplay 9/27

Gender Parity & Diversity in Theater—Where Are the Bright Spots? Why & How Do Those Work?

24 September 2012

This Thursday's Howl is on how gender parity and diversity is already working and how

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Help Theater Producer David Cecil in Uganda Case
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Help Theater Producer David Cecil in Uganda Case

19 September 2012

A call to action from Young Vic, concerning the imprisionment of producer David Cecil in Uganda.

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Twitter Conversation using #newplay on Sept. 20
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Twitter Conversation using #newplay on Sept. 20

What Keeps You Going? What Keeps You in This Field?

17 September 2012

This Thursday's Howl is on what keeps you working in your field

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A Twitter Brainstorm on "#newplay" Thursday, Sept 13
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A Twitter Brainstorm on "#newplay" Thursday, Sept 13

Let's Design an Internet App!

10 September 2012

This Thursday's Howl is on using our smartphones to shape our community

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Twitter Conversation on "#newplay" Thursday, 9/6
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Twitter Conversation on "#newplay" Thursday, 9/6

Re-framing the Critic for the 21st Century

5 September 2012

This Thursday's Howl will be on the new roles and relationships of arts criticism 

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The Weekly Howl Tuesday, August 28
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The Weekly Howl Tuesday, August 28

Fringe Festivals

27 August 2012

Tuesday's Howl will focus on Fringe Festivals.

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Weekly Howl on Tues, August 21
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Weekly Howl on Tues, August 21

Vote & Submit Your Own Topic for Discussion

21 August 2012

The Weekly Howl is an open discussion about theater culture and the new works field that happens on Twitter using the hashtag “#newplay.” This week’s topic of discussion will be determined by readers’ votes right here in the comments section of this blog post.

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The Weekly Howl on Tues, August 14
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The Weekly Howl on Tues, August 14

How Does Place Impact Art & How Does Art Impact Place?

13 August 2012

The week's Howl will discuss the relationship between art and place.

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The Weekly Howl on Tuesday, August 7
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The Weekly Howl on Tuesday, August 7

Theatre Internships

2 August 2012

Next week's topic will use Marshall Botnivick's article "Theater and the War Against Youth" as a jumping off point. Marshall will be co-moderating the discussion.

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Announcing the Howlympics
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Announcing the Howlympics

An Open Call for Olympics Writing!

31 July 2012

Call for blog posts inspired by the London Olympics

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The Weekly Howl on Tuesday, July 31
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The Weekly Howl on Tuesday, July 31

Craftspeople—Nurturing the Maker in Addition to the Designer

30 July 2012

This week’s topic of discussion will use Natalie Kearns recent blog, "In Defense of Craftspeople: Nurturing the Maker in addition to the Designer," as the jumping off point.

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The Weekly Howl Tuesday, July 24th
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The Weekly Howl Tuesday, July 24th

Criticism

23 July 2012

Tomorrow's Weekly Howl will focus on the state of criticism in the theater, spurred on by Sherri Kronfeld's recent article, the many comments its garnered, Rob Weinert-Kendt's response.

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The Weekly Howl Tuesday, July 17
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The Weekly Howl Tuesday, July 17

The Triangle Region

15 July 2012

This week's topic of discussion will focus on The Triangle region of North Carolina, which we're exploring all week on HowlRound. We'll be joined by Byron Woods and other contributors from this week. Stay tuned for more updates!

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Introducing The New Play Map Version 3.0
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Introducing The New Play Map Version 3.0

11 July 2012

We've officially launched version 3 of The New Play Map!

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Weekly Howl on Tues, July 10
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Weekly Howl on Tues, July 10

Vote & Submit Your Own Topic for Discussion

9 July 2012

 This week's Weekly Howl topic of discussion will be determined by readers' votes right here in the comments section of this blog post. 

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Weekly Howl on Tuesday, June 26
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Weekly Howl on Tuesday, June 26

Harlem in the Present Tense

25 June 2012

This week on HowlRound is dedicated to Harlem and Harlem artists, so the topic will be about contemporary Harlem and the theater artists who comprise that community. Refer to Jonathan McCrory's article "Who Is Occupying Harlem" as a starting point.

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Weekly Howl Tues, Jun 19
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Weekly Howl Tues, Jun 19

#TCG12 Week: A New Operating System for the American Theater

18 June 2012

This week's Howl topic is about creating a "new operating system for the American Theater". As a jumping-off point for the discussion refer to Polly Carl's keynote speech "Finding the Gift and Making Theater for Everyone."

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Weekly Howl for Tuesday, June 12
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Weekly Howl for Tuesday, June 12

Vote on the Topic

11 June 2012

The Weekly Howl is an open discussion about theater culture and the new works field that happens every Tuesday on Twitter using the hashtag "#newplay" from 12pm-1pm PDT (San Francisco) /1pm-2pm MDT / 2pm-3pm CDT (Chicago) / 3pm-4pm EDT (New York) / 19:00-20:00 (GMT) / 8pm-9pm (London – BST) / 9pm-10pm (Berlin – CEST).

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The Weekly Howl on Tuesday, June 5
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The Weekly Howl on Tuesday, June 5

Help us Pick a Topic

4 June 2012

Help us decide the topic for the next Weekly Howl

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The Weekly Howl on Tues, May 29
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The Weekly Howl on Tues, May 29

Calling all Designers—

24 May 2012

Join us for our second #WeeklyHowl featuring the topic of "Designers in New Play Development and Production!"

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The Weekly Howl on Tues, May 22
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The Weekly Howl on Tues, May 22

Vote on what the #newplay community should discuss!

19 May 2012

Submit and vote on the topic for the next Weekly Howl.