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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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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.

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The Weekly Howl on Tuesday, May 15
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The Weekly Howl on Tuesday, May 15

Vote for what you want to talk about!

14 May 2012

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

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The Weekly Howl on Tuesday, May 8
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The Weekly Howl on Tuesday, May 8

Post-Show Discussions

7 May 2012

Join us for Tuesday's Howl on post-show discussions.

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The Weekly Howl on Tues, May 1
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The Weekly Howl on Tues, May 1

Diversity in the Theater—Serving Humanity or the Economy?

30 April 2012

This weeks Howl on the problem of diversity in the seasons of our big theaters, and the focus on plays that "sell"

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The Weekly Howl on Tues, April 24
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The Weekly Howl on Tues, April 24

"Please, Don't Start a Theater Company," or Let's Figure out the Future

23 April 2012

Tomorrow we'll take Rebecca Novick's article "Please, Don't Start a Theater Company! Next-Generation Arts Institutions and Alternative Career Paths" as a starting point to discuss alternative models for supporting theater work and a career in the theater and see if there has been progress since Rebecca wrote about this topic two years ago.

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The Weekly Howl on Tues, April 17
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The Weekly Howl on Tues, April 17

What can the Center for the Theater Commons do for you?

16 April 2012

This weeks Howl we want to know what challenges you have that the Theater Commons can help address

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Flying High
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Flying High

A Video Explanation of The Commons by Jamie Gahlon & Vijay Mathew

16 April 2012

A video introducing our big move!

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New Play Institute 2010-2011 Illustrated Annual Report!
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New Play Institute 2010-2011 Illustrated Annual Report!

14 April 2012

As the New Play Institute transitions to Emerson College as the new Center for the Theater Commons, we celebrate the accomplishments of the previous year with our annual report.

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Tulips by Sylvia Plath
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Tulips by Sylvia Plath

A Video by Taffety Punk

12 April 2012
Howlround's New Play Map.
Building the New Play Map Version 3.0
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Building the New Play Map Version 3.0

Update # 1

11 April 2012

Next iteration of the New Play Map is coming along!  We are updating it with the current mapping system to make the process quick and easy to use. 

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The Weekly Howl on Tuesday, April 10
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The Weekly Howl on Tuesday, April 10

Theatermaking in DC

9 April 2012

Ari Roth will co-host this weeks Howl on the past, present, and future of the DC theater scene.

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Best of Weekly Howl on Social Media and Criticism
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Best of Weekly Howl on Social Media and Criticism

3 April 2012

Highlights from the Weekly Howl conversation on social media's impact on arts criticism.

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The Weekly Howl Tues, April 3
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The Weekly Howl Tues, April 3

Social Media and the Future of Arts Journalism

3 April 2012

Join us for the Weekly Howl on the impact of social media on the future of arts criticism.

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Celebrating World Theatre Day for The Weekly Howl on Tuesday, March 27 #wtd12 @TCG
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Celebrating World Theatre Day for The Weekly Howl on Tuesday, March 27 #wtd12 @TCG

27 March 2012

This week's Howl will be on the increase of global communication and the idea of a generation without borders.

Howlround's New Play Map.
Let's Change our Mental Map
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Let's Change our Mental Map

A Call to Co-Develop a Theater Commons

15 March 2012

Welcome to the New Play Map, an innovative, crowd-sourced way to track all the new work being made across the nation. But for our newest project to succeed, we need your help.

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The Weekly Howl Tuesday, March 13
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The Weekly Howl Tuesday, March 13

"Bound By Broadway: The State of the American Musical" by @RyanBogner

12 March 2012

Join the HowlRound team for our Weekly Howl on Twitter! This week we are discussing "Bound By Broadway: The State of the American Musical" by Ryan Bogner. 

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The Weekly Howl
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The Weekly Howl

Tuesday, March 6 - "Intrinsic Impact"

6 March 2012

Join the HowlRound team for our Weekly Howl on Twitter! This week we are discussing "Intrinsic Impact" with special guest Clayton Lord who just authored the post "Count What Matters Most."

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The Weekly Howl
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The Weekly Howl

Tuesday 2/28 "On Validation" by Michelle Carter

28 February 2012
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21st Century Literary Office Convening
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21st Century Literary Office Convening

Watch Parties & Tweets on Sat, Feb 25

26 February 2012

Highlights of tweets from the Century Literary Office Covening 

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21st Century Literary Office Convening
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21st Century Literary Office Convening

Watch Parties & Tweets on Fri, Feb 24

25 February 2012

A recap of Friday, Feb 24's tweets and events from the 21st Century Literary Office Convening.

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Launching The New York Times Critic Watch at NYTCriticWatch.com - Need your Participation
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Launching The New York Times Critic Watch at NYTCriticWatch.com - Need your Participation

28 December 2011

Introducing The New York Times Critic Watch, a reader-fueled experiement to map the effect of the Times' critics on the American theatre.

Resources for Teaching Online
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Resources for Teaching Online

Highlights of recent essays addressing teaching and performing online during the COVID-19 pandemic.

LGBTQIA+ Theatre
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LGBTQIA+ Theatre

A collection of work celebrating LGBTQIA+ theatre and theatremakers

Black Joy
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Black Joy

A selection of content that uplifts and celebrates Black artists.