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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.

 

Juneteenth 2021
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Juneteenth 2021

In honor of Juneteenth, we are lifting up some of the work of Black American theatremakers.

Trans Day of Visibility 2021
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Trans Day of Visibility 2021

A collection of content by and for trans theatremakers

A collection of work by AAPI theatremakers
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A collection of work by AAPI theatremakers

Manifestos for the Literary Office of the Future
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Manifestos for the Literary Office of the Future

These manifestos were prepared and delivered as part of the 2012 convening 21st Century Literary Office: Exploring the Literary Practice of Tomorrow.

Devising Our Future
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Devising Our Future

It's 2021 and we're amid multiple pandemics that are revealing the structural failures, challenges, and opportunities facing the nonprofit theatre. Where do we go from here? What are we bringing with us through the portal, and what are we making anew?

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

Devised & Ensemble Theatre
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Devised & Ensemble Theatre

HowlRound Staff Picks 2020
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HowlRound Staff Picks 2020

At HowlRound Theatre Commons, our values set our curatorial agenda. To close out 2020, we are highlighting pieces written, recorded, or livestreamed by our community of contributors that give life to these values.

Creating Theatre on Zoom
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Creating Theatre on Zoom

These recent essays provide an in-depth look into creating and producing theatre specifically for Zoom.

Election 2020
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Election 2020

Revisit past content that highlights theatre's relationship to political organizing, protest, and social justice

 

Stage Management
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Stage Management

A collection of content by and about the oft-unsung backstage heroes of theatre, Stage Managers!

Indigenous Peoples' Day
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Indigenous Peoples' Day

In celebration of 2020 Indigenous Peoples' Day we encourage readers to explore these superlative essays from past HowlRound contributors.

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.

Anti-Racist Theatre
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Anti-Racist Theatre

A selection of content that calls out systemic racism in theatre and points toward anti-racist practices.

#ArtistsResource Talks
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#ArtistsResource Talks

HowlRound plus a group of artists, arts administrators, and others from around the US gather gather weekly to discuss how COVID-19 is impacting freelance artists from all disciplines and where artists can look for support in this complicated moment.  

In the Age of COVID-19
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In the Age of COVID-19

An ongoing collection of essays and events that respond to the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic.

What's a Commons?: The Philosophy and Practice of Commoning
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What's a Commons?: The Philosophy and Practice of Commoning

HowlRound Theatre Commons was founded in a belief of the commons, "'a new way to express a very old idea—that some forms of wealth belong to all of us, and that these community resources must be actively protected and managed for the good of all.' Put simply, the commons is a community- stewarded

HowlRound Value: Global Citizenship
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HowlRound Value: Global Citizenship

To end 2019, we are highlighting HowlRound pieces written this year that reflect what makes HowlRound...well, HowlRound.

HowlRound Value: Equity, Inclusivity, and Accessibility
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HowlRound Value: Equity, Inclusivity, and Accessibility

To end 2019, we are highlighting HowlRound pieces written this year that reflect what makes HowlRound...well, HowlRound.

HowlRound Value: Diverse Aesthetics
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HowlRound Value: Diverse Aesthetics

To end 2019, we are highlighting HowlRound pieces written this year that reflect what makes HowlRound...well, HowlRound.

HowlRound Value: Community and Collaboration
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HowlRound Value: Community and Collaboration

To end 2019, we are highlighting HowlRound pieces written this year that reflect what makes HowlRound...well, HowlRound.

HowlRound Value: Generosity and Abundance
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HowlRound Value: Generosity and Abundance

To end 2019, we are highlighting HowlRound pieces written this year that reflect what makes HowlRound...well, HowlRound.

2019 HowlRound TV Conferences and Symposia
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2019 HowlRound TV Conferences and Symposia

A collection of field-wide conferences and symposium that livestreamed on HowlRound TV in 2019.