Jamie Gahlon

Jamie is the Director and a Co-Founder of HowlRound Theatre Commons. 

Jamie is the Director and a co-founder of HowlRound. She is a co-creator of the World Theatre Map and New Play Map, oversees the HowlRound Journal and HowlRound TV, supports the work of the Latinx Theatre Commons, and co-administers The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation’s National Playwright Residency Program, and regularly produces theatre convenings around urgent field-wide issues. Prior to her work at HowlRound, Jamie helped launched the American Voices New Play Institute and the NEA New Play Development Program at Arena Stage. Jamie has also worked for New York Stage & Film, and the New Victory Theatre. She is a proud member of the Latinx Theatre Commons Steering Committee, the Committee of the Jubilee, and a Think Tank Member for the Laboratory for Global Performance and Politics. Jamie holds a Bachelor of Science in Foreign Service with a focus on Culture & Politics from the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University. She originally hails from Minnesota, the land of 10,000 lakes, and likes to dabble.

Welcome to the New HowlRound
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Welcome to the New HowlRound

October 02, 2018

Today, we are proud to welcome you to a brand new HowlRound website!

Seven Years in
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Seven Years in

HowlRound Theatre Commons Evolves

January 09, 2018

HowlRound staff articulate HowlRound's mission, vision, and values, and discuss how folks can participate in creating the commons. 

Encountering Eastern Europe
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Encountering Eastern Europe

March 04, 2017

Jamie Gahlon, Senior Creative Producer of HowlRound, reports on a trip she took in fall 2016 to explore, deepen, and build partnerships with theatremakers and organizations in Eastern Europe.

2015 NewCrit in Review
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2015 NewCrit in Review

December 29, 2015

HowlRound Senior Creative Producer Jamie Gahlon reveals the most-shared NewCrit pieces of the past year, and a few of her own favorites. 

Cafecito
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Cafecito

Mando Alvarado

October 02, 2015

Jamie Gahlon interviews Mando Alvarado about the inspiration for his play Parachute Men, his writing process, and the challenges facing the American theatre.

Culture Clash
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Culture Clash

Thirty Years and Counting

May 29, 2015

Jamie Gahlon interviews Richard Montoya, Ric Salinas, and Herbert Siguenza, now marking their thirtieth year as ensemble Culture Clash.

Hot off the Presses! The Latina/o Theatre Commons 2013 National Convening Book
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Hot off the Presses! The Latina/o Theatre Commons 2013 National Convening Book

January 12, 2015

HowlRound's Jamie Gahlon spoke with scholar Brian Herrera about what he learned compiling The Latina/o Theatre Commons 2013 National Convening book, and his vision for how others may find it useful. 

Cafecito
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Cafecito

The Roots and Work of Café Onda

November 07, 2014

We want it to be for everybody. I think that we have to make it so that our readership sees us as a chapter in the narrative, not a separate narrative. That Café Onda acts as an archive, as a living conversation, and as a chapter in the story of the American theater. I hope that the present and future readership of Café Onda consists of those who are interested in that greater narrative.

In Dialogue with José Luis Valenzuela
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In Dialogue with José Luis Valenzuela

August 13, 2014

Jamie Gahlon interviews José Luis Valenzuela on the LATC and the upcoming Encuentro 2014: A National Latina/o Theatre Festival.

Latina/o Theatre Commons Producer
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Latina/o Theatre Commons Producer

Abigail Vega

April 29, 2014

Since the October 2013 Latina/o Theatre Commons (LTC) National Convening in Boston, the LTC has been moving forward on a number of upcoming planned initiatives. As the momentum and enthusiasm for the LTC has grown, so to has the need for a full-time, dedicated producer. On behalf of the LTC Hiring Committee, I'm pleased to announce that we have hired Abigail Vega—she will begin working full-time in June as the dedicated Latina/o Theatre Commons Producer.

Video
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Video

Culture Coin—Watch, Share, Vote Daily!

May 23, 2013

HowlRound presents a video on Culture Coin, a peer-to-peer digital currence and resource sharing economy for all

Rewriting the Script
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Rewriting the Script

Mapping the Development of New Plays in America

February 15, 2013

Jamie Gahlon examines The New Play Map, and how it can help us rewrite the trajectory of new plays and new play development in the U.S.

Modeling a Theatre Commons
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Modeling a Theatre Commons

February 14, 2013

P. Carl, David Dower, Jamie Gahlon, and Vijay Mathew define their visions of HowlRound as a not-for-profit theatre commons.

Now Hiring
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Now Hiring

A Call for Commons Producers

January 11, 2013

A call for Commons Producers!

2012 Blog Series In Review
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2012 Blog Series In Review

December 21, 2012

A glimps into the 2012 blog series which stretch from parenting and playwrighting, to the Olympics. A moment of thanks to the contributors for making regular blog series part of HowlRound!

Join Us for a Boston Potluck on Monday, October 22!
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Join Us for a Boston Potluck on Monday, October 22!

October 16, 2012
Building the New Play Map Version 3.0
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Building the New Play Map Version 3.0

Update # 4

July 09, 2012

The last update before the official launch of New Play Map Version 3

Interview with Lisa Steindler
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Interview with Lisa Steindler

May 17, 2012

Lisa Steindler, Executive Artistic Director of San Francisco's Z Space sat down with Jamie Gahlon to talk about their technical residencies. 

Building the New Play Map Version 3.0
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Building the New Play Map Version 3.0

Update # 3

April 25, 2012

Here is a brief quip from the design team in addition to the final list of goals for the new play map.

Building the New Play Map Version 3.0
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Building the New Play Map Version 3.0

Update # 2

April 16, 2012

The next big jump for the new play map is the ability to control the look of a new play’s journey.

 

Chloe Veltman on Arts Criticism
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Chloe Veltman on Arts Criticism

March 27, 2012

Jamie Gahlon asked arts journalist Chloe Veltman about the disappearing art form of criticism.  

In Search of the Artistic Home
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In Search of the Artistic Home

January 11, 2012

Jamie Gahlon introduces our newest series, In Search of the Artistic Home.

2015 Retrospective
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2015 Retrospective

A retrospective of HowlRound's most popular and thought-provoking content for 2015, curated by HowlRound staff.

Artistic Home
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Artistic Home

Theatre artists from around the country reflect on their respective "artistic homes."