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19 New Plays on Art & Neurobiology at the Generous Company’s Gumbo Festival in Baltimore—Thursday 31 January 2013

Generous Company in Baltimore, Maryland presented Gumbo, a six-night festival of new works from theater, visual arts, and music blurring the lines between art and neurobiology, livestreamed on the global, commons-based peer-produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Thursday 31 January 2013 at 4:30 p.m. PST (San Francisco) / 6:30 p.m. CST (Chicago) / 7:30 p.m. EST (New York).

Performances were held January 31, February 1, February 2, February 7, February 8, and February 9.

Click here to watch selected performances. 

19 new plays respond to current ideas and discoveries in neurobiology. The readings were one to thirty minutes long, and written by playwrights Jami Brandli, George Brant, Will Fancher, Dipika Guha, Laurel Haines, Cynthia Hardeman, Kevin McFillen, Caroline V. McGraw, Antoinette Nwandu, K. Frithjof Peterson, Erin Phillips, Joseph Ritsch, Sarah Saltwick, Stephanie Swirsky, Yasmine Van Wilt, Hank Willenbrink, Deborah Yarchun.

The readings were performed by WordBRIDGE alumni from around the country including Charles Kartali, James Knight, and Michele Vazquez and virtual Q&A sessions with select playwrights.

The workshop production of Generous Company’s The Beholder’s Share is an ensemble devised one-act focused on the conversations between artists and beholders created by Rena Brault, Suzanne Coley, Rebecca Eastman, Alexei Kolesnikov, JD Sivert, Mike Vandercook, and David M. White.

There were also art gallery and musical events challenging our ideas of art and perception. Artists include: Brian Baker, John Shea, and Mary Anne Arntzen. Musicians include: John and Brittany, and Stuart Lewis.

And lastly, there was delicious hot and homemade Gumbo served every night, to warm the soul and add spice to the conversation.

Generous Company is a multidisciplinary collective that believes generosity is a cornerstone to collaboration and extends between artists and outward to audiences; that new works and new models are essential for the evolution of theatre; that production pressures and timelines can be a bugbear to innovation; and that how you work is just as important as what you work on. Generous Company is dedicated to developing and producing work in a supportive, collaborative and generous environment. Generous Company has produced WordBRIDGE Playwrights Laboratory since 2007.


About HowlRound TV
HowlRound TV is a global, commons-based peer produced, open access livestreaming and video archive project stewarded by HowlRound, a knowledge commons by and for the theatre, arts, and cultural community. The channel is at howlround.tv and is a free and shared resource for live events and performances relevant to the world's live arts fields. Its mission is to break geographic isolation, promote resource sharing, and to develop our knowledge commons collectively. Follow and use hashtag #howlround in Twitter to participate in a community of peers revolutionizing the flow of information, knowledge, and access in our field. Our community uses the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (CC BY 4.0). You can become a producer and co-produce with us. Learn more by going to our participate page. For any other queries, contact @HowlRound on Twitter, email tv@howlround.com, or call Vijay Mathew at +1 917.686.3185 Signal/WhatsApp. View the video archive of past events.


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