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New York, NY, United States
Saturday 18 - Sunday 19 January 2014

Culturebot Conversations at Under the Radar in New York

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Saturday 18 - Sunday 19 January 2014
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Culturebot: Scanning the Landscape Discussions

Under the Radar at the The Public Theater, NYC and Culturebot present a series of round table conversations on the most current and compelling ideas at work in the field of contemporary theater and the conditions in which it is being made. Join leading practitioners, thinkers, and supporters of cutting edge theatre for lively discussions on the state of the field and what the future might hold.

“Scanning The Landscape” discussions at Under The Radar use a format inspired by Lois Weaver’s “conversation as performance” model The Long Table, which is informal, participatory, & nonhierarchical. Special guests are invited to "seed" the conversation but you are invited to take a seat at the table and join in. See the video recordings of last week's discussions "Performance, Technology & The Ever-Emerging Now" and "Diversity and Multiculturalism In A Global Context."

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The following discussions will livestream on the global, commons based, peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv. In Twitter, use hashtags #howlround and #utr14 to participate in online conversation.

Playwrights In Collaborative Processes
Saturday 18 January at 9 a.m. PST/ 11 a.m. CST/ 12 p.m. EST/ 17:00 GMT

From Caryl Churchill and Joint Stock to Anne Washburn and The Civilians, the role of the playwright in collaborative processes has been both creatively compelling and logistically complicated. What are the rewards and challenges of the playwright working in collaboration with directors, actors and ensembles; what questions arise about authorship, ownership and what defines “a play?" Join Culturebot and a collection of creative theatremakers for a fun and freewheeling discussion of the past, present, and future of the playwright.

Participants include:
David Mendizabal
Harrison David Rivers
Deborah Stein
Suli Holum
Jackie Sibblies Drury
Eric Ting
Paul Lazar


American Theatre & The Aesthetics of Democracy

Sunday 19 January at 9 a.m. PST/ 11 a.m. CST/ 12 p.m. EST/ 17:00 GMT

The early 20th century gave birth to a national Little Theatre movement that rejected the hegemony of commercially-driven New York City shows and embraced a more community-based, locally responsive model of theatre. This grew into today’s regional theatre system, one that is increasingly removed from the everyday lives of many communities. As a new generation discovers the values of Little Theatre, how will this shape the future of American Theatre? Join Culturebot and friends for a lively discussion.

Participants include:
Morgan Jenness
Jan Cohen Cruz
Sue Kessler (The Bushwick Starr)
Abigail Browde (600 Highwaymen)
Jess Chayes & Nick Benacerraf (The Assembly)



About HowlRound TV

HowlRound TV is a global, commons-based, peer-produced, open-access livestreaming and video archive project stewarded by the nonprofit HowlRound. HowlRound TV is a free and shared resource for live conversations and performances relevant to the world’s performing-arts and cultural fields. Its mission is to break geographic isolation, promote resource sharing, and develop our knowledge commons collectively. Anyone can participate in a community of peer organizations revolutionizing the flow of information, knowledge, and access in our field by becoming a producer and co-producing with us. Learn more by going to our participate page. For any other queries, email [email protected] or call Vijay Mathew at +1 917.686.3185 Signal. View the video archive of past events.

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