We are a knowledge commons that's produced by and for you! We're looking for contributors who are deeply invested in and committed to the theatre field. You could be a current student or a seasoned professional, but if you're actively involved in theatre, we'll be thrilled to hear from you.


We're looking for pieces about...

  • Theatre commoning (Resources managed and produced with generosity and abundance, community and collaboration)
  • Ideas and practices that challenge—and seek to revolutionize—the status quo
  • Lesser-known or marginalized aesthetics, or new forms of theatre practice
  • Equity, inclusivity, and accessibility for underrepresented theatre communities and practices
  • Theatre practice, process, and relevant issues in a specific geographic location but that are meaningful and relevant to others around the world.

We do not publish personal attacks, promotional material, or material that has been previously published.

Our team of editors work with all writers to edit pieces for style and content.

We pay all our authors based on the length of the published piece.

  • 750-1000 words: $50 USD
  • 1000-1500 words: $100 USD
  • 1500-2000 words: $150 USD

Interview Parameters:
If you’re interested in conducting an interview, check out these interview guidelines and best practices.

NewCrit Parameters: 
NewCrit is a type of essay that focuses on analysis of a specific show(s) beyond the traditional "thumbs-up, thumbs-down" review. For more context, see NewCrit guidelines and best practices. We typically find that the best NewCrit pieces are 1000-1500 words.

Contribute an essay


HowlRound regularly publishes week-long series on a particular topic. Curating a series is a big commitment that usually requires at least three to four months of work. We pay curators $250 USD once the series is running. Learn more about the requirements and parameters for curators.

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All comments on the site are moderated. Most comments will be posted if they are on topic and not personal attacks, but moderating decisions are subjective. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers and generally cannot alter a comment once it is posted. We will delete an offensive posting. We have limited tolerance for trolling and baiting, incoherence, and shouting. We seek to create a conversation that is an invitation to real and positive inquiry in a community of shared learning. If you post comments that consistently violate the spirit of this policy we reserve the right to ban you from the comments section.


HowlRoundTV’s arts, culture, and theatre programming is entirely produced by the global community that it serves. Any person or organization can livestream their event for free, and access to the channel is first come, first serve. We provide in-depth technical support, training, and help you to get the word out. We promise, it's not hard!

Do you have a technical / producing requirements question that isn't answered in this livestream guide? Contact for more information.

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We have hosted hundreds of conversations on Twitter via #howlround and—previously—via #newplay. Moderators and the topics come from the worldwide theatre community. Upcoming chats are announced as events, and can be joined simply by tweeting with #howlround during the hour-long chats.

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The World Theatre Map is a user-generated directory and a real-time media hub of the world’s theatre community that's entirely community-sourced and editable by anyone. Visit and add to the map in EnglishSpanish, or French!

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Want to propose something that isn't on this list? Go ahead—we love new ideas! 

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