Recent Essays

This is a repository of written content, sorted by most recent to oldest. Enjoy!

Portrait of Timothy Douglas.
The Benefits of Slavery
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The Benefits of Slavery

30 January 2012

Timothy Douglas writes about his resignation from Chicago’s Remy Bumppo Theatre Company.

Getting to the 'What' of it
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Getting to the 'What' of it

28 January 2012

Aaron Malkin debriefs on TEDXBroadway, and ponders the "what" of Broadway's future.

Kirk Lynn
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Kirk Lynn

In Search of the Artistic Home

27 January 2012

Playwright Kirk Lynn in conversation with Jamie Gahlon, continuing our In Search of the Artistic Home series.

Goal of a Knowledge Commons
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Goal of a Knowledge Commons

Transformation and Innovation?

27 January 2012

Vijay Mathew provides the latest update from the HowlRound office, in which the staff and some special guests start defining "knowledge commons" and "community sourcing" through videos.

Playwriting All-Stars to the Rescue
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Playwriting All-Stars to the Rescue

26 January 2012

Matthew Ocks examines the question of a playwright's duty to write a "topical" play.

 

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The Weekly Howl
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The Weekly Howl

Tues Jan 24th at 3pm EST on #NewPlay- Self Producing & Alternate Spaces with @TaylorMacNY

23 January 2012

Join the HowlRound crew and Taylor Mac for this week's Weekly Howl: #NewPlay - Self Producing & Alternate Spaces with @TaylorMacNY!

Interview with Lydia Diamond by Amrita Ramanan
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Interview with Lydia Diamond by Amrita Ramanan

23 January 2012

Literary Manager Amrita Ramanan interviews Playwright Lydia Diamond about her play Stick Fly.

The Electric Current of Bay Area Theater
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The Electric Current of Bay Area Theater

21 January 2012

Carey Perloff talks about making theatre in the Bay Area, and what makes San Francisco such a great incubator for collaborations. 

San Francisco
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San Francisco

21 January 2012

Rebecca Novick examines San Francisco's complicated relationship with ambition—and why we should all embrace the idea of "investing" instead of "making it."

San Francisco
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San Francisco

20 January 2012

Dan Wolf talks about San Francisco, and what makes him keep coming back, no matter where or how far away he goes.

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