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So You Want to Move to the Developing Neighborhood?
Jordan Schwartz discusses gentrification in developing neighborhoods, how artists moving in need to work with the existing communities, and what kind of change that can bring about.
Hearing Each Other Over the Gun Fire
Several months after Pittsburgh’s Quantam Theatre programmed The Gun Show, there was a mass shooting at a synagogue in the city. TJ Parker discusses how the company responded to the crisis, both through the play and through community engagement.
“Who are you when scared?”
Confidence, Fearlessness, and Artistic Direction
Artistic directors Joe Haj of Minneapolis’s Guthrie Theater and Rob Melrose of Houston’s Alley Theatre talk about confidence and fearlessness, a company of actors, fighting for the classics, and more.
Calling in the Spirits
How Theatre Can Help Us Tell the Truth
Playwright Pearl Cleage discusses playwriting, activism, and how theatremakers can help save the world in this excerpt from her keynote speech at the 2019 TYA/USA National Festival & Conference.
Risk in the Body and World at Warsaw’s Generation After 3 Showcase
Amanda L. Andrei reflects on Warsaw’s Generation After 3 festival, which had the theme of “risky projects,” and discusses four pieces she saw on risk as it relates to the body and the world.
Creating a Feminist Punch and Judy Show
Roxanna Myhrum looks at the history of the iconic puppet show Punch and Judy and Sarah Nolen’s feminist adaptation of it, Judy Save the Day.
#MeToo and the Method
Holly L. Derr looks at the history of the Method, where it deviates from Stanislavsky’s System, and the connection between the Method and the behavior called out by #MeToo.
Language and Identity in the Welsh-Turkish Play Y Brain/Kargalar
Emily Garside discusses Y Brain/Kargalar, in which the playwright, Turkish refugee Meltem Arikan, who settled in Wales, explores her conflicting identities.
Directing and Embracing Open Texts
Kate Bergstrom investigates the open text, looking at how theatremakers approach the form, the balance between respect for the script and unique interpretation, and more.
Narrative Sharing and Narrative Shifting with Digital Technology
Members of the Detroit-based artist collective Complex Movements discuss the connection between technology, performance, and social justice community organizing.