Why Comedy? Why Now?: On the 2022 Latinx Theatre Commons Comedy Carnaval
23 June 2022
Trevor Boffone reflects on the 2022 Latinx Theatre Commons (LTC) Comedy Carnaval that convened at Su Teatro in Denver, Colorado, which was comprised of productions, readings, panels, and special sessions that showcased the depth and range of Latinx comedy in theatre.
From Awareness to Action: Facilitating Change in the American Theatre
13 June 2022
Lauren E. Turner, producing artistic director of No Dream Deferred, sits down with Amelia Parenteau to discuss their recent experiences in anti-racist facilitation work through No Dream Deferred’s service, Equity and Justice for Institutional Change.
Humanizing Homelessness: An Interview with Lisa Hoelscher of Gathering Ground Theatre
19 May 2022
Gathering Ground Theatre—an Austin, Texas collective comprised of people with lived experiences of homelessness and allies—creates performances that aim to influence public opinion and local legislation. Anna Rogelio Joaquin sits down with Lisa Hoelscher to discuss Lisa’s experience as a co-creator and performer of works that expose issues like hostile architecture and camping bans, as well as the company’s current work on a memorial performance.
Designing Collaboration: In Search of a Taxonomy of Collaborative Methods
17 May 2022
Emily McConnell calls for a common language to categorize designers’ collaborative relationships with directors. To find that common ground, theatremakers will have to reject the notion that each production requires a unique approach to collaboration.
Exposing the Ills of Forced Marriage of Women and Young Girls in Nigeria Through the Theatre
16 May 2022
In 2021, Nigerian director Josephine Awele Odunze directed a powerful production of Wedlock of the Gods by Zulu Sofola. Odunze sits down with Eseovwe Emakunu to discuss the play’s connections to issues Nigerian women face today, as well as her hopes that theatre can contribute to attaining true gender parity in Nigeria.
On Hauling Water: Outdoor Theatre as Re-Enchantment amidst Climate Crisis
2 May 2022
Theatre artist Elle Thoni shares their experience working on the outdoor theatre production of a futuristic musical, Queen B, and challenges institutional ideas on how and where theatre can take place.