Recent Essays

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

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When Theatre Turns Audiences Into Activists
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When Theatre Turns Audiences Into Activists

10 April 2019

Tita Anntares examines different ways of building empathy in audiences through two recent plays, The Courtroom and To My Unborn Child, and a panel discussion hosted by the Center for Constitutional Rights.

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Buy a Scone, Feed a Playwright
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Buy a Scone, Feed a Playwright

9 April 2019

Mora V. Harris offers suggestions for what organizations can do if they can’t afford the travel costs associated with bringing an artist from out of town.

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Introducing Jax Gil, Communications Manager!
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Introducing Jax Gil, Communications Manager!

8 April 2019

Join us in welcoming Jax, our new Communications Manager!

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Harnessing the Combined Power of Theatre and TV
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Harnessing the Combined Power of Theatre and TV

7 April 2019

Camille Cuzzupoli examines the themes present in Manual Cinema’s production The End of TV.

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From Kosovo
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From Kosovo

A Playwright Who Provokes Change

4 April 2019

Karen Malpede sits down to talk with Kosovar playwright and provocateur Jeton Neziraj about freedom and theatre.

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Ashes and the Serious, Eerie Art of Puppetry
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Ashes and the Serious, Eerie Art of Puppetry

3 April 2019

Jonathan Mandell discusses the Plexus Polaire puppetry show Ashes, recently on at HERE in New York City.

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Theatre and Politics in Malawi
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Theatre and Politics in Malawi

2 April 2019

Mischeck Mzumara looks at the fearful realities of political involvement in Malawian theatre throughout history.

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Making Your Website Accessible is Vital to Your Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Efforts
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Making Your Website Accessible is Vital to Your Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Efforts

31 March 2019

Vijay Mathew discusses how the HowlRound team has worked, and continues to work, to make HowlRound.com an accessible platform.

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Environmentalism Behind the Scenes on Broadway and Beyond
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Environmentalism Behind the Scenes on Broadway and Beyond

28 March 2019

Alice Stevenson shares some of the most successful initiatives of the Broadway Green Alliance, an organization that leads the charge when it comes to advocating for more sustainable practices in theatre.

three actors onstage
Climate Change Theatre is LIT
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Climate Change Theatre is LIT

A Study on the Performing Arts and Climate Change Engagement

27 March 2019

Carolyn Reeves looks at multiple barriers to climate change engagement and addresses how the performing arts—and especially theatre—can help overcome them.

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