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Home: Asian Voices Reading Series
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Home: Asian Voices Reading Series

Since the start of the pandemic last year, Asian Americans have faced constant and deadly racist violence. “Stop AAPI Hate,” a reporting database, received 3,795 reports of anti-Asian-American discrimination between March 19, 2020, and Feb. 28, 2021; women reported hate incidents at 2.3 times the rate of men. The LA Writers Center asked "what can we do?" We think by telling more Asian American stories, we can affirm that this community is a vital part of the American narrative. With this in mind, we are launching the "Home: Asian Voices Reading Series".

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2016 Latinx Theatre Commons Pacific Northwest Regional convening
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2016 Latinx Theatre Commons Pacific Northwest Regional convening

The 2016 Latinx Theatre Commons Pacific Northwest Regional convening brought together over eighty Latinx and allied teatristas or theatremakers to the Glenn Hughes Penthouse Theatre, University of Washington School of Drama in Seattle, Washington to engage in a national dialogue on the building a Latinax Theatre movement in the Pacific Northwest.

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Unrehearsed Futures: Conversations in Theatre Pedagogy
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Unrehearsed Futures: Conversations in Theatre Pedagogy

Possibility, Plurality, and Planetarity

Unrehearsed Futures is a series of public conversations about the realities of teaching and practicing drama in these changing times, held between global drama school heads, performance trainers, theatre makers and drama scholars.

A presentation during the Puppet Theatre conference in Salzburg, Austria, 2020. Philippe Brunner (center), director of the Salzburg Marionette Theatre, displays one of the oldest puppets in the company’s collection, while Barabara Heuberger (left) describes the figure’s history and significance, joined onstage by Piero Corbella (right).
Where Puppets Move
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Where Puppets Move

The events surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic have dragged performers into a sort of ideological rabbit hole, entirely dislocated from the artifice and audiences that comprise the more familiar theatrical experience. After more than a year of adapting rehearsals and sharing Zoom link tickets, many of these changes have forced artists to reimagine every aspect of their work on both sides of the curtain. Puppetry—with a unique and diverse relationship to theatrical space, and the plasticity of its performers—has, historically, found itself well-positioned to thrive in ever changing, often hidden, and deliberately reimagined environments like the ones we endure today. This series draws on work by a wide range of professionals hailing from both academic and performance fields to explore the unique power of puppets in their spaces, existing between the real and imagined, supremely adaptable to a world turned upside down.

Kunafa and Shay
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Kunafa and Shay

Kunafa and Shay will focus on MENA theatre post-9/11 to today - highlighting contemporary MENA plays and playwrights, spotlighting international community-engaged work in the Arab world, and pondering the present and future of MENA theatre in the US.

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Teacakes and Tarot with Will Wilhelm
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Teacakes and Tarot with Will Wilhelm

Theatre, Classics, and the future of queer inclusive practices are all in the cards during this intimate interview series with your next artistic crush

Master Classes
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Master Classes

With the National Institute for Directing and Ensemble Creation

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Producing Ethically in 2021
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Producing Ethically in 2021

What does it mean to produce ethically in 2021?

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Re-Fest: Re-Circulation
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Re-Fest: Re-Circulation

Using the literal and metaphoric phenomenon of circulation to explore strategies for exchanging art, ideas, and information in unexpected ways, fostering interconnection and creativity

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Design (in a Time of Reckoning)
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Design (in a Time of Reckoning)

This series aims to build a deeper understanding of what work is being done and engage in discussions around the impact of structural oppression on our communities, the social position of designers in the larger theatre industrial complex, the interconnectedness of artistry and advocacy, and strategies for co-creating a roadmap into the future.

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