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Series allow for an in-depth exploration of a topic from multiple points of view. We have TV Series, Journal Series, and Podcast Series focusing on a wide variety of theatremaking practices and industry conversations.

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2022 LTC Comedy Carnaval
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2022 LTC Comedy Carnaval

The 2022 Latinx Theatre Commons (LTC) Comedy Carnaval, hosted by Su Teatro Cultural & Performing Arts Center, highlighted some of the best Latinx comedic talent in the country. The event had two goals: to introduce national theatre decision-makers to new comedy Latinx plays and talent, and to connect the local and national Latinx theatremaking communities. This series gathers writing about the event and the featured projects.

 

Critical Stages in Malawian Contemporary Theatre
Critical Stages in Malawian Contemporary Theatre
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Critical Stages in Malawian Contemporary Theatre

In Critical Stages in Malawian Contemporary Theatre, Fumbani Innot Phiri Jr. interviews established theatre artists from all backgrounds to explore the precarious journey of theatre in a modern world, define its problems, and find better solutions to sustain performing arts in a generation of motion pictures. Fumbani leads discussions with established performers, directors, and writers who are exploring ways to greet these challenges while their works inspires their communities.

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Performative Unity in the Hungarian Arts
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Performative Unity in the Hungarian Arts

A dazzling performance art scene is being born in Hungary, which, though quite small, boasts artists from all walks of life. Puha means “soft” in Hungarian, and PUHA stands for Performative Unity in the Hungarian Arts. It is an ambitious project by theatremaker and performer Zsófia Kozma and choreographer-performer Bíborka Béres that brings makers and creators of the Hungarian performance art scene together for discussions. From dancer to set designer, jazz musician to game designer, we talk with all sorts of people about thoughts, approaches, challenges, and ideas in their work. They sit down to explore topics like climate change, gender, queerness, improvisation, and public space in order to replace division and competition by fostering unity and dialogue in the field.

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Animating Democracy: Reflecting Forward
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Animating Democracy: Reflecting Forward

A three-event virtual series co-presented by Art2Action and Animating Democracy, a program of Americans for the Arts

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Rebuilding for the Future: A Convergence of Thought Leaders in Intimacy Practice
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Rebuilding for the Future: A Convergence of Thought Leaders in Intimacy Practice

The intimacy industry is under pressure. While many creatives and artistic leaders see the benefits of intimacy direction and coordination as specific care and technical support for actors, the industry itself has not yet created an equitable and inclusive training process for marginalized people. In this series, Ann James, founder of Intimacy Coordinators of Color (ICOC), interviews eight queer and global majority intimacy specialists about the joys and challenges they face in the industry. What emerges from this series of interviews is a complex, multifaceted range of approaches, training models, and innovations for the future of intimacy that actively decenter whiteness, colonization, and appropriation.

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Artists/Ideas/Now
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Artists/Ideas/Now

Artist-led conversations exploring some of the biggest issues facing the world today

Roma Heroes on the Streets of European Cities
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Roma Heroes on the Streets of European Cities

Canales Abiertos | Open Channels
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Canales Abiertos | Open Channels

A Global Learning Community of Popular Theatre Artists, Educators, and Enthusiasts Based in the Caribbean and its Diaspora.

Climate Emergency
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Climate Emergency

There is a long history of performance entwining with environmental activism in Brazil. This series builds upon the HowlRound series and convening, Theatre in the Age of Climate Change, to highlight some of these Brazillan performances, research, and training initiatives. These works of eco-performance and ecopoetic theatre model creative paths forward for the reparative processes necessary to face climate change.

Arts, Culture, and Commoning
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Arts, Culture, and Commoning

This week-long series of essays and conversations uplifts approaches to theatremaking that find confluence with the framework of the commons. Curated by Jamie Gahlon and Matthew Glassman, with members of the Arts, Culture, and Commoning working group, this week-long series amplifies artists and culture workers who activate collectivism, interdependence, and the role of imagination to catalyze systems change. These artists parse the ways their work opens up possibilities for theatre—and culture more broadly—to turn away from the market economy and toward collective liberation.

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