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Interrogating the Shakespeare System
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Interrogating the Shakespeare System

31 August 2020

Madeline Sayet argues that promoting Shakespeare as the best writer of all time is a dangerous and white supremacist viewpoint, and she believes it’s time to interrogate the Bard’s placecent as the pinnacle of theatrical achievement.

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Anticolonial Creative Collaboration and the Development of Mirror Butterfly
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Anticolonial Creative Collaboration and the Development of Mirror Butterfly

15 August 2019

Ben Barson and Gizelxanath Rodriguez, part of the Afro Yaqui Music Collective, talk about artivism—what it means, what it can look like—in relation to building a jazz opera with various communities around the world.

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Livestreaming the 2019 Annual LMDA Conference
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Livestreaming the 2019 Annual LMDA Conference

Crossing Borders, Pt. 2: Action in a Time of Division

Thursday 20 June - Saturday 22 June 2019.
Chicago, Illinois

Livestreaming the 2019 Annual Literary Managers and Dramaturgs of the Americas Conference: Crossing Borders, Pt. 2: Action in a Time of Division from Chicago, Illinois livestreaming on the global, commons-based peer-produced HowlRound TV network on Thursday 20 June to Saturday 22 June 2019.

Theatre History Podcast #49
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Theatre History Podcast #49

Dr. Erin Mee on Modern and Contemporary Indian Theatre

7 November 2017

Dr. Erin Mee of New York University joins us for the second part of our series on Indian theatre. In this episode, she explains how modern Indian theatre developed in the decades before and after independence.

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Toward a Trans Canon
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Toward a Trans Canon

26 May 2020

In the penultimate installment of the series, Emma Frankland details her experience staging a trans takeover of the canon with a cohort of trans, Two-Spirit, and non-binary artists. The article includes a set of recommendations for creating trans-affirming theatre spaces created by Emma and her collaborators.

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Abhi Shrestha

Abhi Shrestha is a Chicago based director, movement dramaturge, and educator originally from Kathmandu, Nepal. Working at the intersections of decolonization and queer brown narratives, they are the Literary Manager and Director of Public Programming for

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re:ROUTES—the 2018 Network of Ensemble Theaters' National Gathering &amp; Symposium in Tempe and Tucson, Arizona
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re:ROUTES—the 2018 Network of Ensemble Theaters' National Gathering & Symposium in Tempe and Tucson, Arizona

Wednesday 31 October to Sunday 4 November 2018
Tempe, Arizona and Tucson, Arizona, USA

The Network of Ensemble Theaters presented re:ROUTES—the 2018 Network of Ensemble Theaters’ National Gathering & Symposium in Tempe and Tucson, Arizona livestreamed on the global, commons-based peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv Wednesday 31 October to Sunday 4 November 2018.

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The Marriage of Music and Story
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The Marriage of Music and Story

Redefining Kenyan Identity Through Musical Theatre

29 June 2020

Karishma Bhagani asks: “How do we, the Kenyan artist community, choose to understand our place in this contemporary, independent nation? And how do we use our art to express the realities of our contemporary experience in Kenya?”

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Jax Gil

Jax (they/them) is a queer, Latinx silo-breaker, facilitator, and lover of transformative organizational development. Their driving purpose is to harness the power of collective consciousness for radical social change.

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Madeline Easley

Madeline Easley (pronouns: she/her) is a graduating senior at the University of Evansville pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Theatre Performance with a Minor in Creative Writing. She is a proud member of the Wyandotte Nation of Oklahoma.

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Rodrigo Fischer

Rodrigo Fischer is a Brazilian artist and professor who has been working in performing arts for over 20 years mainly as a theater director, multimedia artist, and light designer.

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HowlRound Picks
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HowlRound Picks

Here are a collection of essays that have stuck with me—Todd London on Irene Fornés, Michelle Memran on aging, artists and Irene Fornés, SK and Lisa Evans on breaking the binary, Basil K, gender parity in Canada, Larissa FastHorse on casting, decolonization, Seesaw Theatre, and why the Latinx Theatre Commons changed their name to Latinx. 

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Unsettling Dramaturgy

Unsettling is a response to the new permeability that has emerged within the theatre ecologies of so-called Canada and the United States to Crip and Indigenous ways of making. This colloquium will:

  • Provide a space for us to gather with our peers, across geography;

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Black Acting Methods with Sharrell D. Luckett
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Black Acting Methods with Sharrell D. Luckett

Monday 29 October 2018
New York City

The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center presented Black Acting Methods with Sharrell D. Luckett livestreamed on the global, commons-based peer-produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Monday 29 October at 3:30 p.m. PDT (San Francisco) / 5:30 p.m. CDT (Chicago) / 6:30 p.m. EDT (New York).

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Contested Homes: a Migrant Liberation Movement Suite
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Contested Homes: a Migrant Liberation Movement Suite

A new free jazz opera that combines jazz, hip-hop, spoken word, dance, and visual art animated and illustrated by students and guest artists

Tuesday 30 June 2020
Madison, WI United States

The Afro Yaqui Music Collective, in collaboration with UW-Madison Jazz Studies presented Contested Homes: a Migrant Liberation Movement Suite livestreamed on the global, commons-based, peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Tuesday 30 June 2020 at 7:30 p.m. CDT (Madison, UTC -5) / 2:30 p.m. HST (Honolulu, UTC -10) / 4:30 p.m. AKDT (Juneau, UTC -8) / 5:30 p.m. PDT (San Francisco, UTC -7) / 6:30 pm.m MDT (Denver, UTC -6) / 8:30 p.m. EDT (New York City, UTC -4)