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Self Advocacy and Social Change Within College Campuses

A collection of articles focused on social change, self advocacy, and their relation to theatre in an educational setting.

Art in a Complex World
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Art in a Complex World

In Sweet Remembrance at Sweet Briar College

8 January 2015

Geoffrey Kershner, AD of the resident theatre company at Sweet Briar College, considers the complicated intersection of art and our racial history and the responsibility of the artist.

Not In Our Schools
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Not In Our Schools

Creating Self-Advocating Artists Starts in the Classroom

26 February 2018

Elizabeth Horn reflects on how in the aftermath of #MeToo, it is more important than ever to teach the next generation of theatremakers ideas of consent, respect, and how to advocate for themselves as artists.

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Breaking Away from the Institution
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Breaking Away from the Institution

How to Take Control of Your Education

5 September 2018

Theatre student Abigail Warhus talks about feeling stuck at university and taking her education into her own hands.

Windy City Midwifery
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Windy City Midwifery

Birthing the New Musical in Chicago

18 August 2015

Aaron Hunt on new musical development in Chicago, Illinois.

Little Lemon
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Little Lemon

A Case for Reimagining the University Season

15 December 2013

Ezra LeBank reimagines how theatres at universites should interact with their audiences. 

Discussion of Political Correctness in Comedy
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Discussion of Political Correctness in Comedy

Friday 13 November 2015
Boston, MA, United States

Emerson College presented the panel discussion Comedy and Campus Culture livestreamed on the global, commons-based peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Friday 13 November at 11 a.m. PST (Los Angeles) / 1 p.m. CST (Chicago) / 2 p.m. EST (Boston) / 7 p.m. GMT (London) / 8 p.m. CET (Amsterdam). Submit your questions for the panel via email to comedy@emerson.edu. In Twitter, Follow @ECSoArts@HowlRoundTV, and use hashtag #howlround.

The Shifting Landscape of Theatre for Young Audiences
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The Shifting Landscape of Theatre for Young Audiences

Searching for (and Creating) New Maps

27 January 2013

Kim Peter Kovac on the changing landscape of Theater for Young Audiences, and the opportunities that presents. 

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Creating The Shakespearean Jazz Show at Emerson
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Creating The Shakespearean Jazz Show at Emerson

27 November 2012

Alex Ates reflects on the creation of The Shakespearean Jazz Show, and how Emerson College provided the perfect opportunity for his brainchild to grow.

Dance the Vote
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Dance the Vote

On Rapid Response, Performance, the Election, and Civic Engagement

11 October 2016

Artistic Director Joan Lipkin discusses the inspiration and process for “Dance the Vote,” a voting registration campaign in St. Louis, Missouri that included performances by local artists. 

It Starts in the Classroom
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It Starts in the Classroom

Approaching Gender Parity through Actor Training

8 November 2017

What are female acting students learning in the classroom? Educator and director Katherine McGerr discusses how gender parity in theatre starts in the classroom.

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Performance of Teatro Luna's Luna Unlaced, a choose-your-own-adventure play at Emerson College
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Performance of Teatro Luna's Luna Unlaced, a choose-your-own-adventure play at Emerson College

Monday 28 October 2013
Boston, MA, United States

The Ladies of Teatro Luna—Chicago's All-Latina Theatre Company—invited you to participate in Luna Unlaced, a choose your own adventure play, performed at Emerson College in Boston and livestreamed on the global, commons-based peer-produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Monday 28 October 2013 at 5 p.m. PDT (San Francisco) / 7 p.m. CDT (Chicago) / 8 p.m. EDT (Boston).

Mea Culpa
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Mea Culpa

24 May 2015

Matthew Gray offers support from the academic arena for HowlRound contributor Seth Lepore’s charge that university theatre departments are not readying the next generation of theatre artists.

Producing Connections at ArtsEmerson and Emerson College
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Producing Connections at ArtsEmerson and Emerson College

19 March 2014

Meg Taintor shares insight on creating opportunities for college students to interact with professional theatremakers.

Three people stand on a stage. One kneels on the ground wearing horns, one poses while wearing a pink tutu and orange cape, and other looks out into the audience while wearing a cookie monster t-shirt.
Don't Call it Sweet
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Don't Call it Sweet

11 March 2012

Sarah Coleman talks about the stigma of "sweetness" that surrounds TYA, and the idea that creating plays for children is no child's play.

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Diversifying Creative Writing Educational Programs with Playwriting
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Diversifying Creative Writing Educational Programs with Playwriting

18 April 2014

The neglect of playwriting as a genre in what I’ll lovingly call the creative writing industrial machine—poetry, fiction, and non-fiction/memoir are the ruling three—hasn’t escaped conference organizers. They actively encourage pitches for playwriting panels, which are typically in short supply. This year, this poet and part-time playwriting instructor made a point of attending as many theater-related panels as possible. It was an incredibly heartening experience, mainly due to the emphasis placed on the benefits of incorporating playwriting into creative writing and literature classrooms.

Performance Colectiva at CAL
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Performance Colectiva at CAL

Breaking The Berkeley Bubble, One Performance At A Time

9 June 2014

Theater for students of color is needed in the University: to speak about these issues and at the same time to break the “Berkeley Bubble” by showing that issues students study about in their classes—including, race, class and gender—have a real impact on campus life.