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Boston, Massachusetts

A series featuring voices from in and around Boston's theatre community.

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They Carry the Flame
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They Carry the Flame

An Interview with Barry Andelman and Larry Stark

27 October 2012

Barry Andelman and Larry Stark reflect on the history of Boston theatre and the different facets that each company brings to the community.

Friday Phone Call # 49
Podcast

Friday Phone Call # 49

Robert Orchard, Executive Director of ArtsEmerson

25 October 2012

Listen to weekly podcasts hosted by David Dower as he interviews theater artists from around the country to highlight #newplay bright spots. This week: Robert Orchard, Executive Director of ArtsEmerson.

Interview with Lydia R. Diamond, Melinda Lopez, and Kate Snodgrass
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Interview with Lydia R. Diamond, Melinda Lopez, and Kate Snodgrass

25 October 2012

Dramaturg Jessie M. Baxter sat down with playwrights Lydia R. Diamond, Melinda Lopez, and Kate Snodgrass; all three writers bridge the space between practice and academia.

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The Portfolio Career
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The Portfolio Career

24 October 2012

Julie Hennrikus writes about the necessity of building community in the theatre, and how a "portfolio career" can be as fulfilling as a dream career.

In Search of the Artistic Home
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In Search of the Artistic Home

A Manifesto

24 October 2012

(Artistic) home is where mission, care, honesty, and the willingness to change with time (while keeping integrity) lives.

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Postcard from Boston’s Small and Fringe Theatres
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Postcard from Boston’s Small and Fringe Theatres

22 October 2012

Meg Taintor discusses the formation of the Small Theatre Alliance of Boston, and how fringe Boston theatre has grown.

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Twitter Conversation using #newplay on Thursday, Oct. 25
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Twitter Conversation using #newplay on Thursday, Oct. 25

Theatre in Boston

22 October 2012

Join us for this Thursday's Howl on the Boston theatre scene.

A portrait of Ilana Brownstein.
A Decade in the Trenches, and a 30,000 Foot View
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A Decade in the Trenches, and a 30,000 Foot View

22 October 2012

Ilana M. Brownstein on the evolution of the Boston Theater ecology over the past ten years, and what it needs to do to coninue to evolve.