Rural Theatre

A series featuring voices from the United States' rural arts communities.

Several people walking towards a colorful tent.
Towards a Commons
Essay

Towards a Commons

The Rural Arts and Culture Working Group

6 October 2012

In the belief that rural artists need to be represented, Double Edged Theatre Company headed a conversation with fellow rural artists about action steps for the communities to take.

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The Northern Lakes Center for the Arts and the Rural Arts Management (RAM) Institute
Essay

The Northern Lakes Center for the Arts and the Rural Arts Management (RAM) Institute

6 October 2012

LaMoine MacLaughlin, Executive Director of the Northern Lakes Center for the Arts in rural Wisconsin writes about the 23 years of the organizaiton, and how it fits into his community.

Friday Phone Call # 46
Podcast

Friday Phone Call # 46

Noah Siegler, Artistic Director of StageNorth in Washburn, Wisconsin

5 October 2012

Listen to weekly podcasts hosted by David Dower as he interviews theatre artists from around the country to highlight #newplay bright spots. This week: Noah Seigler, Artistic Director of StageNorth.

Celebrating the New/Old Work of Community Arts Development in Rural/Small Communities in the United States
Essay

Celebrating the New/Old Work of Community Arts Development in Rural/Small Communities in the United States

4 October 2012

Patrick Overton on the history of cultural development in Rural/Small communites across the United States, and the nessisety of that development to the health of the community. 

Green grapes.
Performance in the Fields
Essay

Performance in the Fields

Farming as Artistic Practice

3 October 2012

Nikiko Masumoto blurs the line between farming and performance, and what that can mean for communication between farmers and consumers.

A stage set as an early American settlement.
Toward a Rural Arts Education
Essay

Toward a Rural Arts Education

3 October 2012

Scott Walters discusses the necessity of creating independant and interdisciplinary Rural Arts programs.

Two giant shoes with people gathered around.
Abundance and Transformation
Essay

Abundance and Transformation

2 October 2012

Donna Neuwirth describes the integration of culture and agriculture at the Wormfarm Institute in Wisconsin. 

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Twitter Conversation using #newplay on Thursday, Oct. 4
Essay

Twitter Conversation using #newplay on Thursday, Oct. 4

Arts in Rural Communities

1 October 2012

This Thursday's Howl is on arts in rural communities

Two men on a stage look at two people sitting in chairs in front of them.
Rural Theater in a Democracy
Essay

Rural Theater in a Democracy

1 October 2012

Dudley Cocke, the director of Roadside Theater, on Rural Theater, its specific gifts, and the necessity of its inclusion in American Theater.

 

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