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Ethos and The VORTEX presented a performance of :HUMPTY livestreamed on the global, commons-based peer-produced HowlRound TV network on Friday 27 September 2019 at 9 p.m. EDT (New York) / 8 p.m. CDT (Chicago) / 6 p.m. PDT (Los Angeles).
Jill Marie Bradbury reflects on the Deaf Theatre Action Planning Session, co-produced by HowlRound, when thirty Deaf, DeafBlind, and hard of hearing theatre artists, administrators, and scholars gathered in Boston for a weekend-long convening.
Nicole Kelly and Jenn Poret, two arts managers with disabilities, reflect on the most and least accessible aspects of the jobs, accommodations they need, and the future of accessible theatre management.
The Importance of Including the Disabled Designers
29 May 2019
Mallory Kay Nelson and Michael Maag talk about the low number of full-time designers working in theatre; the realities of costume, lighting, and projection design as a disabled artist; and how delegation is a skill they’ve both had to master.
Innovation, Creativity, and Inclusion in Professional Theatre
26 May 2019
Talleri A. McRae and Mickey Rowe, co-founders of the National Disability Theatre, introduce their series “The Future of Theatre is Accessible,” talk about some key takeaways from the upcoming articles, and discuss how language is a barrier to inclusion.
Alix Rosenfeld talks about the difference between inclusion and belonging when it comes to working with the disability community, using the Philadelphia-based FringeArts production of A Fierce Kind of Love as an example.
Representation and Ability On Stage in Dallas, Texas
28 June 2018
Shelby-Allison Hibbs interviews director Marianne T. Galloway and theatre administrator and actor Sherry Jo Ward about representation in the Dallas/Fort Worth area and what it’s like to create theatre with their unique physical challenges.
Theatre Communications Group (TCG)—the national organization for the American theatre—presented the TCG National Conference 2018 in St. Louis, Missouri livestreaming on the global, commons-based peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv Wednesday 13 June to Saturday 16 June 2018.
Towards Cultural Access and Participation in Portugal
29 March 2018
Maria Vlachou, Executive Director of Acesso Cultura | Access Culture, a not-for-profit that promotes access to cultural participation in Portugal, writes about work being done in the country to break down structural and geographical barriers to arts and culture.
For the fourth installment of the Chronic Theatremaker series, Sara Brookner interviews playwright Lisa Kenner Grissom about living with lupus and learning to balance her health practice with her writing practice.