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Disability and Management
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Disability and Management

by Nicole Kelly, Jenn Poret
30 May 2019
Nothing About Us Without Us
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Nothing About Us Without Us

Innovation, Creativity, and Inclusion in Professional Theatre

by Talleri Adkins McRae, Mickey Rowe
26 May 2019
Keynote by Marcus Youssef at PACTcon 2019: A Work in Progress
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Keynote by Marcus Youssef at PACTcon 2019: A Work in Progress

Professional Association of Canadian Theatres

Thursday 23 May 2019
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
The 2019 TCG National Conference
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The 2019 TCG National Conference

Miami, Florida

Tuesday 4 June to Saturday 8 June 2019
Miami, Florida

Theatre Communications Group presented their 2019 National Conference livestreamed from Miami, Florida on the global, commons-based peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv from Tuesday 4 June to Saturday 8 June 2019.

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Disability and Management
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Disability and Management

30 May 2019

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.

three people onstage
Nothing About Us Without Us
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Nothing About Us Without Us

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.

Professional Association of Canadian Theatres conference logo
Keynote by Marcus Youssef at PACTcon 2019: A Work in Progress
Video

Keynote by Marcus Youssef at PACTcon 2019: A Work in Progress

Professional Association of Canadian Theatres

Thursday 23 May 2019
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

Professional Association of Canadian Theatres presented the keynote speech by Marcus Youssef from PACTcon 2019 livestreamed on the global, commons-based peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Thursday 23 May at 8:15 a.m. PDT (Vancouver) / 9:15 a.m. CST (Saskatoon) / 11:15 a.m. EDT (Toronto) / 15:15 UTC +0.

a group of people
How to Model a Healthier Professional Culture That Benefits Marginalized Artists and Administrators
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How to Model a Healthier Professional Culture That Benefits Marginalized Artists and Administrators

1 May 2019

Carl(os) Roa offers thoughts on how organizations can create healthier workspaces, weaving in ideas from artists at Philadelphia Young Playwrights and Applied Mechanics.

actors onstage
Can a Theatre Company Lead Change?
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Can a Theatre Company Lead Change?

22 April 2019

Owais Lightwala talks about how Toronto’s Why Not Theatre grew from a scrappy startup to an institution in their own right—which came with a greater responsibility to tackle some of Toronto theatres’s biggest challenges: space, childcare, and diversity.

three concentric circles with the text "why" "how" and "what"
Now What?
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Now What?

Finding the "Why" in a Leadership Transition

14 April 2019

David Dower, artistic director of ArtsEmerson, reflects on the many recent leadership changes in North American theatre and asks, “What now?”

The Future of Crowdfunding for Theatre Artists of Color
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The Future of Crowdfunding for Theatre Artists of Color

An online conference hosted by Advancing Arts Forward

Friday 1 March 2019
Video Conference

Advancing Arts Forward and HowlRound Theatre Commons presented the panel The Future of Crowdfunding for Theatre Artists of Color livestreaming on the global, commons-based peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Friday 1 March at 11:30 a.m. PST (San Francisco) / 1:30 p.m. CST (Chicago) / 2:30 p.m. EST (New York) / 7:30 p.m. UTC +0 (London).

silhouette of performer playing guitar while audience watches, holding flashlights
The Final Act
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The Final Act

Sunsetting a Nonprofit Arts Organization

23 October 2018

Scott Artley talks about the decision to wind down activities of Patrick’s Cabaret in Minneapolis after over thirty years on the scene and details the steps taken to “sunset” the organization in a respectful, beautiful way.

director giving an actor notes
Teach Them How to Say Goodbye
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Teach Them How to Say Goodbye

Howard Shalwitz and Carey Perloff in Conversation

18 October 2018

Howard Shalwitz, co-founder of Woolly Mammoth, talks with Carey Perloff, longtime director of American Conservatory Theater, about their decades-long tenures at their respective companies, covering everything from the throughline of founding manifestos, to the five- to six-year cycles companies go through, to how lonely it is to be an artistic director, and more.

David Dower and David Howse stand next to each other.
A User’s Guide to Leadership Transition in the North American Theatre
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A User’s Guide to Leadership Transition in the North American Theatre

14 October 2018

David Dower, artistic director of ArtsEmerson, introduces the leadership series with thoughts and advice from his past experiences with major leadership transitions over his thirty-year career. 

a Creative Careers panel: How to Apply
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a Creative Careers panel: How to Apply

Bay Area theatre fellowships and internships at Berkeley Repertory Theatre

Saturday 17 February 2018
Bay Area CA, United States

Hear from current fellows interns from Bay Area theatre companies including Berkeley Repertory Theatre (Berkeley, CA), Magic Theatre (San Francisco, CA) Marin Theatre Company (Marin, CA) and A.C.T. (San Francisco, CA) discuss the details of their programs and the nuts and bolts of applying to fellowships and internships, livestreamed on the global, commons-based peer-produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv Saturday 17 February  at 12 p.m. PST (Los Angeles) / 2 p.m. CST (Chicago) / 3 p.m. EST (New York). Ask questions to panelists live by tweeting @BerkRepSchool using #CreativeCareers.

Building Better Theatres
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Building Better Theatres

Success and Debriefs in America

17 October 2017

Michael DeWhatley talks to several theatres, including Trinity Rep and the Guthrie, about how they define success and the benefits of a feedback process for talking about a show after the production is complete with artists and audience.

Bringing Theatre to Torbay
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Bringing Theatre to Torbay

Doorstep Arts

16 May 2017

UK contributor verity healey looks at how Doorstep Arts is bringing access to the theatre arts to Torbay.

A poster that reads Your Comfort is My Silence.
How Can You Eat When Everyone Is Starving?
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How Can You Eat When Everyone Is Starving?

29 March 2017

In this political moment, Genée Coreno considers the need for industry reform in the theatre.

Universal Design in Emergency Planning presentation 
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Universal Design in Emergency Planning presentation

 

Thursday 23 March 2017
Pittsburgh, PA, United States

The Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council presented Universal Design in Emergency Planning, a presentation on the importance of creating emergency plans that both satisfy your legal obligations and truly serve people with disabilities and other functional needs, livestreamed on the global, commons-based peer-produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Thursday 23 March at 10 a.m. EST (Pittsburgh), 9 a.m. CST (Chicago), 7 a.m. PST (Los Angeles).

 

Hashtag Fair Wage in the Offices Near the Stage; Or, Wacky Ideas for Finding More Money So We Can Pay Theatre People More
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Hashtag Fair Wage in the Offices Near the Stage; Or, Wacky Ideas for Finding More Money So We Can Pay Theatre People More

16 December 2016

Rosalind Grush discusses why salaries for many arts administrators are lower than they should be, and offers some solutions.

Saved by my Audience
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Saved by my Audience

19 November 2016

Sean Daniels writes about the successes and challenges of his first year as Artisitic Director of Merrimack Repertory Theatre. 

Governance for Social Impact Panel Discussion
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Governance for Social Impact Panel Discussion

Wednesday 2 November 2016
Bay Area, CA, United States

The James Irvine Foundation’s New California Arts Fund presented the panel discussion Governance for Social Impact with California Shakespeare TheaterOakland Museum of California, and Yerba Buena Center for the Arts livestreamed on the global, commons-based peer-produced HowlRound TV at howlround.tv Wednesday 2 November at 1:15 p.m. EDT (New York) / 10:15 a.m. PDT (Los Angeles) / 12:15 a.m. CDT (Chicago) / 17:15 GMT-UTC (London). Share your thoughts in Twitter with #NewCalArts and #howlround, and follow @HowlRoundTV for updates.

Revolution in Theatre, Evolution in Staff
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Revolution in Theatre, Evolution in Staff

14 October 2016

Michael Whatley writes about the importance of early-career staff members at large theatrical institutions.

Livestreaming REMAP
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Livestreaming REMAP

Detroit Convening—ArtChangeUS: Arts in a Changing America

Thursday, October 6, 2016
Detroit, MI, United States

ArtChangeUS: Arts in a Changing America presents REMAP: Detroit livestreaming on the global, commons-based and peer-produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Thursday, October 6, 2016. See the livestream schedule below

Democratizing the Arts, Aesthetic Practice, and the Relationship to Community Change
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Democratizing the Arts, Aesthetic Practice, and the Relationship to Community Change

A Conversation with Roberta Uno

14 April 2016

An interview with Roberta Uno, director of Arts in a Changing America, by P. Carl.

The Servant Economy
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The Servant Economy

12 April 2016

The keynote address delivered by Todd London at the Association of Performing Arts Service Organization on April 6, 2016.

Panel on Managing Your Career: A Discussion of Theatre Arts Administration
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Panel on Managing Your Career: A Discussion of Theatre Arts Administration

Monday 22 February 2016

The Creative Careers panel Managing Your Career: A Discussion of Theatre Arts Administration livestreamed on the global, commons-based HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Monday 22 February at 5:30 p.m. PST (Los Angeles), 7:30 p.m. CST (Chicago), 8:30 p.m. EST (New York). 

An Interview with Bonnie Vorenberg, Founder of the Senior Theatre Resource Center and President of ArtAge Publications
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An Interview with Bonnie Vorenberg, Founder of the Senior Theatre Resource Center and President of ArtAge Publications

14 December 2015

Lynn Mullin interviews Bonnie Vorenberg about her role with Senior Theatre Resource Center and her passion for working with seniors.