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Balancing Business, Art, and Mission
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Balancing Business, Art, and Mission

A Conversation about Theatre Management

by Jennifer Bielstein, Al Heartley
8 December 2019
Why Parent-Artists and Institutions Need Human Resources Support
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Why Parent-Artists and Institutions Need Human Resources Support

by Iris McQuillan-Grace
2 December 2019
“But Does It Pay?”
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“But Does It Pay?”

Internship Culture and Diversity in Theatre Administration

by Brídín Clements
7 November 2019
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Livestreaming the National Performance Network Annual Conference 2019
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Livestreaming the National Performance Network Annual Conference 2019

from New Orleans, Louisiana

Tuesday 10 December - Friday 13 December 2019
New Orleans, Louisiana

The National Performance Network presents their 2019 Annual Conference livestreaming from New Orleans on the global, commons-based peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv from Tuesday 10 December to Friday 13 December 2019.

five actors onstage
Balancing Business, Art, and Mission
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Balancing Business, Art, and Mission

A Conversation about Theatre Management

8 December 2019

Early career arts manager Al Heartley speaks with Jennifer Bielstein, executive director of American Conservatory Theater, about active listening, how to balance focusing on the details with looking at the bigger pictures, management values, and more.

3 adults and 2 children huddle together smile
Why Parent-Artists and Institutions Need Human Resources Support
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Why Parent-Artists and Institutions Need Human Resources Support

2 December 2019

Iris McQuillan-Grace writes about the importance of providing an advocacy structure with a human resources lens to the performing arts landscape.

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RESHAPE Intensive Cluj
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RESHAPE Intensive Cluj

A meeting of art practitioners interested in creating alternative organizational models for the arts

Tuesday 12 November & Thursday 14 November 2019
Cluj, Romania

RESHAPE presents the Intensive Cluj meeting livestreaming from Cluj, Romania on the global, commons-based peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv Tuesday 12 November and Thursday 14 November 2019.

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“But Does It Pay?”
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“But Does It Pay?”

Internship Culture and Diversity in Theatre Administration

7 November 2019

Brídín Clements talks about the accessibility of educational and professional programs, like internships, in theatre administration.

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Trade Show Business
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Trade Show Business

Rethinking the Commoditized Theatre and the Public Space

22 October 2019

Charles M Pepiton discusses professional theatre’s commercial roots, how mission statements of non-profits today focus on social engagement, community-based development, and more.

a painting of a girl in Mexican "day of the dead" skull makeup.
2019 Grantmakers in the Arts Conference: Cultural Intersections
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2019 Grantmakers in the Arts Conference: Cultural Intersections

in Denver, Colorado, USA

Monday 14 October and Wednesday 16 October 2019
Denver, Colorado, USA

Grantmakers in the Arts presented the 2019 GIA Conference Cultural Intersections livestreaming from Denver, Colorado on the global, commons-based peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Monday 14 October and Wednesday 16 October 2019.

Three young actors in school uniforms onstage in front of a graffiti wall.
Caring for Ourselves So We Can Care for Each Other
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Caring for Ourselves So We Can Care for Each Other

Michael J. Bobbitt and Raymond O. Caldwell in Conversation, Part II

16 September 2019

Part II of the conversation between Michael J. Bobbitt, the recently appointed artistic director of Boston’s New Repertory Theatre, and Raymond Caldwell, the new leader of Washington’s Theater Alliance, who talk about post-show conversations and self-care.

"I’m Not Interested in More Allies. I Need Advocates."
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"I’m Not Interested in More Allies. I Need Advocates."

Michael J. Bobbitt and Raymond O. Caldwell in Conversation, Part I

15 September 2019

Michael J. Bobbitt, the recently appointed artistic director of Boston’s New Repertory Theatre, and Raymond Caldwell, the new leader of Washington’s Theater Alliance, sit down to talk about race equity work, the guilt they felt leaving their previous posts, and more.

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.

A man in blue suit is speaking in a large conference room. Next to him is a woman in a green blouse and behind them is a woman in black suit ASL interpreting. They are all in front of a curtain which is lit in blues and yellows.
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.

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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

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.

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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.

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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).

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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).