In the last conversation of the Performing the Internet series, curator Kate Bergstrom sits down with three members of the Detroit-based artist-activist collective Complex Movements—Sage Crump, ill weaver, Wes Taylor—to talk about intentional engagement in a virtual world.
In this article for the Performing the Internet series, Miller Puckette and Onyx Ashanti get together for a conversation about the changing landscape of multimedia technology in the arts, how technologically mediated performance practices have taken on new relevance in the post-COVID era, and more.
Are Malawi Theatre Groups Underpricing Their Shows to Extinction?
10 August 2020
Isaac Mafuel shares a recent debate had amongst theatremakers in Malawi about how to best price shows, considering both that low prices are a way of coping with the circumstances of their economy and that art should claim its value.
Rebuilding a Better Theatre Industry Post-Pandemic
A Punch List
14 May 2020
Genevieve Beller argues that the current forced pause on society provides a rare opportunity for theatres to take stock, inventory priorities, and enact positive and lasting change, and she provides tangible steps to do so.
WELCOME TO OUR SPACE? A Town Hall on Audience Interactions
at Aurora Theatre Company in Berkeley, California
Monday 2 March 2020
The Aurora Theatre Company presented WELCOME TO OUR SPACE? A Town Hall on Audience Interactions livestreamed on the global, commons-based peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Monday 2 March 2020 at 7 p.m. PST (San Francisco, UTC-8) / 9 p.m. CST (Chicago, UTC-6) / 10 p.m. EST (New York, UTC-5).
Dr. David Stevenson talks about audience diversification, confronts the dominant hierarchy of cultural activities, and looks to create space for valuing everyone’s chosen cultural experiences the same way.
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."
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 Intersection of Digital Technology and Live Performance
Observations from HowlRound and SpiderWebShow’s Digital + Performance Convening
12 August 2019
May Antaki reflects on the Digital + Performance Convening, produced by HowlRound Theatre Commons and SpiderWebShow Performance, which focused on the intersection of digital technology and live performance.