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Creating a Feminist Punch and Judy Show
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Creating a Feminist Punch and Judy Show

16 June 2019

Roxanna Myhrum looks at the history of the iconic puppet show Punch and Judy and Sarah Nolen’s feminist adaptation of it, Judy Save the Day.

performer dances in front of chairs onstage
Responsible Theatremaking
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Responsible Theatremaking

Content Warnings and Beyond

13 May 2019

Sydney Isabelle Mayer discusses the importance of terminology when it comes to “trigger” warnings, how artists can best offer warnings for their shows, and what it means to create a responsible theatremaking process.

actors onstage
The Why and How of Site-Specific
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The Why and How of Site-Specific

From Then to Now

2 May 2019

Anne Hamburger, founder of En Garde Arts, talks about the beginnings of her company, and, with it, the beginnings of site-specific theatre in New York City.

performer with a collage of images being projected onto them
Power Plays
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Power Plays

Cutting-Edge Political Theatre in Germany

10 January 2019

William Hand reflects on Germany’s Politik im Freien Theater Festival and discusses several shows that were presented there in November 2018.

a man holding a TV frame on his head
Against the New Play
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Against the New Play

(or, What Is Theatre For?)

3 December 2018

Rob Onorato talks about boredom as an audience member, the uninspired play, what film has going for it that theatre does not, and more.

On Neo-Futurism
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On Neo-Futurism

15 August 2018

Writer and performer Rob Onorato explores what makes the Chicago Neo-Futurists so special.

Mad-Lib Theatre
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Mad-Lib Theatre

Making Plays with Audience Stories

24 June 2018

Director Meggan Gomez reflects on working with her youth ensemble based in New Mexico to create _____ Historias, a play that is created in real-time in response to stories shared by the audience.

The Role Theatre Can Play in the Emergence of “Places of Listening”
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The Role Theatre Can Play in the Emergence of “Places of Listening”

12 April 2018

Ana Dinger explores theatre as a “place of listening” through the work of Mónica Calle and Rui Catalão.

The Intersections Summit at Milwaukee Repertory Theater
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The Intersections Summit at Milwaukee Repertory Theater

Friday 23 March and Saturday 24 March 2018
Milwaukee, WN, United States

Milwaukee Repertory Theater presented the Intersections Summit livestreamed on the global, commons-based peer-produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Friday 23 March and Saturday 24 March 2018.

Ten Thousand Theaters Conference at Ten Thousand Things
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Ten Thousand Theaters Conference at Ten Thousand Things

Sunday and Monday 3-4 December 2017.
Minneapolis, MN, United States

Ten Thousand Things presented the Ten Thousand Theaters Conference livestreamed on the global, commons-based peer-produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Sunday and Monday 3-4 December 2017.

Triple Play discussion from Theatre Development Fund and Theatre Bay Area
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Triple Play discussion from Theatre Development Fund and Theatre Bay Area

Monday 20 November 2017
Boston, MA, United States

Theatre Development Fund and Theatre Bay Area presented a discussion about the findings of their multiyear research project Triple Play livestreaming on the global, commons-based peer-produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Monday 20 November at 6:30 p.m. EST (Boston) / 5:30 p.m. CST (Chicago) / 3:30 p.m. PST (San Francisco).

Theatre-ing While Disabled—Audience Edition
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Theatre-ing While Disabled—Audience Edition

7 November 2017

Kate Langsdorf finishes the series by reflecting on her experience attending different shows as an audience member in Los Angeles, California.

A conversation Leading from the Audience
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A conversation Leading from the Audience

Monday 23 October 2017
Boston, MA, United States

ArtsEmerson and ArtsBoston presented Leading from the Audience: a Conversation with Susan Peevy and Candelaria Silva-Collins livestreamed on the global, commons-based peer produced HowlRound.TV network on Monday 23 October at 6:30 p.m. EDT (New York) / 5:30 p.m. CDT (Chicago) / 3:30 p.m. PDT (San Francisco).

“The Play’s the Thing”
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“The Play’s the Thing”

Is Theatre our Ideal Empathy Workout?

27 August 2017

Maia Kinney-Petrucha examines the theoretical and applied science of creating empathy through theatre

How the Dell’Arte International School of Physical Theatre Partners with Communities
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How the Dell’Arte International School of Physical Theatre Partners with Communities

13 August 2017

Joan Schirle, Founding Artistic Director of Dell’Arte International, presents an overview of the history of Dell’Arte’s Rural Residency Program and the program’s relationship to community engagement in Northern California.

Invitation to Interpret
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Invitation to Interpret

An Audience Makes Meaning Together

29 May 2017

What can we learn about audience engagement and how and why audiences make meaning out of experimental theatre from a twenty-four-year performance experiment?

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.

Kindness and Community Are My Ideal World
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Kindness and Community Are My Ideal World

Broken Bone Bathtub and A Modern Theatre of Empathy

30 March 2017

Emily Cordes considers how Siobhan O’Loughlin’s immersive solo show Broken Bone Bathtub is a vehicle for audiences to find each other’s common humanity in a collaborative bath.

Feed the Hunger for Conversation in Your Community
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Feed the Hunger for Conversation in Your Community

30 March 2017

Lojo Simon writes about creating a reading and conversation series for her community.

Impressions on the Neo-Futurists’ Take on The Great American Drama
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Impressions on the Neo-Futurists’ Take on The Great American Drama

7 March 2017

Cherry Lou Sy shares her experience seeing the Neo-Futurists’ The Great American Drama, which examines perceptions of the American dream and success in theatre.

Not Just a Chair
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Not Just a Chair

Considering Design Choices

18 February 2017

Professor James Ogden explores what it means to put a chair on stage, considering how design informs character choices.

Radical Empathy is the Theatre Artist’s New Job
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Radical Empathy is the Theatre Artist’s New Job

8 February 2017

Tiffany Antone makes a case for why we have to reconsider how/why we engage audiences, and why it is now every artist’s job to be out on the frontlines, cultivating radical empathy and civil discourse.

Video Games as an Art Form Part 3
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Video Games as an Art Form Part 3

Bringing Games to Life

27 January 2017

In this last installment, Rick Stemm shares the production process—from idea to execution—for Heroes Must Die.

Elements of Oz
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Elements of Oz

Pay Attention to the Men Behind the Curtain

17 January 2017

Amelia Parenteau deconstructs the use of technology in The Builders Association’s production of Elements of Oz, an adaptation of The Wizard of Oz, presented at 3LD in New York City.

Open Your Mind
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Open Your Mind

Theatre Space, Performance, and Audience

6 January 2017

verity healey considers the Battersea Arts Centre’s new Courtyard theatre space and inviting an audience to participate in the performance through interaction with the performance space.