California

The Latest

A Performance of Re-Re-Generation
Video

A Performance of Re-Re-Generation

Re-imagining performances originally created for Re-Fest 2020, CultureHub’s annual festival that brings together artists, technologists, and activists

Saturday 19 September 2020
Los Angeles, California
A Fireside Chat with playwright Betty Shamieh
Video

A Fireside Chat with playwright Betty Shamieh

Presented by San Francisco Playhouse

Thursday 27 August 2020
San Francisco, California
The 10th Annual Leimert Park Day of the Ancestors: Festival of Masks
Video

The 10th Annual Leimert Park Day of the Ancestors: Festival of Masks

A Celebration of Black Joy presented by LA Commons and the Leimert Park Art Walk

Sunday 30 August 2020
Los Angeles, California
artists onstage under green light
A Performance of Re-Re-Generation
Video

A Performance of Re-Re-Generation

Re-imagining performances originally created for Re-Fest 2020, CultureHub’s annual festival that brings together artists, technologists, and activists

Saturday 19 September 2020
Los Angeles, California

CultureHub LA presented a performance Re-Re-Generation livestreamed on the global, commons-based, peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Saturday 19 September 2020 at 7 p.m. PDT (Los Angeles, UTC -7) / 9 p.m. CDT (Chicago, UTC -5) / 10 p.m. EDT (New York, UTC -4).

three people, text: "Day of the Ancestors: Festival of Masks. A Celebration of Black Joy. Virtual Event"
The 10th Annual Leimert Park Day of the Ancestors: Festival of Masks
Video

The 10th Annual Leimert Park Day of the Ancestors: Festival of Masks

A Celebration of Black Joy presented by LA Commons and the Leimert Park Art Walk

Sunday 30 August 2020
Los Angeles, California

LA Commons presented the 10th Annual Leimert Park Day of the Ancestors: Festival of Masks livestreamed on the global, commons-based, peer-produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Sunday 30 August 2020 at 2 p.m. PDT (Los Angeles, UTC-7) / 4 p.m. CDT (Chicago, UTC-5) / 5 p.m. EDT (New York, UTC-4).

black and white poster of historical figures' faces
A reading of Strange Fruit, Part 1 by Jon Bastian
Video

A reading of Strange Fruit, Part 1 by Jon Bastian

with LA Writers Center's "Breathe" online play reading series

Saturday 29 August 2020
United States

LA Writers Center presented a reading of Strange Fruit by Jon Bastian as a part of their "Breathe" online play reading series livestreamed on the global, commons-based, peer-produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv beginning Saturday 29 August 2020 at 11 a.m. PDT (San Francisco, UTC-7) / 1 p.m. CDT (Chicago, UTC-5) / 2 p.m. EDT (New York, UTC-4).

A Fireside Chat with playwright Betty Shamieh
Video

A Fireside Chat with playwright Betty Shamieh

Presented by San Francisco Playhouse

Thursday 27 August 2020
San Francisco, California

San Francisco Playhouse presented a Fireside Chat with playwright Betty Shamieh (The Black Eyed, Roar) livestreamed on the global, commons-based, peer-produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Thursday 27 August 2020 at 7 p.m. PDT (San Francisco, UTC-7) / 9 p.m. CDT (Chicago, UTC-5) / 10 p.m. EDT (New York, UTC-4).

photo of diane rodriguez with event text
Celebrating the Legacy Lessons of Theatre Artist Diane Rodriguez
Video

Celebrating the Legacy Lessons of Theatre Artist Diane Rodriguez

The Opening Session for LTA/LA's Convening: Awake and Activate

Friday 17 July 2020
Los Angeles, California

The Latinx Theatre Alliance LA presented Celebrating the Legacy Lessons of Theatre Artist Diane Rodriguez, the Opening Session for LTA/LA's Convening: Awake and Activate livestreamed on the global, commons-based, peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Friday 17 July 2020 at 7 p.m. PDT (San Francisco, UTC-7) / 9 p.m. CDT (Chicago, UTC-5) / 10 p.m. EDT (New York, UTC-4).

Gathering of Generation NOW: Freedom Fighter & ARTivists
Video

Gathering of Generation NOW: Freedom Fighter & ARTivists

A virtual gathering for frontline youth/young activists and artists

Saturday 11 July 2020
United States

Gathering of Generation NOW: Freedom Fighter & ARTivists livestreamed on the global, commons-based, peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Saturday 11 July 2020 at 11 a.m. PDT (San Francisco, UTC-7) / 1 p.m. CDT (Chicago, UTC-5) / 2 p.m. EDT (New York, UTC-4).

astronaut and the words Airlock 24.
A performance of Airlock 24
Video

A performance of Airlock 24

with PaduaLab in Los Angeles

Friday 26 June to Sunday 28 June 2020
Los Angeles

PaduaLab presented a performance of Airlock 24 livestreamed on the global, commons-based, peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Friday 26 June at 8 p.m. PDT (Los Angeles, UTC-7) / 10 p.m. CDT (Chicago, UTC-5) / 11 p.m. EDT (New York, UTC-4).

An art gallery.
Conversation on Art+Sci Collaborations
Video

Conversation on Art+Sci Collaborations

A conversation on interdisciplinary collaborations between artists and scientists

Wednesday 27 May 2020
Los Angeles

CultureHub LA and SUPERCOLLIDER presented a Conversation on Art+Sci Collaborations livestreamed on the global, commons-based, peer-produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Wednesday 27 May 2020 at 6 p.m. PDT (San Francisco, UTC-7) / 8 p.m. CDT (Chicago, UTC-5) / 9 p.m. EDT (New York, UTC-4) / Sunday 7 June 2020 10:00 KST (Seoul, UTC+9) / 11:00 AEST (Sydney, UTC+10) / 13:00 NZST (Auckland, UTC+12).

Laurel Lawson and Diana Wyenn.
Directors Lab West Connects: Laurel Lawson and Diana Wyenn (ASL-interpreted)
Video

Directors Lab West Connects: Laurel Lawson and Diana Wyenn (ASL-interpreted)

Disability and Equity as Creative Forces

Tuesday 26 May 2020
United States

Directors Lab West presented Directors Lab West Connects: Laurel Lawson and Diana Wyenn livestreamed on the global, commons-based, peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Tuesday 26 May 2020 at 11 a.m. PDT (San Francisco, UTC-7) / 1 p.m. CDT (Chicago, UTC-5) / 2 p.m. EDT (New York, UTC-4) / 19:00 BST (London, UTC+1) / 20:00 CEST (Berlin, UTC+2).

Promotional image for South Coast Repertory's Pacific Playwrights Festival.
South Coast Repertory's 2020 Pacific Playwrights Festival Panel
Video

South Coast Repertory's 2020 Pacific Playwrights Festival Panel

South Coast Repertory will host its annual Playwrights Panel with the 2020 PPF playwrights virtually.

Thursday 23 April 2020
United States

South Coast Repertory presented its annual Playwrights Panel with the 2020 PPF playwrights virtually on the global, commons-based, peer-produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Thursday 23 April 2020 at 4:00 p.m. PDT (San Francisco, UTC-7) / 6:00 p.m. CDT (Chicago, UTC-5) / 7:00 p.m. EDT (New York, UTC-4).

WELCOME TO OUR SPACE? A Town Hall on Audience Interactions
Video

WELCOME TO OUR SPACE? A Town Hall on Audience Interactions

at Aurora Theatre Company in Berkeley, California

Monday 2 March 2020
Berkeley, California

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).

a face projected onto a screen on a stage
Collaboration and Profanation
Essay

Collaboration and Profanation

Reflecting on the International Collaboration behind WITKACY / Two-Headed Calf

19 December 2019

Amanda Shank, associate artistic director of California’s CalArts Center for New Performance, talks about bringing an international, cross-cultural collaboration to life with Warsaw’s STUDIO teatrgaleria.

14 panelists and speakers headshots.
Center for Cultural Innovation's inaugural AmbitioUS convening
Video

Center for Cultural Innovation's inaugural AmbitioUS convening

Encouraging alternative economies and a fresh social contract for artists and cultural anchors

Wednesday 23 October 2019
Oakland, California

Center for Cultural Innovation (CCI) presented the inaugural AmbitioUS convening encouraging the development of burgeoning alternative economies and a fresh social contract in ways that artists and cultural anchors can achieve financial freedom. Livestreamed from Oakland, California on the commons-based peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Wednesday 23 October 2019 at 8:30 a.m. PDT (Oakland, UTC -7) / 10:30 a.m. CDT (Chicago, UTC -5) / 11:30 a.m. EDT (New York, UTC -4) / 15:30 UTC +0 / 4:30 p.m. BST (London, UTC +1) / 17:30 CEST (Berlin, UTC +2).

two panelists seated in front an audience
Curating Freedom and Power for Women of Color in Leadership
Essay

Curating Freedom and Power for Women of Color in Leadership

26 September 2019

Linda Parris Bailey and Diane Rodriguez talk about their own leadership transitions and what’s next, gender, race, and economic barriers; documenting work; and more.

four actors onstage
"We’ve Got to Protect Our Art"
Essay

"We’ve Got to Protect Our Art"

Celebrating the Artistic Journeys of Two Latino Playwrights

18 September 2019

Luis Alfaro and Herbert Sigüenza talk about their experience in the National Playwright Residency Program, learning about the inner workings of theatre companies, portraying Latinx people in a positive light, the importance of comedy, and more.

four actors onstage
Bringing the Playwright's Perspective to the Table
Essay

Bringing the Playwright's Perspective to the Table

3 September 2019

Playwrights Kirsten Greenidge and Peter Nachtrieb talk about what it means to be an artist in residence, how theatres constantly work on their mission, connecting with the community, and more.   

four actors in rehearsal
We Didn’t Have Any Role Models
Essay

We Didn’t Have Any Role Models

An Interview with the Founders of Wry Crips Disabled Women’s Theatre Group

21 August 2019

Michaela Goldhaber, current artistic director of Wry Crips, talks to the founding and early members of the disabled women’s theatre group about their history.

two people posing together
Finding Creative Freedom Through Commitment
Essay

Finding Creative Freedom Through Commitment

Reflections on a Six-Year Residency

8 August 2019

Playwright Peter Nachtrieb and artistic director of San Francisco’s Z Space, Lisa Steindler, talk about the National Playwright Residency Program, getting out of your comfort zone, making a living as a writer, and more.

pacific playwrights festival logo
2019 PPF Playwrights Panel: Playwrights and Institutional Change
Video

2019 PPF Playwrights Panel: Playwrights and Institutional Change

South Coast Repertory in Costa Mesa

Sunday 28 April 2019
Costa Mesa, California

South Coast Repertory presented the 2019 Pacific Playwrights Festival Playwrights Panel: Playwrights and Institutional Change livestreamed on the global, commons-based peer-produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Sunday 28 April at 9 a.m. PDT (San Francisco) /11 a.m. CDT (Chicago) /12 p.m. EDT (New York) / 16:00 GMT / 5 p.m. BST (London).

Front entrance of American Conservatory Theater's Stand Theater in San Francisco
Bay Area Arts Fellowship/Internship Fair 2019
Video

Bay Area Arts Fellowship/Internship Fair 2019

Learn about paid fellowships and internships that focus on getting your career started in the arts

Saturday 9 February 2019
San Francisco, California, USA

The 2019 Bay Area Arts Fellowship/Internship Fair livestreamed from the American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco on the global, commons-based peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Saturday 9 February 2019 at 12 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. PST (San Francisco) / 2 p.m - 3:30 p.m. CST (Chicago) / 3 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. EST (New York).

Still from Valley of the Heart
A Different Portrait of America
Essay

A Different Portrait of America

31 January 2019

Carlos Morton discusses Luis Valdez’s latest play, Valley of the Heart, what the Mexican philosopher José Vasconcelos calls la raza cosmica, and being part of a mixed-race family himself.

three actors on stage
Taking Risks and Minimizing Failure
Essay

Taking Risks and Minimizing Failure

Johanna Pfaelzer and Lisa Steindler in Conversation

23 December 2018

Johanna Pfaelzer, incoming artistic director at Berkeley Rep Theatre, and Lisa Steindler, executive artistic director of Z Space, talk about creating partnerships with organizations across the Bay Area, the younger generation of leaders, and more.

What’s Problematic, the Play or the Process?
Essay

What’s Problematic, the Play or the Process?

Pushing Back on Traditional Post-Play Discussion Models

11 December 2018

Maddie Gaw examines the idea of the “problematic” play and Z Space’s inaugural Problematic Play Festival, which aimed to investigate why certain plays cause gatekeepers to turn away from them in favor of other material.

woman, smiling and holding a mic, addresses audience
Walking Narrative-Subverters
Essay

Walking Narrative-Subverters

Joyce Rosario and Meiyin Wang in Conversation

21 October 2018

Joyce Rosario, interim artistic director of the PuSh Festival, and producer and curator Meiyin Wang sit down to talk about whether the next crop of leaders is being set up for success, working across differences with colleagues, their respective transitions, and more.

a group of people
How to Care for Your Queer Playwright
Essay

How to Care for Your Queer Playwright

Development, Community, and Fresh Air

6 September 2018

Playwright Abraham Johnson reflects on the 2018 Lambda Emerging LGBTQ Voices Retreat, and the importance of supporting emerging Queer playwrights.