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Finding Creative Freedom Through Commitment
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Finding Creative Freedom Through Commitment

Reflections on a Six-Year Residency

by Peter Sinn Nachtrieb, Lisa Steindler
8 August 2019
2019 PPF Playwrights Panel: Playwrights and Institutional Change
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2019 PPF Playwrights Panel: Playwrights and Institutional Change

South Coast Repertory in Costa Mesa

Sunday 28 April 2019
Costa Mesa, California
Bay Area Arts Fellowship/Internship Fair 2019
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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
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Finding Creative Freedom Through Commitment
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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.

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2019 PPF Playwrights Panel: Playwrights and Institutional Change
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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
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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
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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?
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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
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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.

How to Care for Your Queer Playwright
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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.

Casting An Actor with Albinism
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Casting An Actor with Albinism

The Importance of Authenticity On Stage

2 August 2018

Playwright and scholar Julie Taiwo Oni reflects on the experience of casting an actor with albinism for her play Chisel, and discusses why authentic casting is worth the work.

The Dancer-Citizen Live 2018
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The Dancer-Citizen Live 2018

MOVING THE MAP

Sunday 24 June 2018
Los Angeles, New York, Atlanta, United States; Hamburg, Germany

The Dancer-Citizen presented MOVING THE MAP livestreamed on the global, commons-based peer-produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Sunday 24 June starting at 8:30 a.m. PDT (San Francisco) / 10:30 a.m. CDT (Chicago) / 11:30 a.m. EDT (New York) / 17:30 GMT+2 (Hamburg)

The How of Theatre
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The How of Theatre

a Playwriting Class

24 July 2018

Playwright Lauren Gunderson offers other writers lessons on dramatic structure, building characters, and crafting a powerful ending.

The Why of Theatre
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The Why of Theatre

a Playwriting Class

9 July 2018

Playwright Lauren M. Gunderson add to her video series "Why Theatre?" by discussing why theatre still matters in the age of filmed storytelling.

How Labor Law Can Support Equity in Theatre
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How Labor Law Can Support Equity in Theatre

20 June 2018

LA arts administrator David Mack explores the topic of labor law, proposing that complying with it will help create and sustain a more equitable theatre community—both in his city and across the country.

Building Understanding between Veterans and the Community through Playwriting
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Building Understanding between Veterans and the Community through Playwriting

14 June 2018

Leilani Squire explores the healing power of writing through her experience of working with veterans to write a play about their time at war and sharing their stories with the community.

Working With(In) Communities/ Trabajando Con y Para la Comunidad
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Working With(In) Communities/ Trabajando Con y Para la Comunidad

Modeling Decolonized Practices/Las Practicas Hacia La Descolonización

31 May 2018

Director Megan Sandberg-Zakian talks with representatives of organizations which are intentionally working towards decolonized practices.

A conversation at the Pacific Playwrights Festival
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A conversation at the Pacific Playwrights Festival

Sunday 22 April 2018
Cosa Mesa, CA, United States

South Coast Repertory presented a panel conversation: What Does It Mean to Be a Playwright in America Today? livestreamed on the commons-based peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Sunday 22 April at 9 a.m. PDT (Los Angeles) / 11 a.m. CDT (Chicago) / 12 p.m. EDT (New York).

Aligning Artistic Practice with “Healthstyle”
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Aligning Artistic Practice with “Healthstyle”

14 March 2018

For the fourth installment of the Chronic Theatremaker series, Sara Brookner interviews playwright Lisa Kenner Grissom about living with lupus and learning to balance her health practice with her writing practice. 

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.

Fantômas
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Fantômas

Revenge of the Image and the Wuzhen Theatre Festival

28 January 2018

Artistic Director Travis Preston on the cross-cultural collaboration of bringing Fantômas: Revenge of the Image from CalArts to the Wuzhen Theatre Festival.

Coming Full Circle
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Coming Full Circle

the 2017 LTC International Convening

21 December 2017

Carla Della Gatta and Marci R. McMahon look back on the 2017 Encuentro de las Américas International Theatre Festival that took place 2-12 November at the Latino Theatre Center in Los Angeles, California.

How to Launch a Latinx New Play Festival
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How to Launch a Latinx New Play Festival

20 December 2017

Maria Patrice Amon describes how she developed and produced San Diego Repertory Theatre’s first Latinx New Play Festival. 

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).

Estamos Juntos / We are Together
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Estamos Juntos / We are Together

Report-Outs from the Latinx Theatre Commons International Convening

20 November 2017

Olga Sanchez reflects on Day Four of the Encuentro de las Américas International Convening on 12 November, 2017 in Los Angeles, California.

2017 Encuentro de las Américas Devised Performances
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2017 Encuentro de las Américas Devised Performances

Sunday 19 November 2017
Los Angeles, CA, United States

The Los Angeles Theatre Center presented the 2017 Encuentro de las Américas Devised Performances livestreamed on the global, commons-based peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Sunday 19 November 2017 at 9 a.m. PST (Los Angeles) / 11 a.m. CST (Chicago) / 12 p.m. EST (New York).

Encuentro de las Américas Manifesto / El manifiesto del Encuentro de las Américas 
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Encuentro de las Américas Manifesto / El manifiesto del Encuentro de las Américas 

13 November 2017

Jose Luis Valenzuela delivers an Encuentro de las Américas Manifesto as a part of the 2017 Latinx Theatre Commons International Convening in Los Angeles, California.