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Digital + Live Performance
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Digital + Live Performance

Exploring the Present and the Future

by Michael Wheeler, Sydney Skybetter
6 June 2019
FoldA
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FoldA

Festival of Live Digital Art

Thursday 13 June through Saturday 15 June 2019
Kingston, Ontario, Canada
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
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FoldA
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FoldA

Festival of Live Digital Art

Thursday 13 June through Saturday 15 June 2019
Kingston, Ontario, Canada

SpiderWebShow Performance and HowlRound presented events from FoldA (Festival of Live Digital Art) livestreamed on the global, commons-based peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv from Thursday 13 June to Saturday 15 June 2019.

Digital + Performance Convening
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Digital + Performance Convening

at the foldA Festival in Kingston, Ontario

12 June 2019
Kingston, Ontario At The Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts

On 12 June 2019 in Kingston, Ontario, HowlRound Theatre Commons and SpiderWebShow Performance will co-produce a one day Digital + Performance Convening that will bring together up to fifty practitioners, curators, and scholars from the US and Canada working at the intersection of performance and digital technology for a day of discussion that aims to break open assumptions and reveal future possibilities for the art form. 

two actors onstage with three large projections behind them
Digital + Live Performance
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Digital + Live Performance

Exploring the Present and the Future

6 June 2019

In the lead-up to HowlRound’s Digital + Performance Convening, Michael Wheeler and Sydney Skybetter chatted, via Slack, about some of the big questions artists are faced with as they contemplate the connection between theatre and technology.

Professional Association of Canadian Theatres conference logo
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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Canadian Public Arts Funding and a New National Narrative
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Canadian Public Arts Funding and a New National Narrative

25 April 2019

Toronto-based American actor and playwright Jesse LaVercombe looks at how Canada’s public arts funding has had an impact on the theatre that gets made.

two women sitting together
It’s Important to Have Your Community
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It’s Important to Have Your Community

24 April 2019

Toronto performers Maev Beaty and Bahia Watson discuss being women in theatre, covering everything from the differences between male-led rooms and female-led ones, being a pawn in a director’s work, creating safe environments, and more.

two actors onstage
Queer Theatre is Visionary Theatre
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Queer Theatre is Visionary Theatre

23 April 2019

Playwright and performer Rhiannon Collett examines the queer theatre landscape in Toronto.

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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Theatre of the Torontonians
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Theatre of the Torontonians

21 April 2019

May Antaki offers a brief look at the vibrant Toronto theatre community.

the word "behavior" repeated multiple times.
Livestreaming Behavior
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Livestreaming Behavior

A new play by Darrah Teitel (Canada).

Wednesday 27 March 2019
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Great Canadian Theatre Company and SpiderWebShow Performance present Darrah Teitel's new play Behavior livestreaming from Ottawa on the global, commons-based peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv Wednesday 27 March 2019 at 5 p.m. PDT (Vancouver) / 8 p.m. EDT (Ottawa).

two actors onstage in costume
At the Core of Theatre for Young Audiences is Voicing Identity, Intersectionality, and Empathy
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At the Core of Theatre for Young Audiences is Voicing Identity, Intersectionality, and Empathy

20 March 2019

Kim Peter Kovac looks at the way the theatre for young audiences field has changed over the last few years, where it’s at today, and what his hopes are for the future.

naomi and emma
We Can't Work in Isolation
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We Can't Work in Isolation

Naomi Campbell and Emma Stenning in Conversation

13 January 2019

Naomi Campbell, Luminato’s new artistic director, sits down with Emma Stenning, Soulpepper’s new executive director, about theatre in Toronto, reaching communities outside of the downtown core, cross-collaboration, and more.

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.

actors hugging onstage
Shifting Institutions, Shifting Audiences
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Shifting Institutions, Shifting Audiences

Brendan Healy and May Antaki in Conversation

17 October 2018

May Antaki speaks with Brendan Healy, the new artistic director of Toronto’s Canadian Stage, about leadership changeovers happening across Canada, how his approach to being an AD has shifted over the years, his desire to cultivate curiosity inside audiences, 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. 

This Sentence
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This Sentence

How Do We Comprehend the Effects of Climate Change?

17 September 2018

Kendra Fanconi explains why it might take us eighty-eight minutes to digest one simple sentence about climate change.

The Literary Managers and Dramaturgs of the Americas 2018 Conference
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The Literary Managers and Dramaturgs of the Americas 2018 Conference

Crossing Borders

Thursday 21 June 2018
Toronto, Canada

Literary Managers and Dramaturgs of the Americas presented their 2018 Conference Crossing Borders livestreamed from Toronto, Canada on the global, commons-based peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv Thursday 21 June to Saturday 23 June 2018. On Twitter, follow @LMDAmericas and @HowlRound for updates. Watch the livestream at howlround.tv and on the LMDA Facebook Page.

foldA: festival of live digital Art with SpiderWebShow Performance
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foldA: festival of live digital Art with SpiderWebShow Performance

Wednesday 20 June 2018
Kingston, Ontario, Canada

SpiderWebShow Performance presented foldA: festival of live digital Art at the Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts, Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario, Canada livestreamed on the global, commons-based peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv Wednesday 20 June 2018.

The Canadian Association for Theatre Research 2018 Conference
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The Canadian Association for Theatre Research 2018 Conference

Queen's University

Tuesday 29 May and Wednesday 30 May 2018
Kingston, Canada

The Canadian Association for Theatre Research 2018 Conference presented keynotes, presentations, and conversations livestreamed on the global, commons-based peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv Tuesday 29 May and Wednesday 30 May 2018. Follow @CATR_ACRT and @howlround in Twitter, and use hashtag #CATR2018

Decolonizing Theatre/La Descolonización del Teatro
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Decolonizing Theatre/La Descolonización del Teatro

an Introduction/Introducción

27 May 2018

Annalisa Dias and Madeline Sayet introduce the Decolonizing Theatre series by exploring the ways the American theatre has been and still is complicit in the legacy of colonialism.

Chantal Bilodeau on “Breaking Up with Aristotle” and Finding New Ways to Tell Stories Onstage
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Chantal Bilodeau on “Breaking Up with Aristotle” and Finding New Ways to Tell Stories Onstage

7 May 2018

Playwright Chantal Bilodeau joins us to discuss her essay "Why I'm Breaking Up with Aristotle," and how we need to explore new forms of storytelling in order to create theatre that engages with issues like climate change.

Jean-François Côté: The Revival of Aboriginal Theater Metamorphosis of the Americas
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Jean-François Côté: The Revival of Aboriginal Theater Metamorphosis of the Americas

Monday 26 March 2018
New York, NY, United States

The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center presented Jean-François Côté: The Revival of Aboriginal Theater Metamorphosis of the Americas livestreamed on the global, commons-based peer-produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Monday 26 March at 6:30 p.m. EDT (New York) / 5:30 p.m. CDT (Chicago) / 3:30 p.m. PDT (San Francisco). Follow @HowlRound on Twitter for updates, and use #howlround.

Gender Parity in Canadian Theatre
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Gender Parity in Canadian Theatre

15 April 2018

Elana Gartner, founding co-chair of the International Centre for Women Playwrights 50/50 Applause Award, interviews Rebecca Burton, co-founder of Equity in Theatre at the Playwrights Guild of Canada, about gender parity for women playwrights in Canada.

#52PlaysbyWomen
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#52PlaysbyWomen

An Advocacy Action Introspection

19 December 2017

Laura Shamas reports on the successes and challenges of launching the year-long social media campaign #52PlaysbyWomen.

The Breathing Hole and Inuit Cultural Dramaturgy
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The Breathing Hole and Inuit Cultural Dramaturgy

22 September 2017

Canadian playwright Colleen Murphy writes about the importance of including Indigenous characters in plays and Indigenous artists in the process of making them.