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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
Canadian Public Arts Funding and a New National Narrative
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Canadian Public Arts Funding and a New National Narrative

by Jesse LaVercombe
25 April 2019
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Livestreaming foldA

Festival of Live Digital Art

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

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

Livestreaming Digital + Performance Convening
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Livestreaming 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 so-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. 

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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).

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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.

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.

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Shooting Shakespeare
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Shooting Shakespeare

The Art of Taking Plays from the Stratford Stage to a Theatre Near You

21 July 2017

Lou Harry interviews Antoni Cimolino and Barry Avrich of The Stratford Festival to discuss the process of recording productions of each of Shakespeare's plays.

Introducing the World Theatre Map Ambassadors
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Introducing the World Theatre Map Ambassadors

14 July 2017

The World Theatre Map beta project has engaged its first cohort of twenty-eight World Theatre Map Ambassadors from twenty-four countries to direct community organizing, outreach, and feedback gathering.

Bloom Where You Grow
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Bloom Where You Grow

Interview with Claudia Nolan, American Dramaturg

16 June 2017

In this second installment, Maggie Sulc interviews dramaturg Claudia Nolan about her experience with new play development in the Northeast region of the United States.

Les Productions Ondinnok
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Les Productions Ondinnok

On the Experience of Making Indigenous Theatre in Quebec, Canada / Les Productions Ondinnok: Sobre la Experiencia de Hacer Teatro Indígena en Quebec en Canadá

11 June 2017

In this installment, Choreographer Carlos Rivera talks about indigenous theatre in Quebec, highlighting the work of Yves Sioui Durand and Catherine Juntas of Les Productions Ondinnok.

A Call for Inclusivity in Quebecois Theatre / Plaidoyer pour une Scène Québécoise Inclusive
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A Call for Inclusivity in Quebecois Theatre / Plaidoyer pour une Scène Québécoise Inclusive

10 June 2017

In this installment, actress Isabel dos Santos discusses traditional Quebec theatre and the lack of immigrant artists, and looks at theatres and organizations advocating for more representation and inclusion practices.