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. 

Strengthening Job Prospects Within and Beyond the Academy
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Strengthening Job Prospects Within and Beyond the Academy

A State of the Field Address for the Fourth Symposium of Doctoral Programs in Theatre and Performance Studies

07 October 2018

Tufts professor Dr. Noe Montez's keynote speech at the Fourth Symposium on Doctoral Programs in Theatre and Performance Studies in Boston, MA on 5-6 October 2018.

Working Like a Mother
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Working Like a Mother

11 September 2018

Playwright Rachel Bonds reflects on being a working artist since the birth of her son, and maps out tips for theatres working with other parent-artists. 

Breaking Away from the Institution
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Breaking Away from the Institution

How to Take Control of Your Education

05 September 2018

Theatre student Abigail Warhus talks about feeling stuck at university and taking her education into her own hands.

A Lover's Guide to American Playwrights
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A Lover's Guide to American Playwrights

Carlyle Brown

04 June 2018

Todd London celebrates playwright Carlyle Brown, who recently won the William Inge Theater Festival’s award for Distinguished Achievement in the American Theater.

A Major Challenge of Being an Emerging Artist
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A Major Challenge of Being an Emerging Artist

03 June 2018

UK-based theatremaker Naomi Joseph looks at a problem many emerging theatre creators face: that artist development opportunities for them have upper age limits.

Sustaining a Career as a Female Playwright in Ireland
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Sustaining a Career as a Female Playwright in Ireland

10 May 2018

Pamela McQueen talks to Irish playwright Deirdre Kinahan about the political nature of her work, her creative process, and how she's sustained a prolific career as a female playwright.

#MeToo
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#MeToo

Power, Complicity, and Collective Responsibility

11 April 2018

Holly L. Derr writes about recent cases of sexual harassment in the American theatre, and asks when and how institutions and abusers will truly be held accountable.

Shifting the Leadership Paradigm
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Shifting the Leadership Paradigm

the Berkshire Leadership Summit and Beyond

09 April 2018

Sara Brookner interviews the steering committee of the Berkshire Leadership Summit, which brought together a hundred present and future US and Canadian women leaders to discuss equity and advancement in the theatre field.

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. 

Shaping the Future of the Directing Field
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Shaping the Future of the Directing Field

27 February 2018

Jennifer Onopa interviews Sanaz Ghajar, Rebecca Martínez, and Nicole A. Watson about their experience in the field as directors and women of color.

On Minority Artist Development Programs
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On Minority Artist Development Programs

04 December 2017

Asif Majid addresses some of the flaws in minority development programs and suggests some tips for how to improve such programs.

Chronic Theatremakers
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Chronic Theatremakers

Confronting Denial with Robbie McCauley

03 December 2017

Sara Brookner talks to playwright and performer Robbie McCauley about her one-woman show Sugar, and the power of sharing our stories.

The Value of the PhD in Theatre at Public Institutions
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The Value of the PhD in Theatre at Public Institutions

30 November 2017

Noe Montez discusses Indiana University’s recent decision to discontinue the PhD in Theatre and Drama program, and discusses the need for public institutions to advocate for the futures of their doctoral students.

Power and Humiliation in the Theatre
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Power and Humiliation in the Theatre

Reflections Post-Harvey Weinstein

14 November 2017

Lydia Stryk adds to the conversation on sexual harassment by people in power, speaking up about her experiences with sexual harassment and humiliation in the theatre.

Chronic Theatremakers
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Chronic Theatremakers

The Importance of Social Goods and Sharing Your Story

25 October 2017

Dramaturg Sara Brookner interviews playwright Trip Venturella about his experiences as a theatremaker with epilepsy.

Who Are These People? How the Staff of Z Space Sees Their Lives, Jobs, and Home
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Who Are These People? How the Staff of Z Space Sees Their Lives, Jobs, and Home

06 October 2017

Meet the staff of one Bay Area theatre company and see how their lives, jobs, and homes interact and affect the artistic ecology of the Bay Area.

Two Years After Launching Mosaic, Ari Roth Reflects
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Two Years After Launching Mosaic, Ari Roth Reflects

12 September 2017

An interview with Ari Roth, artistic director of Mosaic Theater Company in Washington, DC.

Chronic Theatremakers
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Chronic Theatremakers

Emily Mann on Mindset and Living with Multiple Sclerosis

11 September 2017

Dramaturg Sara Brookner kicks off a new series of interviews with theatremakers with chronic illnesses.

Transformation through Training
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Transformation through Training

Tadashi Suzuki and Anne Bogart on the Suzuki Method

03 September 2017

Tadashi Suzuki and Anne Bogart in conversation at the Symposium on the Suzuki Method with SITI Company—New York City, June 3, 2017.

Playwright-Parents, Part One
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Playwright-Parents, Part One

09 August 2017

Rehana Lew Mirza and Mike Lew document their first year as parents and Playwrights-in-Residence at Ma-Yi. 

A Collective Call Against Critical Bias
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A Collective Call Against Critical Bias

26 June 2017

A collectively authored essay by leading artists, academics, and theatre advocates about Paula Vogel’s Indecent and Lynn Nottage’s Sweat on Broadway amid a conversation about critical bias toward women playwrights and playwrights of color.

On Diversity Hiring
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On Diversity Hiring

Choosing the “Best” Person for the Job

20 May 2017

Director Carol Ann Tan explores her reaction to the question of whether it's easier for her to get work because she's Asian.

The Smallest Theatre in the World
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The Smallest Theatre in the World

An Interview with Caja lambe-lambe artist Gabriela Céspedes / El Teatro Más Pequeño del Mundo: Una entrevista con la artista de caja lambe-lambe Gabriela Céspedes

29 April 2017

Puppeteer Cecilia Cackley interviews Gabriela Céspedes, a leading caja lambe-lambe puppet artist based in Argentina.