Commons-based Approaches

Interested in learning more about working within a commons framework? This content explores practices that encourage sharing and collaboration, and examples of commons in action.

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Meanwhile: Becoming Porous
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Meanwhile: Becoming Porous

Mientras Tanto: Hacia La Porosidad

by Una Chaudhuri, Robert Duffley, Georgina Escobar, Eli Nixon, Adilson Siqueira, brontë velez
21 November 2019
Center for Cultural Innovation's inaugural AmbitioUS convening
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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
The Promise of the Commons
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The Promise of the Commons

by Javiera Benavente, Liza Bielby, David Bollier, Jamie Gahlon, Jax Gil, Matthew Glassman, Richard Newman, Gina Reichert, Jennie Rose Halperin, JD Stokely, Carlos Uriona
10 October 2019
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The HowlRound Challenge
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The HowlRound Challenge

An Open Call for Convening Proposals

12 April 2017

Through The HowlRound Challenge, we will produce and host up to five in-person convenings in Boston, from September 2017 to June 2019 that will incubate ideas and seed action to make a better theatre and a better world.

Shape the Future of the World Theatre Map / Crea el futuro del Mapa Mundial de Teatro
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Shape the Future of the World Theatre Map / Crea el futuro del Mapa Mundial de Teatro

1 February 2017

HowlRound has developed and is launching The World Theatre Map. / HowlRound ha desarrollado y está por lanzar el Mapa Mundial de Teatro.

World Theatre Map
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World Theatre Map

Open Development Update # 3

22 December 2016

The HowlRound community is designing and building the World Theatre Map. Track the progress of this commons project and participate in its design and development.

Out The Wastelands
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Out The Wastelands

A Journey Through the Great Lakes of Purgatory

4 December 2016

The first of a two-part report on the tour of The Wastelands, a folk opera developed by the ensemble Children of the Wild, across the Great Lakes region of the United States.

What The Commons Stands For
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What The Commons Stands For

24 November 2016

Read the community responses to our questions, “What do you stand for? What does your art stand for?”

The Creative Commons, or “Commonly Creative”
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The Creative Commons, or “Commonly Creative”

27 September 2016

Playwright and attorney Cheryl Davis delves into the legal specifics of Creative Commons and fair use, explaining how artists can use them to fit their needs.

Art & Survival 2016 at Double Edge Theatre
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Art & Survival 2016 at Double Edge Theatre

Saturday 6 August to Sunday 7 August 2017
Ashfield, MA, United States

Double Edge Theatre in rural Ashfield, Massachusetts presented the gathering Art & Survival 2016 livestreamed on the global, commons-based peer-produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv Saturday 6 August to Sunday 7 August. Share your thoughts with #ArtandSurvival16​ in Twitter @doubleedgethtrFacebook, and Instagram @doubleedgetheatre.

Is Theatre Helpful? (or some things I learned from rehearsing The Oldest Boy)
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Is Theatre Helpful? (or some things I learned from rehearsing The Oldest Boy)

9 April 2016

Playwright Sarah Ruhl discusses the impulse and plan for theatres across the country to host readings of her play The Oldest Boy as a benefit to raise relief funds to aid earthquake victims in Nepal.

World Theatre Map
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World Theatre Map

Open Development Update # 2

4 March 2016

The HowlRound community is designing and building the World Theatre Map. Track its progress and participate in its design and development.

World Theatre Map
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World Theatre Map

Open Development Update # 1

1 February 2016

The HowlRound community is designing and building the World Theatre Map. Track its progress and participate in its design and development.

Scripts For Free
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Scripts For Free

23 January 2016

Edward Einhorn discusses the benefits and pitfalls of posting scripts online.

Five Years
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Five Years

22 January 2016

On the five-year anniversary of HowlRound, P. Carl looks back with a grateful eye to the future.

Write for the HowlRound Journal!
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Write for the HowlRound Journal!

21 November 2015

In an attempt to make it even easier for everyone to have their voice heard in the HowlRound journal, we’ve recently made some changes to the way we collect pitches. 

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Participate at the Latinx Theatre Commons Dallas Convening October 30-November 1, 2015
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Participate at the Latinx Theatre Commons Dallas Convening October 30-November 1, 2015

5 October 2015

The Latinx Theatre Commons invites theatremakers to participate in a regional convening in Dallas, Texas October 30-November 1, 2015. 

Showcase of the New American Theatre
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Showcase of the New American Theatre

Latinx Theatre Commons’ Carnaval 2015

8 September 2015

Tiffany Ana López on the LTC’s Carnaval of New Latina/o Work hosted by the Theatre School at DePaul University July 23-25, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois.

2015 LTC Carnaval Breakout Session Reflections
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2015 LTC Carnaval Breakout Session Reflections

4 September 2015

A report out on 2015 LTC Carnaval Breakout Sessions on advocacy, artmaking, convening/networking, and scholarship. 

Confessions of a Convert
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Confessions of a Convert

22 August 2015

Lisa Portes on the power of shared leadership and collective action as embodied by the Latinx Theatre Commons.

Carnaval 2015
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Carnaval 2015

Day 3

26 July 2015

Luis Alfaro reports on the third day of Carnaval, and shares the note the community ended on—commitment and movement. 

Carnaval 2015
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Carnaval 2015

Day 2

25 July 2015

Olga Sanchez reports on Carnaval 2015, Day 2, sharing summaries of conversations and the three readings of the day.

Carnaval 2015
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Carnaval 2015

Day 1

24 July 2015

Georgina Escobar reflects on Day 1 of Carnaval 2015.

Carnaval 2015 Opening Remarks
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Carnaval 2015 Opening Remarks

24 July 2015

Lisa Portes, P. Carl, and José Luis Valenzuela offer opening remarks on Carnaval 2015 at the Theatre School at DePaul University.

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The Latinx Theatre Commons’ 2015 Carnaval of New Latina/o Work
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The Latinx Theatre Commons’ 2015 Carnaval of New Latina/o Work

Thursday 23 July to Saturday 25 July 2015
Chicago, IL, United States

The Latinx Theatre Commons presented the 2015 Carnaval of New Latina/o Work—a showcase of new work by Latina/o playwrights and theatremakers in the United States—livestreamed on the global, commons-based peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv Thursday 23 July to Saturday 25 July. Download the full Carnaval program here

Join us at Carnaval 2015!
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Join us at Carnaval 2015!

1 May 2015

The Latinx Theatre Commons Steering Committee invites you to attend Carnaval 2015, July 23-25 at the Theatre School at DePaul University in Chicago.

Presente
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Presente

A Roll Call of New Latina/o Plays

29 April 2015

The twelve plays to be showcased at Carnaval 2015 are just the tip of the iceberg. The totality of the plays submitted for consideration represents the depth and breadth of artistic ambition within the Latina/o theatremaking community.

Announcing the 2015 LTC Carnaval of New Latina/o Work
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Announcing the 2015 LTC Carnaval of New Latina/o Work

13 April 2015

The Latina/o Theatre Commons announces the lineup for the 2015 LTC Carnaval of New Latina/o Work, hosted by The Theatre School at DePaul University July 23-25th in Chicago.