Theatre's Part in the Quest to Save Public Land
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Theatre's Part in the Quest to Save Public Land

19 September 2018

Ashley Teague discusses how Notch Theatre Company is using community-led theatre and storytelling to help fight to protect public land. 

When the Invisible Illness Becomes Visible
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When the Invisible Illness Becomes Visible

30 August 2018

Dramaturg Sara Brookner interviews actor/director Megan Simcox about equitable casting, and why they founded ACTive Roles Theatre Company.

Grassroots Theatre Training in the Eastern Kentucky Coalfields
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Grassroots Theatre Training in the Eastern Kentucky Coalfields

4 February 2018

Bob Martin talks about Hurricane Gap Community Theater Institute and how they're supporting an Appalachian grassroots theatre movement. 

Gender Parity in Northeast Ohio Community Theatre
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Gender Parity in Northeast Ohio Community Theatre

5 December 2017

Christine Wright, member of the Northeast Ohio community theatre community, analyzes gender parity in recent Northeast Ohio community theatre seasons.

Love and Information at Aquinas College
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Love and Information at Aquinas College

29 October 2017

Randy Wyatt examines how Aquinas College in Grand Rapids, Michigan, explored the question of mounting contemporary work in a diverse world with limited resources and within a ‘closed’ academic context through a community-based/academic hybrid production of Caryl Churchill's Love and Information.

After/Life Tells Untold Stories of the '67 Detroit Rebellion
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After/Life Tells Untold Stories of the '67 Detroit Rebellion

16 October 2017

Playwright Lisa Biggs and director Kristin Horton discuss the process of developing After/Life, a new play about the 1967 Rebellion in Detroit, Michigan with Detroit community members.

The Living Stage
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The Living Stage

Building Possibility in the Age of Climate Change

18 September 2017

In the second installment of this series, Lanxing Fu discusses The Living Stage NYC, an intergenerational collaboration between Superhero Clubhouse and the community of Meltzer Towers.

Theatre History Podcast #45
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Theatre History Podcast #45

Rethinking Amateur Theatricals with David Coates

29 August 2017

David Coates talks about his research into amateur theatricals in the nineteenth century.

Gender Futures
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Gender Futures

A Talk with Christian Appel and Renée Imperato of the TransGenerational Theatre Project

24 August 2017

Patrick Gaughan interviews Christian Appel and Renée Imperato about how they used applied theatre, writing, and utopian world-envisioning to create the all-trans, ensemble- based TransGenerational Theatre Project in NYC. 

Confronting Oppression on Boston’s South Shore with Community-Based Theatre
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Confronting Oppression on Boston’s South Shore with Community-Based Theatre

19 June 2017

Gavin Damore shares about Artists From Surburbia, a theatre initiative on the south shore of Massachusetts.

Community Theatre in South Africa
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Community Theatre in South Africa

25 August 2015

Theatre artist Mxolisi Masilela pens a love letter to South African community theatre.

I Do Community Theatre
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I Do Community Theatre

9 August 2015

Writer and actor Eli Keel describes how his relationship with the terms “professional” and “community” theatre has evolved throughout his life. 

Who’s An Amateur? Shows for Days and The Evolving Definition of “Professional”
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Who’s An Amateur? Shows for Days and The Evolving Definition of “Professional”

21 July 2015

Jonathan Mandell on Douglas Beane’s Shows for Days, and the shifting definitions of "professional theatre" and "theatre professional."

Winter Pageant at Redmoon
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Winter Pageant at Redmoon

23 January 2014

Dani Snyder-Young writes about Winter Pageant, a collaborative spectacle piece created by the (now closedRedmoom in Chicago.

Poster for The Encyclopedia Show Arizona.
The Encyclopedia Show Arizona
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The Encyclopedia Show Arizona

A Successful Community Theater Model

18 June 2013

The Encyclopedia Show Arizona, an offshoot of a national project started in Chicago, brings professionals and amateurs together with an audience under one topic to educate, laugh, and share.

Culturebot Conversations at Under the Radar in New York—Saturday 18 January and Sunday 19 January 2014
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Culturebot Conversations at Under the Radar in New York—Saturday 18 January and Sunday 19 January 2014

Under the Radar at the The Public Theater, NYC and Culturebot present round table conversations "Playwrights In Collaborative Processes" and "American Theatre & The Aesthetics of Democracy" livestreamed on the global, commons-based peer-produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Saturday 18 January and Sunday 19 January 2014—both starting at 9 a.m. PST/ 12 p.m. EST/ 17:00 GMT. In Twitter, use hashtags #howlround and #utr14 to participate in conversation.

Alternate ROOTS Annual Meeting in Arden, North Carolina—Tuesday 7 August - Sunday 12 August 2012
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Alternate ROOTS Annual Meeting in Arden, North Carolina—Tuesday 7 August - Sunday 12 August 2012

Alternate ROOTS presented their 36th Annual Business Meeting & Artists Retreat: "Traditions," livestreamed on the global, commons-based peer-produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv from Tuesday 7 August through Sunday 12 August 2012 in Arden, North Carolina.

Twin Cities
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Twin Cities

A series featuring voices from in and around the Twin Cities' theatre communities.