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Undoing Post-colonial Structures in Theatre, Starting With Zoom Convenings
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Undoing Post-colonial Structures in Theatre, Starting With Zoom Convenings

by Taiwo Afolabi, Karishma Bhagani, Adam Elsayigh
19 November 2020
Gathering to Define Community
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Gathering to Define Community

On the National Convening for Artists of Middle Eastern, North African, and Southwest Asian Descent

by Denmo Ibrahim
5 March 2020
Happy New Year from HowlRound
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Happy New Year from HowlRound

Reflections on 2019

by Jamie Gahlon, HowlRound Theatre Commons
31 December 2019
a colorful written diagram titled "Glocal Pedagogy"
Undoing Post-colonial Structures in Theatre, Starting With Zoom Convenings
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Undoing Post-colonial Structures in Theatre, Starting With Zoom Convenings

19 November 2020

Karishma Bhagani, Adam Ashraf Elsayigh, and Taiwo Afolabi—three fellows of the Laboratory for Global Performance and Politics at Georgetown University—talk about their learnings from creating and participating in a weeklong Zoom convening.

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Gathering to Define Community
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Gathering to Define Community

On the National Convening for Artists of Middle Eastern, North African, and Southwest Asian Descent

5 March 2020

Denmo Ibrahim reports on the National Convening for Artists of Middle Eastern, Southwest Asian, and North African Descent, which took place in San Francisco in November 2019.

group of nine people smiling and laughing.
Happy New Year from HowlRound
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Happy New Year from HowlRound

Reflections on 2019

31 December 2019

Jamie Gahlon, director of HowlRound, reflects on the past year of conversations, convenings, livestreams, and more—all in the name of creating a more equitable, just, and progressive theatre field—and looks forward to 2020.

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Building a Future on Our Terms
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Building a Future on Our Terms

The Latinx Theatre Commons Announces Four Years of Programming

17 December 2019

Armando Huipe, new Latinx Theatre Commons producer, announces the next four years of programming which include the Creative Renewal Retreat, a Comedy Carnaval, and furthering the internal work of anti-oppression, coalition building, and combating colorism.

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Meanwhile: Becoming Porous
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Meanwhile: Becoming Porous

Mientras Tanto: Hacia La Porosidad

21 November 2019

Robert Duffley, Una Chaudhuri, Georgina Escobar, Eli Nixon, Adilson Siqueira, and Brontë Velez reflect on the Hemispheric Institute for Performance and Politics convening that took place in Mexico City in June 2019.

three groups sitting in circles
La Complejidad De Mi Ciudad
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La Complejidad De Mi Ciudad

A Report on the LTC Miami in Motion Convening

19 September 2019

Carl(os) Roa reflects on the 2019 Latinx Theatre Commons Miami Regional Convening, which took place between 12 and 14 July.

a group sitting in three concentric circles inside a large windowed space
The Intersection of Digital Technology and Live Performance
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The Intersection of Digital Technology and Live Performance

Observations from HowlRound and SpiderWebShow’s Digital + Performance Convening

12 August 2019

May Antaki reflects on the Digital + Performance Convening, produced by HowlRound Theatre Commons and SpiderWebShow Performance, which focused on the intersection of digital technology and live performance.

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Miami in Motion
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Miami in Motion

The 2019 Latinx Theatre Commons Miami Regional Convening

Friday 12 July - Sunday 14 July 2019
Miami, Florida

The Latinx Theatre Commons presented Miami in Motion: The 2019 Latinx Theatre Commons Miami Regional Convening livestreamed on the global, commons-based peer-produced HowlRound TV network from Friday 12 July to Sunday 14 July 2019.

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Creating an Intersectional Future
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Creating an Intersectional Future

The Deaf Theatre Action Planning Session

2 July 2019

Jill Marie Bradbury reflects on the Deaf Theatre Action Planning Session, co-produced by HowlRound, when thirty Deaf, DeafBlind, and hard of hearing theatre artists, administrators, and scholars gathered in Boston for a weekend-long convening.

Four people standing in front of a tree
Happy New Year from HowlRound
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Happy New Year from HowlRound

Reflections on 2018

31 December 2018

HowlRound Director Jamie Gahlon reflects on 2018 and looks forward to 2019.

We Had a Convening About Comedy in Theatre and People Couldn’t Stop Farting
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We Had a Convening About Comedy in Theatre and People Couldn’t Stop Farting

27 November 2018

Playwright Peter Nachtrieb gives his reflections on the Comedy Convening co-hosted by HowlRound in Boston, MA on 17 and 18 October 2018. 

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The Birth of a Climate Commons for Theatre and Performance
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The Birth of a Climate Commons for Theatre and Performance

18 September 2018

Lani Fu introduces the Climate Commons, an initiative that emerged from the Theatre in the Age of Climate Change convening in June 2018. 

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Art on a Damaged Planet
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Art on a Damaged Planet

the Theatre in the Age of Climate Change Convening

16 September 2018

Playwright MJ Halberstadt reports on Theatre of the Age of Climate Change convening, which took place 8-10 June 2018 in Boston, MA. 

The Consortium of Asian American Theaters & Artists National Conference & Festival
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The Consortium of Asian American Theaters & Artists National Conference & Festival

Tuesday 14 August - Friday 17 August 2018
Chicago, IL, United States

The Consortium of Asian American Theaters & Artists presented their 2018 National Conference & Festival livestreamed from Chicago on the global, commons-based peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv from Tuesday 14 August to Friday 17 August 2018.

How We Produced a Green Convening
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How We Produced a Green Convening

12 August 2018

Associate Producer Ramona Ostrowski and Fellow JD Stokely reflect on how HowlRound made the Theatre in the Age of Climate Change Convening on 8-10 June 2018 our greenest convening yet.

Panel: Twin Cities Strategies to Advance Equity in the Theater
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Panel: Twin Cities Strategies to Advance Equity in the Theater

National Institute for Directing & Ensemble Creation: 2018 Mentorship Institute

Friday 20 July 2018
Minneapolis, MN, United States

Art2Action, Inc. and Pangea World Theater presented the Panel: Twin Cities Strategies to Advance Equity in the Theater livestreamed on the global, commons-based peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Friday 20 July at 1:30 p.m. - 3 p.m. PDT (San Francisco) / 3:30 p.m - 5 p.m. CDT (Minneapolis) / 4:30 p.m. - 6 p.m. EDT (New York).

A Manifesto for the 21st Century Literary Office
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A Manifesto for the 21st Century Literary Office

1 March 2012

Otis Ramsey-Zoe continues our series of responses to the American Voices New Play Institute's 21st Century Literary Office Convening with this manifesto of what we as a theater community need to do to create the literary office of the future.

LO21
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LO21

a series of conversations (not actually an office)

29 February 2012

Adrien-Alice Hansel offers her version of the modern literary office: one that isn't really an office at all. This manifesto was presented as part of the American Voices New Play Institute's 21st Century Literary Office Convening.

I Dare Us
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I Dare Us

a Manifesto on the 21st Century Literary Office

29 February 2012

Julie Elise Dubliner presents her manifesto for the 21st Century Literary Office. This manifesto was presented as part of the American Voices New Play Institute's 21st Century Literary Office Convening.

Convening attendees sit in a circle
Breaking Down the Walls
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Breaking Down the Walls

29 February 2012

Amrita Ramanan describes her literary office of the future—a place with no walls, no seperations, and no more viewing dramaturgy as an isolated practice.

Generative Artist Talent Scouts
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Generative Artist Talent Scouts

29 February 2012

Aaron Carter talks about the literary manager of the future: the Generative Artist Talent Scouts. This manifesto was presented as part of the American Voices New Play Institute's 21st Century Literary Office Convening.

21st Century Literary Office Convening - Day # 2
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21st Century Literary Office Convening - Day # 2

Nuts & Bolts

26 February 2012

A look into the conversation about the role and definition of literary managers.

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21st Century Literary Office Convening
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21st Century Literary Office Convening

Watch Parties & Tweets on Fri, Feb 24

25 February 2012

A recap of Friday, Feb 24's tweets and events from the 21st Century Literary Office Convening.

21st Century Literary Office Convening - Day # 1
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21st Century Literary Office Convening - Day # 1

Exploring the Past to Build the Future

25 February 2012

21st Century Literary Office Convening evaluated the goals for the future which included creating space in literary offices to foster community and enhance knowledge through technology.

Join us for the 21st Century Literary Office Convening
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Join us for the 21st Century Literary Office Convening

22 February 2012

Join us for the 21st Century Literary Office Convening, and hear from P. Carl about just what we're setting out to do.