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Livestreaming SEGAL TALKS: Ashley Tata
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Livestreaming SEGAL TALKS: Ashley Tata

An update on the situation for theatre artists in New York City

Friday 5 June 2020
New York City
Livestreaming SEGAL TALKS: Avra Sidiropoulou
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Livestreaming SEGAL TALKS: Avra Sidiropoulou

An update on the situation for theatre artists in Greece

Thursday 4 June 2020
Greece
Livestreaming SEGAL TALKS: Joshua Sobol, Maya Arad Yasur, and Ruth Kanner
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Livestreaming SEGAL TALKS: Joshua Sobol, Maya Arad Yasur, and Ruth Kanner

An update on the situation for theatre artists in Israel

Wednesday 3 June 2020
Israel
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How to Produce a Livestreamed Event
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How to Produce a Livestreamed Event

A Producer’s Guide to the Tools and Embedded Values

14 April 2020

Vijay Mathew, HowlRound’s cultural strategist, offers a guide to producing and livestreaming events online.

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SEGAL TALKS: Keith Adkins (The New Black Fest) with Dennis A. Allen II, France-Luce Benson, Lisa Strum (NYC, USA)
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SEGAL TALKS: Keith Adkins (The New Black Fest) with Dennis A. Allen II, France-Luce Benson, Lisa Strum (NYC, USA)

Daily Live Online Conversations with US and Global Theatre Artists

Monday 13 April 2020
New York City

The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center presented SEGAL TALKS: Keith Adkins (The New Black Fest) with Dennis A. Allen II, France-Luce Benson, Lisa Strum (NYC, USA) livestreamed on the global, commons-based, peer-produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Monday 13 April 2020 at 9 a.m. PDT (San Francisco, UTC-7) / 11 a.m. CDT (Chicago, UTC-5) / 12 p.m. EDT (New York, UTC-4) / 5 p.m. BST (London, UTC+1).

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SEGAL TALKS: Aristide Tarnagda (Burkina Faso)
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SEGAL TALKS: Aristide Tarnagda (Burkina Faso)

Daily Live Online Conversations with US and Global Theatre Artists

Friday 10 April 2020
New York City

The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center presented SEGAL TALKS: Aristide Tarnagda (Burkina Faso) livestreamed on the global, commons-based, peer-produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Friday 10 April 2020 at 9 a.m. PDT (San Francisco, UTC-7) / 11 a.m. CDT (Chicago, UTC-5) / 12 p.m. EDT (New York, UTC-4) / 5 p.m. BST (London, UTC+1).

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Performance Despite the Pandemic
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Performance Despite the Pandemic

Continuing to Create at the Intersection of Coronavirus, Crisis, and Care

9 April 2020

Theatremaker Asif Majid talks about adapting his show, Snapshots, for a digital space after COVID-19 shut down theatres across the country.

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SEGAL TALKS: Chou Tung-yen, Wu-Kang Chen, & Kathy Hong (Taiwan)
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SEGAL TALKS: Chou Tung-yen, Wu-Kang Chen, & Kathy Hong (Taiwan)

Daily Live Online Conversations with US and Global Theatre Artists

Wednesday 8 April 2020
New York City

The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center presented SEGAL TALKS: Chou Tung-yen, Wu-Kang Chen & Kathy Hong (Taiwan) livestreamed on the global, commons-based, peer-produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Wednesday 8 April 2020 at 9 a.m. PDT (San Francisco, UTC-7) / 11 a.m. CDT (Chicago, UTC-5) / 12 p.m. EDT (New York, UTC-4) / 5 p.m. BST (London, UTC+1).

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Taking A Pause in Response to a COVID-19 World
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Taking A Pause in Response to a COVID-19 World

8 April 2020

Kaja Dunn reflects on how quickly the world turned upside down with COVID-19 and offers a simple idea before rushing into to creating new work: take a breath and allow for a moment to process all that is happening.

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SEGAL TALKS: Lucia Calamaro, Graziano Graziani & Valeria Orani (Italy)
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SEGAL TALKS: Lucia Calamaro, Graziano Graziani & Valeria Orani (Italy)

Daily Live Online Conversations with US and Global Theatre Artists

Tuesday 7 April 2020
New York City

The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center presented SEGAL TALKS: SEGAL TALKS: Lucia Calamaro, Graziano Graziani & Valeria Orani (Italy) livestreamed on the global, commons-based, peer-produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Tuesday 7 April 2020 at 9 a.m. PDT (San Francisco, UTC-7) / 11 a.m. CDT (Chicago, UTC-5) / 12 p.m. EDT (New York, UTC-4) / 5 p.m. BST (London, UTC+1).

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Pandemic Theatre Aesthetic
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Pandemic Theatre Aesthetic

7 April 2020

Jonathan Mandell examines the new theatrical landscape brought on by COVID-19 and discusses the emerging aesthetic—one that is low-tech, low-key, one-on-one, close-up.

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SEGAL TALKS: Sahar Assaf (Lebanon); Dalia Basiouny & Laila Soliman (Egypt)
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SEGAL TALKS: Sahar Assaf (Lebanon); Dalia Basiouny & Laila Soliman (Egypt)

Daily Live Online Conversations with US and Global Theatre Artists

Monday 6 April 2020
New York City

The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center presented SEGAL TALKS: Sahar Assaf (Lebanon); Dalia Basiouny & Laila Soliman (Egypt) livestreamed on the global, commons-based, peer-produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Monday 6 April 2020 at 9 a.m. PDT (San Francisco, UTC-7) / 11 a.m. CDT (Chicago, UTC-5) / 12 p.m. EDT (New York, UTC-4) / 5 p.m. BST (London, UTC+1).

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SEGAL TALKS: Toshiki Okada (Japan)
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SEGAL TALKS: Toshiki Okada (Japan)

Daily Live Online Conversations with US and Global Theatre Artists

Friday 3 April 2020
Japan

The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center presented SEGAL TALKS: Toshiki Okada (Japan) livestreamed on the global, commons-based, peer-produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Friday 3 April 2020 at 9 a.m. PDT (San Francisco, UTC-7) / 11 a.m. CDT (Chicago, UTC-5) / 12 p.m. EDT (New York, UTC-4) / 5 p.m. BST (London, UTC+1).

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SEGAL TALKS: Marco Martinelli & Ermanna Montanari; Teatro delle Albe (Ravenna, Italy)
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SEGAL TALKS: Marco Martinelli & Ermanna Montanari; Teatro delle Albe (Ravenna, Italy)

Daily Live Online Conversations with US and Global Theatre Artists

Thursday 2 April 2020
Ravenna, Italy

The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center presented SEGAL TALKS: Marco Martinelli & Ermanna Montanari; Teatro delle Albe (Ravenna, Italy) livestreamed on the global, commons-based, peer-produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Thursday 2 April 2020 at 9 a.m. PDT (San Francisco, UTC-7) / 11 a.m. CDT (Chicago, UTC-5) / 12 p.m. EDT (New York, UTC-4) / 5 p.m. BST (London, UTC+1).

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Answering the Call to Pause
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Answering the Call to Pause

On Deciding to Postpone Due to COVID-19

2 April 2020

David Dower and David Howse—artistic director and executive director of ArtsEmerson, respectively—talk with artist Toshi Reagon about the decision to postpone her show due to COVID-19, and how that decision came from a place of power and progress.

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SEGAL TALKS: Thomas Ostermeier (Berlin, Germany)
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SEGAL TALKS: Thomas Ostermeier (Berlin, Germany)

Daily Live Online Conversations with US and Global Theatre Artists

Wednesday 1 April 2020
Berlin, Germany

The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center presented SEGAL TALKS: Thomas Ostermeier, (Berlin, Germany) livestreamed on the global, commons-based, peer-produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Wednesday 1 April 2020 at 9 a.m. PDT (San Francisco, UTC-7) / 11 a.m. CDT (Chicago, UTC-5) / 12 p.m. EDT (New York, UTC-4) / 5 p.m. BST (London, UTC+1).

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Lost Works
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Lost Works

What Could Have Been

1 April 2020

Kristin Idaszak and Kristen Osborn invite you to pay tribute to the work you have lost due to the recent theatre closures.

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Come Together: The Art of Gathering in a Time of Crisis (ASL & Captioned)
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Come Together: The Art of Gathering in a Time of Crisis (ASL & Captioned)

an #ArtistResource talk with Bryan Joseph Lee

Tuesday 31 March
United States

Livestreamed the #ArtistResource panel Come Together: The Art of Gathering in a Time of Crisis on the global, commons-based, peer-produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Tuesday 31 March 2020 at 8 a.m. HST (Honolulu, UST-10) / 10 a.m. AKDT (Juneau, UTC-8) / 11 a.m. PDT (San Francisco, UTC-7) / 1 p.m. CDT (Chicago, UTC-5) / 2 p.m. EDT (New York, UTC-4).

three artists portraits: Mok Chiu Yu, Hanchen Feng, Shuyi Liao
SEGAL TALKS: Mok Chiu Yu (Hong Kong) + Hanchen Feng and Shuyi Liao (Beijing, China)
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SEGAL TALKS: Mok Chiu Yu (Hong Kong) + Hanchen Feng and Shuyi Liao (Beijing, China)

Daily Live Online Conversations with US and Global Theatre Artists

Tuesday 31 March 2020
Hong Kong

The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center presented SEGAL TALKS: Mok Chiu Yu (Hong Kong) + Hanchen Feng and Shuyi Liao (Beijing, China) livestreamed on the global, commons-based, peer-produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Tuesday 31 March 2020 at 9 a.m. PDT (San Francisco, UTC-7) / 11 a.m. CDT (Chicago, UTC-5) / 12 p.m. EDT (New York, UTC-4) / 5 p.m. BST (London, UTC+1).

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SEGAL TALKS: Taylor Mac & Kristin Marting
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SEGAL TALKS: Taylor Mac & Kristin Marting

Daily Live Online Conversations with US and Global Theatre Artists

Monday 30 March 2020
New York City

The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center presented SEGAL TALKS: Taylor Mac & Kristin Marting livestreamed on the global, commons-based, peer-produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Monday 30 March 2020 at 9 a.m. PDT (San Francisco, UTC-7) / 11 a.m. CDT (Chicago, UTC-5) / 12 p.m. EDT (New York, UTC-4) / 5 p.m. BST (London, UTC+1).

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Lessons in Online Theatremaking from New Paradise Laboratories’ Whit MacLaughlin
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Lessons in Online Theatremaking from New Paradise Laboratories’ Whit MacLaughlin

30 March 2020

Alex Ates speaks with Whit MacLaughlin—the experimental theatremaker who ventured into the online realm before it became our norm—about the intersection between digital technology and live performance and pedagogy.

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Financial Strategies for Freelance Artists in a Time of Crisis (ASL & Captioned)
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Financial Strategies for Freelance Artists in a Time of Crisis (ASL & Captioned)

an #ArtistResource talk with Amy Smith

Thursday 26 March 2020
New York City

Livestreamed the #ArtistResource panel Financial Strategies for Freelance Artists in a Time of Crisis on the global, commons-based, peer-produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Thursday 26 March 2020 at 8 a.m. HST (Honolulu, UST-10) / 10 a.m. AKDT (Juneau, UTC-8) / 11 a.m. PDT (San Francisco, UTC-7) / 1 p.m. CDT (Chicago, UTC-5) / 2 p.m. EDT (New York, UTC-4).

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Teaching Performing Arts During the Pandemic
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Teaching Performing Arts During the Pandemic

23 March 2020

Tracy C. Davis talks to instructors at Northwestern University about how they are preparing to teach acting and dance—quintessentially embodied forms dependent on human-to-human observation and whole-body involvement—online.

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Emergency Preparedness and Response: COVID-19 and the Arts Ecosystem (ASL interpreted)
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Emergency Preparedness and Response: COVID-19 and the Arts Ecosystem (ASL interpreted)

A Grantmakers in the Arts Webinar

Thursday 19 March 2020
United States

Grantmakers in the Arts presented the webinar Emergency Preparedness and Response: COVID-19 and the Arts Ecosystem livestreaming on the global, commons-based peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Thursday 19 March 2020 at 4 p.m. EDT (New York, UTC-4) / 3 p.m. CDT (Chicago, UTC-5) / 2 p.m. MDT (Denver, UTC-6) / 1 p.m. PDT (Los Angeles, UTC-7) / 12 p.m. AKDT (Anchorage, UTC-8) / 10 a.m. HST (Honolulu, UTC-10).

image of cleaning wipes with the word "Don't Touch The Art"
Artists In a Time of Global Pandemic (ASL & Captioned)
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Artists In a Time of Global Pandemic (ASL & Captioned)

For US-Based Freelance Artists and Cultural Workers in all Disciplines

Monday 16 March 2020
United States and the World

HowlRound and and a group of artists, arts administrators, and others from around the US discussed how COVID-19 is impacting freelance artists. The panel was livestreamed on the global, commons-based peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Monday 16 March 2020.

American sign language interpretation and live captions are available.

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Lumbering Toward the New
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Lumbering Toward the New

17 March 2020

In this virtual keynote, Todd London reflects on the nature of new work and the social cooperation inherent to making theatre.

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Keynote by Todd London for the 5th Annual ORIGINKC: NEW WORKS FESTIVAL
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Keynote by Todd London for the 5th Annual ORIGINKC: NEW WORKS FESTIVAL

at Kansas City Repertory Theatre in Kansas City, Missouri

Saturday 14 March 2020
Kansas City, Missouri

Kansas City Repertory Theatre in Kansas City, Missouri presented a keynote by Todd London from the 5th Annual ORIGINKC: NEW WORKS FESTIVAL livestreamed on the global, commons-based peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Saturday 14 March at 8 a.m. PDT (San Francisco, UTC-7) / 10 a.m. CDT (Kansas City, UTC-5) / 11 a.m. EDT (New York, UTC-4).

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Ways of Gathering in the Age of COVID-19
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Ways of Gathering in the Age of COVID-19

A Guide to Livestreaming on HowlRound TV

12 March 2020

The HowlRound team shares a primer on livestreaming, in the hopes that people will consider using HowlRound TV as an alternative or enhancement to in-person gatherings.