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Cross-cultural Exchange and Cultural Mobility

Content in this section focuses on theatremakers having conversations and creating work across geographical and cultural borders. There are many examples of powerful work here, but for those interested in learning more, consider starting with “Ten Transformative Ideas for Community-Building and Cross-Cultural Exchange.”

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NO SUMMARY: Theatre from the Streets of Palestine, India, and Venezuela
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NO SUMMARY: Theatre from the Streets of Palestine, India, and Venezuela
A Conversation about the International Pilot Program Aiming to Bring Forth Truthful Stories and Realities of the People of Palestine, India, and Venezuela
Friday 2 September 2021
United States
The Politics of Rebuilding Theatrical and Civic Communities: Global Autocracy, Brexit, and Racism
Essay
The Politics of Rebuilding Theatrical and Civic Communities: Global Autocracy, Brexit, and Racism
by verity healey, Javaad Alipoor
16 September 2021
Open Channels: The Journey Begins/Canales Abiertos: La jornada comienza
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Open Channels: The Journey Begins/Canales Abiertos: La jornada comienza
by Mathew Schwarzman, Fátima Patterson , I. Carolina Caballero
29 July 2021
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NO SUMMARY: Theatre from the Streets of Palestine, India, and Venezuela
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NO SUMMARY: Theatre from the Streets of Palestine, India, and Venezuela

A Conversation about the International Pilot Program Aiming to Bring Forth Truthful Stories and Realities of the People of Palestine, India, and Venezuela

Friday 2 September 2021
United States

Golden Thread presented NO SUMMARY: Theatre from the Streets of Palestine, India, and Venezuela livestreaming on the commons-based, peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Friday 24 September 2021 at 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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The Politics of Rebuilding Theatrical and Civic Communities: Global Autocracy, Brexit, and Racism
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The Politics of Rebuilding Theatrical and Civic Communities: Global Autocracy, Brexit, and Racism

16 September 2021

Verity Healey sits down with Javaad Alipoor to discuss themes that preoccupy Alipoor as a theatremaker and political person: racism, history, Brexit, international communities, politics, and how these things come into his work and collaborations with other artists.

I Want to Tell You About Beirut
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I Want to Tell You About Beirut

A Reading of Testimonies and Roundtable Discussion Commemorating the One-Year Mark of the Beirut Port Explosion

Tuesday 3 August 2021
Beirut

Golden Thread Productions, Al Madina Theatre, and the Legal Agenda present I Want to Tell You About Beirut livestreamed on the global, commons-based, peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Tuesday 3 August at 11 a.m. PDT (San Francisco, UTC -5) / 1 p.m. CDT (Chicago, UTC -5) / 2 p.m. EDT (New York, UTC -4) / 18:00 UTC / 9 p.m. EEST (UTC +3).

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Unrehearsed Futures
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Unrehearsed Futures

Episode #17: Theatre Beyond The Show

Thursday 29 July 2021
South Africa

Unrehearsed Futures Episode #17: Theatre Beyond The Show livestreamed on the global, commons-based peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Thursday 29 July 2021 at 7 a.m. EDT (New York, UTC -4) / 12 p.m. BST (London, UTC +1) / 1 p.m. SAST (Cape Town, UTC +2).

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Open Channels: The Journey Begins/Canales Abiertos: La jornada comienza
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Open Channels: The Journey Begins/Canales Abiertos: La jornada comienza

29 July 2021

Fátima De La Caridad Patterson Patterson, Mathew Schwarzman, and Carolina Caballero share their experience of creating Open Channels, an event where artists from thirteen countries gathered digitally to talk about Caribbean popular theatre.

Fátima De La Caridad Patterson Patterson, Mathew Schwarzman, y Carolina Caballero comparten sus experiencias creando Open Channels (Canales Abiertos), un evento donde artistas de trece países compartieron digitalmente para hablar del Teatro Popular Caribeño.

Unrehearsed Futures
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Unrehearsed Futures

Episode 16: Neutrality in Actor Training: Help or Hindrance

Thursday 22 July 2021
South Africa

Presenting Unrehearsed Futures Episode #16: Neutrality in Actor Training: Help or Hindrance livestreamed on the global, commons-based peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Thursday 22 July 2021 at 4 a.m. EDT (New York, UTC -4) / 9 a.m. BST (London, UTC +1) / 10 a.m. SAST (Cape Town, UTC +2).

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Livestreaming a Marathon: A HowlRound for India
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Livestreaming a Marathon: A HowlRound for India

A 24-hour marathon of Covid-19 talks with the global theatre community

Tuesday 20 July to Wednesday 21 July
India

The Martin E. Segal Theater Center presents A HowlRound for India: a 24-hour marathon of Covid-19 talks with the global theatre community livestreaming on the global, commons-based, peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv from Tuesday 20 July to Wednesday 21 July at 6 a.m. PDT (San Francisco, UTC -7) / 9 a.m. EDT (New York, UTC -4) / 13:00 UTC / 2 p.m. BST (UTC +1) / 6:30 p.m. BST (Bengaluru, UTC +5:30).

Lara Parmiani wearing a black top and holding out a banana in front her like a gun.
“You can’t do revolution on your own”: Lara Parmiani on the Migrant Woman Experience in British Theatre
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“You can’t do revolution on your own”: Lara Parmiani on the Migrant Woman Experience in British Theatre

19 July 2021

verity healey sits down with Italy-born, UK-based theatremaker Lara Parmiani to talk about the migrant woman experience in Britain and its representation, or lack thereof, on British stages.

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2021 UBUMUNTU Arts Festival
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2021 UBUMUNTU Arts Festival

A celebration of arts and humanity

Friday 16 July and Saturday 17 July 2021
Rwanda

Ubumuntu Arts Festival presented Rebirth, their 2021 celebration of arts and humanity livestreaming on the global, commons-based, peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Friday 16 July and Saturday 16 July at 9 a.m. PDT (San Francisco, UTC -7) / 12 p.m. EDT (New York, UTC -4) / 6 p.m. CAT (Kigali, UTC +2).

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The New Solidarity: Art, Organizing & Radical Politics
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The New Solidarity: Art, Organizing & Radical Politics

A provocative new film by world-renowned director Milo Rau and two conversations about how artists and social movements are reshaping their work to meet this historical moment

United States

Melanie Joseph and David Bruin presented The New Solidarity: Art, Organizing & Radical Politics livestreaming on the global, commons-based, peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Friday 9 July and Saturday 10 July 2021.

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Open Channels / Canales Abiertos 2021
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Open Channels / Canales Abiertos 2021

A Caribbean Theatre Workshop from Santiago de Cuba & New Orleans / Canales Abiertos—un Taller de Teatro Popular del Caribe desde Santiago de Cuba y Nueva Orleans

Thursday 8 July 2021
Cuba

The Stone Center for Latin American Studies and The Cuban and Caribbean Studies Institute and The New Orleans Center for the Gulf South of Tulane University (New Orleans, LA), and Estudio Teatral Macubá presented Open Channels livestreaming on the global, commons-based peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Thursday 8 July 2021 at 10 a.m. EDT (New York, UTC -4) / 9 a.m. CDT (New Orleans, UTC -5) / 7 a.m. PDT (Los Angeles, UTC -7).

Creating New Mediums and Hustle Culture
Podcast

Creating New Mediums and Hustle Culture

With Parmida Ziaei of Seda Iranian Ensemble

7 July 2021

In this episode of Building Our Own Tables, host Yura Sapi discusses Seda Iranian Theatre Ensemble, the first Iranian theatre company in Seattle, with co-founder Parmida Ziaei.

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CultureHub Belgrade Convening
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CultureHub Belgrade Convening

Centering around the theme Solidarity: Digital Strategies for Creative Resilience

Thursday 1 July to Saturday 3 July 2021
Belgrade, Serbia

CultureHub presented the CultureHub Belgrade Convening livestreaming on the global, commons-based, peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv from Thursday 1 July to Saturday 3 July 2021.

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Unrehearsed Futures
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Unrehearsed Futures

Episode 13: Theatre for their Communities

Thursday 1 July 2021
Bengaluru, Karnataka

Unrehearsed Futures: Theatre for their Communities livestreamed on the global, commons-based peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Wednesday 30 June 2021 at 8 p.m. PDT (San Francisco, UTC -7) / 11 p.m. EDT (New York, UTC -4) / Thursday 1 July 2021 at 4 a.m. BST (London, UTC +1) / 5 a.m. SAST (Cape Town, UTC +2).

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School of Resistance: Episode Fifteen
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School of Resistance: Episode Fifteen

Queer Utopia: The Right to Desire

Friday 25 June 2021
Ghent, Belgium

NTGent presented School of Resistance, Episode Fifteen: Queer Utopia livestreaming on the global, commons-based, peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Friday 25 June 2021 at 20:00 CEST (Brussels, Cairo, UTC +2) / 19:00 BST (London, UTC +1) / 2 p.m. EDT (New York, Santiago de Chile, UTC -4) / 11 a.m. PDT (Los Angeles, UTC -7).

headshots of Alec Duffy and  Brian Rogers (NYC).
SEGAL TALKS with Alec Duffy & Brian Rogers (NYC)
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SEGAL TALKS with Alec Duffy & Brian Rogers (NYC)

Join us for a conversation about curating, producing and presenting theatre and performance in the Time of Corona

Thursday 24 June 2021
United States

The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center presents SEGAL TALKS with Alec Duffy & Brian Rogers (NYC) livestreaming on the global, commons-based, peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Thursday 24 June 2021 at 9 a.m. PDT (San Francisco, UTC -7) / 11 a.m. CDT (Chicago, UTC -5) / 12 p.m. EDT (New York, UTC -4).

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Unrehearsed Futures
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Unrehearsed Futures

Episode 12: Theatre, no longer the bastard child?

Thursday 24 June 2021
South Africa

Unrehearsed Futures: Theatre, no longer the bastard child? livestreamed on the global, commons-based peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Thursday 24 June 2021 at 7 a.m. EDT (New York, UTC -4) / 12 p.m. BST (London, UTC +1) / 1 p.m. SAST (Cape Town, UTC +2).

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SEGAL TALKS with Bettina Wagner-Bergelt and Héléna Pikon (Germany)
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SEGAL TALKS with Bettina Wagner-Bergelt and Héléna Pikon (Germany)

Join us for a conversation about curating, producing and presenting theatre and performance in the Time of Corona

Wednesday 23 June 2021
Germany

The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center presented SEGAL TALKS with Bettina Wagner-Bergelt and Héléna Pikon (Germany) livestreaming on the global, commons-based, peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Wednesday 23 June 2021 at 9 a.m. PDT (San Francisco, UTC -7) / 11 a.m. CDT (Chicago, UTC -5) / 12 p.m. EDT (New York, UTC -4).

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B·O·N·D 2021 Opening Panel: Originally from China
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B·O·N·D 2021 Opening Panel: Originally from China

Makings of a New Theatermaker Identity

Saturday 19 June 2021
United States

Chuang Stage presented the B·O·N·D 2021 Opening Panel: Originally from China livestreaming on the global, commons-based, peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Saturday 19 June 2021 at 4 p.m. PDT (San Francisco, UTC -7) / 6 p.m. CDT (Chicago, UTC -5) / 7 p.m. EDT (New York, UTC -4).

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SEGAL TALKS with Sibyl Kempson (NYC)
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SEGAL TALKS with Sibyl Kempson (NYC)

Join us for a conversation about curating, producing and presenting theatre and performance in the Time of Corona

Friday 18 June 2021
United States

The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center presented SEGAL TALKS with Sibyl Kempson (NYC) livestreaming on the global, commons-based, peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Friday 18 June 2021 at 9 a.m. PDT (San Francisco, UTC -7) / 11 a.m. CDT (Chicago, UTC -5) / 12 p.m. EDT (New York, UTC -4).

headshots of  Abhishek Thapar & Rinku Kalsy.
SEGAL TALKS with Abhishek Thapar & Rinku Kalsy (Netherlands)
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SEGAL TALKS with Abhishek Thapar & Rinku Kalsy (Netherlands)

Join us for a conversation about curating, producing and presenting theatre and performance in the Time of Corona

Thursday 17 June 2021
Netherlands

The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center presented SEGAL TALKS with Abhishek Thapar & Rinku Kalsy (Netherlands) livestreaming on the global, commons-based, peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Thursday 17 June 2021 at 9 a.m. PDT (San Francisco, UTC -7) / 11 a.m. CDT (Chicago, UTC -5) / 12 p.m. EDT (New York, UTC -4).

headshots of Penda Diouf & Marine Bachelot Nguyen.
SEGAL TALKS with Penda Diouf and Marine Bachelot Nguyen (France)
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SEGAL TALKS with Penda Diouf and Marine Bachelot Nguyen (France)

Join us for a conversation about curating, producing and presenting theatre and performance in the Time of Corona

Friday 11 June 2021
France

The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center presented SEGAL TALKS with Penda Diouf and Marine Bachelot Nguyen (France) livestreaming on the global, commons-based, peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Friday 11 June 2021 at 9 a.m. PDT (San Francisco, UTC -7) / 11 a.m. CDT (Chicago, UTC -5) / 12 p.m. EDT (New York, UTC -4).

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Festivals for a New Age: Models of Responsiveness, Flexibility and Resistance
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Festivals for a New Age: Models of Responsiveness, Flexibility and Resistance

Friday 11 June 2021
United States

The International Presenting Commons (IPC) in partnership with Global Pillow and HowlRound Theatre Commons presents Festivals for a New Age: Models of Responsiveness, Flexibility and Resistance livestreaming on the global, commons-based, peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Friday 11 June 2021 at 9:30-11:00 a.m. PDT (San Francisco, UTC -7) / 11:30 a.m. -1:00 p.m. CDT (Chicago, UTC -5) / 12:30-2:00 p.m. EDT (New York, UTC -4).

headshots of Manuel Moran, Claudia Orenstein and Paulette Richards.
SEGAL TALKS with Manuel Moran, Claudia Orenstein, and Paulette Richards
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SEGAL TALKS with Manuel Moran, Claudia Orenstein, and Paulette Richards

Join us for a conversation about curating, producing and presenting theatre and performance in the Time of Corona

Thursday 10 June 2021
United States

The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center presented SEGAL TALKS with Manuel Moran, Claudia Orenstein, and Paulette Richards livestreaming on the global, commons-based, peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Thursday 10 June 2021 at 9 a.m. PDT (San Francisco, UTC -7) / 11 a.m. CDT (Chicago, UTC -5) / 12 p.m. EDT (New York, UTC -4).

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Livestreaming a Conversation: Unrehearsed Futures: Planetarity in the Pandemic
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Livestreaming a Conversation: Unrehearsed Futures: Planetarity in the Pandemic

Episode 10: Have we lost the moment?

Thursday 10 June 2021
South Africa

Presenting Unrehearsed Futures: Planetarity in the Pandemic livestreaming on the global, commons-based peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv Thursday 10 June 2021 at 4 a.m. EDT (New York, UTC -4) / 9 a.m. BST (London, UTC +1) / 10 a.m. SAST (Cape Town, UTC +2) / 1:30 p.m. IST (Mumbai, UTC +5:30) / 6 p.m. AEST (Hobart, UTC +10).