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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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Theatre as Laboratory: Exploring the Fabric of Humanity with Les Inachevés / Théâtre comme Laboratoire: Explorer et Fabriquer l'Humanité avec Les Inachevés
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Theatre as Laboratory: Exploring the Fabric of Humanity with Les Inachevés / Théâtre comme Laboratoire: Explorer et Fabriquer l'Humanité avec Les Inachevés
by Michelle Haner, Moïse Touré
5 July 2022
Livestreaming a Convening: Canales Abiertos / Open Channels
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Livestreaming a Convening: Canales Abiertos / Open Channels
Un Taller de Teatro Popular del Caribe desde Santiago de Cuba y Nueva Orleans / A Caribbean Theatre Workshop from Santiago de Cuba & New Orleans
Saturday 9 July 2022
Santiago de Cuba
Livestreaming: Climate Change Discourse in Performing Arts and a Performance of Habituare (Habituation) by Ioana Hogman
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Livestreaming: Climate Change Discourse in Performing Arts and a Performance of Habituare (Habituation) by Ioana Hogman
A Focus on the Concept of Solastalgia, Hosted by Reactor in Cluj, Romania
Wednesday 29 June and Thursday 30 June 2022
Cluj, Romania
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Livestreaming a Convening: Canales Abiertos / Open Channels
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Livestreaming a Convening: Canales Abiertos / Open Channels

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

Saturday 9 July 2022
Santiago de Cuba

The Stone Center for Latin American Studies, The Cuban and Caribbean Studies Institute of Tulane University (New Orleans, Louisiana), and Estudio Teatral Macubá present Canales Abiertos 2022 livestreaming on the global, commons-based, peer-produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Saturday 9 July at 7 a.m. PDT (Los Angeles, UTC -7) / 9 a.m. CDT (Mexico City, UTC -5) / 10 a.m. EDT (Santiago de Cuba, UTC -4).

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Theatre as Laboratory: Exploring the Fabric of Humanity with Les Inachevés / Théâtre comme Laboratoire: Explorer et Fabriquer l'Humanité avec Les Inachevés
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Theatre as Laboratory: Exploring the Fabric of Humanity with Les Inachevés / Théâtre comme Laboratoire: Explorer et Fabriquer l'Humanité avec Les Inachevés

5 July 2022

Michelle Haner interviews Moïse Touré, artistic director of Les Inachevés, about the company’s ongoing project on the theme of hospitality and the decision to reframe the company’s work as a laboratory.

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Livestreaming: Climate Change Discourse in Performing Arts and a Performance of Habituare (Habituation) by Ioana Hogman
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Livestreaming: Climate Change Discourse in Performing Arts and a Performance of Habituare (Habituation) by Ioana Hogman

A Focus on the Concept of Solastalgia, Hosted by Reactor in Cluj, Romania

Wednesday 29 June and Thursday 30 June 2022
Cluj, Romania

Reactor presents a conversation on Climate Change Discourse in Performing Arts and a performance of Habituare (Habituation) by Ioana Hogman, livestreaming on the global, commons-based, peer-produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Wednesday 29 June and Thursday 30 June at 9 a.m. PDT (San Francisco, UTC -7) / 12 p.m. EDT (New York, UTC -4) / 4 p.m. UTC +0 / 7 p.m. EEST (Cluj-Napoca, UTC +3).

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Freedom Talk@SpeakUp
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Freedom Talk@SpeakUp

Focusing on the Situation of Artistic Freedom and Public Art in Turkey

Tuesday 14 June 2022
Turkey

Safe Havens Freedom Talks presented a Safe Havens conversation at Speak Up livestreaming on the global, commons-based, peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Tuesday 14 June 2022 at 8:30 a.m. EDT (New York, UTC -7) / 12:30 p.m. UTC / 2:30 p.m. CEST (Stockholm, UTC +2) / 3:30 p.m. TRT (Istanbul, UTC +3).

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Cultural Mobility Forum 2022 on Digital Mobility
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Cultural Mobility Forum 2022 on Digital Mobility

Hosted by Nordic Culture Point in Helsinki, Finland and On the Move

Wednesday 25 May 2022
Helsinki, Finland

Cultural Mobility Forum 2022 hosted by Nordic Culture Point in Helsinki, Finland and On the Move livestreamed on the global, commons-based peer produced HowlRound TV network Wednesday 25 May 2022 at 07:00 BST (London, UTC +1) / 08:00 CEST (Brussels, UTC +2) / 09:00 EEST (Helsinki, UTC +3) / 14:00 SGT (Singapore, UTC +8) / 16:00 AEST (Sydney, UTC +10).

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International Exchange in a World Turned Upside Down
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International Exchange in a World Turned Upside Down

International Panelists Discuss the Coming Decade of International Cultural Exchange

Sunday 22 May 2022
United States

Center for International Theatre Development (CITD) and Trust for Mutual Understanding presented the conversation International Exchange in a World Turned Upside Down, livestreaming on the global, commons-based, peer-produced HowlRound TV network on Sunday 22 May 2022 at 1 p.m. PDT (San Francisco, UTC -7) / 4 p.m. EDT (New York, UTC -4) / 9:00 p.m. BST (London, UTC +1) / 22:00 CEST (UTC +2).

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The Gathering from the CrossCurrents Festival
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The Gathering from the CrossCurrents Festival

Productions, Readings, Discussions, and Workshops Focusing on Climate Change, Immigration, and Indigeneity

Wednesday 4 May to Saturday 7 May 2022
United States

The Laboratory for Global Performance and Politics at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. presented The Gathering, livestreamed on the global, commons-based peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv from Wednesday 4 May to Saturday 7 May 2022.

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Cultural mobility in European Outermost Regions and Overseas Countries & Territories
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Cultural mobility in European Outermost Regions and Overseas Countries & Territories

A conversation to investigate international artistic and cultural mobility.

Tuesday 26 April 2022
Brussels, Belgium

On the Move and Archipel.eu presented the webinar Cultural Mobility in European Outermost Regions and Overseas Countries & Territories livestreaming on the global, commons-based peer produced HowlRound TV network on Tuesday 26 April 2022.

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Unjust Narratives
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Unjust Narratives

The Absence of Hazara People in Public Discourse

Tuesday 26 April 2022
Afghanistan, Sweden

Safe Havens Freedom Talks presented a conversation Unjust Narratives: The Absence of Hazara People in Public Discourse livestreaming on the global, commons-based, peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Tuesday 26 April 2022 at 8:30 a.m. EDT (New York, UTC -7) / 12:30 p.m. UTC / 2:30 p.m. CEST (Stockholm, UTC +2) / 5 p.m. AFT (Kabul, UTC +4:30).

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New York Theatre Artists for Ukraine
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New York Theatre Artists for Ukraine

A 12-hour online marathon of readings and conversations with 24 New York theatre institutions

Saturday 16 April 2022
New York City

The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center presented New York Theatre Artists for Ukraine: A 12-hour online marathon of readings and conversations with 24 New York theatre institutions livestreaming on the commons-based, peer-produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Saturday 16 April 2022 at 7 a.m. PDT (San Francisco, UTC -7) / 10 a.m. EDT (New York, UTC -4) / 5 p.m. EEST (Kyiv, UTC +3).

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Stories: Mirrors of Identity
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Stories: Mirrors of Identity

12 April 2022

Theatremaker Sonia Carmona shares the impact storytelling can have on empowering marginalized groups of people from her own experience working on Roots and Wings, a HUMAN library from the Poligono Sur.

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Bernard-Marie Koltès: Seven Plays (France) Book Celebration
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Bernard-Marie Koltès: Seven Plays (France) Book Celebration

A celebration of the first collection of the seven major plays by playwright Bernard-Marie Koltès in American English

Friday 8 April 2022
United States

The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center presented Bernard-Marie Koltès: Seven Plays (France) Book Celebration livestreaming on the global, commons-based, peer produced HowlRound TV network on Friday 8 April 2022 at 3 p.m. PDT (San Francisco, UTC -7) / 6 p.m. EDT (New York, UTC -4).

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Tonight my Heartbeat is Uneven
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Tonight my Heartbeat is Uneven

Artists Respond to the War in Ukraine

Wednesday 30 March 2022
United States

Arlekin Players Theatre presented Tonight my Heartbeat is Uneven: Artists Respond to the War in Ukraine livestreaming on the global, commons-based, peer produced HowlRound TV network on Wednesday 30 March 2022 at 10 a.m. PDT (San Francisco, UTC -7) / 1 p.m. EDT (New York, UTC -4) / 5 p.m. GMT (London, UTC +0) / 7 p.m. EET (Kyiv, UTC +2).

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SEGAL TALKS: UKRAINE ON MY MIND with Belarus Free Theatre: Svetlana Sugako and Nicolai Khalezin
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SEGAL TALKS: UKRAINE ON MY MIND with Belarus Free Theatre: Svetlana Sugako and Nicolai Khalezin

Join us for an urgent conversation with Belarusian artists Svetlana Sugako and Nicolai Khalezin about the horrific situation in Ukraine, especially for theatre artists.

Wednesday 23 March 2022
Minsk, Belarus and London, United Kingdom

The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center presented SEGAL TALKS with Belarus Free Theatre's Svetlana Sugako and Nicolai Khalezin, livestreaming on the global, commons-based, peer produced HowlRound TV network on Wednesday 23 March 2022 at 9 a.m. PDT (Los Angeles, UTC -7) / 12 p.m. EDT (New York, UTC -4) / 4 p.m. GMT (London, UTC +0) / 17:00 CET (Berlin, UTC +1) / 18:00 EET (Kyiv, UTC +2) / 19:00 MSK (Minsk, UTC +3).

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SEGAL TALKS with Thomas Oberender and Joulia Strauss (Germany/Greece/Russia)
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SEGAL TALKS with Thomas Oberender and Joulia Strauss (Germany/Greece/Russia)

Join us for an urgent conversation with Berlin-based and Russian-born theater artist Joulia Strauss

Monday 21 March 2022
United States

The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center presented SEGAL TALKS with Thomas Oberender and Joulia Strauss (Germany/Greece/Russia), livestreaming on the global, commons-based, peer produced HowlRound TV network on Monday 21 March 2022 at 12 p.m. EDT (New York, UTC -4) / 4 p.m. GMT (UTC +0) / 6 p.m. EET (UTC +2).

SEGAL TALKS with Maria Bruni and Golenko Maxim Georgievich (Ukraine)
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SEGAL TALKS with Maria Bruni and Golenko Maxim Georgievich (Ukraine)

Join us for an urgent conversation with Ukrainian theatre artists Maria Bruni and Golenko Maxim Georgievich

Friday 18 March 2022
United States

The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center presented SEGAL TALKS, a conversation about curating, producing, and presenting theatre and performance in the time of COVID with Maria Bruni and Golenko Maxim Georgievich (Ukraine), livestreaming on the global, commons-based, peer produced HowlRound TV network on Friday 18 March 2022 at 12 p.m. EDT (New York, UTC -4) / 4 p.m. GMT (UTC +0) / 6 p.m. EET (UTC +2).

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School of Resistance: Right to Regularization
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School of Resistance: Right to Regularization

Raising the Voice of Undocumented Refugees in Belgium and Europe

Friday 4 March - Saturday 5 March 2022
Ghent, Belgium

IIPM and NTGent presented School of Resistance: Right to Regularization livestreaming on the global, commons-based, peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Friday 4 March and Saturday 5 March 2022.

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Making The Most Out of Your OPT
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Making The Most Out of Your OPT

Shedding Light on the Process of Transitioning to an 0-1 Visa for International Artists

Thursday 3 February 2022
United States

The Playwrights Realm presented the panel Making The Most Out of Your OPT livestreaming on the commons-based peer-produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv Thursday 3 February 2022 at 1 p.m. PDT (San Francisco, UTC -7) / 3 p.m. CDT (Chicago, UTC -5) / 4 p.m. EDT (New York, UTC -4) / 21:00 BST (London, UTC +1).

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Audience Behavior in the West and Africa
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Audience Behavior in the West and Africa

3 February 2022

While performing across the West and in Africa, Misheck Mzumara noticed stark differences in typical audience behavior. He discusses those differences, their cultural contexts, and their impact on theatremakers’ experiences in cross-cultural theatre productions.

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ArtsLink Assembly 2021: Future Fellows
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ArtsLink Assembly 2021: Future Fellows

An Annual Convening of Transnational Artists, Thinkers, and Activists Working with Culture to Create a Better World

Friday 19 November 2021
New York City

Building on last year’s theme of resilience and community engagement, ArtsLink Assembly 2021 focused on the artists and arts leaders, the Future Fellows, creating new networks and structures locally and transnationally to support independent artists in a post-pandemic world. Livestreamed on the commons-based, peer produced HowlRound TV network Friday 19 November 2021.

The Future is Now
The Future Is Now: Conversations with Leyli Gafarova and Elena Ishchenko
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The Future Is Now: Conversations with Leyli Gafarova and Elena Ishchenko

11 November 2021

In these episodes of The Future Is Now, two CEC Artslink Future Fellows—Azerbaijan-based filmmaker Leyli Gafarova and Russian art curator and researcher Elena Ischenko—discuss their vision for the future of arts practice.

The Future is Now
The Future Is Now: Conversations with Selma Banich and Fatin Farhat
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The Future Is Now: Conversations with Selma Banich and Fatin Farhat

10 November 2021

In these episodes of The Future Is Now, CEC Artslink invites two of their Future Fellows, artist and activist Selma Banich and freelance cultural manager Fatin Farhat, to discuss how they envision the future of arts practice.

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Lady Romeo: Learning About Nineteenth-Century Actress Charlotte Cushman with Tana Wojczuk
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Lady Romeo: Learning About Nineteenth-Century Actress Charlotte Cushman with Tana Wojczuk

3 November 2021

In the nineteenth century, Charlotte Cushman became United States’ first celebrity actress. Tana Wojczuk, who has written a new biography of Cushman, joins the Mike Lueger to talk about the actress’s remarkable life both on stage and off.

A photo of a Zoom play with characters named Potential White Ally and Unapologetically Black Specialist with other people on screen for stage directions.
Two Hundred Digital Theatre Reviews and Counting
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Two Hundred Digital Theatre Reviews and Counting

28 September 2021

When Ricky and Dana Young-Howze began reviewing digital theatre productions early in the COVID-19 pandemic, they weren’t expecting to build a tight-knit, global community. They share their journey into the digital theatre scene and reflect on what it has taught them.

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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 24 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).