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EXTENDED TO 16 SEPTEMBER

Accepting Applications for the Deaf Theatre Action Planning Session

by Tyrone Giordano, DJ Kurs, Ethan Sinnott, Rachel Grossman
31 July 2018
Performance of And Suddenly I Disappear: The Singapore 'd' Monologues by Kaite O'Reilly—Singapore—Saturday 26 May 2018
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Performance of And Suddenly I Disappear: The Singapore 'd' Monologues by Kaite O'Reilly—Singapore—Saturday 26 May 2018

Announcing the HowlRound Challenge Convenings
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Announcing the HowlRound Challenge Convenings

by HowlRound Theatre Commons
4 October 2017
Howlround Theatre Commons
From the World Theatre Map
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EXTENDED TO 16 SEPTEMBER

Accepting Applications for the Deaf Theatre Action Planning Session

31 July 2018

The Deaf Theatre Action Planning Session, a convening for deaf theatremakers taking place on 15-17 March 2019, is accepting applications for convening participants.

Announcing the HowlRound Challenge Convenings
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Announcing the HowlRound Challenge Convenings

4 October 2017

HowlRound announces the four selected convening proposals for the HowlRound Challenge, a new initiative to incubate ideas and seed action to make a better theatre and a better world.

Building Communication in the Classroom Beyond Language
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Building Communication in the Classroom Beyond Language

2 October 2017

Director and educator Luane Davis Haggerty reflects on how prioritizing movement as a form of communication encouraged diversity and intersectionality in her New York City summer classroom. 

Access Auditions for Performers who are d/Deaf and Disabled
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Access Auditions for Performers who are d/Deaf and Disabled

15 August 2017

Aaron Sawyer and Terri Hudson reflect on what they learned from the Access Auditions, and offer tangible steps theatres can take to become more accessible to performers who are d/Deaf and disabled.

The Cultural Apartheid of Disability
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The Cultural Apartheid of Disability

A Conversation between Judith Smith and John Killacky with Resources and Tips

2 August 2017

A conversation between Judith Smith and John Killacky with resources and tips at the Americans for the Arts 2017 Annual Conference, Friday June 16, 2017.

Challenging Perspectives on Auditions for the Differently Abled
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Challenging Perspectives on Auditions for the Differently Abled

20 November 2016

Aaron Sawyer and Sidney T. Smith write about Unified Access Auditions at Red Theater in Chicago, IL.

Day by Day
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Day by Day

Finding the Voices of Deaf Leadership on Stage

14 September 2016

Educator and director Luanne Davis Haggerty directs a musical with a Deaf and hearing cast and considers how the rehearsal room creates and reveals forms of Deaf leadership.

Interview with Jayne Batzofin
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Interview with Jayne Batzofin

30 August 2016

In this installment, Paul Adolphsen interviews South African director Jayne Batzofin about her journey to directing and her work with the Chaeli Campaign

Shared Vocabulary and Puppetry in Ramesh Meyyappan’s Butterfly
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Shared Vocabulary and Puppetry in Ramesh Meyyappan’s Butterfly

21 June 2016

Ramesh Meyyappan and Gavin Glover discuss their wordless adaptation of Madame Butterfly, replete with kites and puppets, and their hopes for hyphenate theatremakers.

Who Tells Our Story? Presenting the Deaf Experience Onstage through Deaf Eyes
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Who Tells Our Story? Presenting the Deaf Experience Onstage through Deaf Eyes

9 April 2016

Annie Wiegand and JW Guido write about the work of New York Deaf Theatre, and the importance of Deaf by Deaf for Deaf theatre work.

Lacking Diversity in Deaf Theatre
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Lacking Diversity in Deaf Theatre

8 April 2016

Actor Michelle Banks advocates the need for more diversity and inclusion for deaf and hard of hearing actors of color in the American theatre.

The Time #DeafTalent Willed Reality
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The Time #DeafTalent Willed Reality

8 April 2016

Leah Katz-Hernandez, Receptionist of the United States (ROTUS), writes about the power of having Deaf characters represented in narratives.

Deaf Playwriting
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Deaf Playwriting

A New Art Form

7 April 2016

In this installment, Playwright and poet Sabina England shares her process for creating performances for deaf and hearing audiences.

Barriers, Needs, and Next Steps
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Barriers, Needs, and Next Steps

A Convening on the State of Deaf Theatre-Making

6 April 2016

Several dozen artists, administrators, and activists met at the Lark Play Development Center in January 2016 to consider challenges and successes and the state of deaf theatre.

American Sign Language in Theatre and Its Impact or, Why We Need More Deaf Actors Onstage
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American Sign Language in Theatre and Its Impact or, Why We Need More Deaf Actors Onstage

5 April 2016

Series curator DJ Kurs writes about the history of ASL and Deaf actors.

When It Comes To Accessibility At Theatres, There Is A Law
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When It Comes To Accessibility At Theatres, There Is A Law

4 April 2016

Howard Sherman writes about the responsibility theatres have to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

More than Applause
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More than Applause

Deaf Art Needs Deaf Ed

3 April 2016

Author Sara Nović writes about the state of Deaf education, and its implications for the theatre.

Performance of And Suddenly I Disappear: The Singapore 'd' Monologues by Kaite O'Reilly—Singapore—Saturday 26 May 2018
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Performance of And Suddenly I Disappear: The Singapore 'd' Monologues by Kaite O'Reilly—Singapore—Saturday 26 May 2018

Unlimited in association with Kaite O'Reilly presented And Suddenly I Disappear: The Singapore 'd' Monologues by Kaite O'Reilly livestreaming from the National Museum of Singapore on the global, commons-based peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Saturday 26 May 2018 at 2:30 p.m. UTC +8 (Singapore) / 8:30 a.m. UTC +2 (Berlin) / 7:30 a.m. UTC +1 (London) / 06:30 UTC +0 / 4:30 p.m. UTC +10 (Sydney) / 2:30 a.m. UTC -4 (New York). 

The Kennedy Center’s 2016 Leadership Exchange in Arts and Disability (LEAD) Conference in Pittsburgh—Wednesday 3 August and Saturday 6 August 2016
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The Kennedy Center’s 2016 Leadership Exchange in Arts and Disability (LEAD) Conference in Pittsburgh—Wednesday 3 August and Saturday 6 August 2016

The Office of VSA and Accessibility at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts presented the 2016 Leadership Exchange in Arts and Disability (LEAD) Conference livestreamed select sessions on the global, commons-based peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Wednesday 3 August and Saturday 6 August from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. In its 16th year, LEAD is an international network of arts professionals focused on making the cultural arts accessible to people with disabilities of all ages. Follow @AccessLEAD@HowlRoundTV, and share your thoughts using #KCLEAD and #howlround.

The 2016 TCG National Conference: Theatre Nation in Washington, DC—Thursday 23 June - Saturday 25 June 2016
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The 2016 TCG National Conference: Theatre Nation in Washington, DC—Thursday 23 June - Saturday 25 June 2016

Theatre Communications Group presented the 2016 TCG National Conference: Theatre Nation (ASL-interpreted) livestreamed on the global, commons-based peer-produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv Thursday 23 June to Saturday 25 June. Share your thoughts and media with hashtags #TCG16 and #howlround in all social media platforms. Follow @TCG and @HowlRoundTV in Twitter for updates.