In this section, you’ll find content that relates to theatrical design—including lighting, sound, projections, costumes, properties, set, makeup and hair, intimacy design, and stage combat. There is a huge range of topics covered here, but a great place to start is the series Design (in a Time of Reckoning), which uplifts the work of the design community and asks, What would it mean to have a culture of justice in theatrical design?
Master Class with Dora Arreola: Developing a Concept
With the National Institute for Directing and Ensemble Creation
Saturday 15 May 2021
Pangea World Theater and Art2Action presented a Master Class with Dora Arreola livestreaming on the global, commons-based, peer-produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Saturday 15 May 2021 at 12 p.m. PST (San Francisco, UTC -8) / 2 p.m. CST (Chicago, UTC -6) / 3 p.m. EST (New York, UTC -5).
Antonia Napp, Sonja Riehn, Silke Technau, and Stephan Schlafke share learnings about running KOLK 17, a cultural institution in Lübeck, Germany that combines a puppetry theatre company and puppetry museum, and where the goal is to redefine exhibiting the art form.
Structured as a departmental check in, designers will report out on the state of our community and the field as whole
Friday 28 February 2021
Presenting DESIGN Meeting livestreamed on the global, commons-based, peer-produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Friday 26 February 2021 at 1:30 p.m. PST (San Francisco, UTC -8) / 3:30 p.m. CST (Chicago, UTC- 6) / 4:30 p.m. EST (New York, UTC -5).
Three Costume Designers Meet for Tea on the Edge of a Cliff
24 February 2021
Lux Haac, Dominique Fawn Hill, and Deb Sivigny, three costume designers from around the United States, get together to talk about how they bring their values and identities into their individual practices, the importance of not tying their creativity to work, and more.
Cultivating a Theatre Ecosystem That Can Hold Us All in Our Full Humanity
22 February 2021
Kate Freer and Porsche McGovern begin their series, Design (in a Time of Reckoning), with an opening essay about how theatremakers are currently being presented with a chance to reimagine the way the art form is made and how designers are an essential part of the solution.
Level Up: The Dramaturgy of Digital Performance and Design
Engaging in meaningful conversations on digital tools in live performance
Monday 18 January - Saturday 13 February 2021
Associated Designers of Canada and ToasterLab presented the symposium Level Up: The Dramaturgy of Digital Performance and Design livestreaming on the global, commons-based, peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv from Monday 18 January to Saturday 13 February 2021.
Michelle Souza looks at how costume designers and educators can dismantle the status quo of Western-focused, chronological teaching of historical garments and move toward a pedagogy that acknowledges and honors diversity, intersectionality, and globalism.
Due to the ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic, the traditional in-person event is replaced by an enduring online tribute
Friday 29 May 2020
New York City, USA
The GC CUNY Doctoral Theatre Students' Association in collaboration with The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center and GC Public Programs presented The Edwin Booth Award: Mimi Lien livestreamed on the global, commons-based peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Friday 29 May at 4:30 p.m. PDT (Los Angeles, UTC-7) / 6:30 p.m. CDT (Chicago, UTC-5) / 7:30 p.m. EDT (New York, UTC-4).
The Importance of Including the Disabled Designers
29 May 2019
Mallory Kay Nelson and Michael Maag talk about the low number of full-time designers working in theatre; the realities of costume, lighting, and projection design as a disabled artist; and how delegation is a skill they’ve both had to master.
Innovation, Creativity, and Inclusion in Professional Theatre
26 May 2019
Talleri A. McRae and Mickey Rowe, co-founders of the National Disability Theatre, introduce their series “The Future of Theatre is Accessible,” talk about some key takeaways from the upcoming articles, and discuss how language is a barrier to inclusion.
Celebrating Historic Milestones While Critically Understanding the Past
15 January 2019
Gaven Trinidad examines the recent exhibition Dance We Must: Treasures from Jacob’s Pillow and wrestles with cultural appropriation vs. cultural appreciation when it comes to costume design throughout history.