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Distanced Devotion
Essay

Distanced Devotion

Grumelot’s Game Over Brings Us Closer

by Barbara Fuchs
30 July 2020
Livestreaming Downtown Variety: Take 13
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Livestreaming Downtown Variety: Take 13

Bringing La MaMa's 1960s café aesthetic to a virtual platform that links performers and audiences in real time across distance

Friday 14 August 2020
United States
Café La MaMa Live: July Month
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Café La MaMa Live: July Month

Hosted and Curated by Mateo Hurtado, in association with the Brown Theatre Collective

Tuesday 21 July 2020
New York City
Howlround Theatre Commons
From the World Theatre Map
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Livestreaming Downtown Variety: Take 13
Video

Livestreaming Downtown Variety: Take 13

Bringing La MaMa's 1960s café aesthetic to a virtual platform that links performers and audiences in real time across distance

Friday 14 August 2020
United States

La MaMa and CultureHub present Downtown Variety: Take 13 livestreaming on the global, commons-based peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Friday 14 August 2020 at 5 p.m. PDT (San Francisco, UTC -7) / 7 p.m. CDT (Chicago, UTC -5) / 8 p.m. EDT (New York, UTC -4).

a face in a circle in a photo of space, with red and blue swirls
Reactor Cluj's EXEUNT
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Reactor Cluj's EXEUNT

produced as part of the program "Posthuman. Performative approaches".

Thursday 30 July 2020
Cluj-Napoca, Romania

REACTOR presented EXEUNT livestreamed on the global, commons-based, peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Thursday 30 July 2020 at 20:00 EEST (Cluj-Napoca, UTC +3) / 18:00 BST (London, UTC +1) / 19:00 CEST (Berlin, UTC +2). / 1 p.m. EDT (New York, UTC -4) / 10 a.m. PDT (San Francisco, UTC -7)

an actor onstage with a large projection behind them
Distanced Devotion
Essay

Distanced Devotion

Grumelot’s Game Over Brings Us Closer

30 July 2020

Barbara Fuchs writes about Game Over, a devised piece by the Spanish company Grumelot, which was a profound exploration of storytelling across multiple platforms, including Zoom, WhatsApp, Instagram, and Spotify.

Seven performer headshots.
Café La MaMa Live: July Month
Video

Café La MaMa Live: July Month

Hosted and Curated by Mateo Hurtado, in association with the Brown Theatre Collective

Tuesday 21 July 2020
New York City

La MaMa Experimental Theater Club presented Café La MaMa Live: July Month livestreamed on the global, commons-based, peer-produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Tuesday 21 July 2020 at 4 p.m. PDT (San Francisco, UTC-7) / 6 p.m. CDT (Chicago, UTC-5) / 7 p.m. EDT (New York, UTC-4) / 1 p.m HST (Honoloulu UTC-10) / 3 p.m. AKDT (Anchorage, UTC-8).

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LiveLab Meet-Up
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LiveLab Meet-Up

An introduction to LiveLab and the creative potentials of working online

Wednesday 15 July 2020
United States

CultureHub presented the first LiveLab Meet-Up livestreamed on the global, commons-based, peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Wednesday 15 July 2020 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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Tech in Performance: The Great Leveller or The Great Unequaliser?
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Tech in Performance: The Great Leveller or The Great Unequaliser?

Moderated by Felipe Cervera with speakers Madeleine Flynn, Elizabeth Kow, and Brandon Tay

Tuesday 14 July 2020
Singapore

ArtsEquator presented Tech in Performance: The Great Leveller or The Great Unequaliser? livestreamed on the global, commons-based, peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Tuesday 14 July 2020 at 7:30 p.m. SGT (Singapore, UTC +8) / 8:30 p.m. KST (Seoul, UTC +9) / 12:30 BST (London, UTC +1) / 13:30 CEST (Berlin, UTC +2) / 7:30 a.m. EDT (New York, UTC -4)

What I Learned from Making an Opera on Zoom
Essay

What I Learned from Making an Opera on Zoom

7 July 2020

Kamala Sankaram talks about the process of developing an opera on Zoom and shares advice based on what she and her team learned.

Close-up of a person's face.
Downtown Variety: Take 12
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Downtown Variety: Take 12

Bringing La MaMa's 1960s café aesthetic to a virtual platform that links performers and audiences in real time across distance

Friday 3 July 2020
United States

La MaMa and CultureHub presented Downtown Variety: Take 12 livestreamed on the global, commons-based peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Friday 3 July 2020 at 5 p.m. PDT (San Francisco, UTC -7) / 7 p.m. CDT (Chicago, UTC -5) / 8 p.m. EDT (New York, UTC -4).

a person seated at a desk with multiple screens
At Home and in Lockdown with Belarus Free Theatre
Essay

At Home and in Lockdown with Belarus Free Theatre

The Show Goes On

30 June 2020

verity healey examines how Belarus Free Theatre is making work during COVID-19 and dives in to their latest show, A School for Fools.

Floating figure above coral with a stars above.
Experiments in Digital Storytelling | Exegesis
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Experiments in Digital Storytelling | Exegesis

Exploring the potential of emerging technologies to create dynamic and engaging live storytelling experiences

Monday 29 June 2020
United States

La MaMa and CultureHub presented Experiments in Digital Storytelling | Exegesis livestreamed on the global, commons-based peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Monday 29 June 2020 at 3 p.m. PDT (San Francisco, UTC -7) / 5 p.m. CDT (Chicago, UTC- 5) / 6 p.m. EDT (New York, UTC -4).

astronaut and the words Airlock 24.
A performance of Airlock 24
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A performance of Airlock 24

with PaduaLab in Los Angeles

Friday 26 June to Sunday 28 June 2020
Los Angeles

PaduaLab presented a performance of Airlock 24 livestreamed on the global, commons-based, peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Friday 26 June at 8 p.m. PDT (Los Angeles, UTC-7) / 10 p.m. CDT (Chicago, UTC-5) / 11 p.m. EDT (New York, UTC-4).

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End Meeting For All
Essay

End Meeting For All

Zoom Theatre, Launched

25 June 2020

Barbara Fuchs reflects on Forced Entertainment’s three-part Zoom show, End Meeting For All.

Downtown Variety: Juneteenth
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Downtown Variety: Juneteenth

An ancestral healing tele-protest to extend the resilience of Detroit and Flint artists to the multiverse of the global Black movement

Friday 19 June 2020
Untied States

La MaMa and CultureHub presented Downtown Variety: Juneteenth livestreamed on the global, commons-based peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Friday 19 June 2020 at 2 p.m. HST (Honolulu, UTC -10) / 4 p.m. AKDT (Juneau, UTC -8) / 5 p.m. PDT (San Francisco, UTC -7) / 6 p.m. MDT (Denver, UTC -6) 7 p.m. CDT (Chicago, UTC -5) / 8 p.m. EDT (Detroit, UTC -4).

Trees and leaves, a 360 degree camera amongst them, with the Toaster Lab logo overlain
The Toasterlab Mixed Reality Performance Hack (tMoRPH) Final Presentations
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The Toasterlab Mixed Reality Performance Hack (tMoRPH) Final Presentations

Toasterlab’s Mixed Reality Performance Atelier is a two-year deep dive into the current mixed reality methods used by theatre and performance makers

Friday 19 June 2020
Toronto, Canada

ToasterLab presented a Mixed Reality Performance Hack (tMoRPH) Final Presentations livestreamed on the global, commons-based, peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Friday 19 June 2020 at 9 a.m. AKDT (Juneau, UTC-8) / 10 a.m. PDT (San Francisco, UTC-7) / 12 p.m. CDT (Chicago, UTC-5) / 1 p.m. EDT (New York, UTC-4) / 18:00 BST (London, UTC+1) / 19:00 CEST (Berlin, UTC+2).

A person standing on a hill, partly pixelated and blurred.
I.F.: Indigenous Futurities: Dancing Earth in CyberSpace
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I.F.: Indigenous Futurities: Dancing Earth in CyberSpace

Collaborating artist visionaries reveal cyberspace as a realm of ritual, to reimagine the future

Thursday 18 / Friday 19 June 2020
Wellington, NZ

Toasterlab presented I.F. : Indigenous Futurities : Dancing Earth in CyberSpace livestreamed on the global, commons-based, peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Thursday 18 June 2020 at 3:30 p.m. HST (Honolulu, UTC-10) / 6:30 p.m. PDT (San Francisco, UTC-7) / 8:30 p.m. CDT (Chicago, UTC-5) / 9:30 p.m. EDT (New York, UTC-6) / Friday 19 June at 10:30 JST (Tokyo, UTC+9) / 13:30 NZST (Wellington, UTC+12).

a focused portrait of an actor
Finding a Live Audience in Virtual Theatre
Essay

Finding a Live Audience in Virtual Theatre

18 June 2020

Edward Einhorn talks about adapting his play Performance for One into an online experience.

zoom video chat of several people
Creating a Culture of Play via Zoom
Essay

Creating a Culture of Play via Zoom

15 June 2020

Lavina Jadhwani offers artists several techniques to better utilize Zoom, whether as leaders of classrooms, theatremakers part of shows, or attendees of events.

Orange shimmer on a turquoise background with the text Festival of live digital art.
FOLDA — Festival of Live Digital Art 2020
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FOLDA — Festival of Live Digital Art 2020

Bringing you to the forefront of Canada’s most innovative live performances

Tuesday 2 June and Wednesday 10 June through Saturday 13 June 2020
Canada

SpiderWebShow Performance presented FOLDA - The Festival of Live Digital Art 2020 livestreamed on the global, commons-based, peer-produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Tuesday 2 June and Wednesday 10 June to Saturday 13 June 2020.

Person on a mountain by water, overlaid with the Toaster Lab logo
The Toasterlab Mixed Reality Performance Hack (tMoRPH) Kickoff
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The Toasterlab Mixed Reality Performance Hack (tMoRPH) Kickoff

Toasterlab’s Mixed Reality Performance Atelier is a two-year deep dive into the current mixed reality methods used by theatre and performance makers

Saturday 13 June 2020
Toronto, Canada

ToasterLab presented a Mixed Reality Performance Hack (tMoRPH) Kickoff livestreamed on the global, commons-based, peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Saturday 13 June 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) / 17:00 BST (London, UTC+1) / 18:00 CEST (Berlin, UTC+2).

zoom video chat of two people
Opening the Screen on “Live Video Theatre”
Essay

Opening the Screen on “Live Video Theatre”

10 June 2020

Peter J. Kuo discusses live video theatre—what it is and what it isn’t, the current difficulties and limitations around creating it, what it can do and how accessible it is, and more.

artist on stage with green projections
Downtown Variety: X
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Downtown Variety: X

Bringing La MaMa's 1960s café aesthetic to a virtual platform that links performers and audiences in real time across distance

Friday 5 June 2020
United States

La MaMa and CultureHub presented Downtown Variety: X livestreamed on the global, commons-based peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Friday 5 June 2020 at 5 p.m. PDT (San Francisco, UTC-7) / 7 p.m. CDT (Chicago, UTC-5) / 8 p.m. EDT (New York, UTC-4).

Toaster Lab logo overlaid a camera on a tripod by water.
Toasterlab Mixed Reality Performance Atelier AGM
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Toasterlab Mixed Reality Performance Atelier AGM

Toasterlab’s Mixed Reality Performance Atelier is a two-year deep dive into the current mixed reality methods used by theatre and performance makers

Thursday 4 June 2020
Toronto, Canada

ToasterLab presented a Mixed Reality Performance Atelier AGM livestreamed on the global, commons-based, peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Thursday 4 June 2020 at 9 a.m. AKDT (Juneau, UTC-8) / 10 a.m. PDT (San Francisco, UTC-7) / 12 p.m. CDT (Chicago, UTC-5) / 1 p.m. EDT (New York, UTC-4) / 18:00 BST (London, UTC+1) / 19:00 CEST (Berlin, UTC+2).

Scarlett Kim and Mattie Barber-Bockelman.
Directors Lab West Connects: Scarlett Kim and Mattie Barber-Bockelman (ASL-interpreted)
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Directors Lab West Connects: Scarlett Kim and Mattie Barber-Bockelman (ASL-interpreted)

Reimagining Liveness and Connection for Virtual Space

Thursday 28 May 2020
United States

Directors Lab West presented Directors Lab West Connects: Scarlett Kim and Mattie Barber-Bockelman livestreamed on the global, commons-based, peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Thursday 28 May 2020 at 8 a.m. HST (Honolulu, UTC-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) / 19:00 BST (London, UTC+1) / 20:00 CEST (Berlin, UTC+2).

An art gallery.
Conversation on Art+Sci Collaborations
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Conversation on Art+Sci Collaborations

A conversation on interdisciplinary collaborations between artists and scientists

Wednesday 27 May 2020
Los Angeles

CultureHub LA and SUPERCOLLIDER presented a Conversation on Art+Sci Collaborations livestreamed on the global, commons-based, peer-produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Wednesday 27 May 2020 at 6 p.m. PDT (San Francisco, UTC-7) / 8 p.m. CDT (Chicago, UTC-5) / 9 p.m. EDT (New York, UTC-4) / Sunday 7 June 2020 10:00 KST (Seoul, UTC+9) / 11:00 AEST (Sydney, UTC+10) / 13:00 NZST (Auckland, UTC+12).

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Café La MaMa Live: Take 7
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Café La MaMa Live: Take 7

Weekly live performances that experiment with form.

Tuesday 26 May 2020
New York City

La MaMa Experimental Theater Club and CultureHub presented Café La MaMa Live: Take 7 livestreamed on the global, commons-based, peer-produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Tuesday 26 May 2020 at 4 p.m. PDT (San Francisco, UTC-7) / 6 p.m. CDT (Chicago, UTC-5) / 7 p.m. EDT (New York, UTC-4).