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How Liberal Arts Theatre Programs Are Failing Their Students of Color
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How Liberal Arts Theatre Programs Are Failing Their Students of Color

by Miranda Haymon
17 June 2020
Directors Lab West Connects: Sabra Williams and Laura Karlin (ASL-interpreted)
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Directors Lab West Connects: Sabra Williams and Laura Karlin (ASL-interpreted)

The Power of the Arts — Theater and Dance in Systems-Impacted Communities

Saturday 30 May 2020
United States
Directors Lab West Connects: Luis Alfaro and Laurie Woolery (ASL-interpreted)
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Directors Lab West Connects: Luis Alfaro and Laurie Woolery (ASL-interpreted)

Reflections on “Remote” Teaching and Community Engagement

Friday 29 May 2020
United States
three actors onstage
How Liberal Arts Theatre Programs Are Failing Their Students of Color
Essay

How Liberal Arts Theatre Programs Are Failing Their Students of Color

17 June 2020

Miranda Haymon argues that liberal arts theatre programs are failing their students of color and offers four concrete steps that colleges and universities can adopt as they work to rectify this.

Sabra Williams and Laura Karlin.
Directors Lab West Connects: Sabra Williams and Laura Karlin (ASL-interpreted)
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Directors Lab West Connects: Sabra Williams and Laura Karlin (ASL-interpreted)

The Power of the Arts — Theater and Dance in Systems-Impacted Communities

Saturday 30 May 2020
United States

Directors Lab West presented Directors Lab West Connects: Sabra Williams and Laura Karlin livestreamed on the global, commons-based, peer-produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Saturday 30 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).

Luis Alfaro and Laurie Woolery.
Directors Lab West Connects: Luis Alfaro and Laurie Woolery (ASL-interpreted)
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Directors Lab West Connects: Luis Alfaro and Laurie Woolery (ASL-interpreted)

Reflections on “Remote” Teaching and Community Engagement

Friday 29 May 2020
United States

Directors Lab West presented Directors Lab West Connects: Luis Alfaro and Laurie Woolery livestreamed on the global, commons-based, peer-produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Friday 29 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).

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).

Daniela Atiencia, Gianna Formicone, and Makiko Shibuya.
Directors Lab West Connects: Daniela Atiencia, Gianna Formicone, and Makiko Shibuya (ASL-interpreted)
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Directors Lab West Connects: Daniela Atiencia, Gianna Formicone, and Makiko Shibuya (ASL-interpreted)

Global Perspectives from DLW’s International Alumni

Wednesday 27 May 2020
United States

Directors Lab West presented Directors Lab West Connects: Daniela Atiencia, Gianna Formicone, and Makiko Shibuya livestreamed on the global, commons-based, peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Wednesday 27 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).

Laurel Lawson and Diana Wyenn.
Directors Lab West Connects: Laurel Lawson and Diana Wyenn (ASL-interpreted)
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Directors Lab West Connects: Laurel Lawson and Diana Wyenn (ASL-interpreted)

Disability and Equity as Creative Forces

Tuesday 26 May 2020
United States

Directors Lab West presented Directors Lab West Connects: Laurel Lawson and Diana Wyenn livestreamed on the global, commons-based, peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Tuesday 26 May 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) / 19:00 BST (London, UTC+1) / 20:00 CEST (Berlin, UTC+2).

Ann James and Carly D. Weckstein.
Directors Lab West Connects: Ann James and Carly D. Weckstein (ASL-interpreted)
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Directors Lab West Connects: Ann James and Carly D. Weckstein (ASL-interpreted)

Using Intimacy Direction to Create a Culture of Consent Post-COVID

Monday 25 May 2020
United States

Directors Lab West presented Directors Lab West Connects: Ann James and Carly D. Weckstein livestreamed on the global, commons-based, peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Monday 25 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).

Anne Bogart and Jessica Hanna.
Directors Lab West Connects: Anne Bogart and Jessica Hanna (ASL-interpreted)
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Directors Lab West Connects: Anne Bogart and Jessica Hanna (ASL-interpreted)

A Conversation about Creative Practice and the Shifting Landscape

Sunday 24 May 2020
United States

Directors Lab West presented Directors Lab West Connects: Anne Bogart and Jessica Hanna livestreamed on the global, commons-based, peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Sunday 24 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).

Anne Cattaneo and Sheldon Epps.
Directors Lab West Connects: Anne Cattaneo and Sheldon Epps (ASL-interpreted)
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Directors Lab West Connects: Anne Cattaneo and Sheldon Epps (ASL-interpreted)

A Discussion of Institutional Perspectives, Connections, and Support

Saturday 23 May 2020
United States

Directors Lab West presented Directors Lab West Connects: Anne Cattaneo and Sheldon Epps livestreamed on the global, commons-based, peer-produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Saturday 23 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).

actors on an outdoor stage
Director - Playwright Class: Lauren talks with Eric Ting
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Director - Playwright Class: Lauren talks with Eric Ting

with playwright Lauren Gunderson

Tuesday 21 April 2020
United States

Playwright Lauren Gunderson presented the conversation Director - Playwright Class: Lauren talks with Eric Ting livestreamed on the global, commons-based, peer-produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Tuesday 21 April 2020 at 2 p.m. PDT (San Francisco, UTC-7) / 4 p.m. CDT (Chicago, UTC-5) / 5 p.m. EDT (New York, UTC-4).

actor onstage in front of a pink background
Directors + Playwrights - Lauren talks with Evren Odcikin
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Directors + Playwrights - Lauren talks with Evren Odcikin

with playwright Lauren Gunderson

Friday 17 April 2020
United States

Playwright Lauren Gunderson presented a conversation Directors + Playwrights - Lauren talks with Evren Odcikin livestreamed on the global, commons-based, peer-produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Friday 17 April 2020 at 2 p.m. PDT (San Francisco, UTC-7) / 4 p.m. CDT (Chicago, UTC-5) / 5 p.m. EDT (New York, UTC-4).

blue logo with white text ORIGIN K C new works festival
Keynote by Todd London for the 5th Annual ORIGINKC: NEW WORKS FESTIVAL
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Keynote by Todd London for the 5th Annual ORIGINKC: NEW WORKS FESTIVAL

at Kansas City Repertory Theatre in Kansas City, Missouri

Saturday 14 March 2020
Kansas City, Missouri

Kansas City Repertory Theatre in Kansas City, Missouri presented a keynote by Todd London from the 5th Annual ORIGINKC: NEW WORKS FESTIVAL livestreamed on the global, commons-based peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Saturday 14 March at 8 a.m. PDT (San Francisco, UTC-7) / 10 a.m. CDT (Kansas City, UTC-5) / 11 a.m. EDT (New York, UTC-4).

six actors onstage
Something for Everybody
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Something for Everybody

Radical Inclusion in a Modern Adaptation

20 February 2020

Aley O’Mara discusses Will Davis’s production of Everybody at the Shakespeare Theatre Company in Washington, DC.

Intimacy Director Tonia Sina expressing an idea with her arms and hands in a rehearsal with two actors
The Art and Craft of Intimacy Direction
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The Art and Craft of Intimacy Direction

30 January 2020

Holly L. Derr examines the history of the intimacy choreography movement in the United States and speaks to several of the artists behind it all.

Who Designs in LORT Theatres by Pronoun: Positions & People
Who Designs and Directs in LORT Theatres by Pronoun: 2019
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Who Designs and Directs in LORT Theatres by Pronoun: 2019

16 December 2019
actors seated by a table.
Building Community in Artistic Processes
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Building Community in Artistic Processes

Four Boston Theatremakers in Conversation

30 October 2019

Ilana M. Brownstein talks with Dawn Simmons, Summer L. Williams, and Kirsten Greenidge about collaborating on new plays, creating healthy communities, vulnerability, and more.

two actors onstage
Gravity and Responsibility in Film, TV, and Choreography
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Gravity and Responsibility in Film, TV, and Choreography

25 September 2019

Choreographer Malik Nashad Sharpe and film & TV director Liza Johnson talk gravity, abstraction and risk, ethics, and more.

a slide comparing the number of white directors versus directors of color from 2007-2017
Playwrights of Color, White Directors, and Exposing Racist Policy
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Playwrights of Color, White Directors, and Exposing Racist Policy

29 August 2019

Nicole Brewer examines a prominent racist policy in theatre—when plays written by people of color are staged by white directors—through the lens of actors, theatregoers, and playwrights themselves.

two actors onstage
Activating the Audience
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Activating the Audience

How Directors Can Intentionally Craft Spectatorship

24 July 2019

Dani Wieder looks at the objectification inherent in theatre and the importance of artists crafting engaged performer-spectator relationships.

two actors onstage
Provoked and Triggered
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Provoked and Triggered

Content Warnings and Student Spectators

21 July 2019

Professor Christin Essin talks about problematic staging of gendered violence at a production she recently brought her students to and the importance of content warnings and taking care of survivors in theatrical works.

Lou Bellamy, Diane Rodriguez, Diane Roberts, Andrea Assaf, Tammy Haili‘ōpua Baker, Michael Malek Najjar.
Directing Praxis panel
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Directing Praxis panel

from the National Institute for Directing & Ensemble Creation at Pangea World Theatre in Minneapolis

Monday 15 July 2019
Minneapolis, Minnesota

The panel Directing Praxis at the National Institute for Directing & Ensemble Creation livestreamed on the global, commons-based peer-produced HowlRound TV network on Monday 15 July 2019 at 1:30 p.m. PDT (San Francisco, UTC-7) / 3:30 p.m. CDT (Minneapolis, UTC-5) / 4:30 p.m. EDT (New York, UTC-4) / 20:30 UST+0.

a lone dancer against a black background
A Manifesto for Staging Gendered Violence
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A Manifesto for Staging Gendered Violence

11 July 2019

Sharanya shares her thoughts on restaging gendered violence, including how the representation of sexual violence has the power to be scripted and also to script, the importance of de-spectacling violence, and more.

actors onstage
Staging Sexual Assault Responsibly
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Staging Sexual Assault Responsibly

Lessons from The Changeling

10 July 2019

Charlene V. Smith talks about asking hard questions around the interpretation of early modern English classics, Brave Spirits Theatre’s production of The Changeling, and five tips for dealing with sexual assault in art responsibly.

a sepia toned photograph
Are We Traumatizing People?
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Are We Traumatizing People?

9 July 2019

Emer McHugh and Jess R. Pfeffer discuss Hamlet’s nunnery scene, how gendered violence onstage is often about the perpetrator’s character development, problematic assaults on TV, and more.

four actors onstage
Try Not to Make a Mess When You Smash That Window In Protest
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Try Not to Make a Mess When You Smash That Window In Protest

8 July 2019

Rebecca Benzie Fraser uses Her Naked Skin as an example in the exploration of the different decisions made when it comes to staging violence by women and staging violence against women.