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2022 Latinx Theatre Commons Comedy Carnaval Announcement
Essay
2022 Latinx Theatre Commons Comedy Carnaval Announcement
by Latinx Theatre Commons
24 March 2022
Growth Through Touring and Tension
Podcast
Growth Through Touring and Tension
by Jeffrey Mosser, David Catlin
12 January 2022
Livestreaming a Conversation: #DeafWoke with Sarah Young Bear-Brown
Video
Livestreaming a Conversation: #DeafWoke with Sarah Young Bear-Brown
#DeafWoke is a Virtual Consciousness-Raising, Engaging Online Talk Show, Led by Black and Native American Deaf host Mr. Antoine Hunter PurpleFireCrow.
Thursday 16 September 2021
United States
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2022 Latinx Theatre Commons Comedy Carnaval Announcement
Essay

2022 Latinx Theatre Commons Comedy Carnaval Announcement

24 March 2022

The Latinx Theatre Commons (LTC) announces the 2022 LTC Comedy Carnaval, June 9-11, 2022 in Denver, Colorado. The convening is hosted by Su Teatro Cultural & Performing Arts Center. …because the past two years have been so rough that we gotta ducking laugh 🦆

From the Ground Up Podcast image featuring David Catlin.
Growth Through Touring and Tension
Podcast

Growth Through Touring and Tension

12 January 2022

Founder, Ensemble Member, and Former Artistic Director of Lookingglass Theatre Company, David Catlin, shares how their limitless aesthetic showcases their Chicago-based artists across the country. In addition we dive into their unique shared leadership model, their growth and goals for the future, and how tension with your board members can be a good thing.

event poster for deaf woke with sarah young bear brown.
Livestreaming a Conversation: #DeafWoke with Sarah Young Bear-Brown
Video

Livestreaming a Conversation: #DeafWoke with Sarah Young Bear-Brown

#DeafWoke is a Virtual Consciousness-Raising, Engaging Online Talk Show, Led by Black and Native American Deaf host Mr. Antoine Hunter PurpleFireCrow.

Thursday 16 September 2021
United States

Antoine Hunter presents #DeafWoke with Sarah Young Bear-Brown/tti-ka-mi-ge-a livestreaming on the commons-based, peer-produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv Thursday 16 September 2021 at 4 p.m. PDT (San Francisco, UTC -7) / 6 p.m. CDT (Chicago, UTC -5) / 7 p.m. EDT (New York, UTC -4).

The author, Chris Mayers (left), and Rachel Nicks (right) in a hospital scene for the play WAR.
Art at Work
Essay

Art at Work

Class Consciousness and the Transformation of the World

20 April 2021

Chris Myers talks about the importance of class politics and makes a case for why artists ought to reckon with it, both as creative people and just plain workers.

Two people with speech bubbles, one saying "Can we talk about elitism in American theater" and the other responding "Um, yes please."
Get Off Your High Horse
Video

Get Off Your High Horse

Why Elitism doesn't work for BIPOC Theatremakers

Monday 11 January 2020
United States

Ambiance Theatre Company presented the conversation Get Off Your High Horse livestreaming on the global, commons-based, peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Monday 11 January 2021 at 4 p.m. PST (San Francisco, UTC -8) / 6 p.m. CST (Chicago, UTC -6) / 7 p.m. EST (New York, UTC -5).

Spectrum Theatre Ensemble logo.
Spectrum Theatre Ensemble’s Neurodiversity New Play Festival
Video

Spectrum Theatre Ensemble’s Neurodiversity New Play Festival

Premiering capstones for four new 10-minute plays, four public readings of works by playwrights on the spectrum, and panels on neurodiversity in the arts

Friday 31 July to Sunday 2 August 2020
United States

Spectrum Theatre Ensemble presented their Neurodiversity New Play Festival livestreamed on the global, commons-based, peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv from Friday 31 July to Sunday 2 August 2020.

Spectrum Theatre Ensemble logo.
Neurodiversity Matters Conference
Video

Neurodiversity Matters Conference

Topics include Opportunities & Challenges with Neurodiverse Inclusion, Sensory Friendly Awareness, and much much more!

Wednesday 29 and Thursday 30 April 2020
United States

Spectrum Theatre Ensemble presented Neurodiversity Matters Conference livestreamed on the global, commons-based, peer-produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Wednesday 29 and Thursday 30 April 2020 at 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)

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The Promise of the Commons
Essay

The Promise of the Commons

10 October 2019

In honor of World Commons Week 2019, a working group of eleven US-based arts and cultural makers share their vision on how adopting a commons-based approach can help transform the arts into a more equitable and just field.

two actors onstage
Queer Theatre is Visionary Theatre
Essay

Queer Theatre is Visionary Theatre

23 April 2019

Playwright and performer Rhiannon Collett examines the queer theatre landscape in Toronto.

We're Hiring a Communications Manager!
Essay

We're Hiring a Communications Manager!

20 December 2018

Are you interested in working for HowlRound? We’re hiring a full-time Communications Manager—details about applying within.

Celebrating Latinx Theatre Artists in Chicago
Essay

Celebrating Latinx Theatre Artists in Chicago

19 December 2018

Lucas Garcia talks about creating the first-ever Alliance of Latinx Theater Artists of Chicago awards ceremony.

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Who We Harm When Parenting Isn’t Considered
Essay

Who We Harm When Parenting Isn’t Considered

13 November 2018

Parent Artist Advocacy League for the Performing Arts (PAAL) founder Rachel Spencer Hewitt discusses three crucial ways theatres can improve their support for parent artists.

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Tracing the Origins of the Freak Show with Dr. Matt DiCintio
Podcast

Tracing the Origins of the Freak Show with Dr. Matt DiCintio

Theatre History Podcast #69

22 October 2018

In this week's Theatre History Podcast, Matt DiCintio on the origins of the freak show and its lasting influence on our perceptions of disability, race, and physical difference. 

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LA Writers Center's "Breathe"
Series

LA Writers Center's "Breathe"

An online play reading series designed to advance BIPOC and LGBTQIA+ stories

The LA Writers Center is proud to be a diverse organization. We have developed new work that has amplified BIPOC and LGBTQIA+ stories for almost two decades. But we can do better. We think instead of speaking, it would be better to listen. Instead of making promises, it would be best to take action. With that in mind, LAWC is partnering with HowlRound to present “Breathe” an online play reading series designed to advance these stories.

daytime rooftop view of the city of cluj, romania
Exploring the Multiple Identities of Cluj
Series

Exploring the Multiple Identities of Cluj

This city series explores the strong history, diversity, and theatrical heritage of Cluj-Napoca, Romania.

four strollers
Parent-Artist Advocacy
Series

Parent-Artist Advocacy

This series covers challenges faced by parent artists and builds on the work of the Parent Artist Advocacy League for the Performing Arts (PAAL), a national resource hub and all-parent, all-discipline league advocating for a national standard of best practices for parents in the performing arts.

#BLKARTS Presents: Black Womyn Going Dark!
Series

#BLKARTS Presents: Black Womyn Going Dark!

Erin Washington and Deanna Downes explore the history and legacy of Black women in the performing arts.

#IdentityWeek
Series

#IdentityWeek

Exploring the role of different gender, racial, sexual, and ethnic identities in theatre.

Disability in Theatre
Series

Disability in Theatre

This series explores issues of diversity, accessibility, exposure, and inclusion in the American theatre.

Race and Representation in American Theatre
Series

Race and Representation in American Theatre

Spurred by the controversies over the new adaptation of The Jungle Book that opened in 2014 in Chicago, this series of articles explores who is allowed to tell whose stories onstage.

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Taking the Temperature
Series

Taking the Temperature

Latinx Theatre Commons

A series of articles by HowlRound on a few issues facing Latinx theatre artists in the United States.