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Aristide Tarnagda and Theatre in Burkina Faso / Aristide Tarnagda et le Théâtre au Burkina Faso
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Aristide Tarnagda and Theatre in Burkina Faso / Aristide Tarnagda et le Théâtre au Burkina Faso

by Heather Denyer, Aristide Tarnagda
5 November 2018
Flirting with the Taboo at the Cairo Festival for Contemporary & Experimental Theatre
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Flirting with the Taboo at the Cairo Festival for Contemporary & Experimental Theatre

by Adam Elsayigh
31 October 2018
What If
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What If

The JUBILEE’s Vision of Unity and Action

by Rachel Grossman, Kirk Lynn
24 October 2018
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Aristide Tarnagda and Theatre in Burkina Faso / Aristide Tarnagda et le Théâtre au Burkina Faso
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Aristide Tarnagda and Theatre in Burkina Faso / Aristide Tarnagda et le Théâtre au Burkina Faso

5 November 2018

Heather Jeanne Denyer speaks with Burkina Faso playwright Aristide Tarnagda about the inspiration that comes from where we live, the Récréâtrales Festival in Ouagadougou, women in Burkinabé theatre, and more. / Heather Jeanne Denyer discute avec le dramaturge burkinabé Aristide Tarnagda à propos de l’inspiration qu’on sort de là où on habite, du festival Les Récréâtrales à Ouagadougou, et des femmes dans le théâtre au Burkina Faso.

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Flirting with the Taboo at the Cairo Festival for Contemporary & Experimental Theatre
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Flirting with the Taboo at the Cairo Festival for Contemporary & Experimental Theatre

31 October 2018

Egyptian American playwright Adam A. Elsayigh uses the 2018 Cairo Festival for Contemporary & Experimental Theatre as a jumping off point to discuss the state of theatre in the city, censorship, playwriting, and more.

What If
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What If

The JUBILEE’s Vision of Unity and Action

24 October 2018

Rachel Grossman and Kirk Lynn announce the JUBILEE, a year-long nationwide festival in 2020/20201 that asks companies to commit to producing a season of work by artists who have been traditionally excluded from the American theatre.

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Walking Narrative-Subverters
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Walking Narrative-Subverters

Joyce Rosario and Meiyin Wang in Conversation

21 October 2018

Joyce Rosario, interim artistic director of the PuSh Festival, and producer and curator Meiyin Wang sit down to talk about whether the next crop of leaders is being set up for success, working across differences with colleagues, their respective transitions, and more.

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The Prelude 2018 Festival at the Martin E. Segal Theatre Center in New York City
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The Prelude 2018 Festival at the Martin E. Segal Theatre Center in New York City

Thursday 4 October - Saturday 6 October 2018
New York City

The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center presents the Prelude 2018 Festival in New York City livestreaming on the global, commons-based peer-produced HowlRound TV network on Thursday 4 October - Saturday 6 October 2018.

ConeXión and Aesthetic Resistance at the 2018 Latinx Theatre Commons Carnaval
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ConeXión and Aesthetic Resistance at the 2018 Latinx Theatre Commons Carnaval

6 August 2018

Regan Postma-Montaño reports on the 2018 Latinx Theatre Commons' Carnaval of New Latinx Work, which took place on 19-21 July in Chicago, Illinois.

Curating Courage and the Future of Latinx Theatre / Valentía Curatorial y el Futuro del Teatro Latinx
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Curating Courage and the Future of Latinx Theatre / Valentía Curatorial y el Futuro del Teatro Latinx

1 August 2018

Playwright Georgina Escobar reflects on the curation of the 2018 Latinx Theatre Commons (LTC) Carnaval of New Latinx Work: ¡ConeXión!, which took place 19-21 July 2018 in Chicago, Illinois. / Escritora Georgina Escobar refleja sobre la curación del 2018 Latinx Theatre Commons Carnaval de Obras Nuevas, cual fue el 19-21 de Julio del 2018 en Chicago, Illinois.

ConeXión! The LTC Announces Twenty-four New Latinx Plays as Finalists for Carnaval 2018
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ConeXión! The LTC Announces Twenty-four New Latinx Plays as Finalists for Carnaval 2018

3 May 2018

Announcing the twenty-four finalists for the 2018 LTC Carnaval of New Latinx Work, which will be held 19-21 July 2018 in Chicago, Illinois. 

Using Storytelling and Dance to Transform a Community Space
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Using Storytelling and Dance to Transform a Community Space

1 May 2018

Caroline Prugh discusses Kaimera Productions’ SPACES, a site-specific performance weaving together storytelling and dance that took place in June 2017 at the Harlem Arts Festival in New York City.

The Care and Feeding of Playwrights in Nashville
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The Care and Feeding of Playwrights in Nashville

23 April 2018

Nate Eppler shares how Ingram New Works Lab in Tennessee is helping playwrights build a creative home that both feeds the soul and the stomach.

In Kraków, Good Ghosts and Bad at the 2017 Divine Comedy Festival
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In Kraków, Good Ghosts and Bad at the 2017 Divine Comedy Festival

13 March 2018

Robert Duffley reflects on four shows from the 2017 Divine Theatre Comedy Festival in Kraków, Poland.

Do Words Matter on Stage?
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Do Words Matter on Stage?

1 February 2018

Jonathan Mandell looks at six theatre pieces in January that used words in unorthodox ways—as gibberish, or out-of-sync with the action; some didn’t use words at all.

Fantômas
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Fantômas

Revenge of the Image and the Wuzhen Theatre Festival

28 January 2018

Artistic Director Travis Preston on the cross-cultural collaboration of bringing Fantômas: Revenge of the Image from CalArts to the Wuzhen Theatre Festival.

Coming Full Circle
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Coming Full Circle

the 2017 LTC International Convening

21 December 2017

Carla Della Gatta and Marci R. McMahon look back on the 2017 Encuentro de las Américas International Theatre Festival that took place 2-12 November at the Latino Theatre Center in Los Angeles, California.

How to Launch a Latinx New Play Festival
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How to Launch a Latinx New Play Festival

20 December 2017

Maria Patrice Amon describes how she developed and produced San Diego Repertory Theatre’s first Latinx New Play Festival. 

Will Future Storytelling Include Live Theatre?
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Will Future Storytelling Include Live Theatre?

15 November 2017

Jonathan Mandell looks at the Future of Storytelling festival in Staten Island, New York, which featured exhibits, productions, and performances using virtual reality, augmented reality, and mixed reality techniques and technology.

Williams and Shakespeare
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Williams and Shakespeare

The 12th Annual Provincetown Tennessee Williams Theater Festival

5 November 2017

Williams and Shakespeare at The 12th Annual Provincetown Tennessee Williams Theater Festival.

Impacts of Raleigh’s Women’s Theatre Festival, One Year Later
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Impacts of Raleigh’s Women’s Theatre Festival, One Year Later

25 September 2017

North Carolina based theatremaker Katy Koop reflects on the impact of the Women’s Theatre Festival on Raleigh’s theatre community since its launch in 2016.  

Reimagining the Classics at the Minnesota Fringe
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Reimagining the Classics at the Minnesota Fringe

10 September 2017

Robert Hubbard reports on reimagining Shakespeare at the Minnesota Fringe Festival.

AsiaTOPA
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AsiaTOPA

Redefining Performing Arts Festivals

30 August 2017

Ambassador Cynthia P. Schneider, who attended the AsiaTOPA Performance Festival in Australia, reflects how as the United States devalues diversity and imposes restrictions on immigration, Australia recognizes the value of its relationship with its Asian neighbors, and of its own diverse population.

How a Commons Becomes a Selection Committee
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How a Commons Becomes a Selection Committee

2017 Encuentro de las Américas / Cómo un 'Commons' se convierte en un comité de selección: 2017 Encuentro de las Américas

1 August 2017

Abigail Vega writes about the process for choosing shows for the 2017 Encuentro de las Américas festival. / Abigail Vega escribe sobre el proceso de selección de obras para el festival Encuentro de las Américas 2017. 

Seventy Years of Fringe Festivals
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Seventy Years of Fringe Festivals

6 July 2017

World Fringe Day is July 11, 2017.

Competitive Air Guitar on Stage at Humana
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Competitive Air Guitar on Stage at Humana

13 May 2017

Airness uses air guitar to ask what is real. The answer: the families we make.

“How was Romania?”
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“How was Romania?”

Reflections on the Temps D’Image Festival in Cluj

2 April 2017

A report on the Temps D’Image Festival in Cluj, Romania, from the perspectives of “Surfing” fellows Sydonia Lucchesi, Sam Silbiger, and Taysha Canales.

Encountering Eastern Europe
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Encountering Eastern Europe

4 March 2017

Jamie Gahlon, Senior Creative Producer of HowlRound, reports on a trip she took in fall 2016 to explore, deepen, and build partnerships with theatremakers and organizations in Eastern Europe.