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Eurocentrism is the new colonial by Fabio Roberto Tolledi and Nora Amin
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Eurocentrism is the new colonial by Fabio Roberto Tolledi and Nora Amin

IETM Munich Plenary Meeting 2018

Saturday 3 November 2018
Munich, Germany
They call me an artist by Liwaa Yazji and Ramzi Maqdisi
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They call me an artist by Liwaa Yazji and Ramzi Maqdisi

IETM Munich Plenary Meeting 2018

Friday 2 November 2018
Munich, Germany
Berlin: Governing a “Creative” City
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Berlin: Governing a “Creative” City

by Friederike Landau
25 October 2018
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Eurocentrism is the new colonial by Fabio Roberto Tolledi and Nora Amin
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Eurocentrism is the new colonial by Fabio Roberto Tolledi and Nora Amin

IETM Munich Plenary Meeting 2018

Saturday 3 November 2018
Munich, Germany

Whether European artists and professionals struggle against it or play along with it, Eurocentrism—in other words, post-colonialism—is undoubtedly influencing artistic production and shaping art dissemination networks. Will Europe overcome its colonial past and think outside its box? Can Europe be part of the world and not consider its values and aesthetic as universal? Can Europe relate to other cultures by different means other than exotism and cultural appropriation?

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They call me an artist by Liwaa Yazji and Ramzi Maqdisi
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They call me an artist by Liwaa Yazji and Ramzi Maqdisi

IETM Munich Plenary Meeting 2018

Friday 2 November 2018
Munich, Germany

How can there be meaningful work on a diverse society if ensembles and programes don’t reflect the diversity of the societies they are a part of? How can artists make any knowledgeable statement about their society, if their teams are not as diverse as society is? How do we stop casting or programing of migrant artists only because of their migrant backgrounds? Artists just want to be artists. Or should they use their specific origins to an even greater extent to make their voices heard?

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Berlin: Governing a “Creative” City
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Berlin: Governing a “Creative” City

25 October 2018

Through conversation between Senator Dr. Klaus Lederer and artist-advocate Christophe Knoch, Friederike Landau explores how political decision-makers and artist-activists can work together to create meaningful change for the independent theatre scene in Berlin.

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Conversation with Vegard Vinge (Norway) + Ida Müller (Germany) at the Martin E. Segal Center in New York City
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Conversation with Vegard Vinge (Norway) + Ida Müller (Germany) at the Martin E. Segal Center in New York City

Monday 22 October 2018
New York City

The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center presented a talk with Vegard Vinge (Norway) + Ida Müller (Germany) livestreamed on the global, commons-based peer-produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Monday 22 October at 3:30 p.m. PDT (San Francisco) / 5:30 p.m. CDT (Chicago) / 6:30 p.m. EDT (New York).

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Belonging in a “Creative” City
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Belonging in a “Creative” City

11 October 2018

Dr. Friederike Landau and Christophe Knoch explore artist activism in Berlin, detailing the purpose of the Koalition der Freien Szene and weaving in thoughts from the city’s senator for culture and Europe, Dr. Klaus Lsderer.

The Importance of Military Theatre in Europe
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The Importance of Military Theatre in Europe

1 July 2018

Tammie Pollard details the history of military theatre in Europe, explores its benefits, and looks at the challenges it faces today.

Lost Worlds and “Pansexual Extravaganzas”
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Lost Worlds and “Pansexual Extravaganzas”

Rediscovering Weimar Operetta with Dr. Kevin Clarke

17 April 2018

Dr. Kevin Clarke of the Operetta Research Center introduces us to Weimar-era operetta, which pushed artistic and social boundaries and is finally enjoying an artistic and scholarly reappraisal after decades of neglect.

Questioning the Casting and the Hump
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Questioning the Casting and the Hump

29 January 2018

Cassidy Dawn Graves writes about Thomas Ostermeier’s production of Richard III and questions why we still see able-bodied actors playing characters with disabilities.

The New Theatre Season in Germany
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The New Theatre Season in Germany

Occupation and Immersion

6 November 2017

Thomas Schmidt talks about the recent protest at the Berlin Volksbühne over the change of leadership and immersive theatre in Germany.

Dietrich Bonhoeffer
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Dietrich Bonhoeffer

The Cost of Discipleship

20 July 2017

In his latest installment, Tom Block explores how Dietrich Bonhoeffer's work could impact theatre. 

Introducing the World Theatre Map Ambassadors
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Introducing the World Theatre Map Ambassadors

14 July 2017

The World Theatre Map beta project has engaged its first cohort of twenty-eight World Theatre Map Ambassadors from twenty-four countries to direct community organizing, outreach, and feedback gathering.

So, You’re Thinking About Becoming an Expat? A Meditation on Distance and the American Theatre
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So, You’re Thinking About Becoming an Expat? A Meditation on Distance and the American Theatre

11 June 2017

Expat playwright Lydia Stryk considers living and working at a distance from the US.

The Post-Dramatic Turn in German Theatre
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The Post-Dramatic Turn in German Theatre

25 May 2017

The second in a series of articles by German theatre scholar Thomas Schmidt about the history of German theatre.

The Theatre Backpacker
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The Theatre Backpacker

Flausen and New Form Development

29 April 2017

Jack Paterson meets with Winfried Wrede to talk about the development program Flausen he runs in Oldenburg, Germany.

Theatremakers vs The Climate Fools in the White House
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Theatremakers vs The Climate Fools in the White House

19 April 2017

Chantal Bilodeau writes about an initiative called Climate Change Theatre Action.

Lessing, Schiller, Brecht, Müller, and the State of German Theatre
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Lessing, Schiller, Brecht, Müller, and the State of German Theatre

25 January 2017

Thomas Schmidt on the history and model of German theatre. The first in a series of essays about the theatre in Germany.

Western Europe Meets Eastern Europe
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Western Europe Meets Eastern Europe

Yasmina Reza’s Bella Figura in Zagreb, Croatia

19 July 2016

Anđela Vidović on the reception of Bella Figura by French Playwright Yasmina Reza in Zagreb, Croatia.

Staging The Glass Menagerie with Puppets
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Staging The Glass Menagerie with Puppets

15 March 2016

Eric Bass discusses the dramaturgy of puppetry in a production of Tennessee Williams’s The Glass Menagerie in Germany.

One Year in Berlin
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One Year in Berlin

An Interview with Andrea Stolowitz by Henning Bochert

24 February 2016

Translator Henning Bochert talks with playwright Andrea Stolowitz who was recently in residence in Berlin at the English Theatre Berlin.

The Block
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The Block

A Short Meditation on the Dramatic End of a Playwright

30 April 2015

Lydia Stryk shares a heartfelt exploration of being unable to continue to write plays after losing two important figures in her life, and notes the bravery that comes with writing.

Repertory is the Answer
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Repertory is the Answer

25 May 2014

Brian Bell shares insight into the benefits of the repertory model.

Theater for Young Audiences, America, and the Two Plutos
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Theater for Young Audiences, America, and the Two Plutos

18 March 2014

I have to wonder why Berliners are willing to bring their children to film or theater like "Pluto". Why are they more apt to present for their children’s consideration an unvarnished exploration of what is dark and hard in the world, and Americans are not?

Riding a Bike on Stage
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Riding a Bike on Stage

Green Theater and Katie Mitchell’s Production of Lungs

22 January 2014

Summer Banks offers an overview of eco-theatre and talks about her experience watching Katie Mitchell's production of Atmen.

On Theatricality
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On Theatricality

22 August 2011

Following up to a piece for the Brooklyn Rail on Gesamtkunstwerk, playwright Lydia Stryk contrasts the German practice with contemporary American theatricality and collaborative practices.

Translating Laughter
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Translating Laughter

A Cabaret from the Terezín Ghetto

6 April 2011

Lisa Peschel considers her experience adapting a comedic play written by survivors of the Holocaust and the way in which its humor translates to audiences today.