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Livestreaming a Performance and Conversation: Zamumtima Sizawekha (Malawi)
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Livestreaming a Performance and Conversation: Zamumtima Sizawekha (Malawi)

Bringing together artists from Malawi and around the world to open the conversation about mental health and stigma

Wednesday 23 September 2020
Malawi
Livestreaming: Arts and Culture in Southeast Asia: Proxy Wars
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Livestreaming: Arts and Culture in Southeast Asia: Proxy Wars

A panel on recent arts and culture censorship

Friday 25 September 2020
Southeast Asia
Crowdsourcing Theatre Practice in a Time of COVID
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Crowdsourcing Theatre Practice in a Time of COVID

by Elena Araoz, Barbara Fuchs
20 August 2020
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Livestreaming: Arts and Culture in Southeast Asia: Proxy Wars
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Livestreaming: Arts and Culture in Southeast Asia: Proxy Wars

A panel on recent arts and culture censorship

Friday 25 September 2020
Southeast Asia

Safe Havens Freedom Talks presents the panel Arts and Culture in Southeast Asia: Proxy
Wars in collaboration with ArtsEquator livestreaming on the global, commons-based, peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Friday 25 September 2020 at 8:30 p.m. SGT (Singapore, UTC +8) / 2:30 p.m. CEST (Stockholm, UTC +2) / 13:30 BST (London, UTC +1) / 8:30 a.m. EDT (New York, UTC -4)

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Livestreaming a Performance and Conversation: Zamumtima Sizawekha (Malawi)
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Livestreaming a Performance and Conversation: Zamumtima Sizawekha (Malawi)

Bringing together artists from Malawi and around the world to open the conversation about mental health and stigma

Wednesday 23 September 2020
Malawi

Art & Global Health Center Africa (ArtGlo) presents the panel Zamumtima Sizawekha on mental health and stigma livestreaming from Malawi on the global, commons-based, peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Wednesday 23 September 2020 at 9 a.m. PDT (San Francisco, UTC -7) / 12 p.m. EDT (New York, UTC -4) / 6 p.m. CAT (Lilongwe, UTC +9).

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Crowdsourcing Theatre Practice in a Time of COVID
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Crowdsourcing Theatre Practice in a Time of COVID

20 August 2020

Barbara Fuchs and Elena Araoz share information about their new projects that attempt to make sense of the transformations to the theatre field and put a call out for artists to help chart these transformations.

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A Discussion on Peace by Piece by Nabil Sawalha
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A Discussion on Peace by Piece by Nabil Sawalha

Part of BÉZNĂ Theatre's GLOD: Political Theatre as a Civil Right series

Monday 17 August 2020
International

Glod: Political Theatre as a Civil Right presented Peace by Piece by Nabil Sawalha livestreamed on the global, commons-based, peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Monday 17 August 2020 at 10 a.m. PDT (San Francisco, UTC -7) / 1 p.m. EDT (New York, UTC -4) / 6 p.m. BST (London, UTC +1) / 8 p.m. EEST (Cluj, UTC +3).

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A discussion about Common Wealth's I Have Met the Enemy (and the enemy is us)
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A discussion about Common Wealth's I Have Met the Enemy (and the enemy is us)

Part of BÉZNĂ Theatre's GLOD: Political Theatre as a Civil Right series

Monday 3 August 2020
International

Glod: Political Theatre as a Civil Right presented a discussion about Common Wealth's I Have Met the Enemy (and the enemy is us) livestreamed on the global, commons-based, peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Monday 3 August 2020 at 10 a.m. PDT (San Francisco, UTC -7) / 1 p.m. EDT (New York, UTC -4) / 6 p.m. BST (London, UTC +1) / 8 p.m. EEST (Cluj, UTC +3).

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Zoukak Theatre Company’s HEAVENS (audio version)
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Zoukak Theatre Company’s HEAVENS (audio version)

Part of BÉZNĂ Theatre's GLOD: Political Theatre as a Civil Right series

Monday 20 July 2020
International

Glod: Political Theatre as a Civil Right presented Zoukak Theatre Company’s HEAVENS (audio version) livestreamed on the global, commons-based, peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Monday 20 July 2020 at 10 a.m. PDT (San Francisco, UTC -7) / 1 p.m. EDT (New York, UTC -4) / 6 p.m. BST (London, UTC +1) / 8 p.m. EEST (Cluj, UTC +3).

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From México to Cataluña
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From México to Cataluña

Performing Migration in Mexicatas / Realizar la migración en Mexicatas

9 July 2020

Mariela Lopez Flores speaks with Ariadna Ferreira—one of the creators of the show Mexicatas—about the realities of migration, Catalan vs. Mexican cultures, and more. / Mariela López habla con Ariadna Ferreira—una de las creadoras de la obra de teatro Mexicatas—sobre las realidades de la migración, la cultura catalana vs la cultura mexicana, y más.

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BÉZNĂ Theatre’s ILLEGALISED
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BÉZNĂ Theatre’s ILLEGALISED

An international, multi-lingual production exposing the dehumanising effects of the British State’s anti-immigration policies on migrants and those seeking asylum in the UK.

Monday 6 July 2020
International

Glod: Political Theatre as a Civil Right presented a performance of BÉZNĂ Theatre’s ILLEGALISED livestreamed on the global, commons-based, peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Monday 6 July 2020 at 10 a.m. PDT (San Francisco, UTC-7) / 1 p.m. EDT (New York, UTC-4) / 6 p.m. BST (London, UTC+1) / 8 p.m. EEST (Cluj, UTC+3).

Daniel Hahn and Lawrence Schimel.
Translating for the Future: Children’s Literature in Translation
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Translating for the Future: Children’s Literature in Translation

Lawrence Schimel in conversation with Daniel Hahn, and moderated by Lyn Miller-Lachmann

Tuesday 2 June 2020
United States

PEN America, the Center for the Humanities at CUNY Graduate Center, and the Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers at the New York Public Library presented Translating for the Future: Children’s Literature in Translation livestreamed on the global, commons-based, peer-produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Tuesday 2 June 2020 at 10:30 a.m. PDT (San Francisco, UTC-7) / 12:30 p.m. CDT (Chicago, UTC-5) / 1:30 p.m. EDT (New York, UTC-4) / 18:30 BST (London, UTC+1) / 19:30 CEST (Berlin, UTC+2).

Madhu Kaza and Lina Mounzer.
Translating the Uncertain Present
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Translating the Uncertain Present

Madhu Kaza in conversation with Lina Mounzer.

Tuesday 19 May 2020
United States

PEN America, the Center for the Humanities at CUNY Graduate Center, and the Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers at the New York Public Library presented Translating the Uncertain Present livestreamed on the global, commons-based, peer-produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Tuesday 19 May 2020 at 10:30 a.m. PDT (San Francisco, UTC-7) / 12:30 p.m. CDT (Chicago, UTC-5) / 1:30 p.m. EDT (New York, UTC-4) / 18:30 BST (London, UTC+1) / 19:30 CEST (Berlin, UTC+2).

Translating the Future Week 1: From 1970 to 2020: Translation Transformations
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Translating the Future Week 1: From 1970 to 2020: Translation Transformations

Co-sponsored by PEN America, the Center for the Humanities at CUNY Graduate Center, and the Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers at the New York Public Library

Tuesday 12 May 2020
United States

PEN America, the Center for the Humanities at CUNY Graduate Center, and the Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers at the New York Public Library present Translating the Future Week 1: From 1970 to 2020: Translation Transformations: David Bellos in conversation with Karen Emmerich livestreaming on the global, commons-based, peer-produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Tuesday 12 May 2020 at 10:30 a.m. PDT (San Francisco, UTC-7) / 12:30 p.m. CDT (Chicago, UTC-5) / 1:30 p.m. EDT (New York, UTC-4) / 18:30 BST (London, UTC+1) / 19:30 CEST (Berlin, UTC+2).

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Who’s Afraid of Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz?
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Who’s Afraid of Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz?

Transatlantic Performances of Los empeños de una casa (The House of Desires)

11 May 2020

Esther Fernández discusses how the emerging field of transnational studies is illuminating when it comes to early modern Hispanic theatre and uses productions of Sor Juana’s The House of Desires to dive into the topic.

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Instigating Institutional Change Towards Decolonization
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Instigating Institutional Change Towards Decolonization

13 April 2020

Roya Amirsoleymani and Erin Boberg Doughton of the Portland Institute of for Contemporary Art share the steps they’ve taken toward decolonizing and indigenizing the practices and curatorial processes of their organization, which have been supported by Emily Johnson and the advisory council of the Global First Nations Performance Network.

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SEGAL TALKS: Aristide Tarnagda (Burkina Faso)
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SEGAL TALKS: Aristide Tarnagda (Burkina Faso)

Daily Live Online Conversations with US and Global Theatre Artists

Friday 10 April 2020
New York City

The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center presented SEGAL TALKS: Aristide Tarnagda (Burkina Faso) livestreamed on the global, commons-based, peer-produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Friday 10 April 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) / 5 p.m. BST (London, UTC+1).

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Performance Despite the Pandemic
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Performance Despite the Pandemic

Continuing to Create at the Intersection of Coronavirus, Crisis, and Care

9 April 2020

Theatremaker Asif Majid talks about adapting his show, Snapshots, for a digital space after COVID-19 shut down theatres across the country.

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SEGAL TALKS: Sahar Assaf (Lebanon); Dalia Basiouny & Laila Soliman (Egypt)
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SEGAL TALKS: Sahar Assaf (Lebanon); Dalia Basiouny & Laila Soliman (Egypt)

Daily Live Online Conversations with US and Global Theatre Artists

Monday 6 April 2020
New York City

The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center presented SEGAL TALKS: Sahar Assaf (Lebanon); Dalia Basiouny & Laila Soliman (Egypt) livestreamed on the global, commons-based, peer-produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Monday 6 April 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) / 5 p.m. BST (London, UTC+1).

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Lost Works
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Lost Works

What Could Have Been

1 April 2020

Kristin Idaszak and Kristen Osborn invite you to pay tribute to the work you have lost due to the recent theatre closures.

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Coping with COVID: Livestreaming for Artists
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Coping with COVID: Livestreaming for Artists

An online workshop with Creative Capital to help artists better understand how to livestream their work to virtual audiences

Tuesday 31 March 2020
United States

Creative Capital presented Coping with COVID: Livestreaming for Artists livestreamed on the global, commons-based, peer-produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Tuesday 31 March 2020 at 1 p.m. PDT (San Francisco, UTC-7) / 3 p.m. CDT (Chicago, UTC-5) / 4 p.m. EDT (New York, UTC-4) / 9 p.m. BST (London, UTC+1).

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Moving Towards a Migratory Dramaturgy
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Moving Towards a Migratory Dramaturgy

11 February 2020

Devika Ranjan talks about the ways in which migration can influence performance structures, what she has identified as “migratory dramaturgy.”

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"French and Yet Never French Enough"
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"French and Yet Never French Enough"

Caribbean Playwrights Challenge the Monolith of French Identity

13 January 2020

Amelia Parenteau discusses the Actions Caribéennes Théâtrales festival, which brought together francophones, francophiles, and theatre folks from around the world to witness staged readings of six French Caribbean plays in English translation.

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A performance of The Trojan Women at La MaMa in New York City
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A performance of The Trojan Women at La MaMa in New York City

with the Great Jones Repertory Company and artists from The Trojan Women Project’s work in Guatemala, Cambodia and Kosovo

Friday 13 December 2019
New York City

La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club and CultureHub presented a performance of The Trojan Women as a part of the Trojan Women Project Festival livestreamed on the global, commons-based peer-produced HowlRound TV network on Friday 13 December 2019 at 4 p.m. PST (San Francisco, UTC-8) / 6 p.m. CST (Guatemala City, UTC-6) / 7 p.m. EST (New York, UTC-5) / Saturday 14 December at 00:00 UTC+0 / 01:00 CET (Prishtina, Kosovo, UTC+1) / 07:00 ICT (Phnom Pen, UTC+7).

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The Trojan Women Project: International Artists in Conversation
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The Trojan Women Project: International Artists in Conversation

How we work and ways we collaborate with others

Monday 9 December 2019
New York City

La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club and CultureHub present the panel discussion Artists in Conversation: How we work and ways we collaborate with others as a part of the Trojan Women Project Festival livestreaming on the global, commons-based peer-produced HowlRound TV network on Monday 9 December 2019 at 8 a.m. PST (San Francisco, UTC -8) / 10 a.m. CST (Guatemala City, UTC -6) / 11 a.m. EST (New York, UTC -5) / 16:00 GMT (London, UTC +0) / 17:00 CET (Pristina, Kosovo, UTC +1) / 23:00 ICT (Phnom Penh, UTC +7).

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Theatremaking During Political Crisis
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Theatremaking During Political Crisis

A Conversation with Chilean Playwright Guillermo Calderón

19 November 2019

ArtsEmerson Artistic Director David Dower speaks with Chilean playwright Guillermo Calderón about the ongoing protests in Chile.

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ArtsLink Assembly 2019: Global Warning—Artists and the Anthropocene
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ArtsLink Assembly 2019: Global Warning—Artists and the Anthropocene

The first full ArtsLink Assembly in New York City organized and produced by CEC ArtsLink.

Wednesday 13 November 2019
New York, New York, USA

CEC ArtsLink launched their first full ArtsLink Assembly in New York City entitled Global Warning—Artists and the Anthropocene livestreamed on the global, commons-based peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv Wednesday 13 November 2019 at 11 a.m. EST (New York) / 16:00 UTC +0 (London) / 17:00 UTC +1 (Berlin) / 18:00 UTC +2 (Bucharest) / 19:00 UTC +3 (Moscow). Use #ArtsLinkAssembly in social media.

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Migrating Our Skills as Cultural Workers
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Migrating Our Skills as Cultural Workers

16 October 2019

Cultural organizer and producer Joon Lynn Goh speaks with Janna Graham, a research-based practitioner, curator, and lecturer, about connecting cultural work with political organizing.