HowlRound TV Infrastructure Project in Central and Eastern Europe

HowlRound Theatre Commons' experiment in organizing a commons-based livestream infrastructure project in Central and Eastern Europe launched its pilot year 2019-2020 operating in Budapest, Cluj, and Bucharest. Later in the year, we added a few cities in Poland. The goals of this project are to enable regular live programming of talks and performances from that region, foster closer ties within the region and to the US, and to model a reduced ecological footprint as we continue to connect, share, and learn from each other.

The livestream producers that HowlRound has engaged and who are working with their local theatre communities to curate and produce livestream programming are:

The following organizations and companies have participated in our livestreamed events in the three cities of focus:

Bucharest

Budapest

Cluj

Browse below for the livestream events and their archives that have been produced from this project. Additionally, you'll find relevant essays on the region. 

The Latest

(Canceled) Performance of Urban Body by Giuvlipen, a feminist Roma theatre company
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(Canceled) Performance of Urban Body by Giuvlipen, a feminist Roma theatre company

in Bucharest, Romania

Tuesday 10 March 2020
Bucharest, Romania
(Canceled) Reshape Intensive Zagreb
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(Canceled) Reshape Intensive Zagreb

A meeting of art practitioners actively rethinking and reshaping organisational models for the arts sector in the EuroMed region

Monday 9 March - Wednesday 11 March 2020
Zagreb, Croatia
A performance of Portrait of the female artist as influencer
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A performance of Portrait of the female artist as influencer

from Bucharest, Romania

Sunday 1 March 2020
Bucharest, Romania
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(Canceled) Performance of Urban Body by Giuvlipen, a feminist Roma theatre company
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(Canceled) Performance of Urban Body by Giuvlipen, a feminist Roma theatre company

in Bucharest, Romania

Tuesday 10 March 2020
Bucharest, Romania

(Event Canceled) Giuvlipen—a feminist Roma theatre company—presents their performance of Urban Body livestreaming from Bucharest, Romania on the global, commons-based peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv Tuesday 10 March 2020 at 11 a.m. PDT (Los Angeles, UTC-7) / 2 p.m. EDT (New York, UTC-4) / 18:00 GMT (London, UTC+0) / 19:00 CET (Budapest, UTC+1) / 20:00 EET (Bucharest, UTC+2).

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(Canceled) Reshape Intensive Zagreb
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(Canceled) Reshape Intensive Zagreb

A meeting of art practitioners actively rethinking and reshaping organisational models for the arts sector in the EuroMed region

Monday 9 March - Wednesday 11 March 2020
Zagreb, Croatia

Event Canceled: RESHAPE presents the Intensive Zagreb meeting livestreaming from Zagreb, Croatia on the global, commons-based peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv Monday 9 March to Wednesday 11 March 2020.

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A performance of Portrait of the female artist as influencer
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A performance of Portrait of the female artist as influencer

from Bucharest, Romania

Sunday 1 March 2020
Bucharest, Romania

A performance of Portrait of the female artist as influencer livestreamed from Bucharest, Romania on the global, commons-based peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Sunday 1 March 2020 at 9 a.m. PST (San Francisco, UTC-8) / 12 p.m. EST (New York, UTC-5) / 17:00 GMT (London, UTC+0) / 18:00 CET (Budapest, UTC+1) / 19:00 EET (Bucharest, UTC+2).

The Legacy poster
Performance of The Legacy (Az örökség) by Mihaly Schwechtje
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Performance of The Legacy (Az örökség) by Mihaly Schwechtje

Budapest, Hungary

Thursday 20 February 2020
Budapest, Hungary

A performance of The Legacy (Az örökség) by Mihaly Schwechtje livestreamed from Budapest, Hungary on the global, commons-based peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv Thursday 20 February 2020 at 10:00 a.m. PST (Vancouver, UTC -8) / 1:00 p.m. EST (New York, UTC -5) / 18:00 GMT (London, UTC +0) / 19:00 CET (Budapest, UTC +1) / 20:00 EET (Bucharest, UTC +2). 

two performers on stage in Rovegan
A Performance of Rovegan
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A Performance of Rovegan

by Catinca Drăgănescu, in Bucharest, Romania

Sunday 26 January 2020
Bucharest, Romania

Centrul de Teatru Educational Replika in Bucharest, Romania presented a performance of Rovegan by Catinca Drăgănescu livestreamed on the commons-based peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv Sunday 26 January 2020 at 9 a.m. PST (Vancouver, UTC-8) / 12 p.m. EST (New York, UTC-5) / 5 p.m. GMT (London, UTC-0) / 18:00 CET (Budapest, UTC+1) / 19:00 EET (Bucharest, UTC+2).

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Performance of GUILT,Y
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Performance of GUILT,Y

by BÉZNĂ Theatre in Bucharest, Romania

Wednesday 22 January 2020
Bucharest, Romania

BÉZNĂ Theatre and Centrul de Teatru Educational Replika presented a performance of GUILT,Y livestreaming on the commons-based peer produced HowlRound TV network on Wednesday 22 January 2020 at 9 a.m. PST (Vancouver, UTC-8) / 12 p.m. EST (New York, UTC-5) / 5 p.m. GMT (London, UTC-0) / 18:00 CET (Budapest, UTC+1) / 19:00 EET (Bucharest, UTC+2)

protest image saying culture is the national fund.
Hungary’s Funding Emergency in the Performing Arts
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Hungary’s Funding Emergency in the Performing Arts

A call-to-action panel discussion about the context of this crisis and how to help.

Sunday 8 December 2019
Budapest, Hungary

A call-to-action panel discussion about Hungary’s funding emergency in the performing arts livestreamed from Jurányi performing arts theatre, Budapest on the commons-based peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv Sunday 8 December 2019 at 1:30 p.m PST (Los Angeles, UTC -8) / 4:30 p.m EST (New York, UTC -5) / 21:30 GMT (London, UTC +0) / 22:30 CET (Budapest, UTC +1) / 23:30 (Bucharest, UTC +2).

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The (self-)representation of Romas on stage - trends and challenges in today’s Hungary
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The (self-)representation of Romas on stage - trends and challenges in today’s Hungary

A conversation during the dunaPart 5 platform

Saturday 30 November 2019
Budapest, Hungary

dunaPart—an initiative of Trafó House of Contemporary Arts in Budapest—presented the conversation The (self-)representation of Romas on stage - trends and challenges in today’s Hungary livestreamed on the global, commons-based peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv Saturday 30 November 2019 at 8 a.m. PST (Los Angeles, UTC -8) / 11 a.m. EST (New York, UTC -5) / 16:00 GMT (London, UTC +0) / 17:00 CET (Budapest, UTC +1) / 18:00 EET (Bucharest, UTC +2). 

several performers standing in a "V" formation dressed in colorful techno dance clothes.
Techno Trance Body Beats
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Techno Trance Body Beats

Choreographic research and exploration of the dance culture of clubbing and electronic music festival scenes

Saturday 23 November 2019
Bucharest, Romania

National Dance Centre in Bucharest, Romania presented Techno Trance Body Beats livestreamed on the global, commons-based peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Saturday 23 November 2019 at 19:30 EET (Bucharest, UTC +2) / 18:30 CET (Berlin, UTC +1) / 17:30 GMT (London, UTC +0) / 12:30 p.m. EST (New York, UTC -5) / 11:30 a.m. CST (Detroit, UTC -6) / 9:30 a.m. PST (Vancouver, UTC -8).

performers in the street marching.
153 Seconds directed by Ioana Paun
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153 Seconds directed by Ioana Paun

Based on testimonies of survivors of the Colectiv nightclub fire in Bucharest, Romania in 2015.

Wednesday 20 November 2019
Bucharest, Romania

National Dance Centre in Bucharest, Romania presented 153 Seconds livestreamed on the global, commons-based peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv Wednesday 20 November 2019 at 12:30 p.m. EST (New York, UTC -5) / 17:30 GMT (London, UTC +0) / 18:30 CET (Budapest, UTC +1) / 19:30 EET (Bucharest, UTC +2).

Reshape Intensive Cluj event banner.
RESHAPE Intensive Cluj
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RESHAPE Intensive Cluj

A meeting of art practitioners interested in creating alternative organizational models for the arts

Tuesday 12 November & Thursday 14 November 2019
Cluj, Romania

RESHAPE presents the Intensive Cluj meeting livestreaming from Cluj, Romania on the global, commons-based peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv Tuesday 12 November and Thursday 14 November 2019.

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2 Women by Linotip
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2 Women by Linotip

presented by Fabrica de Pensule and Tranzit House in Cluj, Romania

Monday 11 November 2019
Cluj, Romania

Fabrica de Pensule presented a performance of 2 women livestreamed from Tranzit House in Cluj, Romania on the global, commons-based peer produced HowlRound TV at howlround.tv on Monday 11 November at 19:00 EET (Cluj, UTC +2) / 18:00 CET (Berlin, UTC +1) / 17:00 GMT (London, UTC +0) / 12 p.m. EST (New York, UTC -5).

event poster for the debate on the need for arts criticism.
Debate: The Need for Critical Analysis of Artistic Products
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Debate: The Need for Critical Analysis of Artistic Products

in Cluj, Romania

Monday 11 November 2019
Cluj, Romania

Reactor – a space for creative experiments in Cluj, Romania presented the debate The Need for Critical Analysis of Artistic Products livestreamed on the global, commons-based peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv Monday 11 November 2019 at 8 a.m. PST (Vancouver, UTC -8) / 11 a.m. EST (New York, UTC -5) / 16:00 GMT (London, UTC +0) / 17:00 CET (Budapest, UTC +1) / 18:00 EET (Cluj, UTC +2). 
 

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this is where we draw the line
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this is where we draw the line

presented by Fabrica de Pensule in Cluj, Romania

Sunday 27 October 2019
Cluj, Romania

Fabrica de Pensule presented a performance of this is where we draw the line livestreaming from Cluj, Romania on the global, commons-based peer produced HowlRound TV at howlround.tv on Sunday 27 October at 20:00 EET (Cluj, UTC +2) / 18:00 (London, UTC +0) / 2 p.m. EDT (New York, UTC -4).

Five actors on stage dressed in Roma clothes from the 1940's.
Performance of Kali Traš (Black Fear) by Giuvlipen Theatre Company, Romania
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Performance of Kali Traš (Black Fear) by Giuvlipen Theatre Company, Romania

On the Roma Genocide during the Second World War

Friday 25 October 2019
Bucharest, Romania

Giuvlipen Theatre Company and State Jewish Theater presented a performance of Kali Traš (Black Fear) by Giuvlipen Theatre Company livestreaming from Bucharest, Romania on the global, commons-based peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Friday 25 October 2019 at 9 a.m. PDT (Vancouver, UTC -7) / 12 p.m. EDT (New York, UTC -4) / 16:00 UTC +0 / 5 p.m. BST (London, UTC +1) / 18:00 CEST (Budapest, UTC +2) / 19:00 EEST (Bucharest, UTC +3). 

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Performances and Conversations from The Bucharest International Theater Platform #6: My Revolution
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Performances and Conversations from The Bucharest International Theater Platform #6: My Revolution

HUOOOOO!!! by Auăleu, An tan tina by Nicoleta Lefter, and a conversation with Gob Squad

Friday 11 October & Sunday 13 October 2019
Bucharest, Romania

The Bucharest International Theater Platform #6: My Revolution presented a performance of HUOOOOO!!! by Auăleu, a performance of An tan tina by Nicoleta Lefter, and a conversation with Gob Squad livestreaming on the global, commons-based peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Friday 11 October and Sunday 13 October 2019.

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Debates from The Paintbrush Factory / Fabrica de Pensule in Cluj, Romania.
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Debates from The Paintbrush Factory / Fabrica de Pensule in Cluj, Romania.

as part of their 10th anniversary season.

Saturday 5 October 2019
Cluj, Romania

The Paintbrush Factory / Fabrica de Pensule in Cluj, Romania presents three debates as part of their 10th Anniversary season livestreaming on the global, commons-based peer produced HowlRound TV at howlround.tv starting on Saturday 5 October 2019 at 6 a.m. EDT (New York, UTC -4) / 10:00 UTC +0 / 11 a.m. BST (London, UTC +1) / 12:00 CEST (Berlin, UTC +2) / 13:00 EEST (Cluj, UTC +3). 

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Analogio Theater Festival 2019
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Analogio Theater Festival 2019

in Athens, Greece

Wednesday 25 to Thursday 26 September 2019
Athens, Greece

Events from the International Meeting on Ancient Greek Drama at the Analogio Theater Festival in Athens, Greece on the global, commons-based peer-produced HowlRound TV network on Wednesday 25 and Thursday 26 September 2019.

woman performer spraying herself with a seltzer can.
Performance of Etiquette, or the Perfect Human by Stereo Akt (Hungary)
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Performance of Etiquette, or the Perfect Human by Stereo Akt (Hungary)

Presented by Zug in Cluj, Romania. 

Monday 23 September 2019
Cluj, Romania

Zug in Cluj, Romania presented a performance of Etiquette, or the Perfect Human by Stereo Akt (Hungary) as a part of the Guest Performance Series in the Zug livestreaming on the global, commons-based peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv Monday 23 September 2019 at 1 p.m. EDT (New York, UTC -4) / 17:00 UTC +0 / 6 p.m. BST (London, UTC +1) / 19:00 CEST (Berlin, UTC +2) / 20:00 EEST (Bucharest, UTC +3). 

illustrations of elderly artists with the text that says RosenKabarett
RosenKabarett Anniversary Performance
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RosenKabarett Anniversary Performance

by 4th Age Community Arts Center in Bucharest, Romania

Wednesday 18 September 2019
Bucharest, Romania

4th Age Community Arts Center presented the RosenKabarett Anniversary Performance livestreaming from Bucharest, Romania on the global, commons-based peer-produced HowlRound TV network on Wednesday 18 September at 12 p.m. EDT (New York, UTC -4) / 16:00 UTC +0 / 5 p.m. BST (London, UTC +1) / 18:00 CEST (Berlin, UTC +2) / 19:00 EEST (Bucharest, UTC +3).

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Transmedia Playful Aesthetics by Patrícia Gouveia
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Transmedia Playful Aesthetics by Patrícia Gouveia

Arts based research, playful media, gaming, participation and civic engagement

Monday 16 September 2019
Bucharest, Romania

The Goethe Institute in Bucharest, Romania presented the Cultural Management Academy 2019 Opening Lecture Transmedia Playful Aesthetics by Patrícia Gouveia livestreaming on the global, commons-based peer-produced HowlRound TV network on Monday 16 September at 12 p.m. EDT (New York, UTC -4) / 16:00 UTC +0 / 5 p.m. BST (London, UTC +1) / 18:00 CEST (Berlin, UTC +2) / 19:00 EEST (Bucharest, UTC +3).

Two actors in traditional Roma women clothing with their backs to us.
Discussion of Who killed Szomna Grancsa? by Giuvlipen Theatre Company (Romania)
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Discussion of Who killed Szomna Grancsa? by Giuvlipen Theatre Company (Romania)

Presented by the Roma Heroes International Theatre Festival, Budapest, Hungary

Sunday 15 September 2019
Budapest, Hungary

Roma Heroes International Theatre Festival produced by Independent Theater Hungary presented a conversation about Giuvlipen Theatre Company's Who killed Szomna Grancsa? from Budapest, Hungary for the global, commons-based peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv Sunday 15 September 2019. 

Roma woman posing as the Statue of Liberty with a US flag as a her dress.
Performance of American Gypsy by PARADAIZ
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Performance of American Gypsy by PARADAIZ

Bucharest, Romania

Thursday 12 September 2019
Bucharest, Romania

PARADAIZ in Bucharest, Romania presents a performance of American Gypsy livestreaming on the global, commons-based peer-produced HowlRound TV network on Thursday 12 September at 11 a.m. EDT (New York, UTC-4) / 15:00 UTC+0 / 17:00 CET (Berlin, UTC+2) / 18:00 EEST (Bucharest, UTC+3). 

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New Visions from Slovak Women
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New Visions from Slovak Women

The 2019 Nová Dráma/New Drama Festival

14 August 2019

Dave White dives into the programming at this year’s Nová Dráma Festival in Slovakia, where women were front and center.

close up of an actor playing the cello
The Search for Truth in Putin’s Russia
Essay

The Search for Truth in Putin’s Russia

How Teatr.doc’s “Civil Theatre” Is Exposing Injustice

4 June 2019

verity healey looks at Teatr.doc’s latest show, Torture, and the vital need for “truth-telling” theatre.