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

Livestreaming Conversation: Performing Arts and Higher Education: Where Do We Stand Today?
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Livestreaming Conversation: Performing Arts and Higher Education: Where Do We Stand Today?

The current state of performing arts in higher education in Romania, Hungary, Croatia, Germany, and Netherlands.

Wednesday 28 October 2020
Cluj, Romania
Artists Conversations from the 4th Roma Heroes International Theater Festival
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Artists Conversations from the 4th Roma Heroes International Theater Festival

Several of this year's festival artists discussing their work in Roma theatre.

Monday 19 October 2020
Budapest, Hungary
Who killed Szomna Grancsa? (Romania)
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Who killed Szomna Grancsa? (Romania)

As part of the Roma Theatre Retrospective 2020

Tuesday 13 October 2020
Romania
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Livestreaming a Performance: Glory
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Livestreaming a Performance: Glory

One of eight performances written by eight contemporary Romanian playwrights, presented by Reactor

Thursday 28 October 2020
Romania

Reactor presents a performance of Glory livestreaming on the global, commons-based, peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Thursday 29 October 2020 at 11 a.m. PDT (San Francisco, UTC -5) / 2 p.m. EDT (New York, UTC -4) / 20:00 CEST (Cluj, UTC +3).

event graphic for the convesation: Performing Arts and Higher Education: Where Do We Stand Today?
Livestreaming Conversation: Performing Arts and Higher Education: Where Do We Stand Today?
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Livestreaming Conversation: Performing Arts and Higher Education: Where Do We Stand Today?

The current state of performing arts in higher education in Romania, Hungary, Croatia, Germany, and Netherlands.

Wednesday 28 October 2020
Cluj, Romania

The Paintbrush Factory in Cluj, Romania presents a conversation Performing Arts and Higher Education: Where Do We Stand Today? livestreaming on the global, commons-based peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Wednesday 28 October 2020 at 9 a.m. PDT (Los Angeles, UTC -7) / 12 p.m. EDT (New York, UTC -4) / 16:00 GMT (London, UTC +0) / 17:00 CET (Berlin, UTC +1) / 18:00 EET (Bucharest, UTC +2).

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Livestreaming a Performance: All's Well That Ends
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Livestreaming a Performance: All's Well That Ends

One of eight performances written by eight contemporary Romanian playwrights, presented by Reactor

Tuesday 27 October 2020
Romania

Reactor presents a performance of All's Well That Ends livestreaming on the global, commons-based, peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Tuesday 27 October 2020 at 11 a.m. PDT (San Francisco, UTC -5) / 2 p.m. EDT (New York, UTC -4) / 20:00 CEST (Cluj, UTC +3).

actor dances onstage
Livestreaming a Performance: Our Little Centenary
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Livestreaming a Performance: Our Little Centenary

One of eight performances written by eight contemporary Romanian playwrights, presented by Reactor

Sunday 25 October 2020
Romania

Reactor presents a performance of Our Little Centenary livestreaming on the global, commons-based, peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Sunday 25 October 2020 at 11 a.m. PDT (San Francisco, UTC -5) / 2 p.m. EDT (New York, UTC -4) / 18:00 GMT (London, UTC +0) / 19:00 CET (Berlin, UTC +1) / 20:00 EET (Cluj, UTC +2).

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Not Us, Not Ever
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Not Us, Not Ever

One of eight performances written by eight contemporary Romanian playwrights, presented by Reactor

Friday 23 October 2020
Romania

Reactor presented a performance of Not Us, Not Ever livestreamed on the global, commons-based, peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Friday 23 October 2020 at 10 a.m. PDT (San Francisco, UTC -5) / 1 p.m. EDT (New York, UTC -4) / 20:00 CEST (Cluj, UTC +3).

Roma Heroes Festival poster.
Artists Conversations from the 4th Roma Heroes International Theater Festival
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Artists Conversations from the 4th Roma Heroes International Theater Festival

Several of this year's festival artists discussing their work in Roma theatre.

Monday 19 October 2020
Budapest, Hungary

Independent Theater Hungary presented a conversation with several of the 4th Roma Heroes International Theater Festival artists livestreaming on the global, commons-based peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv Monday 19 October at 11:30 a.m. PDT (Los Angeles, UTC -7) / 2:30 p.m. EDT (New York, UTC -4) / 19:30 BST (London, UTC +1) / 20:30 CEST (Budapest, UTC +2) / 21:30 EEST (Bucharest, UTC +3).

woman under green light
Finally the End
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Finally the End

One of eight performances written by eight contemporary Romanian playwrights, presented by Reactor

Sunday 18 October 2020
Romania

Reactor presented a performance of Finally the End livestreamed on the global, commons-based, peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Sunday 18 October 2020 at 10 a.m. PDT (San Francisco, UTC -5) / 1 p.m. EDT (New York, UTC -4) / 20:00 CEST (Cluj, UTC +3).

Who killed Szomna Grancsa? (Romania)
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Who killed Szomna Grancsa? (Romania)

As part of the Roma Theatre Retrospective 2020

Tuesday 13 October 2020
Romania

Independent Theater Hungary presented a performance and conversation around Who killed Szomna Grancsa? (Romania) as part of the Roma Theatre Retrospective 2020 livestreamed on the global, commons-based, peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Tuesday 13 October 2020 at 9:30 a.m. PDT (San Francisco, UTC -7) / 12:30 p.m. EDT (New York, UTC -4) / 17:30 BST (London, UTC +1) / 18:30 CEST (Budapest, UTC +2) / 19:30 EEST (Bucharest, UTC +3).

performer on stage, projections of squiggles cover them.
Bad Kids
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Bad Kids

One of eight performances written by eight contemporary Romanian playwrights, presented by Reactor

Monday 12 October 2020
Romania

Reactor presented a performance of Bad Kids livestreamed on the global, commons-based, peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Monday 12 October 2020 at 10 a.m. PDT (San Francisco, UTC -5) / 1 p.m. EDT (New York, UTC -4) / 20:00 CEST (Cluj, UTC +3).

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A conversation around Del Duma (Romania)
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A conversation around Del Duma (Romania)

As part of the Roma Theatre Retrospective 2020

Monday 12 October 2020
Romania

Independent Theater Hungary presented a performance and conversation around Del Duma (Romania) as part of the Roma Theatre Retrospective 2020 livestreamed on the global, commons-based, peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Monday 12 October 2020 at 9:30 a.m. PDT (San Francisco, UTC -7) / 12:30 p.m. EDT (New York, UTC -4) / 17:30 BST (London, UTC +1) / 18:30 CEST (Budapest, UTC +2) / 19:30 EEST (Bucharest, UTC +3).

Mother show poster.
Performance: Mother (Romania)
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Performance: Mother (Romania)

A musical performance which follows how a community is reconstructed after a traumatic event.

Sunday 11 October 2020
Bucharest, Romania

Mother is a musical performance which follows how a community is reconstructed after a traumatic event, in this case, a strong earthquake that took place in Bucharest. Mother makes use of the uncertainty and collective anxiety to promote financial wealth as a means of salvation.

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Paper Planes
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Paper Planes

One of eight performances written by eight contemporary Romanian playwrights, presented by Reactor

Saturday 10 October 2020
Romania

Reactor presented a performance of Paper Planes livestreamed on the global, commons-based, peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Saturday 10 October 2020 at 10 a.m. PDT (San Francisco, UTC -5) / 1 p.m. EDT (New York, UTC -4) / 20:00 CEST (Cluj, UTC +3).

performer sitting, wearing a black button-down and black pants.
It’s a cultural thing. Or is it? (Ireland)
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It’s a cultural thing. Or is it? (Ireland)

As part of the Roma Theatre Retrospective 2020

Thursday 8 October 2020
Ireland

Independent Theater Hungary presented a performance and conversation around It’s a cultural thing. Or is it? (Ireland) as part of the Roma Theatre Retrospective 2020 livestreamed on the global, commons-based, peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Thursday 8 October 2020 at 9:30 a.m. PDT (San Francisco, UTC -7) / 12:30 p.m. EDT (New York, UTC -4) / 17:30 BST (London, UTC +1) / 18:30 CEST (Budapest, UTC +2) / 19:30 EEST (Bucharest, UTC +3).

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I Like Sushi (Romania)
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I Like Sushi (Romania)

The first of eight performances written by eight contemporary Romanian playwrights, presented by Reactor

Wednesday 7 October 2020
Cluj, Romania

Reactor presented a performance of I Like Sushi livestreamed on the global, commons-based, peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Wednesday 7 October 2020 at 10 a.m. PDT (San Francisco, UTC -5) / 1 p.m. EDT (New York, UTC -4) / 20:00 CEST (Cluj, UTC +3).

actor on stage with chameleon outline in background
Chameleon Girl (Hungary)
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Chameleon Girl (Hungary)

As part of the Roma Theatre Retrospective 2020

Tuesday 6 October 2020
Hungary

Independent Theater Hungary presented a performance and conversation around Chameleon Girl (Hungary) as part of the Roma Theatre Retrospective 2020 livestreamed on the global, commons-based, peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Tuesday 6 October 2020 at 9:30 a.m. PDT (San Francisco, UTC -7) / 12:30 p.m. EDT (New York, UTC -4) / 17:30 BST (London, UTC +1) / 18:30 CEST (Budapest, UTC +2) / 19:30 EEST (Bucharest, UTC +3).

A performer holding a puppet.
Children of the Wind (Italy)
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Children of the Wind (Italy)

As part of the Roma Theatre Retrospective 2020

Monday 5 October 2020
United States

Independent Theater Hungary presented a performance and conversation around Children of the Wind (Italy) as part of the Roma Theatre Retrospective 2020 livestreamed on the global, commons-based, peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Monday 5 October 2020 at 9:30 a.m. PDT (San Francisco, UTC -7) / 12:30 p.m. EDT (New York, UTC -4) / 17:30 BST (London, UTC +1) / 18:30 CEST (Budapest, UTC +2) / 19:30 EEST (Bucharest, UTC +3).

portrait of richard o'neill
The Hardest Word (Scotland)
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The Hardest Word (Scotland)

As part of the Roma Theatre Retrospective 2020

Wednesday 30 September 2020
Scotland, United Kingdom

Independent Theater Hungary presented a performance and conversation around The Hardest Word (Scotland) as part of the Roma Theatre Retrospective 2020 livestreamed on the global, commons-based, peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Wednesday 30 September 2020 at 9:30 a.m. PDT (San Francisco, UTC -7) / 12:30 p.m. EDT (New York, UTC -4) / 17:30 BST (London, UTC +1) / 18:30 CEST (Budapest, UTC +2) / 19:30 EEST (Bucharest, UTC +3).

actor in black shirt on stage
You Didn’t See Anything! (Romania)
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You Didn’t See Anything! (Romania)

As part of the Roma Theatre Retrospective 2020

Monday 28 September 2020
Romania

Independent Theater Hungary presented a conversation around You Didn’t See Anything! (Romania) as part of the Roma Theatre Retrospective 2020 livestreamed on the global, commons-based, peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Monday 28 September 2020 at 9:30 a.m. PDT (San Francisco, UTC -7) / 12:30 p.m. EDT (New York, UTC -4) / 17:30 BST (London, UTC +1) / 18:30 CEST (Budapest, UTC +2) / 19:30 EEST (Bucharest, UTC +3).

A Conversation about Profound Dignity (Spain)
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A Conversation about Profound Dignity (Spain)

As part of the Roma Theatre Retrospective 2020

Tuesday 22 September 2020
Spain

Independent Theater Hungary presented a performance and conversation around Profound Dignity (Spain) with the Roma Theatre Retrospective livestreamed on the global, commons-based, peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Tuesday 22 September 2020 at 9:30 a.m. PDT (San Francisco, UTC -7) / 12:30 p.m. EDT (New York, UTC -4) / 17:30 BST (London, UTC +1) / 18:30 CEST (Budapest, UTC +2) / 19:30 EEST (Bucharest, UTC +3).

actors onstage in hospital beds
A Conversation around Shoddies (Hungary)
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A Conversation around Shoddies (Hungary)

As part of the Roma Theatre Retrospective 2020

Monday 21 September 2020
Hungary

Independent Theater Hungary presented a performance and conversation around Shoddies (Hungary) with the Roma Theatre Retrospective livestreamed on the global, commons-based, peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Monday 21 September 2020 at 9 a.m. PDT (San Francisco, UTC -7) / 12 p.m. EDT (UTC -4) / 18:00 CEST (Budapest, UTC +2).

urban body performance poster
(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).

pink and blue geometric shapes
(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.

photos of three women with text portrait of hte artist as influencer
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).