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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

Interview with Richard O'Neill about The Hardest Word / A legnehezebb szó (United Kingdom)
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Interview with Richard O'Neill about The Hardest Word / A legnehezebb szó (United Kingdom)
Roma Theatre Retrospective 2021
Thursday 18 November 2021 and Friday 10 December 2021
United Kingdom
Interview with Michael Collins about It's a Cultural Thing. Or is it? (Ireland)
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Interview with Michael Collins about It's a Cultural Thing. Or is it? (Ireland)
Roma Theatre Retrospective 2021
Wednesday 17 November 2021 and Thursday 9 December 2021
Ireland
Interview with Alex Fifea and David Schwartz about You Didn't See Anything! / Voi n-ați văzut nimic! (Romania)
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Interview with Alex Fifea and David Schwartz about You Didn't See Anything! / Voi n-ați văzut nimic! (Romania)
Roma Theatre Retrospective 2021
Tuesday 16 November 2021 and Thursday 9 December 2021
Romania
performer in front of a projection screen.
Interview with Richard O'Neill about The Hardest Word / A legnehezebb szó (United Kingdom)
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Interview with Richard O'Neill about The Hardest Word / A legnehezebb szó (United Kingdom)

Roma Theatre Retrospective 2021

Thursday 18 November 2021 and Friday 10 December 2021
United Kingdom

Independent Theater Hungary in partnership with HowlRound Theatre Commons presented the Roma Theatre Retrospective 2021 which included forty livestreams of twenty shows and twenty interviews from Romani artists in ten countries who were featured during four editions of the Roma Heroes International Theater Festival, Budapest.

close-up of performer with hat on.
Interview with Michael Collins about It's a Cultural Thing. Or is it? (Ireland)
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Interview with Michael Collins about It's a Cultural Thing. Or is it? (Ireland)

Roma Theatre Retrospective 2021

Wednesday 17 November 2021 and Thursday 9 December 2021
Ireland

Independent Theater Hungary in partnership with HowlRound Theatre Commons presented the Roma Theatre Retrospective 2021 which included forty livestreams of twenty shows and twenty interviews from Romani artists in ten countries who were featured during four editions of the Roma Heroes International Theater Festival, Budapest.
 

performer standing behind a still camera.
Interview with Alex Fifea and David Schwartz about You Didn't See Anything! / Voi n-ați văzut nimic! (Romania)
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Interview with Alex Fifea and David Schwartz about You Didn't See Anything! / Voi n-ați văzut nimic! (Romania)

Roma Theatre Retrospective 2021

Tuesday 16 November 2021 and Thursday 9 December 2021
Romania

Independent Theater Hungary in partnership with HowlRound Theatre Commons presented the Roma Theatre Retrospective 2021 which included forty livestreams of twenty shows and twenty interviews from Romani artists in ten countries who were featured during four editions of the Roma Heroes International Theater Festival, Budapest.

two performers in spotlight, one behind the other.
Interview with Mihaela Drăgan about Who Killed Szomna Grancsa? / Cine a omorât-o pe Szomna Grancsa? (Romania)
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Interview with Mihaela Drăgan about Who Killed Szomna Grancsa? / Cine a omorât-o pe Szomna Grancsa? (Romania)

Roma Theatre Retrospective 2021

Friday 12 November 2021 and Wednesday 8 December 2021
Romania

Roma Theatre Retrospective 2021

poster for the show European Family.
Interview with Richard O'Neill and Tamás Szegedi about European Family (United Kingdom, Spain, Italy, Hungary)
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Interview with Richard O'Neill and Tamás Szegedi about European Family (United Kingdom, Spain, Italy, Hungary)

Roma Theatre Retrospective 2021

Thursday 11 November 2021 and Wednesday 8 December 2021
United Kingdom, Spain, Italy, Hungary

Independent Theater Hungary in partnership with HowlRound Theatre Commons presented the Roma Theatre Retrospective 2021 which included forty livestreams of twenty shows and twenty interviews from Romani artists in ten countries who were featured during four editions of the Roma Heroes International Theater Festival, Budapest.

three performers in hospital beds.
Interview with Rodrigó Balogh and Márton Illés about Shoddies / Selejtesek (Hungary)
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Interview with Rodrigó Balogh and Márton Illés about Shoddies / Selejtesek (Hungary)

Roma Theatre Retrospective 2021

Wednesday 10 November 2021 and Tuesday 7 December 2021

Independent Theater Hungary in partnership with HowlRound Theatre Commons presented the Roma Theatre Retrospective 2021 which included forty livestreams of twenty shows and twenty interviews from Romani artists in ten countries who were featured during four editions of the Roma Heroes International Theater Festival, Budapest.

Performer with a bouquet of red paper flowers.
Interview with Sonia Carmona Tapia and Jaime Vicent Bohórquez about With Profound Dignity / De Profunda Dignitatis (Spain)
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Interview with Sonia Carmona Tapia and Jaime Vicent Bohórquez about With Profound Dignity / De Profunda Dignitatis (Spain)

Roma Theatre Retrospective 2021

Tuesday 9 November 2021 and Tuesday 7 December 2021
Spain

Independent Theater Hungary in partnership with HowlRound Theatre Commons presented the Roma Theatre Retrospective 2021 which included forty livestreams of twenty shows and twenty interviews from Romani artists in ten countries who were featured during four editions of the Roma Heroes International Theater Festival, Budapest.

performer in yellow shirt with a puppet.
Interview with Sebastiano Spinella about Children of the Wind (Italy)
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Interview with Sebastiano Spinella about Children of the Wind (Italy)

Roma Theatre Retrospective 2021

Friday 5 November 2021 and Monday 6 December 2021
Italy

Independent Theater Hungary in partnership with HowlRound Theatre Commons presented the Roma Theatre Retrospective 2021 which included forty livestreams of twenty shows and twenty interviews from Romani artists in ten countries who were featured during four editions of the Roma Heroes International Theater Festival, Budapest.

six performers in front of a white background.
Interview with Sandra Selimović, Simonida Selimović & Joschla Weiss about Forever Holiday?! / Für Immer Urlaub?! / So Kheren Amenca?! (Germany, Austria)
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Interview with Sandra Selimović, Simonida Selimović & Joschla Weiss about Forever Holiday?! / Für Immer Urlaub?! / So Kheren Amenca?! (Germany, Austria)

Roma Theatre Retrospective 2021

Thursday 4 November 2021 and Monday 6 December 2021
Germany, Austria

Independent Theater Hungary in partnership with HowlRound Theatre Commons presented the Roma Theatre Retrospective 2021 which included forty livestreams of twenty shows and twenty interviews from Romani artists in ten countries who were featured during four editions of the Roma Heroes International Theater Festival, Budapest.

performer in a closet looking out.
Interview with Nebojša Marković and Rebecca Surber about I Can See You / Ich Sehe Dich (Germany)
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Interview with Nebojša Marković and Rebecca Surber about I Can See You / Ich Sehe Dich (Germany)

Roma Theatre Retrospective 2021

Wednesday 3 November 2021 and Friday 3 December 2021
Germany

Independent Theater Hungary in partnership with HowlRound Theatre Commons presented the Roma Theatre Retrospective 2021 which included forty livestreams of twenty shows and twenty interviews from Romani artists in ten countries who were featured during four editions of the Roma Heroes International Theater Festival, Budapest.

three performers looking directly at us.
Interview with Sandra Selimović and Simonida Selimović about Heroes (Austria)
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Interview with Sandra Selimović and Simonida Selimović about Heroes (Austria)

Roma Theatre Retrospective 2021

Tuesday 2 November 2021 and Friday 3 December 2021
Austria

Independent Theater Hungary in partnership with HowlRound Theatre Commons presented the Roma Theatre Retrospective 2021 which included forty livestreams of twenty shows and twenty interviews from Romani artists in ten countries who were featured during four editions of the Roma Heroes International Theater Festival, Budapest.

performer portraying an elderly roma woman in front of flowers.
Interview with Alex Fifea about Bambina, The Queen of Flowers/ Bambina, regina florilor (Romania)
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Interview with Alex Fifea about Bambina, The Queen of Flowers/ Bambina, regina florilor (Romania)

Roma Theatre Retrospective 2021

Friday 29 October 2021 and Thursday 2 December 2021
Romania

Independent Theater Hungary in partnership with HowlRound Theatre Commons presented the Roma Theatre Retrospective 2021 which included forty livestreams of twenty shows and twenty interviews from Romani artists in ten countries who were featured during four editions of the Roma Heroes International Theater Festival, Budapest.

six performers standing in a park.
Interview with Rodrigó Balogh and Márton Illés about Village Day / Falunap (Hungary)
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Interview with Rodrigó Balogh and Márton Illés about Village Day / Falunap (Hungary)

Roma Theatre Retrospective 2021

Thursday 28 October 2021 and Thursday 2 December 2021
Hungary

Independent Theater Hungary in partnership with HowlRound Theatre Commons presented the Roma Theatre Retrospective 2021 which included forty livestreams of twenty shows and twenty interviews from Romani artists in ten countries who were featured during four editions of the Roma Heroes International Theater Festival, Budapest.

performer in front a projection screen.
Interview with Tamás Szegedi and Márton Illés about Chameleon Girl / Kaméleonlány (Hungary)
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Interview with Tamás Szegedi and Márton Illés about Chameleon Girl / Kaméleonlány (Hungary)

Roma Theatre Retrospective 2021

Wednesday 27 October 2021 and Wednesday 1 December 2021
Hungary

Independent Theater Hungary in partnership with HowlRound Theatre Commons presented the Roma Theatre Retrospective 2021 which included forty livestreams of twenty shows and twenty interviews from Romani artists in ten countries who were featured during four editions of the Roma Heroes International Theater Festival, Budapest.

performer dressed in traditional roma woman's clothing,
Interview with Nataliya Tsekova about Gypsy Wheels / Tsiganski kolela (Bulgaria)
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Interview with Nataliya Tsekova about Gypsy Wheels / Tsiganski kolela (Bulgaria)

Roma Theatre Retrospective 2021

Tuesday 26 October 2021 and Wednesday 1 December 2021

Independent Theater Hungary in partnership with HowlRound Theatre Commons presented the Roma Theatre Retrospective 2021 which included forty livestreams of twenty shows and twenty interviews from Romani artists in ten countries who were featured during four editions of the Roma Heroes International Theater Festival, Budapest.

performer with folded paper on top of her head.
Interview with Mihaela Drăgan about Tell Them About Me / Del Duma (Romania)
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Interview with Mihaela Drăgan about Tell Them About Me / Del Duma (Romania)

Roma Theatre Retrospective 2021

Friday 22 October 2021 and Tuesday 30 November 2021
Romania

Independent Theater Hungary in partnership with HowlRound Theatre Commons presented the Roma Theatre Retrospective 2021 which included forty livestreams of twenty shows and twenty interviews from Romani artists in ten countries who were featured during four editions of the Roma Heroes International Theater Festival, Budapest.

Performer playing a hand drum.
Interview with Zsolt Fekete-Lovas about Perkucigo / Perkucigó (Romania)
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Interview with Zsolt Fekete-Lovas about Perkucigo / Perkucigó (Romania)

Roma Theatre Retrospective 2021

Thursday 21 October 2021 and Tuesday 30 November 2021

Independent Theater Hungary in partnership with HowlRound Theatre Commons presented the Roma Theatre Retrospective 2021 which included forty livestreams of twenty shows and twenty interviews from Romani artists in ten countries who were featured during four editions of the Roma Heroes International Theater Festival, Budapest.

performer lying in a bed.
Interview with František Balog about Roma from the Duvet or Enter the Majority! / Róm z perinky alebo Enter the Majority! (Slovak Republic)
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Interview with František Balog about Roma from the Duvet or Enter the Majority! / Róm z perinky alebo Enter the Majority! (Slovak Republic)

Roma Theatre Retrospective 2021

Wednesday 20 October 2021 and Monday 29 November 2021
Slovak Republic

Independent Theater Hungary in partnership with HowlRound Theatre Commons presented the Roma Theatre Retrospective 2021 which included forty livestreams of twenty shows and twenty interviews from Romani artists in ten countries who were featured during four editions of the Roma Heroes International Theater Festival, Budapest.

performer in a black shirt in front of a projection screen.
Interview with Alina Serban about I Declare at My Own Risk (Romania, United Kingdom)
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Interview with Alina Serban about I Declare at My Own Risk (Romania, United Kingdom)

Roma Theatre Retrospective 2021

Tuesday 19 October 2021 and Monday 29 November 2021
Romania, United Kingdom

Independent Theater Hungary, in partnership with HowlRound Theatre Commons, presented the Roma Theatre Retrospective 2021.

Roma Theatre Retrospective Logo
Roma Theatre Retrospective 2021
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Roma Theatre Retrospective 2021

Celebrating Four Years of Contemporary, International Romani Theatre

Tuesday 19 October to Friday 10 December 2021
Worldwide

Independent Theater Hungary in partnership with HowlRound Theatre Commons presented the Roma Theatre Retrospective 2021 which included forty livestreams of twenty shows and twenty interviews from Romani artists in ten countries who were featured during four editions of the Roma Heroes International Theater Festival, Budapest. Livestreaming on the commons-based peer produced HowlRound TV network Tuesday 19 October to Friday 10 December 2021.

two people dancing in a dark room.
Performance of Mine by Mădălina Stoica
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Performance of Mine by Mădălina Stoica

Created During the Drama 5 Playwriting Residency at Reactor in Cluj, Romania.

Friday 12 November 2021
Cluj, Romania

The performance of Mine by playwright Mădălina Stoica was created in the sixth edition of the Drama 5 playwriting residency at Reactor in Cluj, Romania. Livestreamed on the commons-based peer produced HowlRound TV network Friday 12 November 2021 at 9 a.m. PST (Los Angeles, UTC -8) / 12 p.m. EST (New York, UTC -5) / 17:00 GMT (London, UTC +0) / 18:00 CET (Berlin, UTC +1) / 19:00 EET (Bucharest, UTC +2).

event poster for school of resistance for a politics of justice.
School of Resistance: For a Politics of Justice!
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School of Resistance: For a Politics of Justice!

Three Panels on a New Politics of Humanity and Justice

Friday 24 September to Saturday 25 September 2021
Cologne, Germany

NTGent presented School of Resistance: For a Politics of Justice! livestreaming on the global, commons-based, peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Friday 24 and Saturday 25 September 2021.

event poster for hey neighbor hey you.
Performance: Hey neighbor, hey you! (Romania)
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Performance: Hey neighbor, hey you! (Romania)

With REACTIV Festival: a laboratory of experiences and experiments in which we aim to rediscover ourselves as individuals and groups

Friday 3 September 2021
Targu Neamt, Romania

The Educational Centre of the Performative Arts CEVA in Targu Neamt, Romania presented a performance of Hey neighbor, hey you! with the REACTIV festival livestreaming on the global, commons-based, peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Friday 3 September 2021.

one actors posing in front of a wheel while two actors watch
The Rest of Our Lives
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The Rest of Our Lives

With Reactor's Laboratory for creation and experiment

Sunday 25 July 2021
Cluj, Romania

Reactor presented a performance of The Rest of Our Lives livestreaming on the global, commons-based peer produced HowlRound TV network on Sunday 25 July 2021 at 20:00 EEST (Cluj, UTC +3) / 19:00 CEST (Berlin, UTC +2) / 18:00 BST (London, UTC +1) / 1 p.m. EDT (New York, UTC -4) / 12 p.m. CDT (Chicago, UTC -5) / 10 a.m. PDT (Los Angeles, UTC -7).

an actor at a microphone stands behind actor holding a computer facing the camera.
Interior-Light
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Interior-Light

With Reactor's Laboratory for creation and experiment

Tuesday 27 July
Cluj, Romania

Reactor presented a performance of Interior-Light livestreaming on the global, commons-based peer produced HowlRound TV network, date to be announced.