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Talking Sustainability with Leda Hoffman of Strawdog Theatre Company
Podcast

Talking Sustainability with Leda Hoffman of Strawdog Theatre Company

From the Ground Up Episode #7

by Jeffrey Mosser, Leda Hoffmann
15 April 2019
Harnessing the Combined Power of Theatre and TV
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Harnessing the Combined Power of Theatre and TV

by Camille Cuzzupoli
7 April 2019
Harm Reduction in the Storefront Theatre Community
Essay

Harm Reduction in the Storefront Theatre Community

by Tara Branham
27 February 2019
an actor in a mask
Talking Sustainability with Leda Hoffman of Strawdog Theatre Company
Podcast

Talking Sustainability with Leda Hoffman of Strawdog Theatre Company

From the Ground Up Episode #7

15 April 2019

“We have a large variety of people in the ensemble in terms of the specific ways they’ve chosen to make their life in the theatre.”—Leda Hoffman

actors onstage underneath a large projection
Harnessing the Combined Power of Theatre and TV
Essay

Harnessing the Combined Power of Theatre and TV

7 April 2019

Camille Cuzzupoli examines the themes present in Manual Cinema’s production The End of TV.

group in a circle
Harm Reduction in the Storefront Theatre Community
Essay

Harm Reduction in the Storefront Theatre Community

27 February 2019

Tara Branham talks about the importance of harm reduction in the rehearsal hall and shares tools she uses in her practice to reduce risk and manage it if it arises.

An actor lying on the ground with another actor looking on
“A woman kept alive by the sound of her voice”
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“A woman kept alive by the sound of her voice”

The Femicides of Juárez in Isaac Gómez’s La Ruta

29 January 2019

Trevor Boffone examines Isaac Gómez’s new play La Ruta, which focuses on the feminicides in Mexico, and talks about the growing canon of Latinx theatre that dramatizes and theorizes on gendered violence.

Celebrating Latinx Theatre Artists in Chicago
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Celebrating Latinx Theatre Artists in Chicago

19 December 2018

Lucas Garcia talks about creating the first-ever Alliance of Latinx Theater Artists of Chicago awards ceremony.

Radical Inclusion of Parent Artists
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Radical Inclusion of Parent Artists

5 December 2018

Lydia Milman Schmidt, founder of the advocacy group Parents in Chicago Theatre, looks at the progressive policies Rivendell Theatre Ensemble has in place when it comes to working with parent artists on production.

Breaking Away from the Institution
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Breaking Away from the Institution

How to Take Control of Your Education

5 September 2018

Theatre student Abigail Warhus talks about feeling stuck at university and taking her education into her own hands.

Tilikum and Wading into Better Criticism
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Tilikum and Wading into Better Criticism

28 August 2018

Yasmin Zacaria Mikhaiel talks about the importance of “good” criticism through the lens of Kristiana Rae Colón’s play Tilikum.

On Neo-Futurism
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On Neo-Futurism

15 August 2018

Writer and performer Rob Onorato explores what makes the Chicago Neo-Futurists so special.

ConeXión and Aesthetic Resistance at the 2018 Latinx Theatre Commons Carnaval
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ConeXión and Aesthetic Resistance at the 2018 Latinx Theatre Commons Carnaval

6 August 2018

Regan Postma-Montaño reports on the 2018 Latinx Theatre Commons' Carnaval of New Latinx Work, which took place on 19-21 July in Chicago, Illinois.

Curating Courage and the Future of Latinx Theatre / Valentía Curatorial y el Futuro del Teatro Latinx
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Curating Courage and the Future of Latinx Theatre / Valentía Curatorial y el Futuro del Teatro Latinx

1 August 2018

Playwright Georgina Escobar reflects on the curation of the 2018 Latinx Theatre Commons (LTC) Carnaval of New Latinx Work: ¡ConeXión!, which took place 19-21 July 2018 in Chicago, Illinois. / Escritora Georgina Escobar refleja sobre la curación del 2018 Latinx Theatre Commons Carnaval de Obras Nuevas, cual fue el 19-21 de Julio del 2018 en Chicago, Illinois.

Celebration, Abundance, and ConeXion
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Celebration, Abundance, and ConeXion

Welcome to the Carnaval of New Latinx Work

19 July 2018

Lisa Portes' remarks from the opening of the Latinx Theatre Commons Carnaval of New Latinx Work in Chicago, Illinois. 

Talking about Protest with the Language of Actor Training
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Talking about Protest with the Language of Actor Training

17 July 2018

Actor and literature/theatre professor Courtney Bailey Parker talks about national anthem protests, performance as activism, and theatre artists as mediators.

How to Respond to a "Casting Controversy"
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How to Respond to a "Casting Controversy"

5 July 2018

Director Lavina Jadhwani summarizes conversations about casting she's been involved with in the past, and offers advice to artists and producers who find themselves facing criticism for their choices.

Colonization is Global, but Brown Has No Borders/ La Colonización es Global, Pero El Color No Tiene Fronteras
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Colonization is Global, but Brown Has No Borders/ La Colonización es Global, Pero El Color No Tiene Fronteras

29 May 2018

Four South Asian theatremakers discuss global decolonization, reclaiming narratives, language and representation in theatre, and more.

Announcing the Six Playwrights Selected for the 2018 LTC Carnaval of New Latinx Work
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Announcing the Six Playwrights Selected for the 2018 LTC Carnaval of New Latinx Work

24 May 2018

The Latinx Theatre Commons Carnaval of New Latinx Work announces the six plays featured in this year's festival!

ConeXión! The LTC Announces Twenty-four New Latinx Plays as Finalists for Carnaval 2018
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ConeXión! The LTC Announces Twenty-four New Latinx Plays as Finalists for Carnaval 2018

3 May 2018

Announcing the twenty-four finalists for the 2018 LTC Carnaval of New Latinx Work, which will be held 19-21 July 2018 in Chicago, Illinois. 

the​ ​parasite​
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the​ ​parasite​

​ ​An​ ​Alternate​ ​Reality​ ​Game​ ​for​ ​Orientation

7 January 2018

For Orientation at the UChicago 2017, an alternate reality game was created by faculty, designers, and students that engaged social media, virtual reality and real life to encourage students to explore campus and build relationships with one another.

Re-Defining Motherhood and Advocating for Parent Artists
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Re-Defining Motherhood and Advocating for Parent Artists

10 December 2017

Rachel Spencer Hewitt, PAAL founder, kicks off the parent advocacy in the arts series with an overview of the history of PAAL and a rationale for family-friendly practices in the theatre.

Access Auditions for Performers who are d/Deaf and Disabled
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Access Auditions for Performers who are d/Deaf and Disabled

15 August 2017

Aaron Sawyer and Terri Hudson reflect on what they learned from the Access Auditions, and offer tangible steps theatres can take to become more accessible to performers who are d/Deaf and disabled.

Finding My Place as a Director
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Finding My Place as a Director

Getting Out of the Way of the Work

3 June 2017

Zach Weinberg writes about discovering his role as an adaptor, collaborator, and director.

How Do You Define Success?
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How Do You Define Success?

27 May 2017

Alyssa White writes about being an early career director in Chicago, and re-discovering her love of the work.

On Diversity Hiring
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On Diversity Hiring

Choosing the “Best” Person for the Job

20 May 2017

Director Carol Ann Tan explores her reaction to the question of whether it's easier for her to get work because she's Asian.

P. Carl In Conversation with Martha Lavey
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P. Carl In Conversation with Martha Lavey

26 April 2017

P. Carl talks with former Steppenwolf Artistic Director Martha Lavey who passed away on April 25, 2017. This interview was originally published on February 15, 2015.

Ways of Knowing
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Ways of Knowing

the Work of Honey Pot Performance

14 April 2017

Meida McNeal writes about the ethos and processes of creative collective Honey Pot Performance.