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Conversation: Freedom Talk at House of Memory
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Conversation: Freedom Talk at House of Memory
A conversation on the importance of oral storytelling in indigenous societies
Friday 29 October 2021
India
Unrehearsed Futures
Video
Unrehearsed Futures
Episode #17: Theatre Beyond The Show
Thursday 29 July 2021
South Africa
Unrehearsed Futures
Video
Unrehearsed Futures
Episode 16: Neutrality in Actor Training: Help or Hindrance
Thursday 22 July 2021
South Africa
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Conversation: Freedom Talk at House of Memory
Video

Conversation: Freedom Talk at House of Memory

A conversation on the importance of oral storytelling in indigenous societies

Friday 29 October 2021
India

Safe Havens Freedom Talks presented a conversation in collaboration with Gothenburg Book Fair livestreaming on the global, commons-based, peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Friday 29 October 2021.

event poster for unrehearsed futures episode seventeen.
Unrehearsed Futures
Video

Unrehearsed Futures

Episode #17: Theatre Beyond The Show

Thursday 29 July 2021
South Africa

Unrehearsed Futures Episode #17: Theatre Beyond The Show livestreamed on the global, commons-based peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Thursday 29 July 2021 at 7 a.m. EDT (New York, UTC -4) / 12 p.m. BST (London, UTC +1) / 1 p.m. SAST (Cape Town, UTC +2).

Unrehearsed Futures
Video

Unrehearsed Futures

Episode 16: Neutrality in Actor Training: Help or Hindrance

Thursday 22 July 2021
South Africa

Presenting Unrehearsed Futures Episode #16: Neutrality in Actor Training: Help or Hindrance livestreamed on the global, commons-based peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Thursday 22 July 2021 at 4 a.m. EDT (New York, UTC -4) / 9 a.m. BST (London, UTC +1) / 10 a.m. SAST (Cape Town, UTC +2).

headshots of artists and panelists from the howlround for india event.
Livestreaming a Marathon: A HowlRound for India
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Livestreaming a Marathon: A HowlRound for India

A 24-hour marathon of Covid-19 talks with the global theatre community

Tuesday 20 July to Wednesday 21 July
India

The Martin E. Segal Theater Center presents A HowlRound for India: a 24-hour marathon of Covid-19 talks with the global theatre community livestreaming on the global, commons-based, peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv from Tuesday 20 July to Wednesday 21 July at 6 a.m. PDT (San Francisco, UTC -7) / 9 a.m. EDT (New York, UTC -4) / 13:00 UTC / 2 p.m. BST (UTC +1) / 6:30 p.m. BST (Bengaluru, UTC +5:30).

event poster for unrehearsed futures episode 13.
Unrehearsed Futures
Video

Unrehearsed Futures

Episode 13: Theatre for their Communities

Thursday 1 July 2021
Bengaluru, Karnataka

Unrehearsed Futures: Theatre for their Communities livestreamed on the global, commons-based peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Wednesday 30 June 2021 at 8 p.m. PDT (San Francisco, UTC -7) / 11 p.m. EDT (New York, UTC -4) / Thursday 1 July 2021 at 4 a.m. BST (London, UTC +1) / 5 a.m. SAST (Cape Town, UTC +2).

headshot of Abhishek Majumdar in blue shirt.
SEGAL TALKS with Abhishek Majumdar (India)
Video

SEGAL TALKS with Abhishek Majumdar (India)

Join us for a conversation about curating, producing and presenting theatre and performance in the Time of Corona

Wednesday 12 May 2021
India

The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center presented SEGAL TALKS with Abhishek Majumdar (India) livestreaming on the global, commons-based, peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Wednesday 12 May 2021 at 9 a.m. PDT (San Francisco, UTC -7) / 11 a.m. CDT (Chicago, UTC -5) / 12 p.m. EDT (New York, UTC -4).

two actors onstage
Foundations for a Cross-Cultural Community Theatre in Dharamshala
Essay

Foundations for a Cross-Cultural Community Theatre in Dharamshala

29 July 2020

Parvathi Ramanathan talks about the community-based, cross-cultural theatre project, d.r.i.f.t., in India’s Dharamshala region.

School of resistance event details.
School of Resistance - Episode Two: Make the World Habitable Again
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School of Resistance - Episode Two: Make the World Habitable Again

Climate, economy and protest in the Global South. A dialog with Vandana Shiva and Vanessa Nakate hosted by Lara Staal

Thursday 28 May 2020
Ghent, Belgium

NTGent presented School of Resistance - Episode Two: Make the World Habitable Again livestreamed on the global, commons-based, peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Thursday 28 May 2020 at 10 a.m. CDT (Chicago, UTC-5) / 11 a.m. EDT (New York, UTC-4) / 16:00 BEST (London, UTC+1) / 17:00 CEST (Ghent, UTC+2) / 18:00 EAT (Kampala, UTC+3) 20:30 IST (New Delhi, UTC+5:30).

Zuleikha Allana.
SEGAL TALKS: Zuleikha Allana (India)
Video

SEGAL TALKS: Zuleikha Allana (India)

Join us for an update on the situation for theatre artists in India

Thursday 7 May 2020
United States

The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center presented SEGAL TALKS: Zuleikha Allana livestreamed on the global, commons-based, peer-produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Thursday 7 May 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) / 17:00 BST (London, UTC+1) / 18:00 CEST (Berlin, UTC+2)

Segal Center logo.
SEGAL TALKS: Shahid Nadeem (Pakistan) + Abhishek Majumdar & Anurupa Roy (India)
Video

SEGAL TALKS: Shahid Nadeem (Pakistan) + Abhishek Majumdar & Anurupa Roy (India)

Daily Live Online Conversations with US and Global Theatre Artists

Thursday 16 April 2020
India & Pakistan

The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center presented Shahid Nadeem (Pakistan) + Abhishek Majumdar & Anurupa Roy (India) livestreamed on the global, commons-based, peer-produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Thursday 16 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).

man playing trumpet
Raga Maqam
Video

Raga Maqam

Performing from multiple locations in coordination with CultureHub

Monday 30 March 2020
New York City

Brooklyn Raga Massive, the India Center Foundation, and CultureHub presented Raga Maqam livestreamed on the global, commons-based peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Monday 30 March 2020 at 4 p.m. PDT (San Francisco, UTC-7) / 6 p.m. CDT (Chicago, UTC-5) / 7 p.m. EDT (New York, UTC-4) / Tuesday 31 March at 12 a.m. BST (London, UTC+1).

actor in kathakali mask
Kathakali — A Condensed Perspective (India)
Video

Kathakali — A Condensed Perspective (India)

at the Martin E. Segal Theatre Center

Monday 7 October 2019
New York City

The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center presented Kathakali — A Condensed Perspective (India) livestreamed on the global, commons-based peer-produced HowlRound TV network on Monday 7 October at 3:30 p.m. PDT (San Francisco, UTC-7) / 5:30 p.m. CDT (Chicago, UTC-5) / 6:30 p.m. EDT (New York).

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.

Taking Action
Essay

Taking Action

An Artist Becomes an Advocate

13 May 2018

Jessica Litwak, artistic director of the H.E.A.T Collective, explores the growing field of artist rights and safety, and talks about her dedication to “art of service,” the work that serves communities by facilitating creative personal and social change.

Sexuality in India’s Proscenium Theatre
Essay

Sexuality in India’s Proscenium Theatre

16 April 2018

Social researcher Bincy Mary George details the history of the proscenium theatre in India and explores what independent artists and festivals like the Delhi International Queer Theatre and Film Festival are doing to change cultural norms.

Theatre History Podcast #57
Podcast

Theatre History Podcast #57

Dr. Claudia Orenstein on the Evolving Art of Tolpavakoothu

20 February 2018

Dr. Claudia Orenstein of Hunter College introduces us to the art of tolpavakoothu, a shadow puppet tradition from Kerala, in southern India.

Theatre History Podcast #49
Podcast

Theatre History Podcast #49

Dr. Erin Mee on Modern and Contemporary Indian Theatre

7 November 2017

Dr. Erin Mee of New York University joins us for the second part of our series on Indian theatre. In this episode, she explains how modern Indian theatre developed in the decades before and after independence.

Theatre History Podcast #48
Podcast

Theatre History Podcast #48

Learning About Kutiyattam with Dr. Erin Mee

31 October 2017

Dr. Erin Mee of New York University joins us to discuss kutiyattam, a style of theatre from southwestern India that brings ancient Sanskrit dramas to life.

AsiaTOPA
Essay

AsiaTOPA

Redefining Performing Arts Festivals

30 August 2017

Ambassador Cynthia P. Schneider, who attended the AsiaTOPA Performance Festival in Australia, reflects how as the United States devalues diversity and imposes restrictions on immigration, Australia recognizes the value of its relationship with its Asian neighbors, and of its own diverse population.

Introducing the World Theatre Map Ambassadors
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Introducing the World Theatre Map Ambassadors

14 July 2017

The World Theatre Map beta project has engaged its first cohort of twenty-eight World Theatre Map Ambassadors from twenty-four countries to direct community organizing, outreach, and feedback gathering.

The Case for Hiring Asian American Directors
Essay

The Case for Hiring Asian American Directors

1 October 2016

Director Lavina Jadhwani shares her experience as an Asian American director, advocating the need for more spaces and opportunities for Asian American theatre artists to collaborate together. 

Dweepa (The Island)
Essay

Dweepa (The Island)

A play with beginnings in the questions of Climate Change

19 April 2016

Playwright Abhishek Majumdar describes the creation of his play Dweepa, inspired by eco-philosophy.

Deaf Playwriting
Essay

Deaf Playwriting

A New Art Form

7 April 2016

In this installment, Playwright and poet Sabina England shares her process for creating performances for deaf and hearing audiences.

Photo from Winter Pageant.
Winter Pageant at Redmoon
Essay

Winter Pageant at Redmoon

23 January 2014

Dani Snyder-Young writes about Winter Pageant, a collaborative spectacle piece created by the (now closedRedmoom in Chicago.

actors performing
Two Original Plays in Kolkata, India by Arena Stage and Voices of Now in Kolkata
Video

Two Original Plays in Kolkata, India by Arena Stage and Voices of Now in Kolkata

Saturday 18 January 2014
Kolkata, India

Arena Stage in Washington, DC and Voices of Now: India presented two original plays livestreaming from Kolkata, India "Breaking Through" and "Train of Thought" livestreamed on the global, commons-based peer-produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Saturday 18 January at 6:30 a.m. CST (Chicago) / 7:30 a.m. EST (Washington, DC) / 12:30 GMT (London) / 6 p.m. IST (Kolkata). To participate in online discussion, direct your comments on Twitter @arenastage and @USAndKolkata and use #VoicesofNow and #howlround.