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Pop Theatre
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Pop Theatre

Revitalizing and Reimagining a Dying Artform

by Zach Donovan
12 February 2018
A Play About a Neighborhood
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A Play About a Neighborhood

Community and New Play Development in The Duchess of Stringtown

by Jordan Schwartz
14 January 2018
The Value of the PhD in Theatre at Public Institutions
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The Value of the PhD in Theatre at Public Institutions

by Noe Montez
30 November 2017
Photo from Blindfolded in the Bathroom with a Blood Orange.
Pop Theatre
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Pop Theatre

Revitalizing and Reimagining a Dying Artform

12 February 2018

Zach Donovan addresses the shortcomings of nonprofit theatre, the glut of self production, and considers Pop Theatre as an alternative theatrical vehicle.

A Play About a Neighborhood
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A Play About a Neighborhood

Community and New Play Development in The Duchess of Stringtown

14 January 2018

Jordan Schwartz, director of literary programs and outreach at Phoenix Theatre in Indianapolis, discusses a project that originated at the Indiana Women’s Prison and culminated in a production in the neighborhood that was the setting of the story.

The Value of the PhD in Theatre at Public Institutions
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The Value of the PhD in Theatre at Public Institutions

30 November 2017

Noe Montez discusses Indiana University’s recent decision to discontinue the PhD in Theatre and Drama program, and discusses the need for public institutions to advocate for the futures of their doctoral students.

The Power of Authenticity
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The Power of Authenticity

Disability On Stage and Off in The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

22 November 2017

Talleri McRae interviews actors Mickey Rowe and Landon G. Woodson from The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time about casting actors with disabilities play disabled characters, and the power of inclusive casting. 

Was it Me, or the Audience? A Dancer’s Conundrum Post-Performance
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Was it Me, or the Audience? A Dancer’s Conundrum Post-Performance

29 September 2015

Dancer Chloe Woggon discusses her performing a dance in front of an audience, in which she had an metaphysical experience.

Gathering Audiences Around Our Hoosier Campfire
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Gathering Audiences Around Our Hoosier Campfire

15 September 2015

Janet Allen, Artistic Director of Indiana Repertory Theatre, discusses the methodology for planning and programming her season.

It’s Not a Performance
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It’s Not a Performance

14 August 2015

Scriptwriter and dramaturg Maggie Sulc reports on her participation in two convergences or pop-up residencies with Indy Convergence in Toronto and Indianapolis.

Shakespeare for the Young in Indianapolis
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Shakespeare for the Young in Indianapolis

20 February 2014

When we do a talk back after our public performances of a Shakespearean play, there's a particular question that frequently comes up. This one question does a fair job of identifying the mission of EclecticPond Theatre Company (ETC). It's also the reason I signed on with the company shortly after it was formed in 2010. Invariably, this question comes from a well-meaning adult, and it always manages to surprise me that it has been asked again. “Do you really think that students can actually relate to anything in this play?”

An Indianapolis Hub for New Work
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An Indianapolis Hub for New Work

Phoenix Theatre

19 February 2014

In this installation, sound designer and playwright Tom Horan interviews Artistic Director Bryan Fonseca about the history and current status of the Phoenix Theatre.

Pursuing Originality in Indianapolis Theater
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Pursuing Originality in Indianapolis Theater

Q Artistry

19 February 2014

We often discuss originality at Q Artistry, an Indianapolis based new works theater organization. We debate it and comb over it with dirty, bloody brushes or pluck at it with a solitary virgin pick. And we always come up with different answers. From talking bowling pins to singing bunnies, we've presented ideas in theater form that were brand new or re-imagined. We've set Edgar Allan Poe to theatrical music in "Cabaret Poe" and turned the villain from the oldest poem known to man into an experience for audiences in "Grendel".

Giving Indianapolis Actors a Place to Curate
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Giving Indianapolis Actors a Place to Curate

18 February 2014

Indy Actors’ Playground also gives working actors a chance to see their peers at work, a chance for theater professionals in the audience to see other sides of these actors, and a chance for students from local theater programs to be exposed to a wide range of plays. It gives our actors a chance to get past commercial considerations and ask themselves, “What do I really want to do?” In a largely dependent career, the chance to act on their answer can be exhilarating.

Free Shakespeare in the Heartland
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Free Shakespeare in the Heartland

17 February 2014

Our Shakespeare productions have become beloved Indianapolis events that draw over one thousand people per evening. We offer pre-show bands, food trucks, and beer and wine vendors. Audiences also bring their own picnic baskets: there are couples with tablecloths, candelabras, caviar and champagne, and families with buckets of chicken.

Theater in the Hoosier State
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Theater in the Hoosier State

16 February 2014

In this installation, Courtney Sale, the Associate Artistic Director for Indiana Repertory Theatre, gives an overview of the theatre scene in Indianapolis.

Logo for the Indiana Repertory Theatre.
We are all trying to take risks while being good stewards
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We are all trying to take risks while being good stewards

4 December 2012

Janet Allen responds to our interview between Lynne Meadow and Gladys Chen, and reflects on the paths women have blazed for us... and how we can continue that tradition into future generations.

Write Now: a National Effort for Developing New Work for Young Audiences at Indiana Repertory Theatre in Indianapolis—Monday 4 May & Tuesday 5 May 2015
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Write Now: a National Effort for Developing New Work for Young Audiences at Indiana Repertory Theatre in Indianapolis—Monday 4 May & Tuesday 5 May 2015

Indiana Repertory Theatre and Childsplay presents three conversations from Write Now—a national effort to advocate for playwrights and to promote the development of new work for young audiences—livestreaming on the global, commons-based peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv Monday 4 May and Tuesday 5 May. In Twitter, use #howlround & #tya. Follow @HowlRoundTV for updates.

1st Indianapolis One-Minute Play Festival at The Phoenix Theatre in Indianapolis—Monday 24 March 2014
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1st Indianapolis One-Minute Play Festival at The Phoenix Theatre in Indianapolis—Monday 24 March 2014

The One-Minute Play Festival (#1MPF) and The Phoenix Theatre in Indianapolis, Indiana presented the 1st Indianapolis One-Minute Play Festival livestreamed on the global, commons-based peer-produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Monday 24 March at 4 p.m. PDT (Vancouver)/ 5 p.m. MDT (Calgary) / 6 p.m. CDT (Winnipeg) / 7 p.m. EDT (Toronto) / 11 p.m. GMT (London).

Indianapolis, Indiana
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Indianapolis, Indiana

A series featuring voices from in and around Indianapolis's theatre community.

Seeing Red by David J. Loehr at Riverrun Theatre Co in Madison, IN—Friday 9 March 2012
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Seeing Red by David J. Loehr at Riverrun Theatre Co in Madison, IN—Friday 9 March 2012

Riverrun Theatre Company presented Seeing Red by David J. Loehr, livestreamed on the global, commons-based peer-produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv  on Friday 9 March 2012 at 7:30 p.m. EST / 6:30 p.m. CST / 4:30 p.m. PST.