The 34th William Inge Theater Festival and Conference in Independence
Friday 17 April and on Sunday 19 April 2015
Independence, KS, United States
The William Inge Center for the Arts in Independence, Kansas presented The 34th William Inge Theater Festival and Conference livestreamed on the global, commons-based peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Friday 17 April and on Sunday 19 April.
In her latest installment, Catherine Trieschmann explores turning forty, leaky roofs, advice for parents on how to save money on childcare, and what to do when you’re working from home with your child.
Nothing stirs my blood quite like the soft knock of toe shoes on a wood floor during a piqué. And so I admit, I may have exhibited a little too much enthusiasm when Laura, four, expressed a passing interest in taking a ballet class this summer.
My feelings are more complicated than merely wishing my children would share my love of theater, however, because what I really want is for my children to love the theater, to appreciate all their access, but have absolutely no desire to pursue it as a career.
A couple of months ago, HowlRound hosted a discussion about parenting and theater on Twitter hashtag #newplay, and perhaps the most interesting question to emerge from the discussion was simply: "Should I bring my kid to rehearsal?"