Punching Up
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Punching Up

Stephanie Ybarra and Maria Goyanes in Conversation

16 October 2018

Stephanie Ybarra and Maria Goyanes discuss their similar artistic journies and their goals for the future.

Redefining What Tomorrow Looks Like
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Redefining What Tomorrow Looks Like

Hana Sharif and Kwame Kwei-Armah in Conversation

15 October 2018

Artistic directors Hana Sharif and Kwame Kwei-Armah discuss transitions in leadership in the US and UK and how they've helped define success in their respective institutions.

David Dower and David Howse stand next to each other.
A User’s Guide to Leadership Transition in the North American Theatre
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A User’s Guide to Leadership Transition in the North American Theatre

14 October 2018

David Dower, artistic director of ArtsEmerson, introduces the leadership series with thoughts and advice from his past experiences with major leadership transitions over his thirty-year career. 

photo collage of Malawi actresses
The Changing Theatre Landscape for Women Artists in Malawi
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The Changing Theatre Landscape for Women Artists in Malawi

4 October 2018

Isaac Mafuel examines the role women have played in the theatre industry in Malawi, from its birth in the late 1960s until now.

Shifting the Leadership Paradigm
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Shifting the Leadership Paradigm

the Berkshire Leadership Summit and Beyond

9 April 2018

Sara Brookner interviews the steering committee of the Berkshire Leadership Summit, which brought together a hundred present and future US and Canadian women leaders to discuss equity and advancement in the theatre field.

Interview with Werewere Liking of the Theatre Company Village Ki-Yi M'Bock / Interview avec Werewere Liking du Village Ki-Yi M’Bock
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Interview with Werewere Liking of the Theatre Company Village Ki-Yi M'Bock / Interview avec Werewere Liking du Village Ki-Yi M’Bock

8 January 2018

An Interview with Werewere Liking founder of the Theatre Company Village Ki-Yi M'Bock in Côte d’Ivoire. / Une interview avec Werewere Liking, la fondatrice du Village Ki-Yi M'Bock en Côte d’Ivoire. 

Day by Day
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Day by Day

Finding the Voices of Deaf Leadership on Stage

14 September 2016

Educator and director Luanne Davis Haggerty directs a musical with a Deaf and hearing cast and considers how the rehearsal room creates and reveals forms of Deaf leadership.

Changing the Script for Women Directors
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Changing the Script for Women Directors

Diane Paulus and Liesl Tommy

24 August 2016

Carey Purcell talks to Diane Paulus and Liesl Tommy about all women creative teams.

Women’s Leadership
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Women’s Leadership

Research Results and Recommendations

21 August 2016

The American Conservatory Theater with Wellesley Centers for Women present findings on a three-year study on the gender equity of leadership opportunities in the nonprofit American theater.

A Family Affair
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A Family Affair

The Gifts of Jim Houghton

12 August 2016

A tribute to the founder of Signature Theatre, Jim Houghton by David Bruin.

Alas, Poor Diversity
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Alas, Poor Diversity

a Case for The Jubilee

30 March 2016

Brian Sonia-Wallace considers the Jubilee initiative’s possible implications for artists and the field, and weighs the pros and cons.

Where is the Union for Arts Admin Workers?
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Where is the Union for Arts Admin Workers?

25 November 2015

Thom Dunn makes a case for union protection for the marketers and fundraisers and other theatre administrators who all play important roles, working long hours for little pay or glory.

Your New Diversity Officer
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Your New Diversity Officer

Enforcer or Social Visionary

13 November 2015

Piper Anderson discusses the dual roles of diversity officers and advocates the need for leadership training.

Fear and the Representation Problem
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Fear and the Representation Problem

20 September 2015

Dramaturg Alex Barron posits that homogenous seasons may have less to do with sexism and racism than with risk aversion.

And Somehow, Miraculously, We Have A Season
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And Somehow, Miraculously, We Have A Season

13 September 2015

In this first post in our series on season planning, Oregon Shakespeare Festival artistic director Bill Rauch discusses the process for programming his eleven-show seasons.

How a Season Comes Together
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How a Season Comes Together

29 August 2015

ArtsEmerson Artistic Director David Dower shares the process behind programming the company’s 2015/2016 season.

Confessions of a Convert
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Confessions of a Convert

22 August 2015

Lisa Portes on the power of shared leadership and collective action as embodied by the Latina/o Theatre Commons.

So You Want to Start a Diversity Program? Ten things to consider when creating a diversity and inclusion program
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So You Want to Start a Diversity Program? Ten things to consider when creating a diversity and inclusion program

21 August 2015

Snehal Desai outlines important things to keep in mind when creating or implementing a diversity and inclusion program.

You Want a Diverse Theatre? Prove it.
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You Want a Diverse Theatre? Prove it.

18 August 2015

Karena Fiorenza Ingersoll and Deena Selenow provide practical advice for making recruitment, retainment, and casting practices more equitable and inclusive.

Next Gen National Arts Network
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Next Gen National Arts Network

Leadership Defined for the Future

9 July 2015

Candace Feldman introduces New Gen National Arts Network, a group that seeks to position young arts administrators for leadership in their fields.

Calling Future American Theater Leaders
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Calling Future American Theater Leaders

We Want You!

8 August 2014

The Los Angeles Theater Center (LATC) in downtown Los Angeles is looking for ten arts leaders of various backgrounds who represent the future leadership of the American theater to apply to our newly minted Artistic Leaders Fellowship. The Fellowship will take place from October 1 through November 21, 2014 at The LATC, and run concurrently with the 2014 LATC Encuentro—the largest National Latina/o theater festival in over twenty-five years. // El Los Angeles Theater Center (LATC), localizado en el centro de Los Ángeles, busca a 10 diversos líderes en las artes que representan el futuro liderato del Teatro Americano para que soliciten la nueva beca llamada Artistic Leaders Fellowship. Este programa se llevará a cabo del 1 de octubre al 21 de noviembre en el LATC en paralelo con el Encuentro LATC 2014—el festival nacional latino más grande en la nación en los pasados veinticinco años.

The Changeover
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The Changeover

Leadership in Transition

The US and Canada are in the middle of an unprecedented turnover of artistic leadership in the nonprofit theatre. This series aims to put a range of voices, issues, and ideas in play that can inform and reflect this historic changeover. 

The Path Forward at the Network for Arts Administrators of Color and ArtsBoston—Thursday 24 May 2018
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The Path Forward at the Network for Arts Administrators of Color and ArtsBoston—Thursday 24 May 2018

The Network for Arts Administrators of Color and ArtsBoston presented The Path Forward: A Conversation on Racial Equity in Arts Leadership  livestreamed from the National Museum of Singapore on the global, commons-based peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Thursday 24 May from 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. EDT (Boston) / 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. CDT (Chicago) / 3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. PDT (San Francisco).

 

The Intersections Summit at Milwaukee Repertory Theater in Milwaukee, WI—Friday 23 March - Saturday 24 March 2018
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The Intersections Summit at Milwaukee Repertory Theater in Milwaukee, WI—Friday 23 March - Saturday 24 March 2018

Milwaukee Repertory Theater presented the Intersections Summit livestreamed on the global, commons-based peer-produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Friday 23 March and Saturday 24 March 2018.