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Livestreaming the National Performance Network Annual Conference 2019
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Livestreaming the National Performance Network Annual Conference 2019

from New Orleans, Louisiana

Tuesday 10 December - Friday 13 December 2019
New Orleans, Louisiana
Adapting to a New Normal in Jeune Terre
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Adapting to a New Normal in Jeune Terre

by Gab Reisman
29 September 2019
New to New Orleans / Venant d’arriver à la Nouvelle Orléans
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New to New Orleans / Venant d’arriver à la Nouvelle Orléans

Three Theatremakers’ Impressions on Parades versus Protests /  Les impressions de trois femmes de théâtre des parades et des manifestations

by Amelia Parenteau
23 May 2019
woman with flowers and branches titled The Weeping Woman's Contrived Posture
Livestreaming the National Performance Network Annual Conference 2019
Video

Livestreaming the National Performance Network Annual Conference 2019

from New Orleans, Louisiana

Tuesday 10 December - Friday 13 December 2019
New Orleans, Louisiana

The National Performance Network presents their 2019 Annual Conference livestreaming from New Orleans on the global, commons-based peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv from Tuesday 10 December to Friday 13 December 2019.

a group of actors onstage
Adapting to a New Normal in Jeune Terre
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Adapting to a New Normal in Jeune Terre

29 September 2019

Playwright Gab Reisman discusses writing a play about climate change and moving toward a model of collective accountability and civic action.

three different frames of a dancer
New to New Orleans / Venant d’arriver à la Nouvelle Orléans
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New to New Orleans / Venant d’arriver à la Nouvelle Orléans

Three Theatremakers’ Impressions on Parades versus Protests /  Les impressions de trois femmes de théâtre des parades et des manifestations

23 May 2019

Amelia Parenteau, along with theatremakers Eva Doumbia and Marie Houdin, explores the similarities and differences of parades and protests.

three actors onstage
That Blue Sky with Stephanie McKee of Junebug Productions
Podcast

That Blue Sky with Stephanie McKee of Junebug Productions

From the Ground Up Podcast Episode #6 

1 April 2019

In episode six of the From the Ground Up podcast, Jeffrey Mosser interviews Stephanie McKee about the history of Junebug Productions, and how they look to "that blue sky" to imagine what is possible for the future. 

Black and Blue
Essay

Black and Blue

Dramatizing the Life of a Pioneering Policewoman

26 October 2017

Theatre journalist Jim O’Quinn writes about eighty-three year old Yvonne Bechet, whose life and work inspired a new play about policing and racial justice in her hometown of New Orleans, Louisiana. 

Enter Leviathan
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Enter Leviathan

Staging Moby Dick in the Deep South

20 July 2016

Corey Bradberry’s theme and production considerations for staging Moby Dick for a contemporary audience in the deep South.

Jody Christopherson’s Spin on Greencard Wedding
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Jody Christopherson’s Spin on Greencard Wedding

1 March 2016

Marcina Zaccaria on Jody Christopherson’s Greencard Wedding at Dixon Place in New York City.

Staging the Anti-Immigrant Hysteria
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Staging the Anti-Immigrant Hysteria

20 December 2015

José Torres-Tama writes about the development of Aliens, Immigrants & Other Evildoers, a sci-fi Latino noir performance about the Latino immigration experience.

Tennessee Williams’ The Mutilated Comes Home to New Orleans
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Tennessee Williams’ The Mutilated Comes Home to New Orleans

15 December 2015

Brad Rhines reviews Cosmin Chivu’s revival of Tennessee Williams’ The Mutilated at the Contemporary Arts Center in New Orleans.

A Courtship with Impermanence
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A Courtship with Impermanence

21 September 2015

New Orleans-based artist Nick Slie writes about creating Cry You One, an interdisciplinary, site-responsive project addressing the ongoing effects of climate change on the Gulf Coast.

Latinos and the Rebirth of Post-Katrina New Orleans
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Latinos and the Rebirth of Post-Katrina New Orleans

29 August 2015

José Torres-Tama writes about his experience in New Orleans during and after Hurricane Katrina, ten years ago.

Work-in-Process Showing at the Distillery Artist Residency
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Work-in-Process Showing at the Distillery Artist Residency

Monday 10 August 2015
New Orleans, LA, United States

Distillery Artist Residency in New Orleans presented the culminating Work-In-Process showing for the two 2016 artist fellows: Scotty Heron and Kesha McKey, livestreamed on the global, commons-based, peer produced HowlRound TV channel at howlround.tv on Monday 10 August at 8 p.m. CDT (New Orleans) / 6 p.m. PDT (San Francisco) / 9 p.m. EDT (Washington, DC). 

Age and Visibility in Dance
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Age and Visibility in Dance

DISTILLERY interview with Kesha McKey and Scott Heron

8 August 2015

Emilie Whelan facilitates an interview between dancers Kesha McKey and Scott Heron about age, visibility, and setting their choreography on the bodies of other dancers.

Urban Bush Women and Voices from the Bush
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Urban Bush Women and Voices from the Bush

Saturday 25 July 2015
New Orleans, LA, United States

 

Urban Bush Women and Junebug Productions with support from the Contemporary Arts Center New Orleans' Performance Support Program presented Urban Bush Women and Voices from the Bush with special guests Sunni Patterson, Craig Harris, and Rhodessa Jones livestreamed on the global, commons-based peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Saturday 25 July at 7 p.m. CDT (New Orleans) / 8 p.m. EDT (New York) / 5 p.m. PDT (San Francisco). 

Sparking Dramaturgy
Essay

Sparking Dramaturgy

A Budding Look at a Confusing Profession

19 July 2015

Louisiana State University undergrad Alexander Adams writes about discovering dramaturgy at a school without a concentration in the field. 

Music and Movements
Essay

Music and Movements

Cry You One at the International Festival of Arts & Ideas

2 July 2015

David Bruin on Mondo Bizarro and ArtSpot Productions’ Cry You One at the Arts & Ideas Festival in New Haven, Connecticut.

He Said, She Said
Essay

He Said, She Said

The Process of Distillation

9 January 2015

Michael “Quess?” Moore explores why he wound up in residence in New Orleans at the DISTILLERY, and what he’s continuing to learn and experience.

Process and Product and Product and Process
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Process and Product and Product and Process

19 December 2014

Chris Kaminstein of the New Orleans-based ensemble Goat in the Road explains how they made Numb, an original piece about the origins of nitrous oxide and anesthesiology.

an actor onstage
Performance & Discussion of Maria Kizito with ArtSpot/Erik Ehn
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Performance & Discussion of Maria Kizito with ArtSpot/Erik Ehn

Sunday 16 November 2014
New Orleans, LA, United States

ArtSpot Productions and Soulographie presented a Ugandan/American production of Erik Ehn's Maria Kizito directed by Emily Mendelsohn livestreamed on the global, commons-based peer-produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Sunday 16 November at 1 p.m. PST (San Francisco) / 3 p.m. CST (New Orleans) / 4 p.m. EST (New York). For more information on the production visit www.mariakizitoneworleans.org.

A photo from Happy Days.
Samuel Beckett’s Happy Days at The Theatre @ Boston Court, Pasadena
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Samuel Beckett’s Happy Days at The Theatre @ Boston Court, Pasadena

7 October 2014

Brighde Mullins writes about Andrei Belgrader's production of Samuel Beckett's Happy Days, and then zooms out to discuss the sucess of Beckett's work in post-Katrina New Orleans and San Quentin prison.

distillery art
Process Showing at The Distillery
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Process Showing at The Distillery

Friday 22 August 2014
New Orleans, LA, United States

The Distillery presented their second process showing: fifteen to twenty minute showings by fellows, followed by facilitated audience discussion livestreamed on the global, commons-based peer-produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Friday 22 August at 5 p.m. PDT/ 7 p.m. CDT / 8 p.m. EDT.

New Orleans and The DISTILLERY
Essay

New Orleans and The DISTILLERY

Creative Visibility

30 July 2014

Emilie Whelan offers an overview of The DISTILLERY—a creative residency for New Orleans-based performing artists 

Progress in Practice
Essay

Progress in Practice

At-Risk Industries in Dialogue

22 December 2013

Alex Ates shares a brief description of A Truckload of Ink, a new play by Jim Fitzmorris, commisioned by The NOLA Project theater company.

National Performance Network Annual Meeting in New Orleans
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National Performance Network Annual Meeting in New Orleans

Friday 13 December - Sunday 15 December 2013
New Orleans, LA, United States

Let’s Geaux, Y’all! The National Performance Network presented their Annual Meeting in New Orleans livestreamed on the global, commons-based peer-produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv from Friday 13 December - Sunday 15 December 2013. To participate in these sessions, direct your comments on Twitter to @NPN_VAN and use hashtags #AMNOLA and #LiveAndOnStage. Find the Facebook event here.

Poster for Free Southern Theatre.
Talkin Revolution
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Talkin Revolution

Free Southern Theater Then and Now

16 October 2013

Michael Moore talks about finding the spirit of Free Southern Theatre in Junebug Productions, and his awaking of the urgency found in the community for socially activated theater.