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The Promise of the Commons
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The Promise of the Commons

by Javiera Benavente, Liza Bielby, David Bollier, Jamie Gahlon, Jax Gil, Matthew Glassman, Richard Newman, Gina Reichert, Jennie Rose Halperin, JD Stokely, Carlos Uriona
10 October 2019
Caring for Ourselves So We Can Care for Each Other
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Caring for Ourselves So We Can Care for Each Other

Michael J. Bobbitt and Raymond O. Caldwell in Conversation, Part II

by Michael Bobbitt, Raymond O. Caldwell
16 September 2019
"I’m Not Interested in More Allies. I Need Advocates."
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"I’m Not Interested in More Allies. I Need Advocates."

Michael J. Bobbitt and Raymond O. Caldwell in Conversation, Part I

by Michael Bobbitt, Raymond O. Caldwell
15 September 2019
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The Promise of the Commons
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The Promise of the Commons

10 October 2019

In honor of World Commons Week 2019, a working group of eleven US-based arts and cultural makers share their vision on how adopting a commons-based approach can help transform the arts into a more equitable and just field.

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Power of the Commons with David Bollier
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Power of the Commons with David Bollier

at Emerson College, Boston, Massachusetts

Monday 30 September 2019
Boston, Massachusetts

HowlRound Theatre Commons and Emerson College's Engagement Lab presented The Power of the Commons with author David Bollier livestreaming on the global, commons-based peer-produced HowlRound TV network on Monday 30 September at 4 p.m. PDT (San Francisco, UTC-5) / 6 p.m. CDT (Chicago, UTC-5) / 7 p.m. EDT (New York, UTC-4).

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Caring for Ourselves So We Can Care for Each Other
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Caring for Ourselves So We Can Care for Each Other

Michael J. Bobbitt and Raymond O. Caldwell in Conversation, Part II

16 September 2019

Part II of the conversation between Michael J. Bobbitt, the recently appointed artistic director of Boston’s New Repertory Theatre, and Raymond Caldwell, the new leader of Washington’s Theater Alliance, who talk about post-show conversations and self-care.

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A Conversation with Taylor Mac
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A Conversation with Taylor Mac

at the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts

Sunday 15 September 2019
Worcester, Massachusetts

Arts Transcending Borders at the College of the Holy Cross presented “A Conversation with Taylor Mac,” moderated by Scott Malia, Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Theatre and Dance, livestreamed on the global, commons-based peer-produced HowlRound TV network on Sunday 15 September 2019 at 5 p.m. EDT (New York) / 4 p.m. CDT (Chicago) / 2 p.m. PDT (Los Angeles). 

"I’m Not Interested in More Allies. I Need Advocates."
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"I’m Not Interested in More Allies. I Need Advocates."

Michael J. Bobbitt and Raymond O. Caldwell in Conversation, Part I

15 September 2019

Michael J. Bobbitt, the recently appointed artistic director of Boston’s New Repertory Theatre, and Raymond Caldwell, the new leader of Washington’s Theater Alliance, sit down to talk about race equity work, the guilt they felt leaving their previous posts, and more.

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Bringing the Playwright's Perspective to the Table
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Bringing the Playwright's Perspective to the Table

3 September 2019

Playwrights Kirsten Greenidge and Peter Nachtrieb talk about what it means to be an artist in residence, how theatres constantly work on their mission, connecting with the community, and more.   

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Moving On Up: Advancing Leaders of Color in Dance
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Moving On Up: Advancing Leaders of Color in Dance

with the Network for Arts Administrators of Color

Thursday 15 August 2019
Boston, MA

The Network for Arts Administrators of Color presented their panel Moving On Up: Advancing Leaders of Color in Dance livestreamed on the global, commons-based peer-produced HowlRound TV network on Thursday 15 August at at 2:30 p.m. PDT (San Francisco) / 4:30 p.m. CDT (Chicago) / 5:30 p.m. EDT (New York) / 21:30 UTC+0.

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Tragedy That Heals Amid Heartbeat Laws
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Tragedy That Heals Amid Heartbeat Laws

Melinda Lopez’s Yerma

31 July 2019

Shari Caplan discusses the Huntington Theatre’s production of Yerma.

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A Performance by Dreams of Hope
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A Performance by Dreams of Hope

at Pride Youth Theatre Alliance

Saturday 27 July 2019
Boston, MA

The Pride Youth Theater Alliance presented an expert from Chasing Elevation and other performances by members of Dreams of Hope’s theatriQ ensemble in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, livestreamed on the global, commons-based peer-produced HowlRound TV network on Saturday 27 July at 5:00 p.m. PDT (San Francisco) / 7:00 p.m. CDT (Chicago) / 8:00 p.m. EDT (New York) / 24:00 UTC+0.

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Creating a Feminist Punch and Judy Show
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Creating a Feminist Punch and Judy Show

16 June 2019

Roxanna Myhrum looks at the history of the iconic puppet show Punch and Judy and Sarah Nolen’s feminist adaptation of it, Judy Save the Day.

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Creation is a Personal Thing (And So Is Your Grant) with Quita Sullivan of NEFA
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Creation is a Personal Thing (And So Is Your Grant) with Quita Sullivan of NEFA

From the Ground Up Episode #9

20 May 2019

In this episode of the From the Ground Up Podcast, Jeffrey Mosser and Quita Sullivan of New England Foundation of the Arts talk equity in the grant making process, and share some best practices for artists applying to grants.

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On Seeing and Being Seen
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On Seeing and Being Seen

30 April 2019

Playwright Kirsten Greenidge talks about what it means to see and be seen in theatre.

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Harnessing the Combined Power of Theatre and TV
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Harnessing the Combined Power of Theatre and TV

7 April 2019

Camille Cuzzupoli examines the themes present in Manual Cinema’s production The End of TV.

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Creativity Connects: MASSCreative Arts Advocacy Day
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Creativity Connects: MASSCreative Arts Advocacy Day

Hosted by ArtsEmerson in Boston

Tuesday 26 March 2019
Boston, Massachusetts

MASSCreative presented Creativity Connects: MASSCreative Arts Advocacy Day livestreaming on the global, commons-based peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Tuesday 26 March 2019 at 7 a.m. PDT (San Francisco) / 9 a.m. CDT (Chicago) / 10 a.m. EDT (Boston).

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The Arts Equity Summit
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The Arts Equity Summit

A three-day summit and arts-integrated experience examining issues of equity both in, and through, the arts.

Friday 22 March 2019 and Saturday 23 March 2019
Boston, Massachusetts

Arts Connect International presented the Arts Equity Summit livestreamed on the global, commons-based peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Friday 22 March 2019 and Saturday 23 March 2019.

Creating Work and Artistic Homes
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Creating Work and Artistic Homes

Friday 26 January 2018

HowlRound at Emerson College in Boston presented a conversation with performance artist Taylor Mac, HERE Arts Center Artistic Director Kristin Marting, and designer Machine Dazzle livestreaming on the global, commons-based peer-produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Friday 26 January 2018 at 4:30 p.m. EST (Boston) / 3:30 p.m. CST (Chicago) / 1:30 p.m. PST (San Francisco) / 21:30 GMT (London, UTC +0). 

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Monuments: Shaping Public Space, Memory & Culture: Discussion
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Monuments: Shaping Public Space, Memory & Culture: Discussion

with NEFA and WBUR in Boston

Thursday 13 December 2018
Boston, MA

Update: this event will no longer be livestreamed. Check back here for a video archive. New England Foundation for the Arts and WBUR present a discussion on Monuments: Shaping Public Space, Memory, and Culture livestreaming on the global, commons-based peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv at 2:30 p.m. PST (San Francisco) / 4:30 p.m. CST (Chicago) / 5:30 p.m. EST (Boston) on Thursday 13 December.

We Had a Convening About Comedy in Theatre and People Couldn’t Stop Farting
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We Had a Convening About Comedy in Theatre and People Couldn’t Stop Farting

27 November 2018

Playwright Peter Nachtrieb gives his reflections on the Comedy Convening co-hosted by HowlRound in Boston, MA on 17 and 18 October 2018. 

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The Gender Explosion Forum
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The Gender Explosion Forum

Creating a Space for Gender Diverse Theatre

Tuesday 20 November 2018
Boston, Massachusetts, USA

StageSource in Boston presented the Gender Explosion Forum—a moderated panel discussion on ways to foster gender diversity in the New England theatre community—livestreamed on the global, commons-based peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv Tuesday 20 November 2018 at 6:30 p.m. EST (Boston) / 5:30 p.m. CST (Chicago) / 3:30 p.m. PST (Vancouver) / 23:30 UTC +0 (London).

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Panels from Hacking Arts 2018
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Panels from Hacking Arts 2018

Massachusetts Institute of Technology Media Lab

Saturday-Sunday 13-14 October 2018
MA, United States

Hacking Arts presented the Hacking Arts 2018 Festival at the MIT Media Lab livestreamed on the global, commons-based peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Saturday and Sunday 13-14 October 2018.

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Strengthening Job Prospects Within and Beyond the Academy
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Strengthening Job Prospects Within and Beyond the Academy

A State of the Field Address for the Fourth Symposium of Doctoral Programs in Theatre and Performance Studies

7 October 2018

Tufts professor Dr. Noe Montez's keynote speech at the Fourth Symposium on Doctoral Programs in Theatre and Performance Studies in Boston, MA on 5-6 October 2018.

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4th Symposium of Doctoral Programs in Theatre and Performance Studies
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4th Symposium of Doctoral Programs in Theatre and Performance Studies

Tufts University

Friday 5 October - Saturday 6 October 2018
Medford, Massachusetts, USA

The graduate program in Theatre and Performance Studies at Tufts University presented the 4th Symposium on Doctoral Programs in Theatre and Performance Studies livestreaming on the global, commons-based peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv Friday 5 October - Saturday 6 October 2018. 

Men and Women and Non-Binary People On Boats
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Men and Women and Non-Binary People On Boats

Exploring New Styles of Gender Diversity

26 September 2018

Theatremaker Sloth Levine uses the casting conceit in Jaclyn Backhaus’s play Men On Boats as a jumping off point to explore gender diversity in casting.

The Birth of a Climate Commons for Theatre and Performance
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The Birth of a Climate Commons for Theatre and Performance

18 September 2018

Lani Fu introduces the Climate Commons, an initiative that emerged from the Theatre in the Age of Climate Change convening in June 2018. 

Art on a Damaged Planet
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Art on a Damaged Planet

the Theatre in the Age of Climate Change Convening

16 September 2018

Playwright MJ Halberstadt reports on Theatre of the Age of Climate Change convening, which took place 8-10 June 2018 in Boston, MA.