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Panels from Hacking Arts 2018 at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Media Lab
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Panels from Hacking Arts 2018 at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Media Lab

Saturday-Sunday 13-14 October 2018
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

by Noe Montez
October 07, 2018
4th Symposium of Doctoral Programs in Theatre and Performance Studies, Tufts University
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4th Symposium of Doctoral Programs in Theatre and Performance Studies, Tufts University

Friday 5 October - Saturday 6 October 2018
Tufts University, Medford, Massachusetts, USA
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Panels from Hacking Arts 2018 at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Media Lab
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Panels from Hacking Arts 2018 at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Media Lab

Saturday-Sunday 13-14 October 2018

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.

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

07 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, Tufts University
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4th Symposium of Doctoral Programs in Theatre and Performance Studies, Tufts University

Friday 5 October - Saturday 6 October 2018
Tufts University, 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. 

On Harassment Policies for Critics in the Age of #MeToo
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On Harassment Policies for Critics in the Age of #MeToo

26 August 2018

Kitty Drexel discusses how the New England theatre community is working to improve their harassment policies, and what the critic's role can be in making inclusive spaces that are safe for all.

The Collaborative Possibilities of Mediaturgy
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The Collaborative Possibilities of Mediaturgy

14 August 2018

Katherine Swimm discusses New Rep Theatre’s Boston production of Ripe Frenzy, and the innovative collaboration between playwright Jennifer Barclay and projection designer Jared Mezzocchi.

How We Produced a Green Convening
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How We Produced a Green Convening

12 August 2018

Associate Producer Ramona Ostrowski and Fellow JD Stokely reflect on how HowlRound made the Theatre in the Age of Climate Change Convening on 8-10 June 2018 our greenest convening yet.

EXTENDED TO 16 SEPTEMBER
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EXTENDED TO 16 SEPTEMBER

Accepting Applications for the Deaf Theatre Action Planning Session

31 July 2018

The Deaf Theatre Action Planning Session, a convening for deaf theatremakers taking place on 15-17 March 2019, is accepting applications for convening participants.

Dramaturgical Work with College-Aged Artists around Race and Whiteness
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Dramaturgical Work with College-Aged Artists around Race and Whiteness

02 July 2018

Dramaturg Gaven D. Trinidad reflects on workshopping Snowflakes, or Rare White People by Dustin Chinn as a part of UMass Amherst's New Play Lab in December 2017.

Embracing the Canoe
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Embracing the Canoe

How Does a Small Company Thrive?

17 June 2018

Olivia D’Ambrosio, Producing Artistic Director of Bridge Repertory Theater in Boston, Massachusetts discusses how the company's early ambitions led to challenges, and how they're learned to course-correct.

Shifting the Leadership Paradigm
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Shifting the Leadership Paradigm

the Berkshire Leadership Summit and Beyond

09 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.

Coney Island’s Fantastical History
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Coney Island’s Fantastical History

What Love Never Dies Leaves Out

01 April 2018

Kitty Drexel writes about the failure of Andrew Lloyd Webber's Love Never Dies to accurately represent the performers with disabilities that made New York City's Coney Island famous.

Making Theatre Out of Slam Poetry
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Making Theatre Out of Slam Poetry

25 March 2018

Yan Chen talks with poet, performer, and playwright Kit Yan about the intersections of genre and intersections of identity in his work.

Maybe Tomorrow, The Fish Will Be Gone
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Maybe Tomorrow, The Fish Will Be Gone

22 March 2018

Alison Weller reflects on the process of writing Boundless, a play about a fishing community on Cape Cod that faces climate change every day.

How to be an Active Artist
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How to be an Active Artist

Reflections on Emerson College's Teach-In On Race

31 January 2018

Emerson College student Mary Frances Noser reflects on a campus-wide teach-in about race. 

Re-Defining Motherhood and Advocating for Parent Artists
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Re-Defining Motherhood and Advocating for Parent Artists

10 December 2017

Rachel Spencer Hewitt, PAAL founder, kicks off the parent advocacy in the arts series with an overview of the history of PAAL and a rationale for family-friendly practices in the theatre.

Why Would We Move? Musings on Movement Practice and Training
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Why Would We Move? Musings on Movement Practice and Training

09 November 2017

Movement director and professor Yo-El Cassell reflects on how movement should help people access playfulness and joy, regardless of ability.  

Williams and Shakespeare
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Williams and Shakespeare

The 12th Annual Provincetown Tennessee Williams Theater Festival

05 November 2017

Williams and Shakespeare at The 12th Annual Provincetown Tennessee Williams Theater Festival.

FemTour
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FemTour

A Road Trip Through the Lens of Equity and Inclusion

29 September 2017

Playwright Kirsten Greenidge and her family travel to feminist historical landmarks around New England.

Doing Theory/Theorizing Practice
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Doing Theory/Theorizing Practice

Dancing at the Harvard Mellon School for Theater and Performance Research

06 August 2017

Lily Mengesha reports on the 2017 session of the Mellon School of Theater and Performance Research, "Research, Pedagogy, Activism," June 5–16, 2017 at Harvard University.

How a Pop-up Theatre Company is Working to Redefine the Boston Fringe Scene
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How a Pop-up Theatre Company is Working to Redefine the Boston Fringe Scene

04 August 2017

Justin J. Sacramone interviews Artistic Director Kyler Taustin about Black Box Theatre Project’s influence on Boston’s fringe theatre scene.

Enter, If You Dare
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Enter, If You Dare

How Playwrights Wield Terror and Why

23 July 2017

Allison Raynor and Walt McGough discuss how productions that provoke or play to audiences’ fears offer a shared intense experience, which can be useful to generate understanding and empathy.

The Huntington Playwriting Fellows
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The Huntington Playwriting Fellows

a Model for Community Building

25 June 2017

Playwright Melinda Lopez and Charles Haugland discuss the ins and outs of the Huntington Theatre Company’s Playwriting Fellows program, and how it can serve as a model for other companies looking to fill a need in their communities.