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How We Grew a Student-Centered Anti-Racist Movement at Our Institution of Learning
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How We Grew a Student-Centered Anti-Racist Movement at Our Institution of Learning

by Tatiana Isabel Gil, Micah Rosegrant, Viviana Vargas, Ciera-Sadé Wade
10 September 2020
A Native Community Conversation Regarding Mascots, Imagery, and Cultural Appropriation
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A Native Community Conversation Regarding Mascots, Imagery, and Cultural Appropriation

Indigenous community members, leaders, and scholars discussing issues associated with Native identity, health, and rights

Sunday 13 September 2020
Ashfield MA, United States
The AAPC PlayFestival of Food Plays
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The AAPC PlayFestival of Food Plays

The Asian American Playwright Collective presents PlayFestival 3

Thursday 20 August 2020
Boston MA, United States
A group of people in front of the Massachusetts State House holding a banner that reads "It's time to change the mass flag and seal" and "ban the native mascots".
A Native Community Conversation Regarding Mascots, Imagery, and Cultural Appropriation
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A Native Community Conversation Regarding Mascots, Imagery, and Cultural Appropriation

Indigenous community members, leaders, and scholars discussing issues associated with Native identity, health, and rights

Sunday 13 September 2020
Ashfield MA, United States

The Ohketeau Cultural Council and Double Edge Theatre presented A Native Community Conversation Regarding Mascots, Imagery, and Cultural Appropriation livestreamed on the global, commons-based, peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Sunday 13 September 2020 at 9 a.m. AKDT (Juneau, UTC -8) / 10 a.m. PDT (San Francisco, UTC -7) / 12 p.m. CDT (Chicago, UTC -5) / 1 p.m. EDT (Ashfield, UTC -4) / 18:00 BST (London, UTC +1) / 19:00 CEST (Berlin, UTC +2).

How We Grew a Student-Centered Anti-Racist Movement at Our Institution of Learning
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How We Grew a Student-Centered Anti-Racist Movement at Our Institution of Learning

10 September 2020

Tatiana Gil, Micah Rosegrant, Viviana Vargas, and Ciera-Sadé Wade—members of the Boston University School of Theatre Anti-Racist Student Initiative (BU SARSI)—speak to how, after a public outpouring of testimonials from former and current students of BU’s School of Theatre—detailing racism, sexism, ableism, and more—they rallied together to innovate ways of addressing the white supremacy within the school.

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The AAPC PlayFestival of Food Plays
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The AAPC PlayFestival of Food Plays

The Asian American Playwright Collective presents PlayFestival 3

Thursday 20 August 2020
Boston MA, United States

The Asian American Playwrights Collective presented The AAPC PlayFestival of Food Plays livestreamed on the global, commons-based, peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Thursday 20 August 2020 at 7:00 p.m. EDT (Boston, UTC -4) / 6:00 p.m. CDT (Chicago, UTC -5) / 5:00 p.m. MDT (Denver, UTC -6) / 2:00 p.m. PDT (San Francisco, UTC -7) / 1 p.m. AKDT (Juneau, UTC -8) / 11 a.m. HST (Honolulu, UTC -10).

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A Conversation with Igor Golyak and Wang Chong (ASL-interpreted)
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A Conversation with Igor Golyak and Wang Chong (ASL-interpreted)

Discussing the online performance State vs. Natasha Banina and the state of online theatre

Wednesday 19 August 2020
Boston MA, United States

ArtsEmerson presented A Conversation with Igor Golyak and Wang Chong livestreamed on the global, commons-based, peer-produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Tuesday 11 August 2020 at 9 a.m. CDT (Chicago, UTC -5) / 10 a.m. EDT (Boston, UTC -4) / 15:00 BST (London, UTC +1) / 16:00 CEST (Berlin, UTC +2).

Rhonda Anderson, Larry Spotted Crow Mann, and Lisa Brooks.
The Living Presence of Our History
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The Living Presence of Our History

A talk and workshop on the history and presence of the Nipmuc and other Tribes in Ashfield and the surrounding areas

Sunday 2 August 2020
Ashfield MA, United States

The Ohketeau Cultural Council and Double Edge Theatre presented The Living Presence of Our History livestreamed on the global, commons-based, peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Sunday 2 August 2020 at 9 a.m. AKDT (Juneau, UTC -8) / 10 a.m. PDT (San Francisco, UTC -7) / 12 p.m. CDT (Chicago, UTC -5) / 1 p.m. EDT (Ashfield, UTC -4) / 18:00 BST (London, UTC +1) / 19:00 CEST (Berlin, UTC +2).

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A reading of Incredibly Annoying Women by Rosanna Yamagiwa Alfaro
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A reading of Incredibly Annoying Women by Rosanna Yamagiwa Alfaro

Five monologues for cantankerous women who have a bone to pick with the world

Wednesday 17 July 2020
Boston MA, United States

Asian American Theatre Artists of Boston presented Incredibly Annoying Women by Rosanna Yamagiwa Alfaro livestreamed on the global, commons-based, peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Wednesday 15 July 2020 at 7:00 p.m. EDT (Boston, UTC -4) / 6:00 p.m. CDT (Chicago, UTC -5) / 5:00 p.m. MDT (Denver, UTC -6) / 2:00 p.m. PDT (San Francisco, UTC -7) / 1 p.m. AKDT (Juneau, UTC -8) / 11 a.m. HST (Honolulu, UTC -10).

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A reading of Waiting for Kim Lee by Vivian-Liu Somers
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A reading of Waiting for Kim Lee by Vivian-Liu Somers

A 10 minute play about two Asian American actresses waiting to be seen at an audition

Wednesday 8 July 2020
Boston MA, United States

Asian American Theatre Artists of Boston presented Waiting for Kim Lee by Vivian-Liu Somers livestreamed on the global, commons-based, peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Wednesday 8 July 2020 at 7:00 p.m. EDT (Boston, UTC -4) / 6:00 p.m. CDT (Chicago, UTC -5) / 5:00 p.m. MDT (Denver, UTC -6) / 2:00 p.m. PDT (San Francisco, UTC -7) / 1 p.m. AKDT (Juneau, UTC -8) / 11 a.m. HST (Honolulu, UTC -10).

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Women Behind the Curtain
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Women Behind the Curtain

Written by Michael Lin

Wednesday 1 July 2020
Boston MA, United States

Asian American Theatre Artists of Boston presented a reading of Women Behind the Curtain livestreamed on the global, commons-based, peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Wednesday 1 July 2020 at 7:00 p.m. EDT (Boston, UTC -4) / 6:00 p.m. CDT (Chicago, UTC -5) / 5:00 p.m. MDT (Denver, UTC -6) / 2:00 p.m. PDT (San Francisco, UTC -7) / 1 p.m. AKDT (Juneau, UTC -8) / 11 a.m. HST (Honolulu, UTC -10).

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A Holistic Review by Nelson Niu
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A Holistic Review by Nelson Niu

A new play where an overachieving college student is tasked to tutor a smart yet rebellious high school student with a scholarship essay

Wednesday 17 June 2020
Boston MA, United States

Asian American Theatre Artists of Boston presented A Holistic Review by Nelson Niu livestreamed on the global, commons-based, peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Wednesday 17 June 2020 at 6:00 p.m. EDT (Boston, UTC -4) / 5:00 p.m. CDT (Chicago, UTC -5) / 4:00 p.m. MDT (Denver, UTC -6) / 3:00 p.m. PDT (San Francisco, UTC -7) / 2 p.m. AKDT (Juneau, UTC -8) / 12 p.m. HST (Honolulu, UTC -10).

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Mass Cultural Council’s Universal Participation (UP) Award (ASL-interpreted)
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Mass Cultural Council’s Universal Participation (UP) Award (ASL-interpreted)

Celebrating excellence in access and inclusion throughout the Commonwealth’s cultural sector

Monday 1 June to Friday 5 June 2020
Massachusetts

Mass Cultural Council presented the Universal Participation (UP) Award livestreamed on the global, commons-based, peer-produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv from Monday 1 June to Friday 5 June 2020 at 8 a.m. PDT (San Francisco, UTC-8) / 10 a.m. CDT (Chicago, UTC-5) / 11 a.m. EDT (Boston, UTC-4) / 4 p.m. BST (UTC+1).

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Reaching One Audience Member at a Time
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Reaching One Audience Member at a Time

18 May 2020

Staff members at the Huntington Theatre in Boston, Massachusetts discuss their response to their theatre’s closure due to COVID-19: calling audience members and reading them monologues over the phone.

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Arts Equity Summit 2020: Creating Culture Shifts (ASL & Captioned)
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Arts Equity Summit 2020: Creating Culture Shifts (ASL & Captioned)

A Summit for arts & culture leaders committed to building equity

Friday 24 April - Saturday 25 April 2020
Boston, Massachusetts

Arts Connect International presented the Arts Equity Summit livestreaming on the global, commons-based peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv from Friday 24 April to Sunday 26 April 2020.

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Giving Yourself Permission to Leave
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Giving Yourself Permission to Leave

Two Founding Artistic Leaders Discuss Stepping Down

26 March 2020

Michelle Hensley and Abe Rybeck—former founders and artistic directors of Minneapolis’s Ten Thousand Things and Boston’s the Theater Offensive, respectively—discuss their leadership transition, including knowing when to step back, succession planning, fears of leaving, and more.

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Megan Sandberg-Zakian in conversation with Melinda Lopez
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Megan Sandberg-Zakian in conversation with Melinda Lopez

at Brookline Booksmith in Boston, Massachusetts

Monday 23 March 2020
Boston, Massachusetts

Brookline Booksmiths presented Megan Sandberg-Zakian in conversation with Melinda Lopez livestreaming on the global, commons-based peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Monday 23 March 2020 at 4 p.m. PDT (San Francisco, UTC-7) / 6 p.m. CDT (Chicago, UTC-5) / 7 p.m. EDT (New York, UTC-4).

four actors onstage
Storytelling as an Act of Survival
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Storytelling as an Act of Survival

The Tradition of Hakawati and its Influence on We Live in Cairo

10 December 2019

Lama El Homaïssi reflects on her experience working with American Repertory Theater on their musical We Live in Cairo, diving into representation in storytelling, the oral Hakawati tradition, and more.

hosts adrienne maree brown and Autumn Brown with moderator Toshi Reagon
How to Survive the End of the World Podcast
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How to Survive the End of the World Podcast

at ArtsEmerson in Boston, Massachusetts

Monday 2 December 2019
Boston, Massachusetts

ArtsEmerson presented a live recording of the How to Survive the End of the World Podcast livestreamed on the global, commons-based peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Monday 2 December at 3 p.m. PST (San Francisco, UTC-8) / 5 p.m. CST (Chicago, UTC-6) / 6 p.m. EST (Boston, UTC-5).

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"Dream Bigger"
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"Dream Bigger"

Developing Artistic Ambition as Playwrights in Residence

27 November 2019

Rehana Lew Mirza and Melinda Lopez talk being playwrights as well as actors and teachers, critiquing their own work, their individual work processes, and more.

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The Live Arts Criticism Panel
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The Live Arts Criticism Panel

with Arts Boston, Boston Center for the Arts, and The Front Porch Arts Collective in Boston, MA

Tuesday 19 November 2019
Boston, MA

Arts Boston, Boston Center for the Arts, and The Front Porch Arts Collective presented the Live Arts Criticism Panel livestreamed from Boston, MA on the commons-based peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Tuesday 19 November at 2:30 p.m. PST (San Francisco, UTC-8) / 4:30 p.m. CST (Chicago, UST-6) / 5:30 p.m. EST (Boston, UTC-5).

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We Are the Next Generation of Critics
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We Are the Next Generation of Critics

Learnings from the Young Critics Program

13 November 2019

Beatrice Perez-Arche and Livian Yeh have a conversation about their experience in the Young Critics Program, “cancel culture” and criticism, gaining confidence, and more.

actors seated by a table.
Building Community in Artistic Processes
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Building Community in Artistic Processes

Four Boston Theatremakers in Conversation

30 October 2019

Ilana M. Brownstein talks with Dawn Simmons, Summer L. Williams, and Kirsten Greenidge about collaborating on new plays, creating healthy communities, vulnerability, and more.

actors onstage in masks
Cultivating the Next Generation of Critics
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Cultivating the Next Generation of Critics

On the Young Critics Program at Front Porch Arts Collective in Boston

27 October 2019

Pascale Florestal talks about the lack of critics of color in theatre and creating a training program in Boston, through Front Porch Arts Collective, to counter this problem.

Future Traditions: Theorizing the Native Avant Garde
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Future Traditions: Theorizing the Native Avant Garde

a talk by Emerson College professor Dr. Adam Spry

24 October 2019
Boston, Massachusetts

Emerson College's Media Art Gallery presented Future Traditions: Theorizing the Native Avant Garde,​ a talk by Emerson College professor Dr. Adam Spry, livestreamed from Boston, Massachusetts on the global, commons-based peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Thursday 24 October 2019 at 3 p.m. PDT (Los Angeles, UTC -7) / 5 p.m. CDT (Chicago, UTC -5) / 6 p.m. EDT (New York, UTC -4) / 22:00 UTC +0.

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Drag, Disco, and the Donkey
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Drag, Disco, and the Donkey

Performed Masculinities in American Repertory Theater’s The Donkey Show

23 October 2019

James Montaño discusses The Donkey Show, cross-gendered performances vs. drag, camp as an aesthetic concept, and more.

a group sitting around a conference table
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).