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Revenge by Laura Uribe and Juan Carlos Saavedra
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Revenge by Laura Uribe and Juan Carlos Saavedra

A viewing of the documentary play, followed by a discussion with the creators about micro vs macro political theatre

Monday 14 September 2020
International
From México to Cataluña
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From México to Cataluña

Performing Migration in Mexicatas / Realizar la migración en Mexicatas

by Ariadna Ferriera, Mariela Lopez
9 July 2020
Who’s Afraid of Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz?
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Who’s Afraid of Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz?

Transatlantic Performances of Los empeños de una casa (The House of Desires)

by Esther Fernández
11 May 2020
Glod in red, a silhouette of a person with their arm raised.
Revenge by Laura Uribe and Juan Carlos Saavedra
Video

Revenge by Laura Uribe and Juan Carlos Saavedra

A viewing of the documentary play, followed by a discussion with the creators about micro vs macro political theatre

Monday 14 September 2020
International

Glod: Political Theatre as a Civil Right presented Revenge by Laura Uribe and Juan Carlos Saavedra livestreamed on the global, commons-based, peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Monday 14 September 2020 at 10 a.m. PDT (San Francisco, UTC -7) / 1 p.m. EDT (New York, UTC -4) / 6 p.m. BST (London, UTC +1) / 8 p.m. EEST (Cluj, UTC +3).

seven actors onstage
From México to Cataluña
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From México to Cataluña

Performing Migration in Mexicatas / Realizar la migración en Mexicatas

9 July 2020

Mariela Lopez Flores speaks with Ariadna Ferreira—one of the creators of the show Mexicatas—about the realities of migration, Catalan vs. Mexican cultures, and more. / Mariela López habla con Ariadna Ferreira—una de las creadoras de la obra de teatro Mexicatas—sobre las realidades de la migración, la cultura catalana vs la cultura mexicana, y más.

two actors onstage
Who’s Afraid of Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz?
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Who’s Afraid of Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz?

Transatlantic Performances of Los empeños de una casa (The House of Desires)

11 May 2020

Esther Fernández discusses how the emerging field of transnational studies is illuminating when it comes to early modern Hispanic theatre and uses productions of Sor Juana’s The House of Desires to dive into the topic.

a table with various objects
Meanwhile: Becoming Porous
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Meanwhile: Becoming Porous

Mientras Tanto: Hacia La Porosidad

21 November 2019

Robert Duffley, Una Chaudhuri, Georgina Escobar, Eli Nixon, Adilson Siqueira, and Brontë Velez reflect on the Hemispheric Institute for Performance and Politics convening that took place in Mexico City in June 2019.

an actor onstage
How the way she spoke Resuscitated the Power of Storytelling Through Minimalism
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How the way she spoke Resuscitated the Power of Storytelling Through Minimalism

10 November 2019

Sean Anthony Chia examines the impact of a powerful story—one without spectacle—through the lens of Isaac Gomez’s the way she spoke.

actors onstage
Anticolonial Creative Collaboration and the Development of Mirror Butterfly
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Anticolonial Creative Collaboration and the Development of Mirror Butterfly

15 August 2019

Ben Barson and Gizelxanath Rodriguez, part of the Afro Yaqui Music Collective, talk about artivism—what it means, what it can look like—in relation to building a jazz opera with various communities around the world.

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A Look at Independent Theatres in Mexico
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A Look at Independent Theatres in Mexico

Un vistazo a las salas de teatro independiente en México

3 July 2019

Mariela López talks about her research on independent theatres across Mexico, including the challenges, the benefits, and recommendations for anyone wanting to create a company. / Mariela López nos habla de su investigación sobre los teatros independientes en México, incluyendo los desafíos, los beneficios y recomendaciones para cualquiera que quiera crear uno.

pink flyer for the hemispheric institute 2019
Encuentro 2019 hosted by the Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics
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Encuentro 2019 hosted by the Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics

The World Inside Out: Humor, Noise, and Performance

Sunday 9 June to Thursday 13 June 2019
Mexico City

The Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics at New York University presented events from their Encuentro 2019 livestreaming from Mexico City on the global, commons-based peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv from Sunday 9 June to Thursday 13 June 2019.

Red de Salas de Teatro event graphic
Conversation on the Network of Independent Theatre Venues in Mexico
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Conversation on the Network of Independent Theatre Venues in Mexico

Red de salas de teatro independientes en México

Saturday 30 March 2019
México

Mariela López moderated a discussion called The Independent Theatres in Mexico livestreaming on the global, commons-based peer-produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Saturday 30 March at 12:00 p.m. CST (CDMX, UTC-6)/ 11:00 a.m. PDT (Tijuana, UTC-7) / 2:00 p.m. EDT (New York, UTC-4) / 7:00 p.m. CET (Barcelona, UTC+1).

Transmisión en vivo del dialogo Red de teatros independientes de México donde se hablara sobre lo que implica coordinar una sala de teatro independiente en el país, este 30 de marzo a las 12:00 p.m. CST (UTC -6) con coordinadores de teatros de todos los estados por howlround.tv

Actor staring at a television screen from across a table.
A Look at Penitentiary Theatre in Mexico / Un vistazo al teatro penitenciario en México
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A Look at Penitentiary Theatre in Mexico / Un vistazo al teatro penitenciario en México

13 February 2019

Mariela Lopez looks at the importance of prison theatre in Mexico: the quality of work, its impact on inmates, and how the public can support. / Mariela Lopez analiza la importancia del teatro carcelario en México: la calidad de las obras, su impacto en los internos, y cómo el público puede apoyar.

a puppeteer maneuvers two skeleton puppets
Theatre for Children in a Mexico Before It Was Mexico / Representaciones para niños en el México antes de México
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Theatre for Children in a Mexico Before It Was Mexico / Representaciones para niños en el México antes de México

7 January 2019

Marco Novelo explores the little-known history of theatre for young audiences in Mexico. / Marco Novelo explora una historia poco conocida del teatro para niños en México.

a set piece with cutouts of people on it
Teatro Línea de Sombra Connects with Portland, Oregon and the Pacific Northwest
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Teatro Línea de Sombra Connects with Portland, Oregon and the Pacific Northwest

5 August 2018

Georgina Young-Ellis looks at the history of the innovative Mexican theatre company Teatro Línea de Sombra, its connection to Portland, Oregon, and two of their projects: Amarillo and Rebuilding Small Territories.

a fence
Blurring Borders with Práctica/ Borrando las fronteras con Práctica
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Blurring Borders with Práctica/ Borrando las fronteras con Práctica

30 July 2018

Beatrice Basso discusses what it was like to bring multidisciplinary artists from north and south of the US-Mexico border together to create and learn from each other in the artist-driven exchange Práctica. / Beatrice Basso analiza cómo fue el intercambio artístico Práctica, en el que artistas del norte y del sur de la frontera México-Estados Unidos se reunieron para crear y aprender unos de otros.

Drug Wars with Gender Role Reversals
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Drug Wars with Gender Role Reversals

28 September 2017

Shelby-Alison Hibbs analyzes Matthew Paul Olmos’ so go the ghosts of mexico, part 2.

Introducing the World Theatre Map Ambassadors
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Introducing the World Theatre Map Ambassadors

14 July 2017

The World Theatre Map beta project has engaged its first cohort of twenty-eight World Theatre Map Ambassadors from twenty-four countries to direct community organizing, outreach, and feedback gathering.

Interview with Herbert Sigüenza
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Interview with Herbert Sigüenza

10 November 2016

Dramaturg Maria Patrice Amon interviews Playwright Herbert Sigüenza about his comic influences, and Manifest Destinitis, his adaptation of Molière’s The Imaginary Invalid.

The PEN World Voices: International Play Festival 2016
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The PEN World Voices: International Play Festival 2016

Wednesday 27 April to Friday 29 April
New York, NY, United States

The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center presented PEN World Voices: International Play Festival 2016 livestreamed on the global, commons-based peer-produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Wednesday 27 April to Friday 29 April. On Twitter use #HowlRound.

Coffee and chat
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Coffee and chat

Marisela Treviño Orta

27 October 2015

Abel Muñoz interviews Marisela Treviño Orta

La Esquinita
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La Esquinita

Lupe Valdez

17 October 2015

In this first installment, Courtney Flores profiles Lupe Valdez, Costume Designer and Founding Member of El Teatro Campesino.

Things You Can’t Say in Children’s Theatre
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Things You Can’t Say in Children’s Theatre

8 September 2015

Teresa Simone continues her Why I Hate Children’s Theatre series with this post exploring the work of Zarco Guerrero.

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Cafecito
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Cafecito

Georgina Escobar

4 September 2015

Carla Della Gatta interviews Georgina Escobar about her writing process and upcoming projects following Carnaval.

On Putting Raisins and Black Olives in Pork Tamales and Living the Latina/o Theatre Commons
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On Putting Raisins and Black Olives in Pork Tamales and Living the Latina/o Theatre Commons

23 July 2015

Kevin Becerra explores becoming comfortable in his identity as a Latino who speaks more Yiddish than Spanish. 

Cafecito
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Cafecito

Por Piedad Teatro

16 May 2015

Georgina Escobar chats with Ana Graham and Antonio Vega about their company Por Piedad Teatro and their upcoming production.

Cultivating Artistic Curiosity
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Cultivating Artistic Curiosity

22 July 2014

In this installment, Lisa Portes reflects on her experience at the TCG Conference and ponders how artistic curiosity can influence a "polycultural American theatre."

Crossing Borders
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Crossing Borders

A Tijuana Encuentro

21 July 2014

In this second installment, Olga Sanchez discusses the act of physically and metaphorically crossing borders at the 2014 TCG Conference.