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.
Randy Wyatt examines how Aquinas College in Grand Rapids, Michigan, explored the question of mounting contemporary work in a diverse world with limited resources and within a ‘closed’ academic context through a community-based/academic hybrid production of Caryl Churchill's Love and Information.
Flint Youth Theatre in Flint, Michigan presented a performance of The Most [Blank] City in America livestreamed on the global, commons-based peer-produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Sunday 1 May at 2 p.m. EDT (New York) / 1 p.m. CDT (Chicago) / 11 a.m. PDT (Los Angeles) / 18:00 GMT / 7 p.m. BST (London). In Twitter, use #howlround and follow @howlroundtv.
Jeff Chang on Detroit-based Complex Movements’ Beware of the Dandelions, a narrative, concert, visual installation, architectural piece, and convening space to distribute revolutionary ideas and activate creative ecosystems and economies of change.
Panel Gentrification & Urban Development at The N’Namdi Center for Contemporary Art
Thursday 16 April 2015
Detroit, MI, United States
The N’Namdi Center for Contemporary Art in Detroit presented the panel discussion Gentrification & Urban Development livestreamed on the global, commons-based peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Thursday 16 April at 6 p.m. EDT (New York) / 5 p.m. CDT (Chicago) / 3 p.m. EDT (San Francisco). In Twitter, follow @HowlRoundTV and use hashtag #howlround.
We’ve found most artists we come in contact with in Detroit aren’t bound to a single discipline—printmakers curate community food-based events, and trained painters build large-scale public installations. This inherent openness to working cross-disciplinarily has helped us to expand our ideas about the work of our company and the nature of our ensemble.
Shop Floor Theatre Company of Flint, Michigan presented a performance of State of Emergency livestreamed on the global, commons-based peer-produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Saturday 23 February 2013 at 4 p.m. PST / 6 p.m. CST / 7 p.m. EST from the University of Michigan-Flint.
The Network of Ensemble Theaters presented events, performances, panels, and conversations from MicroFest USA: Detroit livestreamed on the global, commons-based peer-produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv from Sunday 17 August to Tuesday 19 August 2012.
Richard Newman of The Hinterlands Ensemble, Detroit
16 August 2012
Listen to weekly podcasts hosted by David Dower as he interviews theater artists from around the country to highlight #newplay bright spots. This week: Richard Newman, co-director of The Hinterland Ensemble.