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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
Love and Information at Aquinas College
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Love and Information at Aquinas College

by Randy Wyatt
29 October 2017
After/Life Tells Untold Stories of the '67 Detroit Rebellion
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After/Life Tells Untold Stories of the '67 Detroit Rebellion

by Kristin Horton, Lisa Biggs
16 October 2017
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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.

Love and Information at Aquinas College
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Love and Information at Aquinas College

29 October 2017

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.

After/Life Tells Untold Stories of the '67 Detroit Rebellion
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After/Life Tells Untold Stories of the '67 Detroit Rebellion

16 October 2017

Playwright Lisa Biggs and director Kristin Horton discuss the process of developing After/Life, a new play about the 1967 Rebellion in Detroit, Michigan with Detroit community members.

Ignited
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Ignited

El Payaso in Flint

2 February 2017

Olga Sanchez on the writing and production process of El Payaso by Emilio Rodriguez at Milagro Theatre in Portland, OR.

Livestreaming REMAP
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Livestreaming REMAP

Detroit Convening—ArtChangeUS: Arts in a Changing America

Thursday, October 6, 2016
Detroit, MI, United States

ArtChangeUS: Arts in a Changing America presents REMAP: Detroit livestreaming on the global, commons-based and peer-produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Thursday, October 6, 2016. See the livestream schedule below

Pearl Cleage
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Pearl Cleage

Making a Life in the Theatre

4 June 2016

Playwright Pearl Cleage discusses growing up in a politically active family, the challenges faced by actors and directors of color, and the need for truth in theatre.

Performance of The Most [Blank] City in America
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Performance of The Most [Blank] City in America

Sunday 1 May 2016
Flint, MI, United States

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.

Perfect Partnership
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Perfect Partnership

Workshopping a New Play with a University

25 April 2016

Playwright Donna Hoke writes about an opportunity that allowed her to develop a new play on its feet in advance of a world premiere.

Detroit
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Detroit

Only Abandoned from the Outside

18 December 2015

Playwright Emilio Rodriguez discusses his experience working in Detroit, a city that is often overlooked, but has opportunities for emerging theatre artists. 

Complex Movements’ Beware of the Dandelions
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Complex Movements’ Beware of the Dandelions

19 November 2015

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. 

Cafecito
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Cafecito

Emilio Rodriguez

20 October 2015

Maria Enriquez interviews Emilio Rodriguez about his play Swimming While Drowning, incorporating spoken word poetry into his work, and the idea of being “Latino enough.”

Art for All
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Art for All

My First Experience with Opera

29 May 2015

College student Kelsey May describes attending an open dress rehearsal at Opera Grand Rapids, and how the experience opened her eyes to a new art form.

Panel Gentrification & Urban Development at The N’Namdi Center for Contemporary Art
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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.

Panel Gentrification & Business at The N’Namdi Center for Contemporary Art
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Panel Gentrification & Business at The N’Namdi Center for Contemporary Art

Thursday 19 March 2015
Detroit, MI, United States

The N’Namdi Center for Contemporary Art in Detroit presented the panel discussion Gentrification & Business livestreaming on the global, commons-based peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Thursday 19 March at 3 p.m. PDT (Los Angeles) / 5 p.m. CDT (Chicago) / 6 p.m. EDT (New York). In Twitter, follow @NNamdiCenter, and use #howlround.

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Each Project’s Like an Album
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Each Project’s Like an Album

How a Band Model Works for Us

17 November 2014

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.

State of Emergency by Shop Floor Theatre Company
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State of Emergency by Shop Floor Theatre Company

Saturday 23 February 2013
Flint, MI, United States

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.

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The NET Detroit Microfest
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The NET Detroit Microfest

Asking Questions of Artists, Place, and Community

2 September 2012

The Network of Ensemble Theater discusses their upcoming move to Detroit alongside ideas of gentrification and community

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NET's MicroFest USA: Detroit
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NET's MicroFest USA: Detroit

Sunday 17 August to Tuesday 19 August 2012
Detroit, MI, United States

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.

A logo for Plowshares Theatre Company with a face above the name of the company.
Detroit
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Detroit

Why?

17 August 2012

Despite the uphill battle, Gary Anderson continues his work at Plowshares Theatre Company.

Friday Phone Call # 42
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Friday Phone Call # 42

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.

The Creation of a New Way of Living
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The Creation of a New Way of Living

Interview with Shea Howell

16 August 2012

Mark Valdez chats with Shea Howell about Detroit.

Graffiti on a wall.
A Guide for Your Visit to Detroit
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A Guide for Your Visit to Detroit

15 August 2012

Clare Pfeiffer Ramsey describes how artists, foodies, and entrepreneurs have helped revitalize Detroit.

A Google Maps view of Detroit.
Detroit Theatre
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Detroit Theatre

Alive and Well

14 August 2012

Bridgette Redman surveys the dependable Detroit theatrical institutions.

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The Weekly Howl on Tues, August 14
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The Weekly Howl on Tues, August 14

How Does Place Impact Art & How Does Art Impact Place?

13 August 2012

The week's Howl will discuss the relationship between art and place.

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Southwest Detroit
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Southwest Detroit

13 August 2012

Lisa Luevanos discusses art and Latino culture in the Southwest Detroit community.