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.

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.

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.

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.

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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

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.

The Network of Ensemble Theaters' MicroFest USA
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The Network of Ensemble Theaters' MicroFest USA

Part 1, Detroit

13 August 2012

Mark Valdez offers insight into the Network of Ensemble Theaters (NET) and hosting their first gathering in Detroit.

Livestreaming REMAP
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Livestreaming REMAP

Detroit Convening—ArtChangeUS: Arts in a Changing America—Detroit, MI—Thurs, Oct 6

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

Performance of The Most [Blank] City in America at Flint Youth Theatre in Flint, Michigan—Sunday 1 May 2017
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Performance of The Most [Blank] City in America at Flint Youth Theatre in Flint, Michigan—Sunday 1 May 2017

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.

Panel Gentrification & Urban Development at The N’Namdi Center for Contemporary Art in Detroit—Thursday 16 April 2015
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Panel Gentrification & Urban Development at The N’Namdi Center for Contemporary Art in Detroit—Thursday 16 April 2015

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 in Detroit—Thursday 19 March 2015
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Panel Gentrification & Business at The N’Namdi Center for Contemporary Art in Detroit—Thursday 19 March 2015

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.

State of Emergency by Shop Floor Theatre Company in Flint, MI (#FlintSOE)–Saturday 23 February 2013
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State of Emergency by Shop Floor Theatre Company in Flint, MI (#FlintSOE)–Saturday 23 February 2013

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.

NET's MicroFest USA: Detroit—Sunday 17 August - Tuesday 19 August 2012
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NET's MicroFest USA: Detroit—Sunday 17 August - Tuesday 19 August 2012

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.