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MUSICAL METAMORPHOSIS (Live-captioned)
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MUSICAL METAMORPHOSIS (Live-captioned)

A Songwriter’s Journey into Musicals

Tuesday 25 August 2020
Minneapolis MN United States
WRITING ACROSS MEDIUMS (Live-captioned)
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WRITING ACROSS MEDIUMS (Live-captioned)

A Conversation with Sarah Gubbins, Jen Silverman, & Mfoniso Udofia

Tuesday 11 August 2020
Minneapolis MN United States
BLACK MADE THAT (Live-captioned)
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BLACK MADE THAT (Live-captioned)

A Community Salon to Center Blackness, Joy, and Truth-telling

Tuesday 14 July 2020
Minneapolis MN United States
MUSICAL METAMORPHOSIS (Live-captioned)
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MUSICAL METAMORPHOSIS (Live-captioned)

A Songwriter’s Journey into Musicals

Tuesday 25 August 2020
Minneapolis MN United States

Playwrights' Center presented MUSICAL METAMORPHOSIS livestreamed on the global, commons-based peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Tuesday 25 August 2020 at 5 p.m. PDT (San Francisco, UTC -7) / 6 p.m. MDT (Denver, UTC -6) / 7 p.m. CDT (Minneapolis, UTC -5) / 8 p.m. EDT (New York, UTC -4).

Text writing across mediums, headshots of Sarah Gubbins, Jen Silverman, and Mfoniso Udofia
WRITING ACROSS MEDIUMS (Live-captioned)
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WRITING ACROSS MEDIUMS (Live-captioned)

A Conversation with Sarah Gubbins, Jen Silverman, & Mfoniso Udofia

Tuesday 11 August 2020
Minneapolis MN United States

Playwrights' Center presented WRITING ACROSS MEDIUMS livestreamed on the global, commons-based peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Tuesday 11 August 2020 at 5 p.m. PDT (San Francisco, UTC -7) / 6 p.m. MDT (Denver, UTC -6) / 7 p.m. CDT (Minneapolis, UTC -5) / 8 p.m. EDT (New York, UTC -4).

Text: Black Made That, and a headshot of Shá Cage
BLACK MADE THAT (Live-captioned)
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BLACK MADE THAT (Live-captioned)

A Community Salon to Center Blackness, Joy, and Truth-telling

Tuesday 14 July 2020
Minneapolis MN United States

Playwrights' Center presented BLACK MADE THAT livestreamed on the global, commons-based peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Tuesday 14 July 2020 at 5 p.m. PDT (San Francisco, UTC -7) / 6 p.m. MDT (Denver, UTC -6) / 7 p.m. CDT (Minneapolis, UTC -5) / 8 p.m. EDT (New York, UTC -4).

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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.

actors onstage
Committing To A Season of Historically Excluded Voices
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Committing To A Season of Historically Excluded Voices

A Moment of Reflection at University of Minnesota

14 November 2019

Lisa Channer, professor at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities, talks about her school’s work in crafting a pledge to join the JUBILEE—a yearlong, nationwide theatre festival featuring work by traditionally excluded artists.

Lou Bellamy, Diane Rodriguez, Diane Roberts, Andrea Assaf, Tammy Haili‘ōpua Baker, Michael Malek Najjar.
Directing Praxis panel
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Directing Praxis panel

from the National Institute for Directing & Ensemble Creation at Pangea World Theatre in Minneapolis

Monday 15 July 2019
Minneapolis, Minnesota

The panel Directing Praxis at the National Institute for Directing & Ensemble Creation livestreamed on the global, commons-based peer-produced HowlRound TV network on Monday 15 July 2019 at 1:30 p.m. PDT (San Francisco, UTC-7) / 3:30 p.m. CDT (Minneapolis, UTC-5) / 4:30 p.m. EDT (New York, UTC-4) / 20:30 UST+0.

The Afro-Atlantic Playwright Festival Closing Roundtable
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The Afro-Atlantic Playwright Festival Closing Roundtable

Hosted by the Playwrights’ Center in Minneapolis

Sunday 14 July 2019
Minneapolis, Minnesota

The Playwright's Center in Minneapolis presented the Afro-Atlantic Playwright Festival Closing Roundtable livestreamed on the global, commons-based peer-produced HowlRound TV network on Sunday 14 July 2019 at 11 a.m. PDT (San Francisco, UTC-7) / 1 p.m. CDT (Minneapolis, UTC-5) / 2 p.m. EDT (New York, UTC-4) / 18:00 UTC+0.

joe haj and rob melrose
“Who are you when scared?”
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“Who are you when scared?”

Confidence, Fearlessness, and Artistic Direction

23 June 2019

Artistic directors Joe Haj of Minneapolis’s Guthrie Theater and Rob Melrose of Houston’s Alley Theatre talk about confidence and fearlessness, a company of actors, fighting for the classics, and more.

three actors onstage, one looks surprised
Taking Leaps in Leadership
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Taking Leaps in Leadership

Sarah Rasmussen and Joanie Schultz in Conversation, Part Two

10 February 2019

In Part Two of this conversation, Sarah Rasmussen, artistic director at Minneapolis’s Jungle Theater, and Joanie Schultz, former artistic director at Addison’s WaterTower Theatre, talk about their biggest successes over the past couple of years, the difference in a board’s relationship to a founding artistic director and to a new leader, and more.

Two professional women
Following the "Knowing"
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Following the "Knowing"

Joanie Schultz and Sarah Rasmussen in Conversation

3 February 2019

In Part I of this conversation, Sarah Rasmussen, artistic director at Minneapolis’s Jungle Theater, and Joanie Schultz, former artistic director at Addison’s WaterTower Theatre, talk about the importance of working with a third party during leadership transitions, trusting your gut in decision-making, and more.

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National Theater Project (NTP) Twin Cities Regional Convening, Minnesota
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National Theater Project (NTP) Twin Cities Regional Convening, Minnesota

Co-hosted by New England Foundation for the Arts (NEFA) & Pangea World Theater

Sunday 2 December 2018
Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

New England Foundation for the Arts (NEFA) and Pangea World Theater partnered to bring you the National Theater Project (NTP) Twin Cities Regional Convening in Minnesota, which livestreamed on the global, commons-based peer produced HowlRound TV network on Sunday 2 December 2018 starting at 9 a.m. PDT / 11 a.m. CDT / 12 p.m. EDT. 

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The Final Act
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The Final Act

Sunsetting a Nonprofit Arts Organization

23 October 2018

Scott Artley talks about the decision to wind down activities of Patrick’s Cabaret in Minneapolis after over thirty years on the scene and details the steps taken to “sunset” the organization in a respectful, beautiful way.

four actors in costume
A Revolt of the Beavers for Our Time
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A Revolt of the Beavers for Our Time

10 October 2018

Theatre professor Robert Hubbard writes about Kit Bix’s recent adaptation of Louis Lantz and Oscar Saul’s 1937 play Revolt of the Beavers for the 2018 Minnesota Fringe Festival.

The Global Voices Panel at the National Institute for Directing & Ensemble Creation
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The Global Voices Panel at the National Institute for Directing & Ensemble Creation

2018 Mentorship Institute

Wednesday 18 July 2018
Minneapolis, MN, United States

Art2Action, Inc. and Pangea World Theater are proud to present an extraordinary conversation, featuring several of the international theater directors who are participating in the 2018 National Institute for Directing and Ensemble Creation—including world-renowned dramaturg Rustom Bharucha, Syrian director Kholoud Sawaf, recent recipient of the Order of Canada Margo Kane, director of Nicaragua’s most important theater Lucero Millan, South African theater professor and Zulu artist Ntokozo Madlala, and more. Tune in for a revolutionary global conversation!

Panel: Twin Cities Strategies to Advance Equity in the Theater
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Panel: Twin Cities Strategies to Advance Equity in the Theater

National Institute for Directing & Ensemble Creation: 2018 Mentorship Institute

Friday 20 July 2018
Minneapolis, MN, United States

Art2Action, Inc. and Pangea World Theater presented the Panel: Twin Cities Strategies to Advance Equity in the Theater livestreamed on the global, commons-based peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Friday 20 July at 1:30 p.m. - 3 p.m. PDT (San Francisco) / 3:30 p.m - 5 p.m. CDT (Minneapolis) / 4:30 p.m. - 6 p.m. EDT (New York).

At the Crossroads of Disability and Theatre at Mixed Blood
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At the Crossroads of Disability and Theatre at Mixed Blood

18 December 2017

Jack Reuler discusses nearly two decades of incorporating work about, for, or with people with disabilities or on issues of disability at Mixed Blood Theatre.

Ten Thousand Theaters Conference at Ten Thousand Things
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Ten Thousand Theaters Conference at Ten Thousand Things

Sunday and Monday 3-4 December 2017.
Minneapolis, MN, United States

Ten Thousand Things presented the Ten Thousand Theaters Conference livestreamed on the global, commons-based peer-produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Sunday and Monday 3-4 December 2017.

Reimagining the Classics at the Minnesota Fringe
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Reimagining the Classics at the Minnesota Fringe

10 September 2017

Robert Hubbard reports on reimagining Shakespeare at the Minnesota Fringe Festival.

Kevin Kling
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Kevin Kling

On the Road with the Minnesota Bard

20 June 2017

Minnesota’s favorite storyteller: Kevin Kling.

Theatre Without a Theatre
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Theatre Without a Theatre

On Found Spaces and Creativity in the Twin Cities

6 May 2017

Cassandra Snow writes about the challenges and opportunities involved in producing theatre in non-traditional spaces.

Toward a Model of Inclusive Practice
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Toward a Model of Inclusive Practice

An Intern’s Perspective on the Guthrie Theater

28 April 2017

Matthew Hernandez shares his experience interning at the Guthrie Theater last summer as part of a pilot program for students of color at University of Texas at Austin.

Theatre as Family, or Pumping Across America
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Theatre as Family, or Pumping Across America

16 March 2017

Aditi Kapil reflects on her experience having and raising children as a freelance artist, and how residencies can alleviate certain challenges.

Beyond the Argument
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Beyond the Argument

Art as Antidote

9 March 2017

Jonathan Wei, Executive Director of The Telling Project, meditates on war and the military, advocating art as an investigative tool for understanding and transformation.

Inside the Culture Wars Maelstrom of the 1990s
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Inside the Culture Wars Maelstrom of the 1990s

30 October 2016

John R. Killacky discusses his time as curator of Performing Arts at Walker Art Center, and the controversy caused by featured works.

Colleagues, Counselors, and Confidants
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Colleagues, Counselors, and Confidants

Theatre Critics of the Twin Cities

18 September 2016

Mixed Blood Artistic Director Jack Reuler reflects on his longstanding relationships with the theatre critics of the Twin Cities: Minneapolis–Saint Paul, Minnesota.