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Bringing French Theatre to Princeton / Amener le théâtre français à Princeton
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Bringing French Theatre to Princeton / Amener le théâtre français à Princeton

by Amelia Parenteau
20 November 2018
Playwrights Say #NeverAgain
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Playwrights Say #NeverAgain

by Rachael Carnes
8 May 2018
Reflections from the Latinx Theatre Commons María Irene Fornés Institute Symposium
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Reflections from the Latinx Theatre Commons María Irene Fornés Institute Symposium

by Trevor Boffone, Nelson Diaz-Marcano, Georgina Escobar, Lauren Villegas
30 April 2018
Bringing French Theatre to Princeton / Amener le théâtre français à Princeton
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Bringing French Theatre to Princeton / Amener le théâtre français à Princeton

20 November 2018

Amelia Parenteau explores the importance of the Seuls en Scène French Theater Festival in Princeton, New Jersey, and discuses the themes and productions at this year’s festival. / Amelia Parenteau explore l’importance du festival de théâtre français Seuls en Scène de Princeton, dans le New Jersey, et discute des thèmes et des productions du festival de cette année.

Playwrights Say #NeverAgain
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Playwrights Say #NeverAgain

8 May 2018

Rachael Carnes discusses organizing Playwrights Say Never Again to School Shootings, a new anthology of work on gun violence by nineteen playwrights with readings all over the United States.

Reflections from the Latinx Theatre Commons María Irene Fornés Institute Symposium
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Reflections from the Latinx Theatre Commons María Irene Fornés Institute Symposium

30 April 2018

Trevor Boffone, Nelson Diaz-Marcano, Georgina Escobar, and Lauren Villegas reflect on the Latinx Theatre Commons María Irene Fornés Symposium on 14 April 2018 in Princeton, New Jersey.

Re-Defining Motherhood and Advocating for Parent Artists
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Re-Defining Motherhood and Advocating for Parent Artists

10 December 2017

Rachel Spencer Hewitt, PAAL founder, kicks off the parent advocacy in the arts series with an overview of the history of PAAL and a rationale for family-friendly practices in the theatre.

The Laramie Project Project
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The Laramie Project Project

Uniting Worldwide Stages to Spread Awareness of Hate Crimes

17 August 2017

High school performing arts student Alyssa Sileo discusses how creating a theatre advocacy project based on The Laramie Project helped her unite communities in the face of adversity. 

How Arts Service Organizations Can Fill the Void in Arts Journalism
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How Arts Service Organizations Can Fill the Void in Arts Journalism

30 July 2017

Ruth Zamoyta reports on the Association for Performing Arts Service Organization's annual meeting, May 19, 2017, Asbury Park, NJ.

Kitchen Theatre
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Kitchen Theatre

Space for Grief, Community, and Activism

20 December 2016

Rachel E. Diken on Aglio e Olio, a “kitchen theatre” piece written and performed by Meg Persichetti and produced and directed by Laura Gilkey in Maplewood, New Jersey.

Me Too Monologues and Four Principles of Community-Based Performance
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Me Too Monologues and Four Principles of Community-Based Performance

25 November 2016

Matt Błażejewski discusses the Me Too Monologues and its impact as a community-based theatre project that spreads awareness of mental health issues to college students.

Relaxed Performances
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Relaxed Performances

The Nuts and Bolts of Offering Sensory-Friendly Experiences to Your Audience

29 September 2016

In this #IdentityWeek blog, Erica Nagel of the McCarter Theatre discusses how, and why, they’ve made Relaxed Performances part of their equity, diversity, and inclusion work. 

Neil Simon’s Legacy has Spoiled his Best Plays for Millennials
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Neil Simon’s Legacy has Spoiled his Best Plays for Millennials

29 September 2016

Ricky Young-Howze writes about Neil Simon’s influence on pop culture comedic tropes.

Playwright Residency
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Playwright Residency

Why Madeleine George? Why Two River Theater?

30 July 2016

John Dias, Artistic Director of Two River Theater in Red Bank, New Jersey and playwright-in-residence Madeleine George discuss their participation in the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation’s National Playwright Residency Program.

What Flavor Am I? Reflecting on Michael Sommers’ Review of Ropes
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What Flavor Am I? Reflecting on Michael Sommers’ Review of Ropes

23 March 2016

Playwright Matt Bardot responds to Michael Sommers’ Ropes review, while reflecting on his experience with race and identity in both the classroom and professional realm.

New Partnerships Grow in the Garden State
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New Partnerships Grow in the Garden State

An Experiment in New Play Commissioning

14 November 2015

John McEwen and Andy Donald introduce the New Jersey Performing Arts Center Stage Exchange and talk with the three partnering theatres.

Theatre Access
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Theatre Access

Thinking Beyond the Ramp

29 July 2015

Ruth Zamoyta of New Jersey Theatre Alliance describes obstacles to theatre attendance faced by patrons with disabilities, and some programs in New Jersey that are working to overcome them. 

Staging History
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Staging History

A Pilot

17 May 2015

Liane Tomasetti explores what timing can mean for site-specific theatre, and how helpful a pilot performance was for her team to tackle some big issues.

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Other Perspectives on Theater in New Jersey
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Other Perspectives on Theater in New Jersey

10 October 2013

I spoke with several individuals who possess a broader view of the arts in New Jersey to get a better perspective for myself and for the New Jersey City Series. Here are some thoughts from leaders of New Jersey theater that should illuminate some further context for theater-making here.

The Archipelago
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The Archipelago

9 October 2013

Dan Swern gives a historical overview of New Jersey's cultural identity and arts access. 

Garden State of Mind
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Garden State of Mind

9 October 2013

As a New Jersey actor, artistic identity cannot be completely detached from New York. This does not dismiss that there is a pride and ownership in being a New Jersey actor.

Logo for Camden Repertory Theatre.
Projects, Plays, and Bobby Flay in New Jersey
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Projects, Plays, and Bobby Flay in New Jersey

8 October 2013

Desi P. Shelton looks at how she ending back at home in Camden, NJ challenged her to start her own theatre company to illuminate the experiences around her.

Portrait of Ellen Lewis.
Finding (and Losing) a Theatrical Home in New Jersey
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Finding (and Losing) a Theatrical Home in New Jersey

7 October 2013

New homes can be found when opportunity makes you pick up and leave comfortability.  EM Lewis writes about opening up to new communities in order to embrace opportunity.

From Local to Global
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From Local to Global

A Paradigm Shift

6 October 2013

Mara Isaacs sheds light on the dynamics placed upon New Jersey's theatre scene and explains how she was able to move forward and create a new model of theatre-making.

Map view of New Jersey.
A Series on the State of New Jersey
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A Series on the State of New Jersey

6 October 2013

An introduction into the examination of what it means to be “local” or be in the “community” inspired by people’s experience to find home in one to two neighborhoods.

María Irene Fornés Institute Symposium at Princeton University—Friday 13 April & Saturday 14 April 2018
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María Irene Fornés Institute Symposium at Princeton University—Friday 13 April & Saturday 14 April 2018

The Latinx Theatre Commons presented the María Irene Fornés Institute Symposium livestreamed on the global, commons-based peer-produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Friday 13 April and Saturday 14 April. Follow @HowlRound on Twitter for updates, and use #howlround and #FornesLTC18.

Roundtable Discussion about The Merchant of Venice at Montclair State University—Saturday 23 September 2017
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Roundtable Discussion about The Merchant of Venice at Montclair State University—Saturday 23 September 2017

The Office of Arts and Cultural Programming at Montclair State University hosted a Roundtable Discussion about The Merchant of Venice, livestreamed on the global, commons-based peer producted HowlRound.TV network on Saturday 23 September at 5:00 p.m. EDT (New York) / 4:00 p.m. CDT (Chicago) / 2:00 p.m. PDT (San Francisco). 

The Ground on Which We Stand: Diversity and Opportunity in American Theatre, Twenty Years After August Wilson’s Foundational Speech at Princeton University’s Lewis Center for the Arts—Monday 18 April 2016
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The Ground on Which We Stand: Diversity and Opportunity in American Theatre, Twenty Years After August Wilson’s Foundational Speech at Princeton University’s Lewis Center for the Arts—Monday 18 April 2016

 The McCarter Theatre Center and Princeton University’s Lewis Center for the Arts presented The Ground on Which We Stand: Diversity and Opportunity in American Theatre, Twenty Years after August Wilson’s Foundational Speech livestreamed on the global, commons-based peer-produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Monday 18 April at 10:30 a.m. PDT-3 p.m. PDT (Los Angeles) / 12:30 p.m. CDT-5 p.m. CDT (Chicago) / 1:30 p.m. EDT-6 p.m. EDT (New York).