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The Final Frontier Is the Audience
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The Final Frontier Is the Audience

Nataki Garrett and Bill Rauch in Conversation, Part II

by Nataki Garrett, Bill Rauch
30 June 2019
Getting Out of the Way So That You Can Listen to the Challenge
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Getting Out of the Way So That You Can Listen to the Challenge

Nataki Garrett and Bill Rauch in Conversation, Part I

by Nataki Garrett, Bill Rauch
27 June 2019
Aligning Values with Actions
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Aligning Values with Actions

Bill Rauch and Diane Ragsdale in Conversation

by Bill Rauch, Diane Ragsdale
28 October 2018
The Final Frontier Is the Audience
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The Final Frontier Is the Audience

Nataki Garrett and Bill Rauch in Conversation, Part II

30 June 2019

Part II of the conversation between Bill Rauch and Nataki Garrett—the outgoing and incoming artistic directors of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival—touches on inspiring leadership choices, pacing yourself, and cultivating diverse audiences.

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Getting Out of the Way So That You Can Listen to the Challenge
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Getting Out of the Way So That You Can Listen to the Challenge

Nataki Garrett and Bill Rauch in Conversation, Part I

27 June 2019

Part I of the conversation between Bill Rauch and Nataki Garrett—the outgoing and incoming artistic directors of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival—touches on personal values, gratitude, and how the joy lives in the struggle.

director in a rehearsal room talking to two actors
Aligning Values with Actions
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Aligning Values with Actions

Bill Rauch and Diane Ragsdale in Conversation

28 October 2018

Bill Rauch, the inaugural artistic director of the Perelman Performing Arts Center, and Diane Ragsdale, assistant professor at the New School, sit down to discuss long overlaps between outgoing and incoming leaders; equity, diversity, and inclusion initiatives; the responsibility of an artistic leader is the time of #MeToo and #TimesUp; and more.

Teatro Línea de Sombra Connects with Portland, Oregon and the Pacific Northwest
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Teatro Línea de Sombra Connects with Portland, Oregon and the Pacific Northwest

5 August 2018

Georgina Young-Ellis looks at the history of the innovative Mexican theatre company Teatro Línea de Sombra, its connection to Portland, Oregon, and two of their projects: Amarillo and Rebuilding Small Territories.

Colonization is Global, but Brown Has No Borders/ La Colonización es Global, Pero El Color No Tiene Fronteras
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Colonization is Global, but Brown Has No Borders/ La Colonización es Global, Pero El Color No Tiene Fronteras

29 May 2018

Four South Asian theatremakers discuss global decolonization, reclaiming narratives, language and representation in theatre, and more.

Decolonizing Creation Processes by Reclaiming Narratives/Reclamando Nuestras Narrativas
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Decolonizing Creation Processes by Reclaiming Narratives/Reclamando Nuestras Narrativas

El Giro Decolonial en el Proceso Creativo

28 May 2018

Robert Goodwin and Mary Kathryn Nagle discuss decolonizing Western theatre, linear narrative structures, the historic silencing of underrepresented voices, Shakespeare, and more.

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.

Panel "Responsibility to Represent"
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Panel "Responsibility to Represent"

Monday 9 April 2018
Portland, OR, United States

Artists Repertory Theatre, NAYA, and Native Arts & Cultures Foundation in Portland, Oregon presented the panel discussion “Responsibility to Represent: What is the artists responsibility to their community and how does it inspire/empower future generations of indigenous artists?” livestreamed on the global, commons-based peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv Monday 9 April 2018 at 7:30 p.m. PDT (Los Angeles) / 9:30 p.m. CDT(Chicago) / 10:30 p.m. EDT (New York).

Manahatta's Gender Flip
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Manahatta's Gender Flip

Equity in Action

2 April 2018

Holly Derr discusses the dramaturgical implications of playwright Mary Kathryn Nagle changing one of her characters to a woman in her newest play Manahatta, which premiered at Oregon Shakespeare Festival in March 2018.

Off the Rails
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Off the Rails

Look at Shakespeare, See a Native Play

22 January 2018

Off the Rails, which was produced at OSF in October, shows how Native plays can include depictions or descriptions of Native history as an element of lived experience, not as the entirety of the play’s purpose.

The 30th annual Ashland Martin Luther King, Jr. Day City Celebration
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The 30th annual Ashland Martin Luther King, Jr. Day City Celebration

Monday 15 January 2018
Ashland, OR, United States

Join community members for Ashland, Oregon's 30th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day City Celebration featuring music, spoken word, and dance livestreamed on the global, commons-based peer-produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Monday 15 January at 12 p.m. PST-1:30 p.m. PST (Los Angeles) / 2 p.m. CST-3:30 p.m. CST (Chicago) / 3 p.m. EST-4:30 p.m. EST (New York). 

Addressing Environmental Topics in Theatre by Using Greenturgy
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Addressing Environmental Topics in Theatre by Using Greenturgy

2 January 2018

Holly Derr interrogates green(drama)turgy at Oregon Shakespeare Festival and how stories can be used to reconnect people to their physical world.

An Immersive Experience with Community
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An Immersive Experience with Community

Take Them Into the Dirt

6 December 2017

Precious Yamaguchi takes part in Take Them Into the Dirt, a participatory production at OSF about legacy, storytelling, memory, and identity.

The 2017 TCG National Conference: Full Circle
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The 2017 TCG National Conference: Full Circle

Thursday 8 June to Saturday 10 June 2017
Portland, OR, United States

Theatre Communications Group presented the 2017 TCG National Conference: Full Circle (ASL-interpreted) livestreamed on the global, commons-based peer-produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv Thursday 8 June to Saturday 10 June. Share your thoughts and media with hashtags #tcg17 and #howlround in all social media platforms. Follow @TCG and @HowlRound in Twitter for updates.

The 2017 Theatre Communications Group Global Pre-Conference Beyond the Four Walls
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The 2017 Theatre Communications Group Global Pre-Conference Beyond the Four Walls

Wednesday 7 June 2017
Portland, OR, United States

Theatre Communications Group and the Laboratory for Global Performance and Politics (the Lab) present a Global Pre-Conference livestreamed on the global, commons-based, peer-produced HowlRound TV at howlround.tv on Wednesday 7 June 2017 from Portland, Oregon. Share your thoughts and media with #tcg17 and #howlround, and follow @TCG and @HowlRound in Twitter for updates.

Soy Yo: When Geography, Identity, and Artistry Collide
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Soy Yo: When Geography, Identity, and Artistry Collide

Saturday 29 April 2017
Ashland, OR, United States

The Oregon Shakespeare Festival in Ashland, Oregon presented the panel Soy Yo: When Geography, Identity, and Artistry Collide livestreamed on the global, commons-based peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Saturday 29 April at 6:30 p.m. EDT (New York) / 5:30 p.m. CDT (Chicago) / 3:30 p.m. PDT (Los Angeles).

 

Festival Noon Conversation with Tiffany Ana López: “The Past is Always Present: Luis Alfaro as a Citizen Artist”
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Festival Noon Conversation with Tiffany Ana López: “The Past is Always Present: Luis Alfaro as a Citizen Artist”

Saturday 4 March 2017
Portland, OR, United States

The Oregon Shakespeare Festival presented “The Past is Always Present: Luis Alfaro as a Citizen Artist”, a Festival Noon Conversation with Tiffany Ana López livestreamed on the global, commons-based HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv Saturday 4 March at 12 p.m. PST (Portland) / 2 p.m. CST (Chicago) / 3 p.m. EST (New York).

Letters from Canadians to Americans
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Letters from Canadians to Americans

Yvette Nolan

14 February 2017

In the first installment of this new series, a collaboration with Canada’s SpiderWebShow, Yvette Nolan ponders the porous boundary between the United States and Canada, and the importance of theatrical communication in difficult political times.

Notes on A Year of Diversity Programming
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Notes on A Year of Diversity Programming

7 February 2017

Artistic Director Josh Hecht reports on the first year of Profile Theatre’s Diversity and Inclusion Initiative, and shares insight from the process. 

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.

The 28th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Celebration
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The 28th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Celebration

Monday 16 January 2017
Ashland, OR, United States

Celebrate with our community! Ashland, Oregon’s 28th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Celebration features music, spoken word, and dance livestreamed on the global, commons-based HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv Monday 16 January at 12 p.m. PST–1:30 p.m. PST (Los Angeles) / 2 p.m. CST–3:30 p.m. CST (Chicago) / 3 p.m. EST–4:30 p.m. EST (New York).

Edward Albee’s Kindest Character
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Edward Albee’s Kindest Character

11 November 2016

Playwright Jacob Juntunen remembers Edward Albee’s generosity toward other playwrights.

A Think and Drink Conversation with Héctor Tobar and Luis Alfaro
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A Think and Drink Conversation with Héctor Tobar and Luis Alfaro

Sunday 9 October 2016
Ashland, OR, United States

The Oregon Shakespeare Festival presented an Oregon Humanities Think and Drink conversation between Pulitzer Prize–winning author and journalist Héctor Tobar and OSF playwright-in-residence Luis Alfaro livestreamed on the global, commons-based peer-produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Sunday 9 October at 10:30 a.m. PDT (Portland) / 1:30 p.m. EDT (New York). In Twitter, follow @HowlRoundTV and use #howlround.

The Consortium of Asian American Theaters & Artists National Conference & Festival
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The Consortium of Asian American Theaters & Artists National Conference & Festival

Saturday 1 October to Wednesday 5 October 2016
Ashland, OR, United States

The Consortium of Asian American Theaters & Artists National Conference & Festival, hosted by The Oregon Shakespeare Festivallivestreamed on the global, commons-based peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv from Saturday 1 October to Wednesday 5 October 2016

Roe and the American Revolutions Cycle at OSF
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Roe and the American Revolutions Cycle at OSF

Dramatic, Present, and Human

10 September 2016

In this cultural moment of divisiveness, how is one of the true stories of abortion theatricalized? Holly Derr considers Oregon Shakespeare Festival’s co-production of Roe by Lisa Loomer.