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The Search for Truth in Putin’s Russia
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The Search for Truth in Putin’s Russia

How Teatr.doc’s “Civil Theatre” Is Exposing Injustice

by verity healey
4 June 2019
Theatre During a Time of Upheaval
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Theatre During a Time of Upheaval

by Farai Mabeza
15 May 2019
From Kosovo
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From Kosovo

A Playwright Who Provokes Change

by Karen Malpede, Jeton Neziraj
4 April 2019
Howlround Theatre Commons
From the World Theatre Map
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The Search for Truth in Putin’s Russia
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The Search for Truth in Putin’s Russia

How Teatr.doc’s “Civil Theatre” Is Exposing Injustice

4 June 2019

verity healey looks at Teatr.doc’s latest show, Torture, and the vital need for “truth-telling” theatre.

actors performing outside
Theatre During a Time of Upheaval
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Theatre During a Time of Upheaval

15 May 2019

Farai Mabeza offers an overview of theatre in Zimbabwe, from the major theatre in the capital city, to smaller community theatres, to the country’s festivals.

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From Kosovo
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From Kosovo

A Playwright Who Provokes Change

4 April 2019

Karen Malpede sits down to talk with Kosovar playwright and provocateur Jeton Neziraj about freedom and theatre.

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From Gaza City to the Golden Gate
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From Gaza City to the Golden Gate

A Call to the International Theatre Community to Join the Struggle for Cultural Justice

12 February 2019

With the bombing of Gaza’s last-remaining arts space—the Al Mishal Cultural Centre—in August 2018, Jessica Litwak and a group of international theatremakers are calling for justice.

 

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The Rise of Climate Refugees in This Sinking Island
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The Rise of Climate Refugees in This Sinking Island

24 January 2019

Maximilian Kempf discusses climate change theatre through the lens of the Anthropoligists’ show This Sinking Island.

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How Refugees Are Using Theatre to Welcome Parisians into Their Lives
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How Refugees Are Using Theatre to Welcome Parisians into Their Lives

13 December 2018

verity healey looks at how refugees in Paris are using theatre to create connections, break down barriers, and find community.

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ArtsLink Assembly 2018: Artists and Global Citizenship
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ArtsLink Assembly 2018: Artists and Global Citizenship

A Pilot ArtsLink Assembly in New York City organized and produced by CEC ArtsLink

Friday 16 November 2018
Lenfest Center for the Arts, Columbia University

CEC ArtsLink presented a pilot ArtsLink Assembly on Artists and Global Citizenship livestreaming from New York City on the global, commons-based peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv Friday 16 November 2018 at 2 p.m. EST (New York) / 19:00 UTC +0 (London) / 20:00 UTC +1 (Berlin) / 21:00 UTC +2 (Bucharest) / 22:00 UTC +3 (Moscow). Use #ArtsLinkAssembly in social media.

The Impact of Youth Theatre in Palestine
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The Impact of Youth Theatre in Palestine

25 September 2018

Ashley Marinaccio examines the importance of youth theatre in Palestine through the work of a number of organizations, including ASHTAR Theatre, the Freedom Theatre, and Al Rowwad Cultural and Theater Training Center.

The Importance of Military Theatre in Europe
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The Importance of Military Theatre in Europe

1 July 2018

Tammie Pollard details the history of military theatre in Europe, explores its benefits, and looks at the challenges it faces today.

Writing a Play Begins with Listening
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Writing a Play Begins with Listening

13 June 2018

Playwright Renée Darline Roden talks about her travels to Israel and Palestine to gain inspiration for a new play and encountering what Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie calls “the danger of a single story.”

In Search of Lost Hope
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In Search of Lost Hope

Theatre Against All Odds in Afghanistan

15 May 2018

Theatre activist Hjalmar Jorge Joffre-Eichhorn reflects on the founding of the Afghanistan Human Rights and Democracy Organization, a political theatre group that has been working together for over ten years to create social change.

Taking Action
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Taking Action

An Artist Becomes an Advocate

13 May 2018

Jessica Litwak, artistic director of the H.E.A.T Collective, explores the growing field of artist rights and safety, and talks about her dedication to “art of service,” the work that serves communities by facilitating creative personal and social change.

The Business of War Dancing
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The Business of War Dancing

Exit12 Dance Company’s Aggressed and This is War

11 March 2017

Artistic Director Roman Baca discusses Aggressed and This is War, two dance theatre pieces by Exit12 Dance Company inspired by indigenous war dances.

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.

Communicating the Human Experience of War—Through Art
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Communicating the Human Experience of War—Through Art

8 March 2017

Dr. Arthur S. DeGroat writes about the power art has to accurately communicate the experience of war, and the importance of that in our current era.

Crossing Over
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Crossing Over

Arts, Military, and Passing to the Other Side

5 March 2017

Renowned choreographer and creator of the Critical Response Method, Liz Lerman, addresses the experience of war in her life and work.

Staging a Conflict
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Staging a Conflict

Israel, Palestine, and the American Theatre

5 February 2017

Jamil Khoury writes about curating a series of six staged readings about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and that power of theatre to speak to controversial issues.

Philoctetes in Jerusalem
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Philoctetes in Jerusalem

The Cost of Growing Up a Soldier

31 January 2017

Abraham Benson-Goldberg discusses Khan Theatre’s production of Philoctetes, examining the intersections of young soldiers, heroism, war, and politics.

Theatre and Meaning at Kakuma Refugee Camp
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Theatre and Meaning at Kakuma Refugee Camp

30 November 2016

Director and educator Jessica Bauman writes about her experience teaching theatre in a refugee camp in Kenya.

Performance of Burning Doors by Belarus Free Theatre with Pussy Riot's Maria Alyokhina
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Performance of Burning Doors by Belarus Free Theatre with Pussy Riot's Maria Alyokhina

Wednesday 12 October 2016
Machester, UK

Belarus Free Theatre presented Burning Doors with Pussy Riot's Maria Alyokhina livestreamed from Contact in Manchester, UK on the global, commons-based peer-produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv Wednesday 12 October at 12 p.m. PDT (Los Angeles) / 2 p.m. CDT (Chicago) / 3 p.m. EDT (New York) / 19:00 UTC/GMT / 8 p.m. BST (London) / 21:00 CEST (Berlin) / 22:00 MSK/EEST (Minsk, Moscow, Beirut). On Twitter, follow @HowlRoundTV@BFreeTheatre, and use #BurningDoors to share your thoughts. Watch the livestream here on HowlRound.TV or on the Belarus Free Theatre's livestream webpage.

Conflicts, Ethics, and Aesthetics at IETM Satellite
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Conflicts, Ethics, and Aesthetics at IETM Satellite

Friday 7 October 2016
Beirut, Lebanon

IETM—international network for contemporary performing arts—presented a conversation Conflicts, Ethics, and Aesthetics​ from Beirut, Lebanon on the global, commons-based peer-produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv Friday 7 October at 14:15-15:45 EEST (Beirut, UTC+3) / 13:15-14:45 CEST (Brussels, UTC+2) / 12:15 p.m.-1:45 p.m. BST (London, UTC+1) / 11:15-12:45 UTC (GMT) / 7:15 a.m.-8:45 a.m. EDT (New York). Share your thoughts and join the conversation on Twitter by using the hashtags#ArtsFreedom and #IETMBeirut.

What is the Role of the Artist/Arts Presenter in a Community in Crisis?
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What is the Role of the Artist/Arts Presenter in a Community in Crisis?

26 March 2016

Paul S. Flores traces the path to creating and touring his play PLACAS through community engagment with acknowedgment and palabra, and offers suggestions to supporting peace within extremely marginalized communities in conflict when making theater.

From Gaza, with Love
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From Gaza, with Love

25 February 2016

Patricia Davis on Mosaic Theatre's US premiere in Washington, D.C. of I Shall Not Hate, based on the life of Palestinian doctor Izzeldin Abuelaish.

Studio Theatre Stages a Heroic Chimerica
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Studio Theatre Stages a Heroic Chimerica

15 October 2015

Patricia Davis interviews Ron Menzel, an actor in Studio Theatre's production of Lucy Kirkwood’s Chimerica in Washington, DC.

Latinos and the Rebirth of Post-Katrina New Orleans
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Latinos and the Rebirth of Post-Katrina New Orleans

29 August 2015

José Torres-Tama writes about his experience in New Orleans during and after Hurricane Katrina, ten years ago.