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The Aesthetic Fingerprint with Quinn Bauriedel of Pig Iron Theatre Company
Podcast

The Aesthetic Fingerprint with Quinn Bauriedel of Pig Iron Theatre Company

From the Ground Up Episode #12

1 July 2019

In episode twelve of the From the Ground Up Podcast, Jeffrey Mosser talks to Pig Iron Theatre Company co-founder and co-artistic director Quinn Bauriedel about the history and future of the company, which is celebrating its twenty-fifth year.

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Hearing Each Other Over the Gun Fire
Essay

Hearing Each Other Over the Gun Fire

24 June 2019

Several months after Pittsburgh’s Quantam Theatre programmed The Gun Show, there was a mass shooting at a synagogue in the city. TJ Parker discusses how the company responded to the crisis, both through the play and through community engagement.

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A Look into Theatre’s FutVRe
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A Look into Theatre’s FutVRe

18 April 2019

Carley B. Johnson examines two recent projects that link theatre with virtual reality and augmented reality.

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The National Performance Network 2018 Annual Conference
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The National Performance Network 2018 Annual Conference

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Friday 14 December to Sunday 16 December 2018
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

The National Performance Network presented their Annual Conference 2018 livestreamed on the global, commons-based peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv from Friday-Sunday 14-16 December.

A Lover’s Guide to American Playwrights
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A Lover’s Guide to American Playwrights

Quiara Alegría Hudes

30 October 2018

In this installation of A Lover's Guide to American Playwrights, Todd London celebrates Quiara Alegría Hudes.

A Non-Binary Awakening in Philadelphia
Essay

A Non-Binary Awakening in Philadelphia

12 September 2018

Pax Ressler looks at both the successes and challenges for non-binary theatre artists in Philadelphia.

Economic Precarity and Resiliency in Theatre
Essay

Economic Precarity and Resiliency in Theatre

an American Psalm

29 August 2018

Playwright Caridad Svich reflects on the economic reality of working in theatre.

The City of Brotherly Love Presents
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The City of Brotherly Love Presents

The Empathy Project

12 July 2018

Amelia Parenteau explores the value of bringing theatre and the humanities into the medical field through the collaboration between Philadelphia’s Lantern Theater Company and the Sidney Kimmel Medical College.

Representation Matters
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Representation Matters

The Monologue Project

8 April 2018

Gab Cody reflects on the birth of The Monologue Project, an initiative that started in Pittsburgh, USA and Dallas, USA to increase the canon of audition-length monologues for women of African Descent.

Theatre History Podcast #55
Podcast

Theatre History Podcast #55

Examining the Controversial History of the “Mummers Wench” with Dr. Christian DuComb

24 January 2018

Dr. Christian DuComb of Colgate University joins us to talk about Philadelphia's Mummers Parade and how the figure of the "Mummers wench" has its roots in the history of blackface minstrel shows.

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.

Invitation to Interpret
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Invitation to Interpret

An Audience Makes Meaning Together

29 May 2017

What can we learn about audience engagement and how and why audiences make meaning out of experimental theatre from a twenty-four-year performance experiment?

Fish Soup, Mourning, and Hope at the End of the World
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Fish Soup, Mourning, and Hope at the End of the World

18 April 2017

Dramaturg Walter Bilderback writes about the production of and audience engagement around Andrew Bovell's When the Rain Stops Falling at the Wilma Theater.

Universal Design in Emergency Planning presentation 
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Universal Design in Emergency Planning presentation

 

Thursday 23 March 2017
Pittsburgh, PA, United States

The Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council presented Universal Design in Emergency Planning, a presentation on the importance of creating emergency plans that both satisfy your legal obligations and truly serve people with disabilities and other functional needs, livestreamed on the global, commons-based peer-produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Thursday 23 March at 10 a.m. EST (Pittsburgh), 9 a.m. CST (Chicago), 7 a.m. PST (Los Angeles).

 

Absurd is “the new Normal” in 2017
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Absurd is “the new Normal” in 2017

Interview with Tina Brock, artistic director of IRC, Philadelphia’s only surreal theatre

3 February 2017

Henrik Eger interviews Tina Brock about how her company is responding to the current political climate in the US, and what she feels that absurdist theatre has to offer.

Getting on the Radar in Unexpected Places
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Getting on the Radar in Unexpected Places

3 January 2017

Rick Shiomi discusses the Philadelphia Asian Theater Project, sharing his process working with local theatre companies and organizations to promote Asian American theatre artists.

“We're Not Learning History...We're Living it
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“We're Not Learning History...We're Living it

” Underground Railroad Game and the Resurgence of the History Play

17 November 2016

Rosa Schneider reflects on history plays, history, and pedagogy in Undergound Railroad Game created by Jennifer Kidwell and Scott Sheppard with Lightning Rod Special playing at Ars Nova in New York City.

Courtroom Drama
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Courtroom Drama

the Politics and Poetics of One Community Immersion Experience

13 October 2016

Karen Hartman describes the process of immersing herself in a community in order to tell their story on stage, in this installment of the Triply Play series.

Using Theatre to Teach STEM Classes to Youth
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Using Theatre to Teach STEM Classes to Youth

2 September 2016

Dramaturg and Physicist Lina Pulgarin-Duque shares her experience working with Attack Theatre, and their approach to teaching science and math to young students in Pittsburgh, PA.

The Kennedy Center’s 2016 Leadership Exchange in Arts and Disability (LEAD) Conference
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The Kennedy Center’s 2016 Leadership Exchange in Arts and Disability (LEAD) Conference

Wednesday 3 August and Saturday 6 August 2016
Washington, D.C., United States

The Office of VSA and Accessibility at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts presented the 2016 Leadership Exchange in Arts and Disability (LEAD) Conference livestreamed select sessions on the global, commons-based peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Wednesday 3 August and Saturday 6 August from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. In its 16th year, LEAD is an international network of arts professionals focused on making the cultural arts accessible to people with disabilities of all ages. Follow @AccessLEAD@HowlRoundTV, and share your thoughts using #KCLEAD and #howlround.

Philly Leaps into Today
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Philly Leaps into Today

24 May 2016

Chicagoan Aaron Hunt visits Philadelphia and reflects on some of its theatrical offerings, including He Who Gets Slapped, Peter and the Starcatcher, The Nether, An Octoroon, and Sex With Strangers.

Myths and MFAs
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Myths and MFAs

Matt Pelfrey, Point Park University

14 May 2016

Izzi D’Esposito talks with Matt Pelfrey, head of the low-residency MFA program at Point Park University.

Symposium By Any Means (BAM) on Black Contemporary Arts at Carnegie Lecture Hall
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Symposium By Any Means (BAM) on Black Contemporary Arts at Carnegie Lecture Hall

Saturday 23 April 2016
Pittsburgh, PA, United States

Kilolo Luckett and Jessica Lynne presented the inaugural By Any Means (BAM) symposium on black contemporary arts livestreamed from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on the global, commons-based peer-produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Saturday 23 April from 10 a.m. EDT to 3 p.m. EDT (New York) / 7 a.m. PDT to 12 p.m. PDT (Los Angeles) / 14:00 GMT to 19:00 GMT / 3 p.m. BST to 8 p.m. BST (London). In Twitter, use #howlround and follow @howlroundtv

Myths and MFAs
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Myths and MFAs

an Introduction

26 March 2016

Isabella D’Esposito kicks off a new series by discussing the common myths she’s heard repeated while she works toward an Master of Fine Arts degree in playwriting.

“Theatre Is a Great Equalizer”
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“Theatre Is a Great Equalizer”

Alzheimer’s, Humor, and Actors Who Stutter

28 February 2016

Henrik Eger looks at a musical about Alzheimer’s in Philadelphia with actors with speech impediments.