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The Prelude 2018 Festival at the Martin E. Segal Theatre Center in New York City
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The Prelude 2018 Festival at the Martin E. Segal Theatre Center in New York City

Thursday 4 October - Saturday 6 October 2018
New York City
The Orphan in Me
Essay

The Orphan in Me

Generational Trauma in Hyung Seok Jeon’s A Held Posture

by Dominick DeGaetano
6 May 2018
Using Storytelling and Dance to Transform a Community Space
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Using Storytelling and Dance to Transform a Community Space

by Caroline Prugh
1 May 2018
Howlround Theatre Commons
From the World Theatre Map
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The Prelude 2018 Festival at the Martin E. Segal Theatre Center in New York City
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The Prelude 2018 Festival at the Martin E. Segal Theatre Center in New York City

Thursday 4 October - Saturday 6 October 2018
New York City

The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center presents the Prelude 2018 Festival in New York City livestreaming on the global, commons-based peer-produced HowlRound TV network on Thursday 4 October - Saturday 6 October 2018.

The Orphan in Me
Essay

The Orphan in Me

Generational Trauma in Hyung Seok Jeon’s A Held Posture

6 May 2018

Dominick DeGaetano reflects on Hyung Seok Jeon’s A Held Posture, which last performed at Theaterlab in New York City in January 2018.

Using Storytelling and Dance to Transform a Community Space
Essay

Using Storytelling and Dance to Transform a Community Space

1 May 2018

Caroline Prugh discusses Kaimera Productions’ SPACES, a site-specific performance weaving together storytelling and dance that took place in June 2017 at the Harlem Arts Festival in New York City.

Five Grounding Techniques to Cultivate Resilient Ensembles
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Five Grounding Techniques to Cultivate Resilient Ensembles

28 March 2018

US director and health and wellness educator Molly Schenck describes five useful rehearsal techniques for ensembles to adapt when creating work around difficult topics. 

Queer Climate Performance Art in the Most Unlikely Places
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Queer Climate Performance Art in the Most Unlikely Places

20 March 2018

Peterson Toscano describes his solo show Everything is Connected, which tackles religion, LGBTQ issues, privilege, and climate change.

The Art of Listening Is Political
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The Art of Listening Is Political

27 October 2017

In the fifth installment of this series, Brendan McCall reflects on the work of Norwegian American vocalist Kristin Norderval, and how her art transforms listening into a political act.

Bodies on the Edge
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Bodies on the Edge

Ximena Garnica and Shige Moriya’s Becoming Pentalogy

20 October 2017

Multidisciplinary artist and cultural producer Ivan Talijancic interviews New York based duo Ximena Garnica and Shige Moriya about LEIMAY ensemble, their recent production Frantic Beauty, and the creation process for their five-part Becoming series.

The Sonic Harvests of Øystein Elle / Capto Musicae
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The Sonic Harvests of Øystein Elle / Capto Musicae

18 August 2017

In the third installment of this series, Brendan McCall discusses the work of Norwegian artist Øystein Elle and his company Capto Musicae. Originally a classically trained opera singer, Elle now works in a hybrid performance field combining live and recorded music, with performances that border on vocal concerts or art installations.

We’re All That
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We’re All That

Raja Feather Kelly and the Imprint of Pop

25 July 2017

The Feath3r Theory post-ballet theatre musical about the influence of pop culture on how we live.

Calling All Bad Hombres and Nasty Women for a Nation-wide Day of Performance Protest
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Calling All Bad Hombres and Nasty Women for a Nation-wide Day of Performance Protest

20 January 2017

Sara Warner interviews performance artists Holly Hughes and Lois Weaver and social media coordinator Mary Jo Watts about their initiative Not My Presidents’ Day.

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.

Zahdi Dates and Poppies
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Zahdi Dates and Poppies

Noh Drama at Boston University

30 April 2016

A conversation with Theatre Nohgaku members about noh theatre and their production of Zahdi Dates and Poppies.

Forty Years of Avant-Garde
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Forty Years of Avant-Garde

18 January 2015

Avant-garde performer and director Paul Zimet offers a brief overview of his role in Joseph Chaikin’s Open Theater and his forty-year history with Talking Band.

Going In
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Going In

Gender Discovery Through Performance

22 October 2014

I gravitated towards performance art. Many questions emerged from my practice. What am I on fire to do? What gender(s) can I explore? Where is the niche for performers like me? How do I engage my entire history? Do I pursue opportunities that call for a specific gender(s)? Who is my audience? How do I market myself effectively? Will my intentions and choices determine how I am read or is that something outside my control?

Performance Art at the UN Conference on Gender Violence
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Performance Art at the UN Conference on Gender Violence

30 January 2014

Marcina Zaccaria writes about Elizabeth Hess' Dust to Dust, a one-woman show responding to the the violence toward woman during the 1992-1995 war in Bosnia.

The Business of Magic
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The Business of Magic

Lucy Watson's Re-Present Me at Anthony Greaney

19 September 2013

Allison Vanouse reviews Lucy Watson's Re-Present Me, a performance art piece meditating on the artist's relationship with the supernatural.

Photo from Dead Art Star.
Bathaus, DEAD ART STAR and Abuse of the Document
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Bathaus, DEAD ART STAR and Abuse of the Document

5 September 2013

Allison Vanouse writes about DEAD ART STAR at Bathaus, and how social media documentation interacts and intersects with performance art and its goals.

Photo from Liquid Culture.
Six Ways of Thinking about Liquid Culture
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Six Ways of Thinking about Liquid Culture

20 August 2013

Andrew Alexander offers tools for appreciating the art and value of live performance while reflecting on gloATL's 2013 public art project, Liquid Culture.

A hallway in the MFA.
Notes on Odd Spaces
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Notes on Odd Spaces

25 June 2013

Allison Vanouse reviews "Odd Spaces" at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts. What is to be gained, she asks, in finding new ways to perform in odd spaces?

Photo from the play Edge.
Exist Stronger
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Exist Stronger

14 May 2013

Allison Vanouse profiles Near Death, a performance art presentation at Boston's Cyclorama.

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Figuring the Fringe
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Figuring the Fringe

29 August 2012

Cameron Wong writes about banished? productions' unique blend of art forms, and how the Capital Fringe allows them to bring together communities in ways unheard of, inspiring, and galvanizing. 

A woman wearing a floral headpiece.
Making Way for Queer Experiments
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Making Way for Queer Experiments

An Interview with Kolmel WithLove

24 April 2012

The News creates a space for queer performances to be put on a stage. Each ten minute time slot allows artists a place to experiment, explore new work, and start their conversation.

Creating Work and Artistic Homes: A Conversation with Taylor Mac, Kristin Marting, and Machine Dazzle at HowlRound, Emerson College in Boston—Friday 26 January 2018
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Creating Work and Artistic Homes: A Conversation with Taylor Mac, Kristin Marting, and Machine Dazzle at HowlRound, Emerson College in Boston—Friday 26 January 2018

HowlRound at Emerson College in Boston presented a conversation with performance artist Taylor Mac, HERE Arts Center Artistic Director Kristin Marting, and designer Machine Dazzle livestreaming on the global, commons-based peer-produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Friday 26 January 2018 at 4:30 p.m. EST (Boston) / 3:30 p.m. CST (Chicago) / 1:30 p.m. PST (San Francisco) / 21:30 GMT (London, UTC +0). 

Roy Cohn/Jack Smith: Remembering Ron Vawter at the Martin E. Segal Theatre Center in New York City—Monday 13 November 2017
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Roy Cohn/Jack Smith: Remembering Ron Vawter at the Martin E. Segal Theatre Center in New York City—Monday 13 November 2017

The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center in New York City presented Roy Cohn/Jack Smith: Remembering Ron Vawter livestreamed on the global, commons-based peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Monday 13 November 2017 at 8 p.m. EST (New York) / 7 p.m. CST (Chicago) / 5 p.m. PST (Los Angeles).

2017 Gilder/Coigney International Theatre Award at the Martin E. Segal Theatre Center in New York City—Monday 23 October 2017
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2017 Gilder/Coigney International Theatre Award at the Martin E. Segal Theatre Center in New York City—Monday 23 October 2017

The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center in New York City presented 2017 Gilder/Coigney International Theatre Award: Adelheid Roosen, co-presented with the League of Professional Theatre Women, livestreamed on the global, commons-based peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Monday 23 October at 10:30 a.m. EDT (New York) / 9:30 a.m. CDT (Chicago) / 7:30 a.m. PDT (Los Angeles).