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When Form Meets Content
Podcast

When Form Meets Content

Daughters of Lorraine Podcast Episode #11

by Jordan Ealey, Leticia Ridley
18 November 2020
Contemporary Authorship and Traditional Practice
Video

Contemporary Authorship and Traditional Practice

The Stories Women Carry: Creative Practice of African Women from the Continent

Monday 16 November 2020
Kenya
We Need to Invest in Writers
Essay

We Need to Invest in Writers

Learnings from Administering the National Playwright Residency Program

by Ramona Rose King
29 October 2020
Trans [Plays] of Remembrance Short Play Festival (Live-captioned)
Video

Trans [Plays] of Remembrance Short Play Festival (Live-captioned)

Three nights of short plays written by up-and-coming trans* playwrights followed by roundtable discussions

Monday 16 November to Wednesday 18 November
United States

Presenting Trans [Plays] of Remembrance livestreamed on the global, commons-based, peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv from Monday 16 November to Wednesday 18 November 2020 at 4 p.m. PST (San Francisco, UTC -8) / 6 p.m. CST (Chicago, UTC -6) / 7 p.m. EST (New York, UTC -5).

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When Form Meets Content
Podcast

When Form Meets Content

Daughters of Lorraine Podcast Episode #11

18 November 2020

In this episode, Daughters of Lorraine Podcast hosts Jordan Ealey and Leticia Ridley discuss how Black playwrights, such as Adrienne Kennedy, Tarrell Alvin McCraney, Suzan-Lori Parks, and Ntozake Shange, have experimented with form.

Contemporary Authorship and Traditional Practice
Video

Contemporary Authorship and Traditional Practice

The Stories Women Carry: Creative Practice of African Women from the Continent

Monday 16 November 2020
Kenya

Tebere Arts Foundation presented the conversation Contemporary Authorship and Traditional Practice with The Stories Women Carry: Creative Practice of African Women from the Continent livestreaming on the global, commons-based, peer-produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Monday 16 November 2020 at 9 a.m. PST (San Francisco, UTC -8) / 12 p.m. EST (New York, UTC -5) / 8 p.m. EAT (Nairobi, UTC +3).

NO SUMMARY with Golden Thread Fairytale Players
Video

NO SUMMARY with Golden Thread Fairytale Players

Online conversations with artists that don’t fit in a box

Friday 6 November 2020
United States

Golden Thread Productions presented NO SUMMARY with Golden Thread Fairytale Players livestreamed on the global, commons-based, peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Friday 6 November 2020 at 11 a.m. PDT (San Francisco, UTC -5) / 1 p.m. CDT (Chicago, UTC -5) / 2 p.m. EDT (New York, UTC -4).

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We Need to Invest in Writers
Essay

We Need to Invest in Writers

Learnings from Administering the National Playwright Residency Program

29 October 2020

Ramona Rose King shares learnings from five years of working on the National Playwright Residency Program (NPRP) and argues that if we want to reinvigorate our art form and come back from this lull with vibrant, groundbreaking work, we need to invest in the artists who are making it.

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Unearthing Your Languages
Essay

Unearthing Your Languages

27 October 2020

Amanda L. Andrei discusses learning Romanian—her father’s native tongue—for her play Lena Passes By and shares methodology for dealing with translations, identifies unique issues of heritage language learners who are also writers, and reflects on the pain of being separated from language.

two actors onstage
Towards a Fat Theatre
Essay

Towards a Fat Theatre

Reimagining Bodies Onstage

26 October 2020

Jeff Bouthiette notes that the pandemic has provided an opportunity to reevaluate and rethink everything about the way theatre is created in America, argues that this work has to include fat people, and offers suggestions for a way forward.

headshots of playwrights
NO SUMMARY with playwrights Hassan Abdulrazzak, Tariq Hamami, Hannah Khalil, and Mona Mansour
Video

NO SUMMARY with playwrights Hassan Abdulrazzak, Tariq Hamami, Hannah Khalil, and Mona Mansour

Online conversations with artists that don’t fit in a box

Friday 23 October 2020
United States

Golden Thread Productions presented NO SUMMARY: a conversation with playwrights Hassan Abdulrazzak, Tariq Hamami, Hannah Khalil, and Mona Mansour livestreamed on the global, commons-based, peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Friday 23 October 2020 at 11 a.m. PDT (San Francisco, UTC -5) / 1 p.m. CDT (Chicago, UTC -5) / 2 p.m. EDT (New York, UTC -4).

portrait of saviana Stănescu
SEGAL TALKS with Saviana Stănescu (NYC)
Video

SEGAL TALKS with Saviana Stănescu (NYC)

Join us for a conversation about curating, producing and presenting theatre and performance in the Time of Corona

Friday 9 October 2020
United States

The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center presented Segal Talks with Saviana Stănescu (NYC) livestreamed on the global, commons-based, peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Friday 9 October 2020 at 9 a.m. PDT (San Francisco, UTC -7) / 11 a.m. CDT (Chicago, UTC -5) / 12 p.m. EDT (New York, UTC -4) / 17:00 BST (London, UTC +1) / 18:00 CEST (Berlin, UTC +2).

portrait of playwright Naghmeh Samini
NO SUMMARY with playwright Naghmeh Samini
Video

NO SUMMARY with playwright Naghmeh Samini

Online conversations with artists that don’t fit in a Box

Wednesday 7 October 2020
United States

Golden Thread Productions presented NO SUMMARY: a conversation with playwright Naghmeh Samini livestreamed on the global, commons-based, peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Wednesday 7 October 2020 at 11 a.m. PDT (San Francisco, UTC -5) / 1 p.m. CDT (Chicago, UTC -5) / 2 p.m. EDT (New York, UTC -4).

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Banned Together 2020: Banned BIPOC Writers
Video

Banned Together 2020: Banned BIPOC Writers

Highlighting writers who have been censored and cut from the theatrical canon due to America's racial prejudices
 

Thursday 1 October and Friday 2 October 2020
United States

The Dramatists Guild Legal Defense Fund (DLDF) and The Dramatists Guild Political Engagement Initiative presented Banned Together 2020 livestreamed on the global, commons-based, peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Thursday 1 October and Friday 2 October 2020 at 12 p.m. PDT (San Francisco, UTC -7) / 2 p.m. CDT (Chicago, UTC -5) / 3 p.m. EDT (New York, UTC -4).

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Conversations on Playwriting and Social Unrest in Chile
Video

Conversations on Playwriting and Social Unrest in Chile

Discussing indigenous rights and social movements in Chile

Friday 2 October 2020
United States

The Theatre Arts and Latin American and Latinx Studies Programs at the University of Pennsylvania and Interdram, the Theatrical Platform for New Playwriting, presented the second of two Conversations on Playwriting and Social Unrest in Chile livestreamed on the global, commons-based, peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Friday 2 October 2020 at 9 a.m. PDT (San Francisco, UTC -7) / 12 p.m. EDT (New York, UTC-4) / 1 p.m. CLST (Santiago, UTC -3).

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Canceled: Suzan-Lori Parks' Watch Me Work on Monday 28 September 2020
Video

Canceled: Suzan-Lori Parks' Watch Me Work on Monday 28 September 2020

A digital playwriting masterclass

Monday 28 September 2020
New York City

The Public Theater presents Watch Me Work livestreaming on the global, commons-based, peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Monday 28 September 2020 at 11 a.m. HST (Honolulu, UTC -10) / 1 p.m. AKDT (Juneau, UTC -8) / 2 p.m. PDT (San Francisco, UTC -7) / 4 p.m. CDT (Chicago, UTC -5) / 5 p.m. EDT (New York, UTC -4) / 22:00 BST (London, UTC +1) / 23:00 CEST (Berlin, UTC +2).

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Conversations on Playwriting and Social Unrest in Chile
Video

Conversations on Playwriting and Social Unrest in Chile

A discussion of Chile’s exciting feminist vanguard and the performance of gender in Chilean theatre

Friday 25 September 2020
United States

The Theatre Arts and Latin American and Latinx Studies Programs at the University of Pennsylvania and Interdram, the Theatrical Platform for New Playwriting, presented the first of two Conversations on Playwriting and Social Unrest in Chile livestreamed on the global, commons-based, peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Friday 25 September 2020 at 9 a.m. PDT (San Francisco, UTC -7) / 12 p.m. EDT (New York, UTC-4) / 1 p.m. CLST (Santiago, UTC -3).

two actors onstage
Staging Bilingual Classical Theatre
Essay

Staging Bilingual Classical Theatre

15 September 2020

Carla Della Gatta offers strategies and considerations for theatremakers who are looking to create bilingual or semi-bilingual renditions of the canonized classics.

two actors onstage
What Playwrights Can Learn from Intimacy Directors
Essay

What Playwrights Can Learn from Intimacy Directors

A Conversation with Gaby Labotka

1 September 2020

Playwright Hallie Palladino chats with intimacy director Gaby Labotka about how intimacy directors approach scripts, the importance of a well-chosen adverb, and the necessity of innovation, now more than ever, to keep performers healthy and safe.

A Fireside Chat with playwright Betty Shamieh
Video

A Fireside Chat with playwright Betty Shamieh

Presented by San Francisco Playhouse

Thursday 27 August 2020
San Francisco, California

San Francisco Playhouse presented a Fireside Chat with playwright Betty Shamieh (The Black Eyed, Roar) livestreamed on the global, commons-based, peer-produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Thursday 27 August 2020 at 7 p.m. PDT (San Francisco, UTC-7) / 9 p.m. CDT (Chicago, UTC-5) / 10 p.m. EDT (New York, UTC-4).

headshots of octavio solis and kate hamill
Rad Adaptation (Radaptation?) with Octavio Solis and Kate Hamill
Video

Rad Adaptation (Radaptation?) with Octavio Solis and Kate Hamill

with playwright Lauren Gunderson

Thursday 27 August 2020
United States

Playwright Lauren Gunderson presented Rad Adaptation (Radaptation?) with Octavio Solis and Kate Hamill livestreamed on the global, commons-based, peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Thursday 27 August 2020 at 12 p.m. PDT (San Francisco, UTC -7) / 2:00 p.m. CDT (Chicago, UTC -5) / 3:00 p.m. EDT (New York, UTC -4).

MUSICAL METAMORPHOSIS (Live-captioned)
Video

MUSICAL METAMORPHOSIS (Live-captioned)

A Songwriter’s Journey into Musicals

Tuesday 25 August 2020
Minneapolis MN United States

Playwrights' Center presented MUSICAL METAMORPHOSIS livestreamed on the global, commons-based peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Tuesday 25 August 2020 at 5 p.m. PDT (San Francisco, UTC -7) / 6 p.m. MDT (Denver, UTC -6) / 7 p.m. CDT (Minneapolis, UTC -5) / 8 p.m. EDT (New York, UTC -4).

Anna Ziegler and Geetha Reddy.
Writing Science for Stage with Anna Ziegler, Charly Evon Simpson, and Geetha Reddy
Video

Writing Science for Stage with Anna Ziegler, Charly Evon Simpson, and Geetha Reddy

with playwright Lauren Gunderson

Wednesday 19 August 2020
United States

Playwright Lauren Gunderson presented Writing Science for Stage with Anna Ziegler, Charly Evon Simpson, and Geetha Reddy livestreamed on the global, commons-based, peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Wednesday 19 August 2020 at 11 a.m. PDT (San Francisco, UTC-7) / 1 p.m. CDT (Chicago, UTC-5) / 2 p.m. EDT (New York, UTC-4) / 19:00 BST (London, UTC+1) / 20:00 CEST (Berlin, UTC+2).

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Suzan-Lori Parks' Watch Me Work on Thursday 13 August 2020
Video

Suzan-Lori Parks' Watch Me Work on Thursday 13 August 2020

A digital playwriting masterclass

Thursday 13 August 2020
New York City

The Public Theater presented Watch Me Work livestreamed on the global, commons-based, peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Thursday 14 August 2020 at 11 a.m. HST (Honolulu, UTC -10) / 1 p.m. AKDT (Juneau, UTC -8) / 2 p.m. PDT (San Francisco, UTC -7) / 4 p.m. CDT (Chicago, UTC -5) / 5 p.m. EDT (New York, UTC -4) / 22:00 BST (London, UTC +1) / 23:00 CEST (Berlin, UTC +2).

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Suzan-Lori Parks' Watch Me Work on Wednesday 12 August 2020
Video

Suzan-Lori Parks' Watch Me Work on Wednesday 12 August 2020

A digital playwriting masterclass

Wednesday 12 August 2020
New York City

The Public Theater presented Watch Me Work livestreamed on the global, commons-based, peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Wednesday 12 August 2020 at 11 a.m. HST (Honolulu, UTC -10) / 1 p.m. AKDT (Juneau, UTC -8) / 2 p.m. PDT (San Francisco, UTC -7) / 4 p.m. CDT (Chicago, UTC -5) / 5 p.m. EDT (New York, UTC -4) / 22:00 BST (London, UTC +1) / 23:00 CEST (Berlin, UTC +2).

Text writing across mediums, headshots of Sarah Gubbins, Jen Silverman, and Mfoniso Udofia
WRITING ACROSS MEDIUMS (Live-captioned)
Video

WRITING ACROSS MEDIUMS (Live-captioned)

A Conversation with Sarah Gubbins, Jen Silverman, & Mfoniso Udofia

Tuesday 11 August 2020
Minneapolis MN United States

Playwrights' Center presented WRITING ACROSS MEDIUMS livestreamed on the global, commons-based peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Tuesday 11 August 2020 at 5 p.m. PDT (San Francisco, UTC -7) / 6 p.m. MDT (Denver, UTC -6) / 7 p.m. CDT (Minneapolis, UTC -5) / 8 p.m. EDT (New York, UTC -4).

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Suzan-Lori Parks' Watch Me Work on Tuesday 11 August 2020
Video

Suzan-Lori Parks' Watch Me Work on Tuesday 11 August 2020

A digital playwriting masterclass

Tuesday 11 August 2020
New York City

The Public Theater presented Watch Me Work livestreamed on the global, commons-based, peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Tuesday 11 August 2020 at 11 a.m. HST (Honolulu, UTC -10) / 1 p.m. AKDT (Juneau, UTC -8) / 2 p.m. PDT (San Francisco, UTC -7) / 4 p.m. CDT (Chicago, UTC -5) / 5 p.m. EDT (New York, UTC -4) / 22:00 BST (London, UTC +1) / 23:00 CEST (Berlin, UTC +2).

headshot of suzan-lori parks
Suzan-Lori Parks' Watch Me Work on Thursday 6 August 2020
Video

Suzan-Lori Parks' Watch Me Work on Thursday 6 August 2020

A digital playwriting masterclass

Thursday 6 August 2020
New York City

The Public Theater presented Watch Me Work livestreamed on the global, commons-based, peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Thursday 6 August 2020 at 11 a.m. HST (Honolulu, UTC -10) / 1 p.m. AKDT (Juneau, UTC -8) / 2 p.m. PDT (San Francisco, UTC -7) / 4 p.m. CDT (Chicago, UTC -5) / 5 p.m. EDT (New York, UTC -4) / 22:00 BST (London, UTC +1) / 23:00 CEST (Berlin, UTC +2).