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Livestreaming Suzan-Lori Parks' Watch Me Work
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Livestreaming Suzan-Lori Parks' Watch Me Work

A digital playwriting masterclass

Friday 3 April 2020
New York City
Livestreaming Suzan-Lori Parks' Watch Me Work
Video

Livestreaming Suzan-Lori Parks' Watch Me Work

A digital playwriting masterclass

Thursday 2 April 2020
New York City
Livestreaming Suzan-Lori Parks' Watch Me Work
Video

Livestreaming Suzan-Lori Parks' Watch Me Work

A digital playwriting masterclass

Wednesday 1 April 2020
New York City
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Livestreaming Suzan-Lori Parks' Watch Me Work
Video

Livestreaming Suzan-Lori Parks' Watch Me Work

A digital playwriting masterclass

Friday 3 April 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 Friday 3 April 2020 at 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).

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Livestreaming Suzan-Lori Parks' Watch Me Work
Video

Livestreaming Suzan-Lori Parks' Watch Me Work

A digital playwriting masterclass

Thursday 2 April 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 Thursday 2 April 2020 at 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).

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Livestreaming Suzan-Lori Parks' Watch Me Work
Video

Livestreaming Suzan-Lori Parks' Watch Me Work

A digital playwriting masterclass

Wednesday 1 April 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 Wednesday 1 April 2020 at 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).

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Livestreaming Suzan-Lori Parks' Watch Me Work
Video

Livestreaming Suzan-Lori Parks' Watch Me Work

A digital playwriting masterclass

Tuesday 31 March 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 Tuesday 31 March 2020 at 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).

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Suzan-Lori Parks' Watch Me Work
Video

Suzan-Lori Parks' Watch Me Work

A digital playwriting masterclass

Monday 30 March 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 Monday 30 March 2020 at 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).

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Megan Sandberg-Zakian in conversation with Melinda Lopez
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Megan Sandberg-Zakian in conversation with Melinda Lopez

at Brookline Booksmith in Boston, Massachusetts

Monday 23 March 2020
Boston, Massachusetts

Brookline Booksmiths presented Megan Sandberg-Zakian in conversation with Melinda Lopez livestreaming on the global, commons-based peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Monday 23 March 2020 at 4 p.m. PDT (San Francisco, UTC-7) / 6 p.m. CDT (Chicago, UTC-5) / 7 p.m. EDT (New York, UTC-4).

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Keynote by Todd London for the 5th Annual ORIGINKC: NEW WORKS FESTIVAL
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Keynote by Todd London for the 5th Annual ORIGINKC: NEW WORKS FESTIVAL

at Kansas City Repertory Theatre in Kansas City, Missouri

Saturday 14 March 2020
Kansas City, Missouri

Kansas City Repertory Theatre in Kansas City, Missouri presented a keynote by Todd London from the 5th Annual ORIGINKC: NEW WORKS FESTIVAL livestreamed on the global, commons-based peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Saturday 14 March at 8 a.m. PDT (San Francisco, UTC-7) / 10 a.m. CDT (Kansas City, UTC-5) / 11 a.m. EDT (New York, UTC-4).

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A Playwright’s Guide to Self-Producing: Part II
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A Playwright’s Guide to Self-Producing: Part II

3 March 2020

In the second half of this two-part deep dive, playwright John J King continues his exploration into self-producing, looking at the production phase and marketing.

an actor onstage
A Playwright’s Guide to Self-Producing: Part I
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A Playwright’s Guide to Self-Producing: Part I

2 March 2020

In the first half of this two-part deep dive, playwright John J King looks at the world of self-producing, touching on building a mission statement, budget concerns, and the script development process.

two actors onstage
Writing Comedy and Wielding Power
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Writing Comedy and Wielding Power

27 January 2020

Madeleine George and Mike Lew talk about writing comedy for theatre, vulnerability as playwrights, working with different aesthetics, and more.

Aleshea Harris onstage
"in this fine suit"
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"in this fine suit"

On Being a Black Playwright in the American Theatre

19 January 2020

Playwright Aleshea Harris reflects on the tensions of being a Black theatremaker and "negotiating bodily presence" in a speech at the 2020 Under the Radar Festival Professional Symposium.

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Playwrights Nurturing Cultural Community
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Playwrights Nurturing Cultural Community

Pearl Cleage and Vera Starbard in Conversation, Part II

15 January 2020

In part two of their conversation, Vera Starbard and Pearl Cleage—playwrights-in-residence at Juneau, Alaska’s Perseverance Theatre and Atlanta, Georgia’s Alliance Theatre, respectively—talk about different cultural practices, the white gaze, moving away from anger, and more.

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Vocalizing Difficult Issues as Playwrights in Residence
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Vocalizing Difficult Issues as Playwrights in Residence

Pearl Cleage and Vera Starbard in Conversation, Part I

14 January 2020

In part one of their conversation, playwrights Vera Starbard and Pearl Cleage talk about their respective residencies—at Juneau, Alaska’s Perseverance Theatre and Atlanta, Georgia’s Alliance Theatre, respectively—race and representation at their institutions, not writing for a white audience, and more.

two performers in red costumes with a backdrop of the moon.
"French and Yet Never French Enough"
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"French and Yet Never French Enough"

Caribbean Playwrights Challenge the Monolith of French Identity

13 January 2020

Amelia Parenteau discusses the Actions Caribéennes Théâtrales festival, which brought together francophones, francophiles, and theatre folks from around the world to witness staged readings of six French Caribbean plays in English translation.

two actors onstage
New Work Secret in the Rockies
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New Work Secret in the Rockies

The Colorado New Play Festival and the National Play Lab Conference

12 January 2020

Kristin Leahey, PhD explores the impact of the Colorado New Play Festival and its accompanying conference.

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Translating the Bard
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Translating the Bard

What Does a Modern Shakespeare Look Like?

6 January 2020

Loren Noveck discusses the Oregon Shakespeare Festival’s Play On! project, which commissioned thirty-six playwrights to translate the entire corpus of Shakespeare into contemporary modern English.

three actors onstage, one jumping in the air.
On Bicultural Comedy
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On Bicultural Comedy

An Interview with Herbert Sigüenza

5 January 2020

Matthew McMahan talks to playwright Herbert Siguenza about branching out as a solo writer after years as a member of Culture Clash, writing bilingual comedy, and more.

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The Italian Playwrights Project
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The Italian Playwrights Project

at the Martin E. Segal Theatre Center in New York City

Wednesday 18 December 2019
New York City

The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center presented the Italian Playwrights Project livestreamed on the commons-based peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Wednesday 18 December 2019 at 3:30 p.m. PST (San Francisco, UTC-5) / 5:30 p.m. CST (Chicago, UTC-6) / 6:30 p.m. EST (New York, UTC-5).

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The Latinx Theater State of Emergency
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The Latinx Theater State of Emergency

An evening of conversation and excerpts featuring the Latinx Playwrights Circle Intensive Mentorship Finalists

Tuesday 10 December 2019
New York City

Latinx Playwrights Circle and The Sol Project presented the Latinx Theater State of Emergency conversation livestreamed on the global, commons-based peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Tuesday 10 December 2019 at 5 p.m. PST (San Francisco, UTC-8) / 7 p.m. CST (Chicago, UTC-6) / 8 p.m. EST (New York, UTC-5).

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Connection, Influence, and Impact as a Playwright-In-Residence
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Connection, Influence, and Impact as a Playwright-In-Residence

11 December 2019

Carlos Murillo and Kira Obolensky talk about their National Playwright Residency Program residencies, creating work for a specific theatre’s audience, playwrights not being part of the sea change of artistic director turnover, and more.

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An Evening with Romina Paula (Argentina)
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An Evening with Romina Paula (Argentina)

at the Martin E. Segal Theatre Center in New York City

Monday 9 December 2019
New York City

The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center presented An Evening with Romina Paula (Argentina) livestreamed on the global, commons-based peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Monday 9 December 2019 at 3:30 p.m. PST (San Francisco, UTC-5) / 5:30 p.m. CST (Chicago, UTC-7) / 6:30 p.m. EST (New York, UTC-8).

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The Caribbean Theatre Project
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The Caribbean Theatre Project

at the Martin E. Segal Theatre Center in New York City

Monday 2 December - Tuesday 3 December 2019
New York City

The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center presents the Caribbean Theatre Project livestreaming on the commons-based peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv Monday 2 December and Tuesday 3 December 2019.

three actors onstage
"Dream Bigger"
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"Dream Bigger"

Developing Artistic Ambition as Playwrights in Residence

27 November 2019

Rehana Lew Mirza and Melinda Lopez talk being playwrights as well as actors and teachers, critiquing their own work, their individual work processes, and more.

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Keeping the Faith
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Keeping the Faith

A Conversation with Will Arbery

24 November 2019

Caridad Svich shares a correspondence she had with playwright and theatremaker Will Arbery, touching on topics of writing about bleakness and despair, a play’s relationship to breath, faith and faithlessness, and more.

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New Plays from Taiwan: What’s Next After Marriage Equality?
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New Plays from Taiwan: What’s Next After Marriage Equality?

at the Martin E. Segal Theatre Center in New York City

Thursday 14 November 2019
New York City

The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center presented the artist talk New Plays from Taiwan: What’s Next After Marriage Equality? livestreamed on the commons-based peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv Thursday 14 November 2019 at 6:30 p.m. EST (New York, UTC -5) / 3:30 p.m. PST (Los Angeles, UTC -8) / 23:30 GMT (London, UTC +0).