Finding a Path to Anti-Racist, Actively Inclusive Theatre Education
12 February 2020
David Valdes talks about Boston Conservatory at Berklee’s work to shift their theatre department into a more truly equitable program, why using the right language matters in the process, and tips for individuals and institutions looking to be actively inclusive.
National New Play Network's Continuing Commitment to Radical Change
26 January 2020
Nan Barnett, National New Play Network’s executive director, talks about the organization’s twenty-year evolution; the realization that, as a governing body, they were “really, really white”; and their commitment to turning the organization into a replicable model of a diverse and inclusive ecosystem.
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.
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.
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.
Committing To A Season of Historically Excluded Voices
A Moment of Reflection at University of Minnesota
14 November 2019
Lisa Channer, professor at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities, talks about her school’s work in crafting a pledge to join the JUBILEE—a yearlong, nationwide theatre festival featuring work by traditionally excluded artists.
A Statistical Guide to US World Premieres in the 2019–20 Season
21 October 2019
Marshall Botvinick shares the results of the research he undertook about new plays premiering across the United States in the 2019–20 season: who is being produced, what characters are appearing on stage, and what forms and themes are common.
Our Deepest Concerns: A Conversation on Anti-Racism in America
presented by Cambridge Friends School in Cambridge, Massachusetts
Wednesday 16 October 2019
Cambridge Friends School presented the panel Our Deepest Concerns: A Conversation on Anti-Racism in America livestreaming on the global, commons-based peer-produced HowlRound TV network on Wednesday 16 October 2019 at 3:30 p.m. PDT (San Francisco, UTC-7) / 5:30 p.m. CDT (Chicago, UTC-5) / 6:30 p.m. EDT (New York, UTC-4).
How To Make Your Leadership Transition a Joyful, Fun Revolution
6 October 2019
Katy Rubin, founder and former exeuctive director of Theatre of the Oppressed NYC, talks with new executive director Meggan Gomez about how long leaders should hold their roles in an organization, mission drift, founder’s syndrome, and more.
Caring for Ourselves So We Can Care for Each Other
Michael J. Bobbitt and Raymond O. Caldwell in Conversation, Part II
16 September 2019
Part II of the conversation between Michael J. Bobbitt, the recently appointed artistic director of Boston’s New Repertory Theatre, and Raymond Caldwell, the new leader of Washington’s Theater Alliance, who talk about post-show conversations and self-care.
"I’m Not Interested in More Allies. I Need Advocates."
Michael J. Bobbitt and Raymond O. Caldwell in Conversation, Part I
15 September 2019
Michael J. Bobbitt, the recently appointed artistic director of Boston’s New Repertory Theatre, and Raymond Caldwell, the new leader of Washington’s Theater Alliance, sit down to talk about race equity work, the guilt they felt leaving their previous posts, and more.