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Telling Stories
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Telling Stories

An Arab/Arab American Theatre Collaboration

by Catherine Coray
May 20, 2018
The Orphan in Me
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The Orphan in Me

Generational Trauma in Hyung Seok Jeon’s A Held Posture

by Dominick DeGaetano
May 06, 2018
A Guide to Constructing Empathy
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A Guide to Constructing Empathy

by James Wyrwicz
April 19, 2018
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From the World Theatre Map
Telling Stories
Essay

Telling Stories

An Arab/Arab American Theatre Collaboration

20 May 2018

For the last few years, professor Catherine Coray has been helping create collaboration opportunities for theatre artists in Arab countries and the Americas. Arab Voices: Stories of Palestine is the most recent iteration, and has taken place in New York, Abu Dhabi, and Beirut.

The Orphan in Me
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The Orphan in Me

Generational Trauma in Hyung Seok Jeon’s A Held Posture

06 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.

A Guide to Constructing Empathy
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A Guide to Constructing Empathy

19 April 2018

James Wyrwicz reflects on how two shows, Say Something Bunny! and Margarete, use found audio and video recordings as the basis for storytelling.

Making Theatre Out of Slam Poetry
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Making Theatre Out of Slam Poetry

25 March 2018

Yan Chen talks with poet, performer, and playwright Kit Yan about the intersections of genre and intersections of identity in his work.

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.

Dragon Lady
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Dragon Lady

One Mother of a Musical

19 October 2017

Dragon Lady, written and performed by Sara Porkalob, brings bring race, female stories, and intersectionality into the American theatre conversation.

Undocumented Stories Have Always Mattered / Las Historias Sobre Los Indocumentados Siempre Han Importado
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Undocumented Stories Have Always Mattered / Las Historias Sobre Los Indocumentados Siempre Han Importado

15 October 2017

A conversation between Alex Alpharaoh, David Lozano, and Karen Zacarías about the inspiration for and impact of their works that center the stories of people who are undocumented.

Neal Brennan, Mike Birbiglia, and the Rise of Personal Comedy Theatre
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Neal Brennan, Mike Birbiglia, and the Rise of Personal Comedy Theatre

30 June 2017

Brett Aresco looks at personal comedy theatre and recent shows by Neal Brennan and Mike Birbiglia.

Kevin Kling
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Kevin Kling

On the Road with the Minnesota Bard

20 June 2017

Minnesota’s favorite storyteller: Kevin Kling.

Mary Speaks
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Mary Speaks

From the Perspective of Black Mothers

20 April 2017

Cherry Lou Sy looks at the one-woman show Mary Speaks written and performed by Angela Polite, about using Mary, the mother of Jesus, as a vehicle to explore black grief.

The I Told You Show
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The I Told You Show

Anthony Atamanuik’s Take on Trump, The Election, and Where It All Went Wrong

31 March 2017

Allison Raynor interviews Anthony Atamanuik, a Donald Trump impersonator who critiques both the president and audiences in his latest solo piece.

Natasha’s Dream
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Natasha’s Dream

a Foreign and Familiar Vision

21 March 2017

Erik Nikander discusses Yaroslava Pulinovich's Russian play Natasha's Dream, presented in New Repertory Theatre in Massachusetts.

A Sound Designer on The (Remarkable) Encounter
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A Sound Designer on The (Remarkable) Encounter

22 November 2016

Sound designer Victoria Deiorio reflects on her experience of Complicite’s The Encounter and its ingenious use of sound. 

Death and Disenfranchisement
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Death and Disenfranchisement

Anna Deavere Smith’s Notes from the Field

08 November 2016

Jonathan Mandell reviews Anna Deavere Smith’s latest solo performance piece, which presents seventeen real-life characters to establish a connection between school failure, the prison system, and police killings.

Illuminated Histories and Imagined Futures
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Illuminated Histories and Imagined Futures

The 2016 National Arts Festival in Grahamstown, South Africa

09 September 2016

Paul Adolphsen on the 2016 National Arts Festival in Grahamstown, South Africa.

Queering Machismo from Michoacán to Montrose
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Queering Machismo from Michoacán to Montrose

Purple Eyes by Josh Inocéncio

14 July 2016

Trevor Boffone on Josh Inocéncio’s solo show, Purple Eyes, presented in special collaboration with ProyectoTeatro in Austin, Texas. 

J is for Joto
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J is for Joto

14 June 2016

Haydee Canovas on Carlos-Manuel’s Joto!: Confessions of a Mexican Outcast, directed by Jimmy A. Noriega, in Wooster, Ohio.

Whose Story to Tell? Akron, Ohio Relates to the Indigenous Amazon
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Whose Story to Tell? Akron, Ohio Relates to the Indigenous Amazon

07 June 2016

Amy Schwabauer on Death of a Man by Jairo Cuesta in Akron, Ohio.

Flying Solo in a Cage
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Flying Solo in a Cage

Reflecting on Hyena

26 May 2016

Actress/Playwright Romana Soutus shares her process and experience performing her solo show Hyena.

The Battle Series
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The Battle Series

Diana Oh

25 May 2016

Corey Ruzicano interviews performance artist Diana Oh, the first in a series of interviews with artists and the battles they chose to fight.

Going Solo
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Going Solo

Self-Producing Purple Eyes

16 May 2016

Playwright Josh Inocéncio shares his experience self-producing and touring his autobiographical solo show Purple Eyes.

Have You Seen The Whaler?
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Have You Seen The Whaler?

23 March 2016

Canadian theatre-artist Col Cseke considers how an artistic community seeks comfort following the tragic death of Michael Green, co-founder of One Yellow Rabbit.

From Gaza, with Love
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From Gaza, with Love

25 February 2016

Patricia Davis on Mosaic Theatre's US premiere in Washington, D.C. of I Shall Not Hate, based on the life of Palestinian doctor Izzeldin Abuelaish.

Monologue as Performance
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Monologue as Performance

10 February 2016

Award-winning actor and monologuist Eric Bogosian discusses how a monologue is created: from conceptualization, to free-form vocal improv, to writing, and performance.

Staging the Anti-Immigrant Hysteria
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Staging the Anti-Immigrant Hysteria

20 December 2015

José Torres-Tama writes about the development of Aliens, Immigrants & Other Evildoers, a sci-fi Latino noir performance about the Latino immigration experience.