#52PlaysbyWomen
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#52PlaysbyWomen

An Advocacy Action Introspection

19 December 2017

Laura Shamas reports on the successes and challenges of launching the year-long social media campaign #52PlaysbyWomen.

Theatre History Podcast # 10
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Theatre History Podcast # 10

Sizwe Banzi Is Dead and the Legacy of Anti-Apartheid Theatre

24 October 2016

Michael Lueger talks with Dr. Gibson Cima of Georgetown University about Sizwe Banzi Is Dead, it’s collaborators, and it’s lasting impact on South African political theatre.

Interview with Thando Doni
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Interview with Thando Doni

15 October 2016

In this last installment, Paul Adolphsen interviews South African theatremaker Thando Doni about his artistic use of language and physical theatre.

Lorraine Hansberry
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Lorraine Hansberry

Artist, Public Intellectual, Activist, Writer

30 September 2016

In this final #IdentityWeek blog, Julie McGarvie writes about pioneering playwright Lorraine Hansberry.

Illuminated Histories and Imagined Futures
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Illuminated Histories and Imagined Futures

The 2016 National Arts Festival in Grahamstown, South Africa

9 September 2016

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

Interview with Jayne Batzofin
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Interview with Jayne Batzofin

30 August 2016

In this installment, Paul Adolphsen interviews South African director Jayne Batzofin about her journey to directing and her work with the Chaeli Campaign

Interview with RUST Co-Operative
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Interview with RUST Co-Operative

20 June 2016

In this first installment, Paul Adolphsen interviews Philip Rademeyer and Penny Youngelson, the co-founding members of South Africa’s Rust Co-Operative who will present two pieces at the National Arts Festival.

Puppets and Politics in South Africa
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Puppets and Politics in South Africa

29 January 2016

Josh Williams discusses the Barrydale Reconciliation Day Puppet Parade and its socio-political impact in contemporary South Africa.

Industrial Theatre – Born in South Africa
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Industrial Theatre – Born in South Africa

11 October 2015

South African producer Sue Melvill writes about the founding and success of Industrial Theatre—theatre in the workplace.

Reporting from the Front
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Reporting from the Front

The Tenth Women Playwrights International Conference in Cape Town, South Africa—Part 3

5 October 2015

Part three of Aphra Behn’s report from The Tenth Women Playwrights International Conference in Cape Town, South Africa.

Reporting from the Front
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Reporting from the Front

The Tenth Women Playwrights International Conference in Cape Town, South Africa—Part 2

3 October 2015

In the second installment of her series, Guerilla Girl Aphra Behn recalls some memorable moments at the Women Playwrights International Conference.

Reporting from the Front
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Reporting from the Front

The Tenth Women Playwrights International Conference in Cape Town, South Africa—Part 1

2 October 2015

In the first installment of her series, Guerilla Girl Aphra Behn discusses the origins of the Women’s Playwrights International Conference and Guerilla Girls On Tour.

An Interview with South African director, producer, and educator Lara Bye
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An Interview with South African director, producer, and educator Lara Bye

28 August 2015

Antonio Lyons talks with Lara Bye about her work as an artist and teacher in South Africa.

From the Village and Back Again
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From the Village and Back Again

27 August 2015

Mncedisi Baldwin Shabangu writes about his career as an acclaimed actor and director in South Africa, and the decisions that led him to currently work exclusively in a rural village.

Ditshomo
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Ditshomo

The Story of South African Theatre

26 August 2015

South African performer and writer Napo Masheane discusses the documentary that she produced, Ditshomo: The Story of South African Theater.

Community Theatre in South Africa
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Community Theatre in South Africa

25 August 2015

Theatre artist Mxolisi Masilela pens a love letter to South African community theatre.

A Month of Lasting Impressions in South Africa
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A Month of Lasting Impressions in South Africa

24 August 2015

Jonathan Martin shares moments and memories from his month-long trip touring and teaching in South Africa.

The Gift of Belonging
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The Gift of Belonging

A Journey Into South African Theatre

23 August 2015

Antonio Lyons describes his evolving relationship to South Africa and discusses the country’s rich theatrical history.

The Long Shadow of Marble Busts
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The Long Shadow of Marble Busts

12 February 2015

Brett Bailey’s Exhibit B poses actors in tableau vivants that nod to 19th century human zoos, and Southwest African concentration camps. Patrick Gaughan charts the controversy around the show and his own experience of it. 

Past, Present, and Future Collide
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Past, Present, and Future Collide

The 40th Annual National Arts Festival in Grahamstown, South Africa

26 August 2014

Paul Adolphsen covers the 40th anniversary of the National Arts Festival in Grahamstown, South Africa, looking at the works exploring legacy and South Africa's first democratic elections.

Regarding the Pain of Others (Part Two)
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Regarding the Pain of Others (Part Two)

Brett Bailey's Exhibit B

1 October 2013

Daniel Sack continues his reflection on the 2013 Avignon Festival with a look at South African director Brett Bailey's installation-performance on colonial injusticies.

The Pan-African Creative Exchange (PACE) and the Vrystaat Arts Festival, Bloemfontein, South Africa—Saturday 7 July to Sunday 8 July 2018
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The Pan-African Creative Exchange (PACE) and the Vrystaat Arts Festival, Bloemfontein, South Africa—Saturday 7 July to Sunday 8 July 2018

The Vrystaat Arts Festival • Tsa-Botjhaba is an Afrikaans language festival that forges creative connections with English and Sotho cultures. They contribute to the exchange of ideas around arts, culture and society through connections with other national and international creative communities. PACE is a biannual arts market for African artists, developed for national and international presenters and producers, providing the highest quality inter-disciplinary arts (theatre, dance, music, craft, etc) from Africa, to buyers, artists and the general public.

World Theatre Day: Dreams Deferred: Crossing Continents and Cultures with A Raisin in the Sun from Washington, DC—Monday 27 March 2017
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World Theatre Day: Dreams Deferred: Crossing Continents and Cultures with A Raisin in the Sun from Washington, DC—Monday 27 March 2017

Celebrate World Theatre Day with performances from South Africa, Sweden, and the US of an American classic A Raisin in the Sun. Livestreamed on HowlRound TV at howlround.tv Monday 27 March at 7:30 p.m. EDT (New York) / 23:30 UTC / Tuesday, March 28 at 12:30 a.m. BST (London) / Tuesday, March 28 at 1:30 a.m. SAST (Johannesburg) / Tuesday, March 28 at 7:30 a.m. CST (Shanghai). 

The PEN World Voices: International Play Festival 2016 at The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center in New York—Wednesday 27 April - Friday 29 April 2016
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The PEN World Voices: International Play Festival 2016 at The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center in New York—Wednesday 27 April - Friday 29 April 2016

The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center presented PEN World Voices: International Play Festival 2016 livestreamed on the global, commons-based peer-produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Wednesday 27 April to Friday 29 April. On Twitter use #HowlRound.

Women Playwrights International Conference in Cape Town South Africa
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Women Playwrights International Conference in Cape Town South Africa

Aphra Behn from Guerilla Girls On Tour reports on the 2015 Women Playwrights International Conference in Cape Town, South Africa.