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Livestreaming a Conversation: Unrehearsed Futures: (Im)possible Futures
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Livestreaming a Conversation: Unrehearsed Futures: (Im)possible Futures
Episode 11: Rehearsing Social Justice at the Margins
Thursday 17 June 2021
South Africa
Livestreaming a Conversation: Unrehearsed Futures: Planetarity in the Pandemic
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Livestreaming a Conversation: Unrehearsed Futures: Planetarity in the Pandemic
Episode 10: Have we lost the moment?
Thursday 10 June 2021
South Africa
MASTER-LESS
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MASTER-LESS
Episode 9: Women Teaching Physical Theatre
Thursday 3 June 2021
South Africa
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Livestreaming a Conversation: Unrehearsed Futures: (Im)possible Futures
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Livestreaming a Conversation: Unrehearsed Futures: (Im)possible Futures

Episode 11: Rehearsing Social Justice at the Margins

Thursday 17 June 2021
South Africa

Presenting Unrehearsed Futures: (Im)possible Futures livestreaming on the global, commons-based peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv Thursday 17 June 2021 at 12 p.m. EDT (New York, UTC -4) / 5 p.m. BST (London, UTC +1) / 6 p.m. SAST (Cape Town, UTC +2) / 9:30 p.m. IST (Mumbai, UTC +5:30) / Friday 18 June at 2 a.m. AEST (Hobart, UTC +10).

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Livestreaming a Conversation: Unrehearsed Futures: Planetarity in the Pandemic
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Livestreaming a Conversation: Unrehearsed Futures: Planetarity in the Pandemic

Episode 10: Have we lost the moment?

Thursday 10 June 2021
South Africa

Presenting Unrehearsed Futures: Planetarity in the Pandemic livestreaming on the global, commons-based peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv Thursday 10 June 2021 at 4 a.m. EDT (New York, UTC -4) / 9 a.m. BST (London, UTC +1) / 10 a.m. SAST (Cape Town, UTC +2) / 1:30 p.m. IST (Mumbai, UTC +5:30) / 6 p.m. AEST (Hobart, UTC +10).

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MASTER-LESS
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MASTER-LESS

Episode 9: Women Teaching Physical Theatre

Thursday 3 June 2021
South Africa

Unrehearsed Futures: MASTER-LESS livestreamed on the global, commons-based peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv Thursday 3 June 2021 at 4 a.m. EDT (New York, UTC -4) / 9 a.m. BST (London, UTC +1) / 10 a.m. SAST (Cape Town, UTC +2) / 1:30 p.m. IST (Mumbai, UTC +5:30) / 6 p.m. AEST (Hobart, UTC +10).

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Universality vs Plurality
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Universality vs Plurality

Episode 8: Notes on Intercultural Practice

Thursday 27 May 2021
South Africa

Unrehearsed Futures: After the Fall livestreamed on the global, commons-based peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv Thursday 27 May 2021 at 5 a.m. EDT (New York, UTC -4) / 10 a.m. BST (London, UTC +1) / 11 a.m. SAST (Cape Town, UTC +2) / 2:30 p.m. IST (Mumbai, UTC +5:30) / 7 p.m. AEST (Hobart, UTC +10).

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Unrehearsed Futures: After the Fall
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Unrehearsed Futures: After the Fall

Episode 7: Thoughts on Theatrical Interventions in/from the Global South

Thursday 20 May 2021
South Africa

Unrehearsed Futures: After the Fall livestreamed on the global, commons-based peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv Thursday 20 May 2021 at 4 a.m. EDT (New York, UTC -4) / 9 a.m. BST (London, UTC +1) / 10 a.m. SAST (Cape Town, UTC +2) / 1:30 p.m. IST (Mumbai, UTC +5:30) / 6 p.m. AEST (Hobart, UTC +10).

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Unrehearsed Futures: Serious Play
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Unrehearsed Futures: Serious Play

Towards Decolonizing Physical Theatre Pedagogies

Thursday 13 May 2021
South Africa

Presenting Unrehearsed Futures: Serious Play livestreamed on the global, commons-based peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv Thursday 13 May 2021 at 4 a.m. EDT (New York, UTC -4) / 9 a.m. BST (London, UTC +1) / 10 a.m. SAST (Cape Town, UTC +2) / 1:30 p.m. IST (Mumbai, UTC +5:30) / 6 p.m. AEST (Hobart, UTC +10).

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Unrehearsed Futures: Carcerality, Ritual and Spectatorship
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Unrehearsed Futures: Carcerality, Ritual and Spectatorship

Episode 5: Prisoners Coming Home

Thursday 6 May 2021
South Africa

Presenting Unrehearsed Futures: Carcerality, Ritual and Spectatorship livestreamed on the global, commons-based peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv Thursday 6 May 2021 at 6 a.m. EDT (New York, UTC -4) / 11 a.m. BST (London, UTC +1) / 12 p.m. SAST (Cape Town, UTC +2) / 3:30 p.m. IST (Mumbai, UTC +5:30) / 8 p.m. AEST (Hobart, UTC +10).

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Unrehearsed Futures: Theatre Making
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Unrehearsed Futures: Theatre Making

Episode 4: Transference and Transposition - Notes from across the boundaries of the original medium

Thursday 29 April 2021
South Africa

Presenting Unrehearsed Futures: Theatre Making livestreamed on the global, commons-based peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv Thursday 29 April 2021 at 5 a.m. EDT (New York, UTC -4) / 10 a.m. BST (London, UTC +1) / 11 a.m. SAST (Cape Town, UTC +2) / 2:30 p.m. IST (Mumbai, UTC +5:30) / 7 p.m. AEST (Hobart, UTC +10).

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Unrehearsed Futures: Transcendence
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Unrehearsed Futures: Transcendence

Episode 2: Thinking expansively about theatre and performance training

Thursday 15 April 2021
South Africa

Presenting Unrehearsed Futures: Transcendence livestreamed on the global, commons-based peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv Thursday 15 April 2021 at 4 a.m. EDT (New York, UTC -4) / 9 a.m. BST (London, UTC +1) / 10 a.m. SAST (Cape Town, UTC +2) / 1:30 p.m. IST (Mumbai, UTC +5:30) / 6 p.m. AEST (Hobart, UTC +10).

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Unrehearsed Futures: Conversations in Theatre Pedagogy
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Unrehearsed Futures: Conversations in Theatre Pedagogy

Episode 1: Planetarity in Theatre Pedagogy

Thursday 8 April 2021
Cape Town, South Africa / Hobart, Australia / Mumbai, India

What is planetarity? And why is this the moment for it in theatre pedagogy? Livestreamed Thursday 8 April 2021 at 1 p.m. PDT (Los Angeles, UTC -7) / 3 p.m. CDT (Chicago, UTC -5) / 4 p.m. EDT (New York, UTC -4) / 9 p.m. BST (London, UTC +1) / 10 p.m. SAST (Cape Town, UTC +2).

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Creative Platforms Across the African Continent
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Creative Platforms Across the African Continent

The 7th edition of the Kampala International Theatre Festival

Monday 23 November 2020
Kampala, Uganda

Join Erwin Maas (Pan African Creative Exchange), Nike Jonah (Pan African Creative Exchange), Eric Wainaina (Nairobi Musical Theatre Initiative) and Sheba Hirst (Nairobi Musical Theatre Initiative) in conversation to talk about creative and disruptive platforms on the African continent at 8 a.m. EST (New York, UTC -5) / 13:00 GMT (London, UTC +0) / 2 p.m. WAT (Lagos, UTC +1) / 14:00 CET (Berlin, UTC +1) / 3 p.m. SAST (Johannesburg, UTC +2) / 4 p.m. EAT (Nairobi, UTC +3).

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Pan-African Creative Exchange's Entangled 2020
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Pan-African Creative Exchange's Entangled 2020

A biennial arts market for African artists, developed for national and international presenters and producers

Tuesday 25 August - Saturday 29 August 2020
South Africa

Pan-African Creative Exchange presented PACE Entangled 2020 livestreamed on the global, commons-based, peer-produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv Tuesday 25 August through Saturday 29 August 2020

Ismail Mahomed.
SEGAL TALKS: Ismail Mahomed
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SEGAL TALKS: Ismail Mahomed

An update on the situation for theatre artists in South Africa

Monday 11 May 2020
South Africa

The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center presented SEGAL TALKS: Ismail Mahomed livestreamed on the global, commons-based, peer-produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Monday 11 May 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).

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SEGAL TALKS: Basil Jones (South Africa)
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SEGAL TALKS: Basil Jones (South Africa)

Daily Live Online Conversations with US and Global Theatre Artists

Wednesday 22 April 2020
South Africa

The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center presented SEGAL TALKS: Basil Jones (South Africa) livestreamed on the global, commons-based, peer-produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Wednesday 22 April 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).

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At the Core of Theatre for Young Audiences is Voicing Identity, Intersectionality, and Empathy
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At the Core of Theatre for Young Audiences is Voicing Identity, Intersectionality, and Empathy

20 March 2019

Kim Peter Kovac looks at the way the theatre for young audiences field has changed over the last few years, where it’s at today, and what his hopes are for the future.

The Pan-African Creative Exchange (PACE) and The Vrystaat Arts Festival
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The Pan-African Creative Exchange (PACE) and The Vrystaat Arts Festival

Saturday 7 July 2018
Bloemfontain, South Africa

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.

#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.

World Theatre Day: Dreams Deferred: Crossing Continents and Cultures with A Raisin in the Sun
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World Theatre Day: Dreams Deferred: Crossing Continents and Cultures with A Raisin in the Sun

Monday 27 March / Tuesday 28 March 2017
South Africa / Sweden / Washington, D.C., US

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). 

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.

The PEN World Voices: International Play Festival 2016
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The PEN World Voices: International Play Festival 2016

Wednesday 27 April to Friday 29 April
New York, NY, United States

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.