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I Designed a Series of Workshops to take back my body
Essay
I Designed a Series of Workshops to take back my body
by Nasima Bee
10 July 2024
Islam, Migration, and Storytelling
Essay
Islam, Migration, and Storytelling
by Asif Majid
8 July 2024
performingborders in Conversation with Rosa-Johan Uddoh and Party Office
Video
performingborders in Conversation with Rosa-Johan Uddoh and Party Office
An Ongoing Conversation Between Artists, Thinkers, and Activists
Wednesday 10 July 2024
London, UK
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performingborders in Conversation with Rosa-Johan Uddoh and Party Office
Video

performingborders in Conversation with Rosa-Johan Uddoh and Party Office

An Ongoing Conversation Between Artists, Thinkers, and Activists

Wednesday 10 July 2024
London, UK

performingborders is excited to invite you to join artists Rosa-Johan Uddoh and Party Office for an open online conversation exploring their upcoming performingborders commissions: our annual performance to camera for 2024 and our guest-curated digital pamphlet, both to be published before 10 July.

Three young woman sit in chairs reading scripts as a part of a workshop.
I Designed a Series of Workshops to take back my body
Essay

I Designed a Series of Workshops to take back my body

10 July 2024

Nasima Bee discusses the creation of take back my body, which was informed by a series of workshops in which groups of Muslim women connect and share experiences on the topics of belonging, identity, and home.

Pages from the oldest known Qur'an, written in Arabic.
Islam, Migration, and Storytelling
Essay

Islam, Migration, and Storytelling

8 July 2024

Asif Majid introduces the Transatlantic Muslim Voices series with an essay that traces histories of oral performance and migration away from oppression that continue to inform experiences of Muslimness in today’s world and theatre landscape.

Five actors in suits stand in front of TVs reading The Iraq Inquiry
How LUNG Is Breathing Radical Joy into Theatre in the United Kingdom
Essay

How LUNG Is Breathing Radical Joy into Theatre in the United Kingdom

5 March 2024

verity healey speaks to Matt Woodhead and Helen Monks, co-directors of LUNG, about LUNG’s work making campaign theatre that uses verbatim theatre strategies and associated political work to explore issues impacting the United Kingdom.

A man in business attire cheers in front of a team of football players.
Dear England/England Now
Essay

Dear England/England Now

19 October 2023

Spurred on by the National Theatre production of James Graham’s Dear England, verity healey discusses the notion that theatre in the United Kingdom might have a few things to learn from football.

Strengthening International Exchange in Turbulent Times.
Strengthening International Exchange in Turbulent Times
Video

Strengthening International Exchange in Turbulent Times

A Meeting of the International Presenting Commons (IPC) at the Edinburgh International Festival

Wednesday 9 August 2023
Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom

On 9 August 2023, the International Presenting Commons (IPC) and the Edinburgh International Festival gathered an invited, international group of presenters, producers, artists, and agents for a candid exploration of the opportunities and barriers artists and programmers face as they move work across borders.

A group of people surrounds recording equipments in a radio station.
Turning Political Violence into Entertainment in Hate Radio
Essay

Turning Political Violence into Entertainment in Hate Radio

27 July 2023

Through a combination of testimony and reenactment, Milo Rau’s Hate Radio stages a broadcast from a notorious media operation that spread racist propaganda during the Rwandan genocide. Joseph Dunne-Howrie discusses the way that Rau’s work, when produced in 2023, reveals a contemporary parallel in the rightwing radicalization that is facilitated by networks like Fox News and GB News.

From the Ground Up Podcast Teaser image featuring guest profile image.
Opening the National Theatre’s Doors to Devised Work
Podcast

Opening the National Theatre’s Doors to Devised Work

31 May 2023

Stewart Pringle, senior dramaturg at the National Theatre, sheds light on the theatre’s Generate program. Jeffrey Mosser and Stewart discuss the problem with the term “literary department,” when to take a risk, and why it’s important that the big fish in the big pond makes the investment in smaller-scale ensemble-based companies.

A woman sitting outside on a scooter in front of a flowering tree.
Taking Care: Supporting Delegates with Invisible Disabilities at Festivals and Showcases
Essay

Taking Care: Supporting Delegates with Invisible Disabilities at Festivals and Showcases

15 May 2023

Second Hand Dance embarked upon research on support for artists with access needs after artistic director Rosie Heafford had to pull out of a festival that did not provide sufficient accommodations for her invisible disability. She shares takeaways from that research in the form of actionable steps that festivals, showcases, and industry events can implement.

A still from Things Hidden Since the Foundation of the World.
How Javaad Alipoor’s Fourth World Trilogy Disrupts What We Think We Understand About History, Politics, and the Internet
Essay

How Javaad Alipoor’s Fourth World Trilogy Disrupts What We Think We Understand About History, Politics, and the Internet

14 March 2023

Joseph Dunne-Howrie examines the way that three of Javaad Alipoor’s plays infuse the internet into theatrical performance, creating intersecting narratives that interrogate identity formation in the age of global interconnectivity.

event poster for united kingdom and european union mobility forum.
Mobility Webinar
Video

Mobility Webinar

UK-EU Mobility Flows in the Visual Arts

Tuesday 25 October 2022
UK and EU

On the Move and Wales Arts International presented a Mobility Webinar: UK-EU Mobility Flows in the Visual Arts, livestreaming on the global, commons-based, peer-produced HowlRound TV network on Tuesday 25 October 2022 at 9 a.m. EDT (New York, UTC -4) / 13:00 UTC / 15:00 CEST (Brussels, UTC +2).

Several actors sitting at two different tables on stage.
No Borders’ Feast: A Reckoning at the Royal Court/On the Square
Essay

No Borders’ Feast: A Reckoning at the Royal Court/On the Square

26 September 2022

verity healey speaks with Polish theatremaker Nastazja Domaradzka about No Borders, an arts program she created in collaboration with the Royal Court Theatre in London that prioritizes migrant artists’ experiences and voices.

PUHA Podcast Teaser.
Public Space
Podcast

Public Space

7 September 2022

In the first episode of PUHA (Performative Unity in the Hungarian Arts) podcast, co-hosts Zsófi and Bíborka, along with their guests, search for the meaning of the notion of “public space.” Through the experiences and experiments of interdisciplinary sound artist Dávid Somló; choreographer Flóra Eszter Sarlós; dancer and choreographer Gyula Cserepes; and theatremaker and performer Sarah Günther, this episode will take you on a tour of spaces, from Budapest to Denmark to London and more!

portraits of Svetlana Sugako and Nicolai Khalezin
SEGAL TALKS: UKRAINE ON MY MIND with Belarus Free Theatre: Svetlana Sugako and Nicolai Khalezin
Video

SEGAL TALKS: UKRAINE ON MY MIND with Belarus Free Theatre: Svetlana Sugako and Nicolai Khalezin

Join us for an urgent conversation with Belarusian artists Svetlana Sugako and Nicolai Khalezin about the horrific situation in Ukraine, especially for theatre artists.

Wednesday 23 March 2022
Minsk, Belarus and London, United Kingdom

The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center presented SEGAL TALKS with Belarus Free Theatre's Svetlana Sugako and Nicolai Khalezin, livestreaming on the global, commons-based, peer produced HowlRound TV network on Wednesday 23 March 2022 at 9 a.m. PDT (Los Angeles, UTC -7) / 12 p.m. EDT (New York, UTC -4) / 4 p.m. GMT (London, UTC +0) / 17:00 CET (Berlin, UTC +1) / 18:00 EET (Kyiv, UTC +2) / 19:00 MSK (Minsk, UTC +3).

A large crowd walks alongside a life-sized internally controlled puppet.
Walk with Amal: The Five-Thousand-Mile-Long Theatrical Provocation
Essay

Walk with Amal: The Five-Thousand-Mile-Long Theatrical Provocation

7 February 2022

verity healey shares the journey and impact of Walk with Amal, an interactive, artistic project that centered on a large puppet refugee girl travelling through Europe.

A puppet booth with two puppets in the window.
The Brutalities of Mr. Punch
Essay

The Brutalities of Mr. Punch

27 January 2022

Leda Farrow considers the history, legacy, and symbolic potential of Mr. Punch, a hand puppet characterized by his violent acts.

performer in front of a projection screen.
Interview with Richard O'Neill about The Hardest Word / A legnehezebb szó (United Kingdom)
Video

Interview with Richard O'Neill about The Hardest Word / A legnehezebb szó (United Kingdom)

Roma Theatre Retrospective 2021

Thursday 18 November 2021 and Friday 10 December 2021
United Kingdom

Independent Theater Hungary in partnership with HowlRound Theatre Commons presented the Roma Theatre Retrospective 2021 which included forty livestreams of twenty shows and twenty interviews from Romani artists in ten countries who were featured during four editions of the Roma Heroes International Theater Festival, Budapest.

poster for the show European Family.
Interview with Richard O'Neill and Tamás Szegedi about European Family (United Kingdom, Spain, Italy, Hungary)
Video

Interview with Richard O'Neill and Tamás Szegedi about European Family (United Kingdom, Spain, Italy, Hungary)

Roma Theatre Retrospective 2021

Thursday 11 November 2021 and Wednesday 8 December 2021
United Kingdom, Spain, Italy, Hungary

Independent Theater Hungary in partnership with HowlRound Theatre Commons presented the Roma Theatre Retrospective 2021 which included forty livestreams of twenty shows and twenty interviews from Romani artists in ten countries who were featured during four editions of the Roma Heroes International Theater Festival, Budapest.

performer in a black shirt in front of a projection screen.
Interview with Alina Serban about I Declare at My Own Risk (Romania, United Kingdom)
Video

Interview with Alina Serban about I Declare at My Own Risk (Romania, United Kingdom)

Roma Theatre Retrospective 2021

Tuesday 19 October 2021 and Monday 29 November 2021
Romania, United Kingdom

Independent Theater Hungary, in partnership with HowlRound Theatre Commons, presented the Roma Theatre Retrospective 2021.

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Roma Theatre Retrospective 2021
Video

Roma Theatre Retrospective 2021

Celebrating Four Years of Contemporary, International Romani Theatre

Tuesday 19 October to Friday 10 December 2021
Worldwide

Independent Theater Hungary in partnership with HowlRound Theatre Commons presented the Roma Theatre Retrospective 2021 which included forty livestreams of twenty shows and twenty interviews from Romani artists in ten countries who were featured during four editions of the Roma Heroes International Theater Festival, Budapest. Livestreaming on the commons-based peer produced HowlRound TV network Tuesday 19 October to Friday 10 December 2021.

Event poster for the Liverpool Arab Arts Festival conversation.
ARTISTS/IDEAS/NOW—Patriarchy and the Climate Crisis
Video

ARTISTS/IDEAS/NOW—Patriarchy and the Climate Crisis

How Can Artists Help Illuminate the Parallels Between Society's Treatment of Women and Nature?

Tuesday 23 November 2021
United Kingdom

Liverpool Arab Arts Festival presented ARTISTS/IDEAS/NOW—Patriarchy and the Climate Crisis livestreaming on the commons-based, peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv Tuesday 23 November at 10 a.m. PST (San Francisco, UTC -8) / 12 p.m. CST (Chicago, UTC -6) / 1 p.m. EST (New York, UTC -5) / 6 p.m. GMT (London, UTC +1) / 19:00 CET (Berlin, UTC +2).

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The Kenneth Tynan Award 2021
Video

The Kenneth Tynan Award 2021

A Ceremony Celebrating the Twentieth Anniversary of the Dramaturgs’ Network and the Work of All the Shortlisted Nominees

Saturday 20 November 2021
London, United Kingdom

Dramaturgs' Network presented the Kenneth Tynan Award 2021 livestreaming on the global, commons-based, peer-produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Saturday 20 November 2021 at 11:30 a.m. PST (San Francisco, UTC -8) / 2:30 p.m. EST (New York, UTC -5) / 19:30 GMT (London, UTC +0).

pink event poster with black power fist graphics.
Anti-racist Strategies in Dramaturgy
Video

Anti-racist Strategies in Dramaturgy

A Robust Discussion of Some of the Most Pressing Issues in Theatre’s Move Towards a Decolonized Model

Saturday 20 November 2021
London, United Kingdom

Dramaturgs' Network presented a panel on Anti-racist Strategies in Dramaturgy livestreaming on the global, commons-based, peer-produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Saturday 20 November 2021 at 9 a.m. PST (San Francisco, UTC -8) / 12 p.m. EST (New York, UTC -5) / 17:00 GMT (London, UTC +0).

Going Beyond Shakespeare
Podcast

Going Beyond Shakespeare

with Rob Crighton

17 November 2021

Shakespeare looms large over both the American and British theatre scenes. But his outsize influence means that we’ve long neglected a dizzying array of fascinating and brilliant theatre written by other early modern England dramatists. Robert Crighton and the Beyond Shakespeare Company are working to remedy this, and Robert joins us for this episode to discuss how they’re trying to expand our awareness of the theatre of this era.

Seven people at a bar table.
Reimagining a Segregated World: Roma Heroes, European Dramas
Essay

Reimagining a Segregated World: Roma Heroes, European Dramas

21 October 2021

Noémi Herczog discusses the need for greater Roma visibility on stage and introduces Roma Heroes: Five European Dramas, a new collection that anthologizes plays from the Independent Theater Hungary’s Roma Heroes International Theater Festival.

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