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A Look at Atlanta's DIY Performance Scene
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A Look at Atlanta's DIY Performance Scene

by Porter Grubbs, Frankie Mulinix
21 January 2020
Playwrights Nurturing Cultural Community
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Playwrights Nurturing Cultural Community

Pearl Cleage and Vera Starbard in Conversation, Part II

by Pearl Cleage, Vera Starbard (Tlingit/Dena’ina)
15 January 2020
Vocalizing Difficult Issues as Playwrights in Residence
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Vocalizing Difficult Issues as Playwrights in Residence

Pearl Cleage and Vera Starbard in Conversation, Part I

by Pearl Cleage, Vera Starbard (Tlingit/Dena’ina)
14 January 2020
Livestreaming a performance of the Regional Premiere of Click by Jacqueline Goldfinger
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Livestreaming a performance of the Regional Premiere of Click by Jacqueline Goldfinger

at the VORTEX in Austin, Texas

Friday 24 January 2020
Austin, Texas

The VORTEX presents the Regional Premiere of Click by Jacqueline Goldfinger, currently nominated for the 2020 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize, the 2020 LAMBDA Literary Award, and the 2020 James Black Tait Memorial Prize. Livestreaming on the commons-based peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Friday 24 January 2020 at 9 p.m. EDT (New York, UTC-8) / 8 p.m. CDT (Chicago, UTC-7) / 6 p.m. PDT (Los Angeles, UTC-5).

three dancers under a yellow sheet
A Look at Atlanta's DIY Performance Scene
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A Look at Atlanta's DIY Performance Scene

21 January 2020

Frankie Mulinix and Porter Grubbs introduce the three-part Atlanta series with a conversation about the city’s performance scene, building audiences, the importance of affordable spaces, and more.

two actors onstage
Playwrights Nurturing Cultural Community
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Playwrights Nurturing Cultural Community

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.

three actors onstage
Vocalizing Difficult Issues as Playwrights in Residence
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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.

two actors onstage
New Work Secret in the Rockies
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New Work Secret in the Rockies

The Colorado New Play Festival and the National Play Lab Conference

12 January 2020

Kristin Leahey, PhD explores the impact of the Colorado New Play Festival and its accompanying conference.

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The 2020 Under the Radar Festival Professional Symposium
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The 2020 Under the Radar Festival Professional Symposium

at The Public Theater, New York

Thursday 9 January 2020
New York City

The Public Theater presented the 2020 Under the Radar Festival's Professional Symposium livestreaming from New York City on the global, commons-based peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv Thursday 9 January 2020 at 9:30 a.m. EST (New York, UTC -5) / 14:30 GMT (London, UTC -0) / 15:30 CET (Berlin, UTC +1).

three actors onstage
The Ritual of What to Send Up When it Goes Down
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The Ritual of What to Send Up When it Goes Down

Daughters of Lorraine Podcast #5

8 January 2020

Jordan Ealey and Leticia Ridley discuss the transformative power of Aleshea Harris' What to Send Up When it Goes Down by centering Black rage, ritual, and healing on this episode of the Daughters of Lorraine podcast.

woman in dramatic lighting.
Translating the Bard
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Translating the Bard

What Does a Modern Shakespeare Look Like?

6 January 2020

Loren Noveck discusses the Oregon Shakespeare Festival’s Play On! project, which commissioned thirty-six playwrights to translate the entire corpus of Shakespeare into contemporary modern English.

a face projected onto a screen on a stage
Collaboration and Profanation
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Collaboration and Profanation

Reflecting on the International Collaboration behind WITKACY / Two-Headed Calf

19 December 2019

Amanda Shank, associate artistic director of California’s CalArts Center for New Performance, talks about bringing an international, cross-cultural collaboration to life with Warsaw’s STUDIO teatrgaleria.

Elisa Casseri and Graziano Graziani headshots
The Italian Playwrights Project
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The Italian Playwrights Project

at the Martin E. Segal Theatre Center in New York City

Wednesday 18 December 2019
New York City

The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center presented the Italian Playwrights Project livestreamed on the commons-based peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Wednesday 18 December 2019 at 3:30 p.m. PST (San Francisco, UTC-5) / 5:30 p.m. CST (Chicago, UTC-6) / 6:30 p.m. EST (New York, UTC-5).

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Qingqing Yang’s Four Dreams (China)
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Qingqing Yang’s Four Dreams (China)

at the Martin E. Segal Theatre Center in New York City

Monday 16 December 2019
New York City

The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center presented Qingqing Yang’s Four Dreams (China) livestreamed on the commons-based peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Monday 16 December 2019 at 3:30 p.m. PST (San Francisco, UTC-8) / 5:30 CST (Chicago, UTC-6) / 6:30 p.m. EST (New York, UTC-5).

cambodian actor on stage
A performance of The Trojan Women at La MaMa in New York City
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A performance of The Trojan Women at La MaMa in New York City

with the Great Jones Repertory Company and artists from The Trojan Women Project’s work in Guatemala, Cambodia and Kosovo

Friday 13 December 2019
New York City

La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club and CultureHub presented a performance of The Trojan Women as a part of the Trojan Women Project Festival livestreamed on the global, commons-based peer-produced HowlRound TV network on Friday 13 December 2019 at 4 p.m. PST (San Francisco, UTC-8) / 6 p.m. CST (Guatemala City, UTC-6) / 7 p.m. EST (New York, UTC-5) / Saturday 14 December at 00:00 UTC+0 / 01:00 CET (Prishtina, Kosovo, UTC+1) / 07:00 ICT (Phnom Pen, UTC+7).

Performing Knowledge: What Does Learning Feel Like?
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Performing Knowledge: What Does Learning Feel Like?

at the Martin E. Segal Theatre Center in New York City

Thursday 12 December 2019
New York City

The Martin E. Segal Center presented Performing Knowledge: What Does Learning Feel Like? livestreamed on the commons-based peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Thursday 10 December 2019.

woman with flowers and branches titled The Weeping Woman's Contrived Posture
Livestreaming the National Performance Network Annual Conference 2019
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Livestreaming the National Performance Network Annual Conference 2019

from New Orleans, Louisiana

Tuesday 10 December - Friday 13 December 2019
New Orleans, Louisiana

The National Performance Network presents their 2019 Annual Conference livestreaming from New Orleans on the global, commons-based peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv from Tuesday 10 December to Friday 13 December 2019.

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The Latinx Theater State of Emergency
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The Latinx Theater State of Emergency

An evening of conversation and excerpts featuring the Latinx Playwrights Circle Intensive Mentorship Finalists

Tuesday 10 December 2019
New York City

Latinx Playwrights Circle and The Sol Project presented the Latinx Theater State of Emergency conversation livestreamed on the global, commons-based peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Tuesday 10 December 2019 at 5 p.m. PST (San Francisco, UTC-8) / 7 p.m. CST (Chicago, UTC-6) / 8 p.m. EST (New York, UTC-5).

four actors onstage
Storytelling as an Act of Survival
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Storytelling as an Act of Survival

The Tradition of Hakawati and its Influence on We Live in Cairo

10 December 2019

Lama El Homaïssi reflects on her experience working with American Repertory Theater on their musical We Live in Cairo, diving into representation in storytelling, the oral Hakawati tradition, and more.

actors on stage
An Evening with Romina Paula (Argentina)
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An Evening with Romina Paula (Argentina)

at the Martin E. Segal Theatre Center in New York City

Monday 9 December 2019
New York City

The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center presented An Evening with Romina Paula (Argentina) livestreamed on the global, commons-based peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Monday 9 December 2019 at 3:30 p.m. PST (San Francisco, UTC-5) / 5:30 p.m. CST (Chicago, UTC-7) / 6:30 p.m. EST (New York, UTC-8).

a crowd of people hugging each other
The Trojan Women Project: International Artists in Conversation
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The Trojan Women Project: International Artists in Conversation

How we work and ways we collaborate with others

Monday 9 December 2019
New York City

La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club and CultureHub present the panel discussion Artists in Conversation: How we work and ways we collaborate with others as a part of the Trojan Women Project Festival livestreaming on the global, commons-based peer-produced HowlRound TV network on Monday 9 December 2019 at 8 a.m. PST (San Francisco, UTC -8) / 10 a.m. CST (Guatemala City, UTC -6) / 11 a.m. EST (New York, UTC -5) / 16:00 GMT (London, UTC +0) / 17:00 CET (Pristina, Kosovo, UTC +1) / 23:00 ICT (Phnom Penh, UTC +7).

The 2019 PAAL Summit
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The 2019 PAAL Summit

The first national summit on caregiver support in the performing arts

Friday 6 December 2019
New York City

The Parent Artist Advocacy League presented the first PAAL Summit at the Public Theater livestreamed on the global, commons-based peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Friday 6 December from 6 a.m - 3 p.m. PST (San Francisco, UTC-8) / 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. CST (Chicago, UTC-6) / 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. EST (New York, UTC-5).

a row of strollers
Making Radical Parent Inclusion Replicable and Sustainable
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Making Radical Parent Inclusion Replicable and Sustainable

5 December 2019

Rachel Spencer Hewitt, founder of the Parent Artist Advocacy League (PAAL), talks about putting PAAL’s handbook of best practices for parent support into action in collaboration with New York City’s the Playwrights Realm.

hosts adrienne maree brown and Autumn Brown with moderator Toshi Reagon
How to Survive the End of the World Podcast
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How to Survive the End of the World Podcast

at ArtsEmerson in Boston, Massachusetts

Monday 2 December 2019
Boston, Massachusetts

ArtsEmerson presented a live recording of the How to Survive the End of the World Podcast livestreamed on the global, commons-based peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Monday 2 December at 3 p.m. PST (San Francisco, UTC-8) / 5 p.m. CST (Chicago, UTC-6) / 6 p.m. EST (Boston, UTC-5).

seven playwright headshots
The Caribbean Theatre Project
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The Caribbean Theatre Project

at the Martin E. Segal Theatre Center in New York City

Monday 2 December - Tuesday 3 December 2019
New York City

The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center presents the Caribbean Theatre Project livestreaming on the commons-based peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv Monday 2 December and Tuesday 3 December 2019.

an actor performing outdoors
The National Theater Project (NTP) Appalachia Regional Convening
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The National Theater Project (NTP) Appalachia Regional Convening

presented by New England Foundation for the Arts (NEFA) and Carpetbag Theatre

Sunday 1 December 2019
Knoxville, Tennessee

New England Foundation for the Arts (NEFA) and Carpetbag Theatre presented the National Theater Project (NTP) Appalachia Regional Convening livestreamed from Knoxville, Tenessee on the commons-based peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Sunday 1 December 2019.

three actors onstage
"Dream Bigger"
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"Dream Bigger"

Developing Artistic Ambition as Playwrights in Residence

27 November 2019

Rehana Lew Mirza and Melinda Lopez talk being playwrights as well as actors and teachers, critiquing their own work, their individual work processes, and more.

five actors onstage
Keeping the Faith
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Keeping the Faith

A Conversation with Will Arbery

24 November 2019

Caridad Svich shares a correspondence she had with playwright and theatremaker Will Arbery, touching on topics of writing about bleakness and despair, a play’s relationship to breath, faith and faithlessness, and more.