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Performance of Snapshots by Convergence Theatre
Video

Performance of Snapshots by Convergence Theatre

New Virtual Theatre about Islam, Sexuality, and Cultural Appropriation

Friday 27 March 2020
Washington, D.C.
Something for Everybody
Essay

Something for Everybody

Radical Inclusion in a Modern Adaptation

by Ashley O'Mara
20 February 2020
The Ritual of What to Send Up When it Goes Down
Podcast

The Ritual of What to Send Up When it Goes Down

Daughters of Lorraine Podcast #5

by Jordan Ealey, Leticia Ridley
8 January 2020
four outlines of people with one in a hijab
Performance of Snapshots by Convergence Theatre
Video

Performance of Snapshots by Convergence Theatre

New Virtual Theatre about Islam, Sexuality, and Cultural Appropriation

Friday 27 March 2020
Washington, D.C.

Convergence Theatre presented its virtual performance of Snapshots by Asif Majid, livestreamed on the global, commons-based, peer-produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Friday March 27 2020 at 4 p.m. PDT (San Francisco, UTC-7) / 6 p.m. CDT (Chicago, UTC-5) / 7 p.m EDT (New York, UTC-4) / 11 p.m. GMT (London, UTC+0).

six actors onstage
Something for Everybody
Essay

Something for Everybody

Radical Inclusion in a Modern Adaptation

20 February 2020

Aley O’Mara discusses Will Davis’s production of Everybody at the Shakespeare Theatre Company in Washington, DC.

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

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.

Three young actors in school uniforms onstage in front of a graffiti wall.
Caring for Ourselves So We Can Care for Each Other
Essay

Caring for Ourselves So We Can Care for Each Other

Michael J. Bobbitt and Raymond O. Caldwell in Conversation, Part II

16 September 2019

Part II of the conversation between Michael J. Bobbitt, the recently appointed artistic director of Boston’s New Repertory Theatre, and Raymond Caldwell, the new leader of Washington’s Theater Alliance, who talk about post-show conversations and self-care.

"I’m Not Interested in More Allies. I Need Advocates."
Essay

"I’m Not Interested in More Allies. I Need Advocates."

Michael J. Bobbitt and Raymond O. Caldwell in Conversation, Part I

15 September 2019

Michael J. Bobbitt, the recently appointed artistic director of Boston’s New Repertory Theatre, and Raymond Caldwell, the new leader of Washington’s Theater Alliance, sit down to talk about race equity work, the guilt they felt leaving their previous posts, and more.

actors on stage
The Audience Ensemble with Rachel Grossman and Colin K. Bills of dog & pony dc
Podcast

The Audience Ensemble with Rachel Grossman and Colin K. Bills of dog & pony dc

From the Ground Up Episode #10

3 June 2019

In this episode of the From the Ground Up Podcast, Jeffrey Mosser discusses devising audience integrated performances with dog & pony dc founder Rachel Grossman and co-conspirator Colin K. Bills.

theater artists in discussion at the gathering
The Gathering from the CrossCurrents Festival
Video

The Gathering from the CrossCurrents Festival

The Laboratory for Global Performance and Politics at Georgetown University

Wednesday 8 May to Saturday 11 May 2019
Washington, DC

As part of the inaugural CrossCurrents festival, The Laboratory for Global Performance and Politics at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. presents The Gathering livestreaming on the global, commons-based peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv from Wednesday 8 May to Saturday 11 May 2019.

a group of people
Puerto Rico, Politics, and the Diaspora in Magdalena Gomez's Dancing in My Cockroach Killers
Essay

Puerto Rico, Politics, and the Diaspora in Magdalena Gomez's Dancing in My Cockroach Killers

22 July 2018

Noe Montez interviews ensemble members from New York's Pregones Theatre on Dancing in My Cockroach Killers, which ran from 7 June to 1 July 2018 at the GALA Theatre in Washington, DC.

two people onstage
New Visions, Voices, and Perspectives in Theatre for Young Audiences
Essay

New Visions, Voices, and Perspectives in Theatre for Young Audiences

19 June 2018

Elizabeth Brendel Horn writes about Cartography at the Kennedy Center's New Visions/New Voices festival.

a person writing
Ten Transformative Ideas for Community-Building and Cross-Cultural Exchange
Essay

Ten Transformative Ideas for Community-Building and Cross-Cultural Exchange

23 May 2018

Caitlin Cassidy discusses ten principles and practices she's learned as an artist working at the intersection of arts and cross-cultural exchange, and as one of Georgetown University's Laboratory for Global Performance & Politics Fellows.

Playwrights Say #NeverAgain
Essay

Playwrights Say #NeverAgain

8 May 2018

Rachael Carnes discusses organizing Playwrights Say Never Again to School Shootings, a new anthology of work on gun violence by nineteen playwrights with readings all over the United States.

Designer as Playwright, Images as Text
Essay

Designer as Playwright, Images as Text

Expanding Meanings and Breaking Boundaries with Deb Sivigny

9 October 2017

DC based playwright Annalisa Dias interviews fellow The Welders collective member Deb Sivigny on the world premiere of her new play, Hello My Name Is....

Two Years After Launching Mosaic, Ari Roth Reflects
Essay

Two Years After Launching Mosaic, Ari Roth Reflects

12 September 2017

An interview with Ari Roth, artistic director of Mosaic Theater Company in Washington, DC.

The How and the Why of Arts Advocacy
Essay

The How and the Why of Arts Advocacy

1 May 2017

Sara Brookner writes about her experiences and take-aways from participating in National Arts Advocacy Day in Washington, DC, and Arts Matter Advocacy Day in Boston, MA.

The Essential Truth of A Raisin in the Sun and Theatre in Our Time
Essay

The Essential Truth of A Raisin in the Sun and Theatre in Our Time

30 April 2017

Distinguished Professor in the Practice of Diplomacy at Georgetown University, writes about the value of theatre as cultural diplomacy, and the Laboratory for Global Performance and Politics' World Theatre Day event celebrating A Raisin in the Sun.

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

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). 

Letters from Canadians to Americans
Essay

Letters from Canadians to Americans

Aislinn Rose

28 February 2017

In the final installment of this series—a collaboration with SpiderWebShow—Aislinn Rose describes her experience and revelations at the Women's March in Washington, DC.

Truthful Intelligence
Essay

Truthful Intelligence

A Play about Power and Politics

23 February 2017

Holly Derr writes about Jacqueline E. Lawton’s new play at Arena Stage, part of their Power Plays commissioning initiative.

International Collaboration in TYA New Play Development
Essay

International Collaboration in TYA New Play Development

2 January 2017

Teresa A. Fisher discusses International Playwrights’ Intensive, a new play development program that facilitates international collaboration for theatre for young audiences. 

A Celebration of Life for Zelda Fichandler, Arena Stage, October 24, 2016
Essay

A Celebration of Life for Zelda Fichandler, Arena Stage, October 24, 2016

18 December 2016

Remarks by Laura Penn, Teresa Eyring, and Tazewell Thompson at A Celebration of Life for Zelda Fichandler hosted by Arena Stage and the Fichandler family at the Mead Center for American Theater October 24, 2016.

Honoring Luis Valdez
Essay

Honoring Luis Valdez

2 December 2016

Jose Delgado celebrates Luis Valdez being awarded the National Medal of Arts and reflects on the work they've done together.

Tough and Tender
Essay

Tough and Tender

Lessons from Zelda

15 November 2016

HowlRound Associate Producer Ramona Ostrowski on attending the Remembering Zelda events at Arena Stage and how Zelda Fichandler’s example and words are a balm and a spark to her own work as a theatre practitioner.

Sexism and Spunk Duel Masterfully on Stage at DC’s Keegan Theatre
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Sexism and Spunk Duel Masterfully on Stage at DC’s Keegan Theatre

3 November 2016

Patricia Davis on Keegan Theatre’s production of What We’re Up Against by Theresa Rebeck, directed by Susan Marie Rhea.

The Zelda Fichandler Celebrations
Video

The Zelda Fichandler Celebrations

Sunday 23 October and Monday 24 October 2016
Washington, D.C., United States

Arena Stage and the Fichandler family hosted two public celebrations of life for Zelda Fichandler on livestreamed on the global, commons-based peer-produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Sunday 23 October and Monday 24 October. Follow @HowlRoundTV on Twitter and share your thoughts with #howlround.

Marketing Beyond the Bottom Line
Essay

Marketing Beyond the Bottom Line

Why the Division between Marketing and Engagement?

9 October 2016

Theatre marketing consultant Alli Houseworth calls for marketing and audience engagement to come together, the first in a series of articles about Triple Play, a project with Theatre Development Fund and Theatre Bay Area exploring the relationship between playwrights, theatres, and audiences.