The Weekly Howl is a commons based, peer produced, open access discussion about theater culture and contemporary performance that happens in real-time on Twitter using the hashtag #newplay.
We will have "special edition" Howls this Wednesday, November 20 and on Thursday, November 21. Both days' conversations happen at 11am PST – 12pm PST (Los Angeles) / 1pm CST – 2pm CST (Austin) / 2pm EST – 3pm EST (New York) / 19:00 GMT – 20:00 GMT (London) / 8pm CET - 9pm CET (Berlin).
Wednesday's topic is "High School Theater" and will be moderated by playwright Don Zolidis @donzolidis. See this week's Essays, Practice, Opinion posts on this topic.
Thursday's topic is "Artistic Risk" and will be moderated by The Playwrights' Center @pwcenter. View their recent HowlRound TV panel discussion on "Epic Theater" from which this topic emerged.
On both days, get heard in the conversation by searching for #newplay in Twitter (sort by “all”) and by putting “#newplay” somewhere in all your messages. Spread the word!
*The hashtag #newplay in Twitter is a commons tag (i.e. non-proprietary, community-invested tag) for aggregating global knowledge, information, and conversation related to new works, new performance, and new strategies in the theater.
David Valdes explores the limitations of queer theatre historically and makes the case for a more expansive future—one that includes a wider range of characters living more complex lives, created by more queer theatremakers.
I Write What Comes Up in My Body: Robbie McCauley's Theatre
24 August 2022
In this episode, Jordan Ealey and Leticia Ridley look at the life and legacy of playwright Robbie McCauley, who recently passed away. They discuss her work as a pioneer of solo performance as a Black woman and how she impacted the world of Black feminist theatre.
Writing Detroit: Dominique Morisseau’s Practice of the Possible
10 August 2022
Jordan Ealey and Leticia Ridley interview award-winning and acclaimed playwright Dominique Morisseau about her recent Broadway productions of Ain’t Too Proud: The Life and Times of The Temptations and Skeleton Crew; the future of Detroit theatre and performance; and reckoning with American history. Ealey and Ridley discuss Morisseau’s practice of reparative creativity and the ability for theatre to serve as a rehearsal for true change.
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