The Weekly Howl is a peer-produced, open-access discussion about theater culture and contemporary performance that happens in real-time on Twitter using the hashtag #newplay.*
Join us Thursday, May 16 for the Weekly Howl on hashtag #newplay at 11am PDT – 12pm PDT (Los Angeles) / 1pm CDT – 2pm CDT (Chicago) / 2pm EDT – 3pm EDT (New York) / 18:00 GMT – 19:00 GMT / 7pm BST - 8pm BST (London) / 8pm CEST - 9pm CEST (Amsterdam). Click here for an automatic conversion into your local time.
The topic for this week's Howl will be Best & Worst Practices in Commercial/Not-for Profit Theater Partnerships: What's working well? What needs to change? We'll be using Tory Bailey's article Response to In the Intersection (which is a response to Diane Ragsdale's report) as a starting point. This conversation will be co-moderated by Tory Bailey @tdfnyc, Diane Ragsdale @DERagsdale, and Polly Carl @pollykcarl.
On Thursday, get heard in the conversation by searching for #newplay in Twitter (sort by “all”) and by putting “#newplay” somewhere in 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.
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Singin' a Black Girl's Song- Ntozake Shange and for colored girls who have considered suicide / when the rainbow is enuf
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Connecting Collaborative Passion to a National Network
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Tony Award-winning producer Mara Isaacs discusses how she puts collaboratively creative work in front of national audiences through her producing organization, Octopus Theatricals. This final episode of season two holds hot takes on boards, theatricality, and the connective tissue around artist-centered producing.