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 2 for the Weekly Howl on hashtag #newplay at 11am PDT – 12pm PDT (San Francisco) / 1pm CDT – 2pm CDT (Austin) / 2pm EDT – 3pm EDT (Boston) / 18:00 GMT – 19:00 GMT / 7pm BST - 8pm BST (London). Click here for an automatic conversion into your local time.
Following up on HowlRound’s Journalism Series on Gender Parity that began last week and its Weekly Howl on the topic, this week's Howl will be co-moderated by Marisela Treviño Orta @MariselaTOrta and Amy Clare Tasker @AmyClareTasker who members of the San Francisco Bay Area’s Yeah, I Said Feminist Theatre Salon.
The purpose of this conversation is to give the community a chance to focus last week’s gender parity conversation on advocacy best practices and concrete ideas for action. In preparation for this week’s Howl you can find the TACTICS interview series (Theater Artists’ Collected Thoughts Insights Challenges & Strategies for Gender Parity Advocacy) hosted by the Works by Women San Francisco website.
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.
In this episode, Leticia and Jordan finally explain what they mean when they say Black feminism, especially in theatre and performance. They engage Lisa M. Anderson’s tenets of Black feminist drama, alongside other contemporary scholars and artists expansion of Black feminist theatre. They discuss Black feminist theory, black feminist practice in creative work, and black feminist theatre theory.
Gender Euphoria, Episode 9: On Being a 'Trans Trailblazer'
With Scott Turner Schofield
30 March 2022
Gender Euphoria, the podcast, host Nicolas Shannon Savard sits down with actor, writer, consultant, educator Scott Turner Schofield. They trouble the TV/film industry's framing of Schofield as a singular "trans trailblazer," since as he notes, trans actors were, indeed, carving out spaces to make and support one another’s art long before we were invited into Hollywood or mainstream theatre spaces. The conversation dives into the shifts that Scott has noticed in audience response to his work over the course of the last twenty years and how those are in direct conversation with national politics.