Monday, March 18, 2013

A Big Eyed Fish: Ensemble Theaters & Audience Definitions Poll Participantsby Rachel Grossman by HowlRound

This is the second post in a regular column exploring the junctions of ensemble theater and audience, my two paths, or rather passions, in life. I’m journeying to the convergence points of…

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Weekly Howl on Thursday, March 21: What’s On Your Mind? Suggest Topics for this week’s #newplay chat by HowlRound

The Weekly Howl is a peer-produced, open-access discussion about theater culture and contemporary performance that happens on Twitter using the hashtag #newplay.* Join us Thursday, March 21…

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Live on #NEWPLAY TV: Technology for the Composer at The Dramatists Guild—Thurs., March 21 by HowlRound

The Dramatists Guild of America presents the next event in their new DG Conservatory series moderated by Tony-winning composer and Guild Council member, Stephen Flaherty. Technology for th…

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Sunday, March 17, 2013

Interview with Derek Goldman and Cynthia Schneider by Jojo Ruf by HowlRound

The Laboratory for Global Performance and Politics at Georgetown University is a joint initiative of the Theater and Performance Studies Program and the School of Foreign Service. Led by Pro…

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The Galaxy’s Guide to Digital Media: #sighashtag—What’s in a hashtag? by Sylvia Mallory by HowlRound

This is the third post in a series exploring the role of digital media in the theater realm. Find the full series here. There have been many blogs and articles written about Twitter and the…

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Saturday, March 16, 2013

The Roster: Black theaters in America by Michael Dinwiddie & Jonathan McCrory by HowlRound

This list of eighty-seven black theaters has been compiled with the help of Michael Dinwiddie (Black Theatre Network), Jonathan McCrory, (HowlRound Series Curator) Beth Turner (Editor/Publis…

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Working at It by Ben Guillory by HowlRound

The Robey Theatre Company, founded in 1994 by Danny Glover and I, is committed to developing, exploring, and producing plays written about the global black experience and reinterpreting blac…

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Friday, March 15, 2013

Indomitable Spirit: The Legacy, Vitality, and Sustainability of Black Theater Today by Eileen J. Morris by HowlRound

Black theater institutions today require unique and ongoing support for their vitality, legacy, and agency. These institutions, like The Ensemble Theatre in Houston, not only make important …

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The Black Theatre Network: Past, Present & Future by Michael Dinwiddie by HowlRound

“The priest departs.  The divine artist arrives.” —Walt Whitman In the vibrant bacchanal that exists under the rubric “theater,” I have lived many lives: actor, director, musician…

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Thursday, March 14, 2013

The Way Back Home by Sade Lythcott by HowlRound

“If you know the beginning well, the end will not trouble you” —African Proverb To write about the vitality and agency of the state of black theater is quite a task because I find no u…

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From the #NEWPLAY TV Archive: Jennifer Nelson reading “New Black Math,” an essay by Suzan-Lori Parks by HowlRound

This recording from January 2010′s Black Playwrights’ Convening starts with a reading performed by Jennifer L. Nelson of “New Black Math” by Suzan-Lori Parks. You can…

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Wednesday, March 13, 2013

What Shall We Tell Our Young Playwrights Who Are Black? by HowlRound

Black theater is my life. I am the managing producer of MPAACT (Ma’at Production Association of Afrikan Centered Theater), a company that solely produces new work by playwrights of the Afr…

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Live on #NEWPLAY TV: Write with Suzan-Lori Parks for “Watch Me Work” at The Public Theater—Thurs., March 14 by HowlRound

You’re invited to join Suzan-Lori Parks from the lobby of The Public Theater for Watch Me Work which will be livestreaming for the peer-produced, open-source #NEWPLAY TV project. The…

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Interview with Ron Simons by Jiles King, Jonathan McCrory & Anthony McDonald by HowlRound

Independent producers Jiles King, Jonathan McCrory, and Anthony McDonald met with Broadway producer Ron Simons, to talk about black theater on Broadway. Anthony McDonald: What is your defini…

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Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Who We Are: Black theater in the Bay Area by Edris Cooper-Anifowoshe by HowlRound

I have worked in the San Francisco Bay Area for more than twenty years. I am currently an Artistic Associate at The Lorraine Hansberry Theatre (LHT) and work as the Marketing Director for B…

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Live on #NEWPLAY TV: Panglossian Productions’ Reading of Elford Alley’s “In Search of the Amherst County Wildman”—Sat., March 16 by HowlRound

Panglossian Productions will present the first installation of its new Plays in Progress series: alive and on-line developmental reading of Elford Alley’s new play In Search of the Amh…

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Monday, March 11, 2013

Keeping the Flame by Sarah Bellamy by HowlRound

March finds the artistic and administrative team at Penumbra Theatre Company in St. Paul, Minnesota focusing on two objectives: one is celebrating the power of art to sustain and uplift cult…

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Emerging from the Crucible by Valerie Curtis-Newton by HowlRound

At The Hansberry Project, we present the work of Black playwrights. We produce Black plays. We produce Black plays because we believe that black theater artists—artfully expressing their o…

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Sunday, March 10, 2013

The Tradition of Defining a Tradition by HowlRound

Throughout the history of American theater, the desire for a separate Black theater tradition has raised challenges and contradictions. Over the past decade, as many Black Theater institutio…

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Weekly Howl on Thursday, March 14: How do you see Black Theater in the 21st Century? by HowlRound

The Weekly Howl is a peer-produced, open-access discussion about theater culture and contemporary performance that happens on Twitter using the hashtag #newplay.* Join us Thursday, March 14…

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Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Reflections on the Mid-Life MFA by HowlRound

“It is never too late to be who you might have been.” —Attributed to George Eliot When I first read these oft-cited words, I was twenty-two and wanted to be a fiction writer. Headlinin…

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Live on #NEWPLAY TV: Write with Suzan-Lori Parks for “Watch Me Work” at The Public Theater—Thurs., March 7 by HowlRound

You’re invited to join Suzan-Lori Parks from the lobby of The Public Theater for Watch Me Work which will be livestreaming for the peer-produced, open-source #NEWPLAY TV project. The…

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Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Being Regional for a Reason: Investing in Playwrights as Community Builders by Zak Berkman by HowlRound

This is the first in a series of blogs that will chronicle the birth and infancy of New Play Frontiers. I will share the origins of this program, its impact on our organization, the process …

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Live on #NEWPLAY TV: Panel—”Women Writers Taking Agency in the American Theater”—Wed., March 6 by HowlRound

Sleeping Weazel in Boston is celebrating Women’s History Month with Women In Action: a new wave of art, theatre, music, and performance, a four-day event beginning with a public discussi…

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Monday, March 4, 2013

Weekly Howl on Thursday, March 7: What’s On Your Mind? Suggest Topics for this week’s #newplay chat by HowlRound

The Weekly Howl is a peer-produced, open-access discussion about theater culture and contemporary performance that happens on Twitter using the hashtag #newplay.* Join us Thursday, March 7 …

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SPACE on Ryder Farm by Alex Barron by HowlRound

The first thing I noticed when I visited at SPACE on Ryder Farm is the quiet. It’s quiet at SPACE on Ryder Farm. You could spend all day writing in the gazebo, and the only sound you’d h…

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Sunday, March 3, 2013

Docile Bodies: Disciplining the Imagination by HowlRound

A body is docile that may be subjected, used, transformed, and improved. The historical moment of the disciplines was the moment when an art of a human body was born, which was directed not …

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Friday, March 1, 2013

Creating Performance Opportunities by Emily Niewendorp by HowlRound

In college, I found myself not getting cast in many plays, so I decided to produce my own. At the time I was taking a required Directing course, so to fulfill the credit my friend and I prod…

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Thursday, February 28, 2013

The Hummingbirds: The Internationalists World Tour—New York, NY by HowlRound

My play The Hummingbirds won the Internationalists Global Playwriting Contest. The award grants at least six different presentations in six different countries over the course of the next…

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Working Around the Problem by David Wiener by HowlRound

These are particularly tough times for live theater; even John Moore says it in a recent post: Live Theater Ranks Among 10 Worst Industries for 2013 (and he was named one of the twelve most …

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Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Tale From a Two-Year: Civic Practice and Professional Preparation by HowlRound

Somewhere along the way, American higher education picked up the duty of professional preparation. The Jeffersonian ideal of the liberal arts education as an end in itself, an inherent good,…

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