Monday, July 28, 2014

About Face Youth Theatre: Checking, Expanding, and Activating Boxes by HowlRound

By Morgan Greene. In About Face Youth Theatre’s rehearsal space, there is a cluster of post-it notes on the wall titled “Where I Started.” The ensemble’s first impressions range from…

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Suzan-Lori Parks livestreams Watch Me Work—Wed, July 30 by HowlRound

By HowlRound TV. You’re invited to join Suzan-Lori Parks from the lobby of The Public Theater in New York City for "Watch Me Work" which is livestreaming for the global, commons-based peer…

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Sunday, July 27, 2014

Celebrating the Audience: Approaches to Participatory Performance by HowlRound

By Josh Sobel. The onus is on the artist to create an atmosphere and scenario for an audience to be open to an interactive experience, and to understand the techniques and considerations nec…

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Saturday, July 26, 2014

Political (Act)ivism and the (New) Avant-garde by HowlRound

By Kate Kremer. There is a prevailing sense that the millennial avant-garde is not creating political, activist theater to the same extent as the avant-garde of the ’60s and ’70s. I don…

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Friday, July 25, 2014

Ghostly Profound: A Thing of Unknowable Depth by HowlRound

By Chiori Miyagawa. I have been terrified to even put down the word 幽玄. I had to ask Google to write these characters for me. According to Google Translate, yugen means “subtle and pro…

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Upon Mine Honor: Shakespeare Through the Lens of a Military Veteran by HowlRound

By Stephan Wolfert. Our modern military and Shakespeare's plays are both infused with honor—a powerful tool in recruiting and building camaraderie. But what exactly is honor?

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Thursday, July 24, 2014

The Commoners Occupy Teatro Valle in Rome by HowlRound

By David Bollier. The three-year occupation of Teatro Valle in Rome is now legendary: a spontaneous response to the failures of conventional government in supporting a venerated public theat…

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Chosen Family: A Festival of Plays, for Pride Week in Boston by HowlRound

By Allison Vanouse. Connecting experimental drama, drag, the claimed ancestry of the French symbolists, Pride week in Boston’s South End: none of this was coincidental or exploitative mark…

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A Millennial Crossing Generational Borders by HowlRound

By Maya Malan-Gonzalez. As part of the Café Onda soft launch this summer, we asked five authors from different places in the generational map, at different stages of their career, to open t…

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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Where Broadway At?: Meditations On the Closing of the Tupac Musical. by HowlRound

By Idris Goodwin. Is a successful jukebox musical featuring rap music possible? I think it’s inevitable, but not without a certain amount of consideration towards rap’s unique and specif…

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A More Equal Theater by HowlRound

By Armando Huipe. This tidal change in demographics is a drastically different environment for nurturing allyship than that of the LGBT community. Deeper intercultural relationships will dic…

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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Cultivating Artistic Curiosity by HowlRound

By Lisa Portes. Artistic curiosity is an interactive discipline. It requires the deliberate practice of moving beyond the comfort of recognition towards the startling and unforeseen. I wonde…

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Monday, July 21, 2014

Crossing Borders: A Tijuana Encuentro by HowlRound

By Olga Sanchez. Our journey across the border provided personal encounters, self-reflection, inspiration, challenges, and nourishment.

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Suzan-Lori Parks livestreams Watch Me Work—Wed, July 23 by HowlRound

By HowlRound TV. You’re invited to join Suzan-Lori Parks from the lobby of The Public Theater in New York City for "Watch Me Work" which is livestreaming for the global, commons-based peer…

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Livestreaming Bay Area Playwrights Festival (#BAPF) Panels—Fri, July 25-Sun, July 27 by HowlRound

By HowlRound TV. Playwrights Foundation in San Francisco presents four panels at the 37th Annual Bay Area Playwrights Festival livestreaming on the global, commons based, peer-produced HowlR…

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Sunday, July 20, 2014

A Borderless Future by HowlRound

By Luis Alfaro. It has been fifteen years since I have gone to a TCG conference. I always liked them, but for this playwright of color, they were always lonely affairs. This used to be a con…

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Welcome to the New Café Onda! by HowlRound

By Georgina Escobar. We are committed to providing a safe, crowd-sourced space for online dialogue and discussions around the topic of Latina/o theater. As the definitions of Latinidad and L…

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Saturday, July 19, 2014

Dispatch from the Youth Theater Festival in Ramallah, Palestine—Part Two by HowlRound

By Shebana Coelho. In a volatile, war-torn place, things change quickly and recurring issues of conflict, occupation, and survival dominate—all the more reason to have festivals like this …

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Introducing Emma Baar-Bittman, HowlRound Fellow by HowlRound

By HowlRound. We are proud to introduce the new HowlRound Fellow, Emma Baar-Bittman! Emma will play an integral role in the HowlRound team, providing key support for all of our knowledge pla…

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Friday, July 18, 2014

Mine Own Deformity: Shakespeare Through the Lens of a Military Veteran by HowlRound

By Stephan Wolfert. Questioning the meaning life, and contemplating an offer to go back into active duty military service, I hopped on an Amtrak and weaved my way around the western states. …

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Learning to Shout by HowlRound

By Maegan Clearwood. As someone who lives and works with fifteen other young professionals, I know that brilliant conversations are being had on both sides of the generational line—but the…

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Thursday, July 17, 2014

Going Digital: How Should We Publish & License New Plays In An Online World? by HowlRound

By Mike Lew. #RightsWeek post: While I think the databases may be useful for schools and small companies, at the highest level I question whether access to plays is really the rate-limiter b…

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end of play/7: Gender Stereotypes and Their Subversion by HowlRound

By Alice Stanley. The humorous satire on masculinity is just one stop on the wild ride of gender exploration, narcissism, and longing in Chris Danowski’s "end of play/7".

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Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Protecting, Distributing, and Monetizing Your Work Online by HowlRound

By Sean Patrick Flahaven. The #RightsWeek Series on HowlRound: What is the state of intellectual property? What are the rights of theatre artists and new work? In this series, Samuel French,…

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Tuesday, July 15, 2014

The Battle of Artistic Acknowledgment: An Ongoing Education by HowlRound

By Amanda Friou. #RightsWeek post: No one gets into directing new plays because they want to copy someone else’s work. For me, the fun is in solving a monumental problem in a completely un…

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Generation Y Feminism at Teatro Luna by HowlRound

By Dani Snyder-Young. "Generation Sex" was directed by Alexandra Meda and developed by a team lead by Abigail Vega over a seventeen-month process of workshops in cities and on university cam…

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Monday, July 14, 2014

Suzan-Lori Parks livestreams Watch Me Work—Wed, July 16 by HowlRound

By HowlRound TV. You’re invited to join Suzan-Lori Parks from the lobby of The Public Theater in New York City for "Watch Me Work" which is livestreaming for the global, commons-based peer…

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HowlRound TV: Massachusetts Gubernatorial Forum on Arts, Culture, & Creativity—Tues, July 15 by HowlRound

By HowlRound TV. Create the Vote, a coalition of artists and arts, cultural, and creative institutions based throughout Massachusetts, will host the Gubernatorial Forum on Arts, Culture, and…

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Defining Piracy (And Fighting Against It) In Today’s Theater Industry by HowlRound

By Isaac Butler. Creativity and collaboration both rely on trust and on the work of other people. But the law seeks to make the murky concrete, and the complicated simple. This is why we sho…

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#RightsWeek Twitter Chat: Publishing Your Work in New Media—Thurs, July 17 by HowlRound

By HowlRound. As part of the "#RightsWeek: Protecting & Sharing Your Intellectual Property" series on HowlRound, this week's Twitter conversation topic is "Publishing Your Work in New Me…

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Sunday, July 13, 2014

Welcome to #RightsWeek: Identifying & Sharing Intellectual Property by HowlRound

By Amy Rose Marsh. Our community needs to come together for a broader discussion on the rights of playwrights and theatermakers. As a play licensor, we face piracy and rights challenges on a…

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