Wednesday, April 23, 2014

The Scarcity Matrix by HowlRound

By David Dower. All of a sudden, I had the visceral sensation of a melting away, a fog lifting, a waking up. It was physical and it was emotional. It stopped my breath. …The moment I saw T…

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DIY Shakespeare: Co-Creating With Your Community by HowlRound

By Rick Dildine. Shakespeare is credited with writing 38 plays. Some say as many as 43 and some say as few as zero; no matter what, all are in the public domain. I thought: “What if we gav…

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Livestreaming What is the role of the playwright?—South Coast Repertory—Sun, April 27 by HowlRound

By HowlRound TV. South Coast Repertory's 17th Annual Pacific Playwrights Festival in Costa Mesa, California presents the panel "What is the role of the playwright?" livestreaming on the glob…

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Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Sex, Death, Marriage, Greed and Football: Texas Playwright Kirk Lynn in New York by HowlRound

By Jonathan Mandell. The most prolifically produced living playwright in New York this season lives in Texas. I saw five works of theater by Kirk Lynn in four different New York venues over …

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A Bridge to End a Social and Economic Divide: Dialogue/Diálogos Project by HowlRound

By Sara Guerrero. The project’s success has been due to a number of factors, including (but not limited to): playwright-in-residence José Cruz González, someone I have looked up to since…

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Monday, April 21, 2014

Resident Playwrights in Conversation: José Cruz González and Julie Marie Myatt by HowlRound

By Julie Marie Myatt, José Cruz Gonzaléz. José Cruz González interviewed by Julie Marie Myatt, two of South Coast Repertory’s playwrights-in-residence. José Cruz González is the play…

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Twitter Chat Topic: How do you translate theater into other languages and into other cultures? by HowlRound

By HowlRound. This week's conversation topic is "How do you translate theater into other languages and into other cultures?" and will be moderated by Playwrights Foundation @pwfoundation—w…

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Suzan-Lori Parks livestreams Watch Me Work—Wed, April 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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Sunday, April 20, 2014

Playwrights in the Community—Building Momentum at South Coast Repertory by HowlRound

By Kelly Miller. There is a community and artistic engagement revolution happening at South Coast Repertory in Costa Mesa, California right now. And it’s being led by our playwrights. Jos…

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Friday, April 18, 2014

Diversifying Creative Writing Educational Programs with Playwriting by HowlRound

By Joelle Jameson. The neglect of playwriting as a genre in what I’ll lovingly call the creative writing industrial machine—poetry, fiction, and non-fiction/memoir are the ruling three…

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What Are Your Prejudices About Theater? by HowlRound

By Loy Webb. We cannot be preoccupied before or during a show with differences of race, class, sexuality, etc., and assume because of these differences the lives of those we see before us ar…

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Friday Phone Call # 57: Olga Garay-English by Howlround

By David Dower. Many of you have already read the story of my first meeting with Olga Garay-English in 2002 in Portland, Oregon. A TCG-sponsored gathering called New Works, New Ways. From th…

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Thursday, April 17, 2014

Making a Statement about Diversity at the Humana Festival of New American Plays by HowlRound

By Dani Snyder-Young. Across the festival, every production I saw had a multi-racial cast; "brownsville song" and "Steel Hammer" deal explicitly with race and cast accordingly, and all the o…

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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Becoming The Wholehearted by HowlRound

By Deborah Stein, Suli Holum. The second time I worked with my boxing trainer, I burst out crying. I don’t know what set me off, I know that it was at the end of the session and I was exha…

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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

A Mets Fan’s Guide To The Theater by HowlRound

By Sam Marks. But maybe the reason I obsess over sports is because of how very different they are from what I have chosen to do. In sports, there’s the illusion of fairness and opportunity…

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Death and Art in Palestine: Nabil Al-Ra’ee and The Freedom Theatre by HowlRound

By Patricia Davis. “One of the most important things the occupation has succeeded in doing,” Nabil Al-Ra’ee says, “is to kill hope, to shut down the mind, and to kill the imagination…

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National Center for Arts Research livestreams discussion with Kate Levin—Thurs, April 17—#NCARfellow by HowlRound

By HowlRound TV. Join SMU from Dallas, Texas as they present the conversation Transforming Arts and Culture Nationwide livestreaming on the global, commons-based peer produced HowlRound TV n…

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Monday, April 14, 2014

Writing and Fighting by HowlRound

By Will Power. Isn’t boxing just like writing a play? First, you have to train (the muscles in the gym if a boxer, the mind facing the screen if a writer). Then you have to fight! (What we…

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What Chimerica Tells Us About the Photograph by HowlRound

By Srila Nayak. Based on an actual photograph, the main action of Lucy Kirkwood’s play is an American photojournalist’s unyielding quest to unlock the mystery of a photograph taken by hi…

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Twitter Chat Topic: Dramaturgical Collaborations in Devised Work—Thurs, April 17 by HowlRound

By HowlRound. This week's conversation topic is "Dramaturgical Collaborations in Devised Work" and will be moderated by @ArtsEmerson—who like all of our moderators, authors, and content pr…

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Suzan-Lori Parks livestreams Watch Me Work—Wed, April 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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Sunday, April 13, 2014

The Problem with Loving Sports and Theater by HowlRound

By Mat Smart. In an age where so much can be recorded and on-demand, theater is an antidote to spending our day looking at a screen, to watching the YouTube videos and television shows anyti…

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Friday, April 11, 2014

Livestreaming the 1st Alaska One-Minute Play Festival—Mon, April 14 by HowlRound

By HowlRound TV. The One-Minute Play Festival (#1MPF) & Perseverance Theatre present the 1st Alaska One-Minute Play Festival livestreaming on the global, commons-based peer produced Howl…

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Unpaid Internships, or Getting Your Foot in the Door of the American Theater by HowlRound

By Greg Redlawsk. A sampling of some of the major non-profits suggests that there are at least, on average, 8 to 10 unpaid interns working at any given time in the average mid to large sized…

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Livestreaming the Theatre Bay Area annual conference—Mon, April 14 by HowlRound

By HowlRound TV. Theatre Bay Area presents three livestreaming sessions from their annual conference on the global, commons-based peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Monday…

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Friday Phone Call # 56: The Wilhelm Brothers by Howlround

By David Dower. Today I get a chance to talk to a team of brothers who have been making work together for decades: David and Jeremy Wilhelm . There's such hybridity in their creative partner…

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Thursday, April 10, 2014

How Accessibility Works at the Wheelock Family Theatre by HowlRound

By Ariel Baker-Gibbs. We did "Pippi", and we had American Sign Language interpretation every weekend. This is because Wendy Lement, the producer at Wheelock, directed the play herself, and w…

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Livestreaming performance of Jarman (all this maddening beauty)—Sun, April 20 by HowlRound

By HowlRound TV. Inspired by pioneer British filmmaker, artist, gardener and gay rights activist Derek Jarman, known for such controversial films as "Sebastiane", "The Last of England", and …

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Performing Age: Mallory Catlett’s This Was The End by HowlRound

By Bertie Ferdman. Where "This Was the End" stood out was in playing with age in two ways. The first was with the presence of older bodies onstage, having an elder cast be their age and all …

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Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Celebrating Our Imperfections: A Conversation with Adina Tal of Israel’s Nalaga’at Center by HowlRound

By Kevin Becerra. No amount of research or conversation can quite prepare you for a play where eleven deaf-blind actors are telling their own stories and dreams while baking bread. Adina Tal…

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Widening the Embrace of Theater: The Different Forms of Accessibility by HowlRound

By Ariel Baker-Gibbs. The Wheelock Family Theatre, Boston was started by four people: Andrea Genser, Susan Kosoff, Jane Staab, and Tony Hancock. The mission of the theatre was to make a prof…

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