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Tuesday, September 18, 2018

The Birth of a Climate Commons by (jdstokely)

By Lanxing Fu. Lani Fu introduces the Climate Commons for Theatre and Performance, an initiative that emerged from the Theatre in the Age of Climate Change convening in June 2018.

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Monday, September 17, 2018

This Sentence by (jdstokely)

By Kendra Fanconi. Kendra Fanconi explains why it might take us eighty-eight minutes to digest one simple sentence about climate change.

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Sunday, September 16, 2018

Art on a Damaged Planet: the Theatre in the Age of Climate Change Convening by (jdstokely)

By MJ Halberstadt. Playwright MJ Halberstadt reports on Theatre of the Age of Climate Change convening, which took place 8-10 June 2018 in Boston, MA.

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Thursday, September 13, 2018

Radical Ideas Welcome: What Should the Latinx Theatre Commons Do Next? by (jdstokely)

By Abigail Vega. Latinx Theatre Commons (LTC) Producer Abigail Vega reflects on the last six years of programming, and encourages the community to submit ideas for future LTC programming.

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Wednesday, September 12, 2018

A Non-Binary Awakening in Philadelphia by (jdstokely)

By Pax Ressler. Pax Ressler looks at both the successes and challenges for non-binary theatre artists in Philadelphia.

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Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Working Like a Mother by (jdstokely)

By Rachel Bonds. Parent and artist Rachel Bonds reflects on being a working playwright since the birth of her son, and maps out tips for theatres working with other parent-artists.

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Thursday, September 6, 2018

How to Care for Your Queer Playwright: Development, Community, and Fresh Air by (jdstokely)

By Abraham Johnson. When the Lambda Emerging LGBTQ Voices Retreat was born in 2007, it was the first program of its kind for queer writers. Since then, annual week-long workshops have been l…

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Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Breaking Away from the Institution: How to Take Control of Your Education by (jdstokely)

By Abigail Warhus. Theatre student Abigail Warhus talks about feeling stuck at university and taking her education into her own hands.

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Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Dr. Sara BT Thiel on Pregnancy on the Stage in Early Modern English Drama by (jdstokely)

By Michael Lueger. How do you depict pregnancy when you're working with an all-male cast? Dr. Sara BT Thiel joins us to discuss this and other issues connected to pregnancy on the Stuart sta…

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Thursday, August 30, 2018

When the Invisible Illness Becomes Visible by (jdstokely)

By Sara Brookner, Megan Simcox. Dramaturg Sara Brookner interviews actor/director Megan Simcox about equitable casting, and why they founded ACTive Roles Theatre Company.

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Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Economic Precarity and Resiliency in Theatre: an American Psalm by (jdstokely)

By Caridad Svich. Playwright Caridad Svich reflects on the economic reality of working in theatre.

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Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Tilikum and Wading into Better Criticism by (jdstokely)

By Yasmin Mikhaiel. Yasmin Zacaria Mikhaiel talks about the importance of “good” criticism through the lens of Kristiana Rae Colón’s play Tilikum.

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Sunday, August 26, 2018

On Harassment Policies for Critics in the Age of #MeToo by (jdstokely)

By Kitty Drexel. Kitty Drexel reflects on harassment policies in the age of the #MeToo movement.

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Tuesday, August 21, 2018

What Indigenous Writers Can Bring to Theatre by (jdstokely)

By Ishmael Hope. Ishmael Hope (Tlingit) writes about why we need to support Native playwrights.

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Healing Stories from Naa Kahidi Theatre by (jdstokely)

By Allan Hayton (Gwich’in). Actor and former Naa Kahidi Theatre ensemble member Allan Hayton(Gwich’in) reflects on the history of the company and how theatre can be used as a tool for co…

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Monday, August 20, 2018

Denver: Where Playwrights Love Playwrights (and Actors, Directors, and Producers) by (jdstokely)

By Leslie C. Lewis. Leslie C. Lewis looks at how playwrights are working together and building community with Rough Draught Playwrights in Denver, Colorado.

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Navigating Western Theatre And Ancient Inupiaq Responsibilities by (jdstokely)

By Lucas Rowley (Inupiaq). Playwright Lucas Rowley reflects on navigating expectations of Western theatre while also balancing his Inupiaq traditions and community responsibilities.

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Sunday, August 19, 2018

Alaska Native Theatre Comes of Age by (jdstokely)

By Vera Starbard (Tlingit/Dena’ina). Vera Starbard (Tlingit/Dena’ina) introduces the series on Alaskan theatre through the lens of Alaska Native performance and storytelling.

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Thursday, August 16, 2018

How Post-Colonial Imagination Can Make Theatre into an Agent of Revolution by (jdstokely)

By Massimo Monfiletto. Using three different plays— M. Butterfly , Iphigenia Crash Land Falls on the Neon Shell That Was Once Her Heart , and QPH —playwright Massi Monfiletto examines th…

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Wednesday, August 15, 2018

On Neo-Futurism by (jdstokely)

By Rob Onorato. Writer and performer Rob Onorato explores what makes the Chicago Neo-Futurists so special.

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Tuesday, August 14, 2018

The Collaborative Possibilities of Mediaturgy by (jdstokely)

By Katherine Swimm. Katherine Swimm discusses New Rep Theatre’s Boston production of Ripe Frenzy , and the innovative collaboration between playwright Jennifer Barclay and projection desig…

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Sunday, August 12, 2018

How We Produced a Green Convening by (jdstokely)

By Ramona Ostrowski, JD Stokely. Associate Producer Ramona Ostrowski and Fellow JD Stokely reflect on how HowlRound made the Theatre in the Age of Climate Change Convening on 8-10 June 2018 …

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Sunday, August 5, 2018

Teatro Línea de Sombra Connects with Portland, Oregon and the Pacific Northwest by (jdstokely)

By Georgina Young-Ellis. Georgina Young-Ellis looks at the history of the innovative Mexican theatre company Teatro Línea de Sombra, its connection to Portland, Oregon, and two of their pro…

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Thursday, August 2, 2018

Casting An Actor with Albinism: The Importance of Authenticity On Stage by (jdstokely)

By Julie Taiwo Oni. Playwright and scholar Julie Taiwo Oni reflects on the experience of casting an actor with albinism for her play Chisel , and discusses why authentic casting is worth the…

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Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Curating Courage and the Future of Latinx Theatre / Valentía Curatorial y el Futuro del Teatro Latinx by (jdstokely)

By Georgina Escobar. Playwright Georgina Escobar reflects on the curation of the 2018 Latinx Theatre Commons (LTC) Carnaval of New Latinx Work: ¡ConeXión!, which took place 19-21 July 2018…

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Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Accepting Applications for the Deaf Theatre Action Planning Session by (jdstokely)

By Tyrone Giordano, DJ Kurs, Ethan Sinnott, Rachel Grossman. The Deaf Theatre Action Planning Session, a convening for deaf theatremakers taking place on 15-17 March 2019, is accepting appli…

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Monday, July 30, 2018

Blurring Borders with Práctica/ Borrando las fronteras con Práctica by (jdstokely)

By Beatrice Basso. Beatrice Basso discusses what it was like to bring multidisciplinary artists from north and south of the US-Mexico border together to create and learn from each other in t…

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Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Playing Around with Nineteenth-Century Theatre in Dr. Robert Davis’s Broadway: 1849 by (jdstokely)

By Michael Lueger. Could you make it as the manager of a New York City theatre in the 1840s? That's the question that Dr. Robert Davis's game and app Broadway:1849 poses to players. Robert j…

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Monday, July 23, 2018

Seventeen Thoughts (in Random Order) about Neo-Futurism and Experimental Theatre by (jdstokely)

By Rob Neill. Rob Neill, founding ensemble member of the New York Neo-Futurists, shares his thoughts on the company’s process, devising work, and creating rituals in theatre.

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Sunday, July 22, 2018

Ignited: Puerto Rico, Politics, and the Diaspora in Magdalena Gomez's Dancing in My Cockroach Killers by (jdstokely)

By Noe Montez. Noe Montez interviews ensemble members from New York's Pregones Theatre on Dancing in My Cockroach Killers, which ran from 7 June to 1 July 2018 at the GALA Theatre in Washing…

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Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Talking about Protest with the Language of Actor Training by (jdstokely)

By Courtney Bailey Parker. Actor and literature/theatre professor Courtney Bailey Parker talks about national anthem protests, performance as activism, and theatre artists as mediators.

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