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Thursday, May 24, 2018

Mindj Panther and Telling Stories of Resistance, Not Victimhood by (jdstokely)

By Mihaela Drăgan. Mihaela Drăgan interviews Sandra and Simonida Selimovic of Mindj Panther about their show Roma Armee , and the activist work they are doing in Austria to fight against R…

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Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Ten Transformative Ideas for Community-Building and Cross-Cultural Exchange by (jdstokely)

By Caitlin Cassidy. Caitlin Cassidy discusses ten principles and practices she's learned as an artist working at the interesction of arts and cross-cultural exchange, and as one of Georgetow…

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Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Finding Purpose in the Pause by (jdstokely)

By Ben Viccellio. Benjamin Viccellio reflects on the Kenyon Playwright’s Conference in Ohio, as the program nears its fifth anniversary.

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Monday, May 21, 2018

Shakespeare en Español: How R.Evolución Latina’s To Be or Not to Be Reinvents the Bard by (jdstokely)

By Jose Solís. Jose Solís explores R.Evolución Latina’s production To Be or Not to Be , the culminating project of the company’s spring 2018 workshop, which brought Latinx artists fro…

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Sunday, May 20, 2018

Telling Stories: An Arab/Arab American Theatre Collaboration by (jdstokely)

By Catherine Coray. For the last few years, professor Catherine Coray has been helping create collaboration opportunities for theatre artists in Arab countries and the Americas. Arab Voices:…

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Thursday, May 17, 2018

A Global Network That Protects and Defends Artists at Risk by (jdstokely)

By Julie Trébault, Laura Kauer García. Julie Trébault and Laura Kauer García discuss the work the Artists at Risk Connection has been doing to connect, defend, and protect artists worldw…

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Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Why Artists Should Pay Attention to US Visas, Policy, and Cultural Exchange by (jdstokely)

By Matthew Covey. Matthew Covey, founding director of Tamizdat, discusses why American theatre artists should be more knowledgable about US visas and policies, and describes how Tamizdat is …

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Tuesday, May 15, 2018

In Search of Lost Hope: Theatre Against All Odds in Afghanistan by (jdstokely)

By Hjalmar Jorge Joffre-Eichhorn. Afghan theatre activist Hjalmar Jorge Joffre-Eichhorn reflects on co-founding the Afghanistan Human Rights and Democracy Organization, a political theatre g…

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Monday, May 14, 2018

Artistic Freedom: a Moveable Feast by (jdstokely)

By Mary Ann DeVlieg. Mary Ann DeVlieg discusses different types of artistic censorship and organizations that are fighting globally for freedom of expression.

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Sunday, May 13, 2018

Taking Action: An Artist Becomes an Advocate by (jdstokely)

By Jessica Litwak. Jessica Litwak, artistic director of the H.E.A.T Collective, explores the growing field of artist rights and safety, and talks about her dedication to “art of service,…

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Thursday, May 10, 2018

An Interview with Playwright Deirdre Kinahan by (jdstokely)

By Pamela McQueen, Deirdre Kinahan. Pamela McQueen talks to Irish playwright Deirdre Kinahan about the political nature of her work, her creative process, and how she's sustained a prolific …

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Wednesday, May 9, 2018

The Ugly Truth about Arts Institutions Led by Women of Color by (jdstokely)

By Teresa Coleman Walsh. Founder and executive artistic director of Dallas’s Bishop Arts Theatre Center Teresa Coleman Wash looks at the realities of running a theatre company as a woman o…

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Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Playwrights Say #NeverAgain by (jdstokely)

By Rachael Carnes. Rachael Carnes discusses organizing Playwrights Say Never Again to School Shootings , a new anthology of work on gun violence by nineteen playwrights with readings all ove…

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Monday, May 7, 2018

Chantal Bilodeau on “Breaking Up with Aristotle” and Finding New Ways to Tell Stories Onstage by (jdstokely)

By Michael Lueger. Playwright Chantal Bilodeau joins us to discuss her essay "Why I'm Breaking Up with Aristotle," and how we need to explore new forms of storytelling in order to create the…

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Body-Shaming: The Epidemic Plaguing Collegiate Theatre Programs by (jdstokely)

By Rachel Bykowski. Rachel Bykowski speaks up about body-shaming in the theatre industry, and its effect on students in collegiate programs.

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Sunday, May 6, 2018

The Orphan in Me: Generational Trauma in Hyung Seok Jeon’s A Held Posture by (jdstokely)

By Dominick DeGaetano. Dominick DeGaetano reflects on Hyung Seok Jeon’s A Held Posture , which last performed at Theaterlab in New York City in January 2018.

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Thursday, May 3, 2018

ConeXión! The LTC Announces Twenty-four New Latinx Plays as Finalists for Carnaval 2018 by (jdstokely)

By Lisa Portes. Announcing the twenty-four finalists for the 2018 LTC Carnaval of New Latinx Work, which will be held 19-21 July 2018 in Chicago, Illinois.

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Broadway in a Year of Reckoning by (jdstokely)

By Jonathan Mandell. New York critic Jonathan Mandell gives us a glimpse at the recently ended Broadway season, and reflects on how these shows have handled the past as a way to adapt to our…

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Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Positation in Action: Director Erin Ortman’s Multi-Year Journey with the Arabian Nights by (jdstokely)

By Martha Steketee. Director Erin Ortman loves musical theatre, new plays, theatre families, and William Ball’s idea of “positation” that celebrates the “yes” in artistic collabora…

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Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Using Storytelling and Dance to Transform a Community Space by (jdstokely)

By Caroline Prugh. Caroline Prugh discusses Kaimera Productions’ SPACES , a site-specific performance weaving together storytelling and dance that took place in June 2017 at the Harlem Art…

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Monday, April 30, 2018

Reflections from the Latinx Theatre Commons María Irene Fornés Institute Symposium by (jdstokely)

By Trevor Boffone, Nelson Diaz-Marcano, Georgina Escobar, Lauren Villegas. Trevor Boffone, Nelson Diaz-Marcano, Georgina Escobar, and Lauren Villegas reflect on the Latinx Theatre Commons Ma…

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Sunday, April 29, 2018

A Work of the Body: Deconstructing Preconceived Notions of Disability and Dance in Piece by Piece by (jdstokely)

By Emily White. Emily White writes about Rebeccah Simone Bogue’s Piece by Piece , which was presented as a work in progress in New York City in February 2018.

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Thursday, April 26, 2018

Coloring Music City's Theatrical Landscape by (jdstokely)

By Shawn Whitsell. Artistic Director Shawn Whitsell talks about the importance of Nashville, Tennessee's black theatre community.

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Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Southern-Style Sisterhood: How the Women of Nashville Claim Their Space by (jdstokely)

By Jessika Malone. Producer and director Jessika Malone explores the theatre scene in her hometown of Nashville, Tennesee focusing on the powerhouse women who are at the helm of many of the …

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Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Cartography of Flood Plains by (jdstokely)

By Audra Almond-Harvey. Audra Almond-Harvey, executive director of abrasiveMedia, explores Nashville, Tennessee’s evolution as a city since the flood of 2010.

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Monday, April 23, 2018

The Care and Feeding of Playwrights in Nashville by (jdstokely)

By Nate Eppler. Nate Eppler shares how Ingram New Works Lab in Tennessee is helping playwrights build a creative home that both feeds the soul and the stomach.

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Sunday, April 22, 2018

Washing Ashore in Nashville’s Open-Arms Artistic Community by (jdstokely)

By Daniel Jones. Theatremaker Daniel Jones introduces this week’s series on Nashville, the city that welcomed him—and has recently welcomed droves of other young artists—with open arms.

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Thursday, April 19, 2018

A Guide to Constructing Empathy by (jdstokely)

By James Wyrwicz. James Wyrwicz reflects on how two shows, Say Something Bunny! and Margarete , use found audio and video recordings as the basis for storytelling.

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Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Dance in the Extreme Southwest of Europe/Dançar no extremo sudoeste da Europa by (jdstokely)

By Luísa Roubaud. Luísa Roubaud reflects on the history of Portuguese dance.

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Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Lost Worlds and “Pansexual Extravaganzas”: Rediscovering Weimar Operetta with Dr. Kevin Clarke by (jdstokely)

By Michael Lueger. Dr. Kevin Clarke of the Operetta Research Centre introduces us to Weimar-era operetta, which pushed artistic and social boundaries and is finally enjoying an artistic and …

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Sunday, April 15, 2018

Gender Parity in Canadian Theatre by (jdstokely)

By Elana Gartner, Rebecca Burton. Elana Gartner, founding co-chair of the International Centre for Women Playwrights 50/50 Applause Award, interviews Rebecca Burton, co-founder of Equity in …

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