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Sunday, April 15, 2018

Gender Parity in Canadian Theatre by [email protected] (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 …

SOURCE: HowlRound at 09:24AM
Thursday, April 12, 2018

The Role Theatre Can Play in the Emergence of “Places of Listening” by [email protected] (jdstokely)

By Ana Dinger. Ana Dinger explores theatre as a “place of listening” through the work of Mónica Calle and Rui Catalão.

SOURCE: HowlRound at 10:36AM
Tuesday, April 10, 2018

A Lover's Guide to American Playwrights: María Irene Fornés by [email protected] (jdstokely)

By Todd London. Todd London celebrates playwright María Irene Fornés.

SOURCE: HowlRound at 10:36AM
Monday, April 9, 2018

Shifting the Leadership Paradigm: the Berkshire Leadership Summit and Beyond by [email protected] (jdstokely)

By Sara Brookner, Akiba Abaka, Rachel L. Fink, Kristen van Ginhoven, Stephen Shafer Mazow. Sara Brookner interviews the Steering Committee of the Berkshire Leadership Summit, which brought t…

SOURCE: HowlRound at 11:25AM
Sunday, April 8, 2018

Representation Matters: The Monologue Project by [email protected] (jdstokely)

By Gab Cody. Gab Cody reflects on the birth of The Monologue Project, an initiative that started in Pittsburgh, USA and Dallas, USA to increase the canon of audition-length monologues for wo…

SOURCE: HowlRound at 09:00AM
Thursday, April 5, 2018

Symphonie Fantastique and the Triumph and Trap of Puppetry by [email protected] (jdstokely)

By Jonathan Mandell. Jonathan Mandell reflects on the twentieth anniversary production of Basil Twist's Symphonie Fastastique at HERE Arts Center in New York City.

SOURCE: HowlRound at 10:10AM
Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Working with Students to Reclaim the Revolutionary Roots of Czech Theatre by [email protected] (jdstokely)

By Hannah Sachs. Arts educator Hannah Sachs talks about how introducing Theatre of the Oppressed to her students in the Czech Republic helped address xenophobia in the classroom, and slowly …

SOURCE: HowlRound at 10:01AM
Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Taking Shakespeare’s Measure in the Twenty-First Century: Dr. Nora Williams and Measure (Still) for Measure by [email protected] (jdstokely)

By Michael Lueger. Dr. Nora Williams joins us to talk about Measure (Still) for Measure , a devised theatre project that revises Shakespeare's infamous "problem play" in order to engage with…

SOURCE: HowlRound at 10:39AM
Monday, April 2, 2018

Manahatta's Gender Flip: Equity in Action by [email protected] (jdstokely)

By Holly L. Derr. Holly Derr discusses the dramaturgical implications of playwright Mary Kathryn Nagle changing one of her characters to a woman in her newest play Manahatta, which premiered…

SOURCE: HowlRound at 12:10PM
Sunday, April 1, 2018

Coney Island’s Fantastical History: What Love Never Dies Leaves Out by [email protected] (jdstokely)

By Kitty Drexel. Kitty Drexel writes about the failure of Andrew Lloyd Webber's Love Never Dies to accurately represent the performers with disabilities that made Coney Island famous.

SOURCE: HowlRound at 09:00AM
Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Five Grounding Techniques to Cultivate Resilient Ensembles by [email protected] (jdstokely)

By Molly W. Schenck. US director and health and wellness educator Molly Schenck describes five useful rehearsal techniques for ensembles to adapt when creating work around difficult topics.

SOURCE: HowlRound at 04:50PM
Tuesday, March 27, 2018

(Women’s) History Matters by [email protected] (jdstokely)

By Tammy Ryan. Playwright and professor Tammy Ryan explores three initiatives seeking to introduce historic and contemporary plays written by women (back) into the canon.

SOURCE: HowlRound at 09:01AM
Monday, March 26, 2018

Assessment of the National Playwright Residency Program by [email protected] (jdstokely)

By Holly Sidford, Alexis Frasz. Holly Sidford and Alexis Frasz report on the National Playwright Residency Program, a program funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and co-administered by…

SOURCE: HowlRound at 11:23AM
Sunday, March 25, 2018

Making Theatre Out of Slam Poetry by [email protected] (jdstokely)

By Yan Chen, Kit Yan. Yan Chen talks with poet, performer, and playwright Kit Yan about the intersections of genre and intersections of identity in his work.

SOURCE: HowlRound at 10:20AM
Thursday, March 22, 2018

Maybe Tomorrow, The Fish Will Be Gone by [email protected] (jdstokely)

By Alison Weller. Alison Weller reflects on the process of writing Boundless, a play about the fishing community in Cape Code.

SOURCE: HowlRound at 10:08AM
Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Queer Climate Performance Art in the Most Unlikely Places by [email protected] (jdstokely)

By Peterson Toscano. Peterson Toscano describes his solo show Everything is Connected, which tackles religion, LGBTQ issues, privilege, and climate change.

SOURCE: HowlRound at 09:00AM
Monday, March 19, 2018

Does Laughter Have a Place Here? by [email protected] (jdstokely)

By Aysan Celik. Aysan Celik talks about the ways she’s found laughter to be a catalyst for honest conversations with her students about Climate Change.

SOURCE: HowlRound at 10:34AM
Sunday, March 18, 2018

Why Do Women Climate More Than Men? by [email protected] (jdstokely)

By Chantal Bilodeau. Chantal Bilodeau kicks off this week’s series on Theatre in the Age of Climate Change by suggesting that women in the arts may be our planet’s best bet for survival.

SOURCE: HowlRound at 09:00AM
Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Aligning Artistic Practice with “Healthstyle” by [email protected] (jdstokely)

By Sara Brookner, Lisa Kenner Grissom. For the fourth installment of the Chronic Theatremaker series, Sara Brookner interviews playwright Lisa Kenner Grissom about living with lupus and lear…

SOURCE: HowlRound at 10:40AM
Tuesday, March 13, 2018

In Kraków, Good Ghosts and Bad at the 2017 Divine Comedy Festival by [email protected] (jdstokely)

By Robert Duffley. Robert Duffley reflects on four shows from the 2017 Divine Theatre Comedy Festival in Kraków, Poland.

SOURCE: HowlRound at 10:44AM
Sunday, March 11, 2018

Amplifying Civic Engagement Through #TheatreActionGunControl by [email protected] (jdstokely)

By Tiffany Antone. Playwright Tiffany Antone discusses Protest Play Projects, a new initiative that is organizing theatrical action around gun control.

SOURCE: HowlRound at 09:00AM
Thursday, March 8, 2018

A Blueprint for Risk-Taking by [email protected] (jdstokely)

By Kristin Marting. Artistic Director Kristin Marting discusses how developmental programs can better meet the needs of artists and shares best practices from HERE’s multi-year artist resi…

SOURCE: HowlRound at 12:23PM
Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Creating Theatre From Reality: The Challenge of Documentary Theatre by [email protected] (jdstokely)

By Anthony Dvarskas. Anthony Dvarskas discusses the process of researching and creating America is Hard to See , a documentary theatre piece detailing the lives of a small community of sex o…

SOURCE: HowlRound at 10:03AM
Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Theatre History Podcast #58: What We Think About When We Think About Casting: Dr. Amy Cook’s Building Character: The Art and Science of Casting by [email protected] (jdstokely)

By Michael Lueger. Dr. Amy Cook of Stony Brook University joins us to discuss her new book, Building Character: The Art and Science of Casting .

SOURCE: HowlRound at 09:48AM
Sunday, March 4, 2018

Try Acting for a Change by [email protected] (jdstokely)

By Gary Sloan. “What are you going to do with the boys?” asked the deputy governor of the Northern Ireland Prison Service. “What’s the workshop about? What do we tell them?” “Try…

SOURCE: HowlRound at 09:00AM
Thursday, March 1, 2018

Black Pain On Stage by [email protected] (jdstokely)

By Jonathan Mandell. Jonathan Mandell considers three plays that address black pain on stage.

SOURCE: HowlRound at 03:13PM
Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Writing Theatre into the Culture: An Interview with Dan Kois by [email protected] (jdstokely)

By Catherine Trieschmann, Dan Kois. Catherine Trieschmann interviews Dan Kois, the co-author of an oral history of Angels in America .

SOURCE: HowlRound at 02:05PM
Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Sanaz Ghajar, Rebecca Martínez, and Nicole A. Watson: Shaping the Future of the Directing Field by [email protected] (jdstokely)

By Jennifer Onopa, Rebecca Martinez, Nicole A. Watson, Sanaz Ghajar. Jennifer Onopa interviews Sanaz Ghajar, Rebecca Martínez, and Nicole A. Watson about their experience in the field as di…

SOURCE: HowlRound at 12:15PM
Monday, February 26, 2018

Not In Our Schools: Creating Self-Advocating Artists Starts in the Classroom by [email protected] (jdstokely)

By Elizabeth Horn. Elizabeth Horn reflects on how in the aftermath of #MeToo, it is more important than ever to teach the next generation of theatremakers ideas of consent, respect, and how …

SOURCE: HowlRound at 10:24AM
Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Cripping the Crip—Is It Time to Reclaim Richard III? by [email protected] (jdstokely)

By Kaite O'Reilly. Kaite O’Reilly considers how Richard III has been portrayed on stage, the alignment of atypical embodiment with evil and suffering, and her inspiration with The Lla…

SOURCE: HowlRound at 11:23AM
Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Theatre History Podcast #57: Dr. Claudia Orenstein on the Evolving Art of Tolpavakoothu by [email protected] (jdstokely)

By Michael Lueger. Dr. Claudia Orenstein of Hunter College introduces us to the art of tolpavakoothu, a shadow puppet tradition from Kerala, in southern India.

SOURCE: HowlRound at 11:09AM

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