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Friday, May 30, 2014

Post image for Searching for Democracy: <i>An Act of Civil Obedience</i>

(Beth Grossman scribing at the New York Stock Exchange, © Beth Grossman 2013. This post is part of the 2014 TCG National Conference: Crossing Borders {Art | People} blog salon, curated by Caridad Svich.) I set up my easel at a public park bench and start scribing the United States Constitution with a quill pen on discarded moneybags. An American [...]

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Over 300 years of African American theater history, from its earliest influences to its current artists and leaders, is too often inaccessible and inadequately represented. The political and cultural histories to which this culturally specific art refers are not well known—they are not taught systematically in our schools and universities. Of the history that is [...]

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Digital Acting in A Killing Game

by Melanie Harker May 30, 2014 National Conference
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(This post is part of the 2014 TCG National Conference: Crossing Borders {Theatre | Technology} blog salon, curated by Jacqueline E. Lawton.) When dog & pony dc director Colin K. Bills declared that we were planning to incorporate a Twitter component that would require active tweeting, I was on board. The concept was easy enough: have the characters [...]

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Spotlight on a Community Connector

by Michael John Garcés May 30, 2014 Audience (R)Evolution
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(This post is a part of the Audience (R)Evolution grant program and blog salon.) “Michael!  I have something to tell you!”  Veronica, a participant in our Community Connector’s initiative, came towards me with a huge smile as she told me that she had made an appointment to speak with Father Greg, the leader of Homeboy Industries, an [...]

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Is Our Inherent “Weakness” Actually Our Greatest Strength?

by Sage Lewis May 30, 2014 National Conference
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(This post is part of the 2014 TCG National Conference: Crossing Borders {Survive | Thrive} blog salon, curated by Caridad Svich.) Since we live in a globalized world, there is an increasing awareness of international work, even in the theater which is an art form that is stubbornly local and requires physical presence. But the mediums that can [...]

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Relaxed Performances, “Crip Time,” and Access for All

by J.J. El-Far May 30, 2014 Diversity & Inclusion
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(This post is part of the 2014 TCG National Conference: Crossing Borders {Art | People} blog salon, curated by Caridad Svich.) In case you missed it in your Facebook newsfeeds, Emily Colson and her 23-year-old autistic son Max made news in January when they went to see the “Muppets Most Wanted” in a suburban Boston cinema. As the movie started, Max [...]

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