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Wednesday, June 25, 2014

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(This post is part of the 2014 TCG National Conference: Crossing Borders {Survive| Thrive} blog salon curated by Caridad Svich.) The relationship between theatres and communities in the 21st century is both digital and global. What was once uniquely a live and local event has transformed into something many could never have imagined. We are long past, if and [...]

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(This post is part of the 2014 TCG National Conference: Crossing Borders {Art | People} blog salon curated by Caridad Svich.) SHIFTING SANDS As participatory artists, we’re often called to cross lines drawn in sand or history, barbed wire or entrance fees. Lines grooved in our minds by the academy or the nagging fear that our work needs a [...]

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INTERNALLY DISPLACED: Breaking Boundaries of Silence

by Elizabeth Hess June 25, 2014 National Conference
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(This post is part of the 2014 TCG National Conference: Crossing Borders {Art | People} blog salon curated by Caridad Svich.) I met Doruntina Basha, a writer from Kosovo, at the Women Playwrights International (WPI) most recent conference in Stockholm. Both of our selected plays addressed the trauma of the war-torn Balkans; hers dealt with the aftermath of the [...]

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Project Alo? An International Mobile Video Play

by Torange Yeghiazarian June 25, 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.)  JACQUELINE LAWTON: First, please tell us a bit about yourself and your organization. TORANGE YEGHIAZARIAN: My name is Torange Yeghiazarian, founding artistic director of Golden Thread Productions. Golden Thread Productions is a theatre company based in [...]

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We’re the Problem

by Michael Halberstam June 25, 2014 National Conference
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(This post is part of the 2014 TCG National Conference: Crossing Borders {Conflict | Confluence} blog salon, curated by Jacqueline E. Lawton.)  JACQUELINE LAWTON: First, please tell us a bit about yourself and your organization. MICHAEL HALBERSTAM: I’m the Artistic Director and founder of Writers Theatre in Glencoe Illinois, a north suburb of Chicago. In 1992,  I founded [...]

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Writing uncertainty: A new Mediterranean drama (and why we should care)

by Aktina Stathaki June 25, 2014 National Conference
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(This post is part of the 2014 TCG National Conference: Crossing Borders {Art | People} blog salon curated by Caridad Svich.) The nearly 4 years that I have been working towards cultivating awareness on contemporary Mediterranean performing arts in NYC and artistic exchange between both sides of the Atlantic, have been very enlightening:  my initial hypothesis that the region’s [...]

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Leverage the Power of Digital to Effectively Reach & Activate Your Audiences

by Doug Mowbray June 25, 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.)  JACQUELINE LAWTON: First, please tell us a bit about yourself and your organization. DOUG MOWBRAY: As President of MogoARTS Marketing , I bring 20+ years of marketing and media experience developing cutting edge digital solutions that help [...]

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Virtual Community: Connecting Artists Across 524 Miles and Beyond

by Brigitte Pribnow Moore June 25, 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.)  JACQUELINE LAWTON: First, please tell us a bit about yourself and your organization. BRIGITTE PRIBNOW MOORE: As the only professional theater in Washington, DC dedicated entirely to arts education, Young Playwrights’ Theater (YPT) seeks to create [...]

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Remembering We Exist

by Elaine Romero June 25, 2014 Diversity & Inclusion
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(This post is a part of the Diversity & Inclusion blog salon led by Online Curator Jacqueline E. Lawton. Check out further Diversity & Inclusion interviews on Jacqueline’s blog. If you are interested in participating in this or any other Circle blog salon, email Gus Schulenburg.) Diversity & Inclusion blog salon: Gender Parity in the American Theatre I was going to write [...]

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To The Mountaintop: Kristoffer Diaz

by Kristoffer Diaz June 25, 2014 Diversity & Inclusion
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(Photo by Michal Daniel. Pictured: Kristoffer Diaz delivering his “To The Mountaintop” remarks at the 2014 TCG National Conference: Crossing Borders in San Diego.) A couple of years ago, I was at the Conference in Los Angeles. Jack Reuler from Mixed Blood in Minneapolis — you all know Jack, I’m sure — came over, pulled me [...]

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Soy Fronterizo

by Carlos Morton June 25, 2014 National Conference
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(This post is part of the 2014 TCG National Conference: Crossing Borders {Art | People} blog salon curated by Caridad Svich.) My plays deal with La Frontera, the border between Mexico and the United States, where the Third World clashes with the First World, where Latino meets Anglo, and where people speak Spanish, English, and a mixture known as [...]

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Crossing the Value Border: Doing Theatre in Non-Traditional Communities

by Jennifer Fawcett June 25, 2014 National Conference
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(This post is part of the 2014 TCG National Conference: Crossing Borders {Art | People} blog salon curated by Caridad Svich.) Let’s be honest: there’s a lot of talk about connecting theatre to communities but I believe there is a fundamental disconnect in our industry between the theatre we talk about doing and what actually gets produced, and this [...]

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Getting to the Root of It

by Tyler Reilly June 25, 2014 National Conference
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(This post is part of the 2014 TCG National Conference: Crossing Borders {Art | People} blog salon curated by Caridad Svich.) There’s been a fair amount of discussion in the national news media of late about privilege in American society and how it impacts our perception of selves and of one another. A misguided freshman at Princeton recently wrote [...]

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