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Thursday, June 26, 2014

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(This post is part of the 2014 TCG National Conference: Crossing Borders {Art | People} blog salon curated by Caridad Svich.) Last July, I walked through the Connolly bookstore and into The New Theatre, counted the number of seats, and thought: this’ll probably be a good show. I was in a theatre I didn’t know, in a city I [...]

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(This post is part of the 2014 TCG National Conference: Crossing Borders {Art | People} blog salon curated by Caridad Svich.) Chicago, IL – As part of Victory Gardens Theater’s initiatives to bridge the gap between our plays, our audiences, and the world outside these productions, we produce an event series for each show called “Public Programs.” These varied [...]

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Theatre in Afghanistan Reborn: Voices in a Fragmented Country

by Joanna Sherman June 26, 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.) (photo by Russ Weatherford) For more than a decade, we have been making theatre in Afghanistan, a country where the rules of engagement are still being invented. Theatre venues are virtually nonexistent in Afghanistan so we bring theatre to [...]

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The 48th Parallel

by Liz Engelman June 26, 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.) For the past three years, up until this last December when I moved to Austin, TX to begin teaching at UT, when people asked me where I lived, I’d answer “the 48th parallel.”  I’d been splitting my time [...]

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Art Is People

by Roberto G. Varea June 26, 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.) (Photo: a performance of Dream/Sueños – Ausenci/Absence, by Secos Y Mojados Performance Collective at Galeria de la Raza, San Francisco, April 2014. Featuring:front- community member Eduardo Palomo and performance artist Violeta Luna, behind- community members Susan Parra and Norma García. [...]

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