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Wednesday, July 2, 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.) It’s a strange dream where I’m sitting in a playpen eating red meat with my partner and we are breaking up.  I’m the one saying “It’s not you, it’s me.”  I’m really attracted to this guy and I keep [...]

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(This post is part of the 2014 TCG National Conference: Crossing Borders {Art | People} blog salon curated by Caridad Svich.) Through their work for the theatre, solo performance artists José Torres-Tama and Margaret Kemp break down barriers that marginalize the presence of Latin American and Caribbean diasporas on the U.S. American stage. This spring, both artists presented excerpts [...]

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Combatants for Peace: Deconstructing Borders Through Dialog

by David Dudley July 2, 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 credit: Clare Dolan) Events in our century occur on a global scale. And the area of our knowledge has widened in order to encompass these events. Every day we can be aware of life-and-death issues affecting millions [...]

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CROSSING BORDERS, land-wise, otherwise

by Shebana Coelho July 2, 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 about ten years now, it’s become my way of living: crossing borders, within and without, land-wise and otherwise, following what calls, not knowing what will come next. But still, I never imagined I’d be going to Palestine [...]

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How can I challenge my audience without turning them off?

by Michael Walker July 2, 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.) How can I challenge my audience without turning them off? This was the question that ran through my head as I got ready to perform my solo show, BUBBA, at Theatre Tuscaloosa in Tuscaloosa, AL. I had spent [...]

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Four Artists at the Crossroads

by Heather Helinsky July 2, 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.) Recently, at the Great Plains Theatre Conference, I began to ask my colleagues about better rehearsal room practices and behaviors when crossing boundaries of regarding interculturalism, race, and disability. On a production, we are all working with the [...]

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Working with Artists Outside My Comfort Zone

by Seth Gordon July 2, 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.) As the associate artistic director of a mainstream theatre that has experienced success attracting and maintaining a loyal local audience, I know how dangerous it can be for a theatre like the Rep to rest on that success. [...]

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