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Livestreaming a Conversation: Empowering Directors and Playwrights

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Playwrights’ Center presents Empowering Directors and Playwrights: A summit for theater practitioners on creation, collaboration, and communication keynote address with Daniel Alexander Jones and panel discussion with May Adrales, Kareem Fahmy, Miranda Haymon, Heather Raffo, Rhiana Yazzie, and Chay Yew; live streaming on the global, commons-based, peer produced HowlRound TV network at on Wednesday 31 March 2021 at 11 a.m. PDT (San Francisco, UTC -7) / 1 p.m. CDT (Chicago, UTC -5) / 2 p.m. EDT (New York, UTC -4).

Inspire, motivate, and imagine a more inclusive and aspirational theater field. In this virtual summit, playwrights and directors across the nation gather together to imagine a more inclusive and aspirational theater field. The director and the playwright are the leaders in the rehearsal room. How do they forge collaborative bonds and understand each other’s processes? How do playwrights assess a director’s work and find the right collaborators and vice versa? And in this time of radical restructuring, how can we empower more BIPOC theatre artists in their creative processes? Can playwrights and directors use their visions to enact much-needed change in the field?

About Playwrights’ Center

Playwrights’ Center sustains, develops, and advocates for playwrights and their work to realize their full artistic potential. Through the practice of inclusive theater-making, Playwrights’ Center fosters engagement towards an equitable, empathetic, and boundlessly imaginative world.

The Center serves playwrights by starting and sustaining careers, developing new work, and connecting playwrights to theaters. Each year at the Center, fellows and Core Writers receive more than $400,000 in direct support, 70 new plays are workshopped, playwrights connect with 100 producing theaters through partnership programs, and over 2,300 member playwrights from around the world find resources to achieve their artistic vision.

About HowlRound TV

HowlRound TV is a global, commons-based peer produced, open access livestreaming and video archive project stewarded by the nonprofit HowlRound. HowlRound TV is a free and shared resource for live conversations and performances relevant to the world’s performing arts and cultural fields. Its mission is to break geographic isolation, promote resource sharing, and to develop our knowledge commons collectively. Participate in a community of peer organizations revolutionizing the flow of information, knowledge, and access in our field by becoming a producer and co-producing with us. Learn more by going to our participate page. For any other queries, email [email protected], or call Vijay Mathew at 1 917.686.3185 Signal/WhatsApp. View the video archive of past events.

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