This HowlRound article by Greg Redlawsk brings up the issue of lack of compensation for actors who work at theatre companies where everyone else is paid a living wage, and he questions whether the concept of “paying your dues” is a lie. Read the article here.
This HowlRound article by Carmen Morgan talks about how black theaters across the country are asking how will they sustain themselves and remain relevant in a world where the paradigm is shifting so that in 2042, people of color will be the majority in the country. Also, Catalyst is Coming!: A National Convening of Black Theatres, which will bring together represenatives from black theaters from across the country to talk about these pressing issues, will be held in NYC from August 4-7. The event will be livestreamed via HowlRound on August 7.
Polly Carl of HowlRound interviewed Julie Crosby, former producing artistic director of Women’s Project Theatre, about her departure from the company and the future of gender parity in the field. Read the interview here.
This is a list of the 46 most recommended plays written by female playwrights. The Kilroys asked 127 theatre professionals from around the country to recommend the best female authored plays they have encountered in the past year. The list in its entirety has 300 nominated plays that were eligible. You can see the entire list here.
This is an interview that Polly Carl of HowlRound did with members of The Kilroys regarding “The List.” Read the interview here.
Even the New York Times picked up on the list here.
The Kilroys are a group of LA-based playwrights and producers who are tired of just talking about gender parity and “were ready to act.”
Director and professor Tlaloc Rivas talks about how no one from any English-language paper reviewed a show, Mariela en el Desierto, he directed at Aurora Theatre Company in Atlanta, GA. He explains how essential it is for works by Latino/as to be recognized and reviewed. Read the article here.
In this HowlRound article written by Greg Redlawsk, he talks about how many non-profit theatre companies are currently benefitting from unpaid labor and why that needs to change. Read the article here.
On HowlRound, there is an interesting and relevant conversation happening regarding race and representation in American theatre. This conversation was largely spurred by the new adaptation of The Jungle Book, which opened in Chicago this past summer. This is a link to all articles involved in the discussion.