La MaMa Umbria International: Theatre Artist Conversations

Theatre Artist Conversations continue on Friday, February 26th at 12 pm (EST-New York). Each week, we engage Special Guests and stay in community dialogue to keep in touch and share ideas, resources and support. Join us for a conversation with award-winning playwright and social justice activist, Catherine Filloux. Don’t miss hearing about her important work in theatre as a playwright and international culture warrior.


CATHERINE FILLOUX is an award-winning playwright who has been writing about human rights and social justice for over twenty-five years.  Her plays have been produced around the U.S. and internationally.  Catherine has been honored with the 2019 Barry Lopez Visiting Writer in Ethics and Community Fellowship; the 2017 Otto René Castillo Award for Political Theatre; and the 2015 Planet Activist Award.  Filloux is the librettist for four operas, produced nationally and internationally; her new musical Welcome to the Big Dipper is a 2018 National Alliance for Musical Theatre finalist.  Recent plays include: White Savior at Pygmalion Productions in Salt Lake City, Utah; her web drama about deportation and children, “turning your body into a compass” livestreamed by CultureHub, and “whatdoesfreemean?” produced in New York City by Nora’s Playhouse.  Filloux’s plays have been widely published and anthologized.  She received her M.F.A. at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts’ Dramatic Writing Program and her French Baccalaureate in Philosophy, with Honors, in Toulon, France.  She is a co-founder of Theatre Without Borders; and the first Art & Peacebuilding Scholar at the Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies at the University of San Diego; as well as an alumna of New Dramatists.  Catherine has taught playwriting at many universities and colleges including Vassar College, Wesleyan University and Bennington College.


You are invited to a Zoom meeting.

When: February 26, 2021 12:00 Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Register in advance for this meeting:–rpjIsGdN1QLN5VrTRB2Vz0ud3tBEE

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. If you have already registered for a previous session, you can use the same link you already received for this session.


Each week, we propose an organization to recommend for your support. HowlRound Theatre Commons is a free and open platform for theatre-makers worldwide that amplifies progressive, disruptive ideas about the art form and facilitates connection between diverse practitionersOn their 10th anniversary, please consider supporting HowlRound:


See you on Friday (at 12:00.)


David J Diamond

La MaMa Umbria International

Transformational Coaching for Artists

Theatre Without Borders

TWB Digest #405

Dear reader,

in this digest from the Hrant Dink Foundation read about the Amenian Culture, the Coulisse’ exhibition and 23.5 Online Workshop – A Look at Armenian Culture and History Through Hrant Dink’s Office.

2. See if you can apply to this Open Call for Faki Festival 2021, zagreb Croatia. Under the theme is ‘ESCAPE’. Deadline for submissions is March 5th. Please find the full Open Call here:  Any questions? Don’t understand something? Please write to (English or Croatian).

3. Call for Contributions to Theatre and Development Partnerships – Online symposium, 23rd September 2021 University of Warwick, UK

This symposium aims to explore partnerships involving researchers, practitioners, donors and communities from the Global North and South. It will reflect on how we can establish more equal, interconnected and mutually beneficial global partnerships in Theatre for Development (TfD) and applied and socially-engaged performance projects.

Papers or more experimental modes of presentation (including online performances or workshops) are invited. Please send abstracts of 200 words, with short biographies of any speakers, to by 23rd April 2021.

4. Call for Presentations: Performing Arts Conference 
International Performing Arts Conference
is pleased to announce the Call for Presentations

Topic: Performing Arts between Tradition and Contemporaneity
Theatre – Dance – Music – Visual & Multimedia Art – Arts administration – Performing Arts Training – Theatre Design & Technology

July 26 – 29, 2021
Laubegg Castle – AustriaHow to submit the proposal, travel, stay and other practical details:

5. The Kaimera Lab will be launching An International training in new forms of live performances For more information visit their website Apply by April 21st, 2021

6. ArteEast, in partnership with the Arab American National Museum and 

the Center for Arab American Studies at University of Michigan-Dearborn


Arab Film Series Online screening + talkback

There is a Field 

2020) dir. Jen Marlowe

3 p.m. EST Sunday, February 28, 2021 FREE with RSVP; $5 suggested donation

7.Women in the Arts and Media coalition present  Fabulous February Free Events Online
Conversations in America: Submissions to “2020 Vision”
LPTW Gilder/Coigney International Theatre Award Program
Coming Together Through Creativity from The Actors Theatre Workshop
Black History Month – Online Events and Links to Explore and Learn

Conversations In America: 
“2020 Vision”—The Year We Saw Everything
(Submissions accepted till- March 21st)

Meet Finalists Iman Aoun (Palestine), Mallika Sarabhai (India), Maya Zbib(Lebanon) and Special Certificate Recipient Mihaela Drăgan (Romania) in a series of transformative conversations with U.S. counterparts.

Schedule of Events
All events are free and take place virtually at 1:00pm EST (U.S.)
Register on Event Brite

8. Applications for the 2021 Orchard Project labs are now open — all due March 10, 2021. Programs include the OP Performance Lab, Audio Lab, Episodic Lab, and Greenhouse Program.
Want to learn more about the labs and which one(s) might be right for you? Join us for an information session on Feb 18 at 10am EST on our websiteand Facebook. Learn more about the labs or apply online at by March 10, 2021.

Between the Seas is opening the application process for our residency program in the Southern Greek town of Monemvasia, taking place in August-September 2021. In 2020 we were able to carry the program without disruptions and we hope that despite the pendemic we will be able to welcome artists this coming September again. The residency runs between Aug 23 and Sept 13 2021 with an average length for each artist/group being around 8 days.

Materials should be sent to betweentheseasfestival@gmail.comOnly selected applicants will be contacted. Deadline to submit: March 30th. The call is open to artists from the Mediterranean and the US.

CECArts Link
Application deadline: March 1, 2021
Residencies take place between July 1 and December 31, 2021

More info, guidelines and application
Art Prospect Network Partners

Reboot Yourself: Pig Iron school

Hello friends out in the big wide world! In 2020, on lockdown, Pig Iron offered its first slate of virtual workshops via Zoom. We had no idea how this would go. We’ve spent the past two decades as fiercely analog artists devoted to breath and space. But we do thrive within limitations, so…we gave it a go.

We were thrilled by the response to our offerings. Great work was made, tears were shed, chills were felt–and several classes were sold out, with students Zooming in from London to Philly to Mexico City to Singapore. The feedback was overwhelming. 100% of students agreed, “I would recommend this class” and “I would study with this teacher again,” in our post-workshop survey. So it looks like this meets a need!

This spring, we’re bringing you another round of virtual workshops: REBOOT YOURSELF.
Each workshop is approximately 12-15 hours of class time. Class size is limited to 10-15 students. Our goals remain: to give you new vocabulary to make your own work, share our artistic obsessions with hungry theatremakers, and to create virtual ensembles of artists who want to reach new frontiers.

More information on the workshops and how to apply is below. Discounts are available for students who wish to participate in more than one workshop.

Learn More & Apply
Jonathan VanDyke – Performance for Video: Manners and Techniques for Work on Camera
5 sessions: Mondays 6:30-9:30pm, February 22-March 22

Emmanuelle Delpech – Red-Nose Clown
6 sessions: Saturdays & Sundays 11:00am-1:00pm, March 6-21

J.J. El-Far – Creative Producing 101
7 sessions: Tuesdays 6:00-8:00pm, March 16-April 27

Audrey Pernell – Following the Expressive Voice
6 sessions: Mondays & Wednesday 7:00-9:00pm, March 22-April 7

Jonathan VanDyke – Advanced Video Critique and Creation
4 sessions: Wednesdays 6:30-9:30pm, April 7-28

Note: Times for workshops before March 14 are listed in US Eastern Standard Time. Times for workshops on or after March 14 are listed in US Eastern Daylight Time.

TWB Digest #404

Dear TWB community, while the theatre world is still grappling with the adverse effects of COVID-19, here’s what is happening and opportunities with fast approaching deadlines.

Best wishes,

TWB team

Announcing ARC’s New Safety Guide for Artists
From Uganda to Vietnam to Cuba, artists around the world are at risk. Never before has PEN America’s Artists at Risk Connection (ARC), which links imperiled artists to resources, received more calls for help.

That’s why today we are publishing A Safety Guide for Artists, a first-of-its-kind manual that offers practical strategies for artists to understand, navigate, and ultimately overcome risk. While such tools have been developed for journalists, human rights defenders, and cartoonists, no guide has been designed specifically for artists. That changes today.

Also available in Spanish and French.

Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation 

Arts Link: Application deadline: February 15, 2021
Residencies take place between July 1 and December 31, 2021

More info, guidelines and application

Call for applications 

New International Performing Arts Institute 
(Un)Infecting the City 2021: Call for Proposals
The Institute for Creative Arts (ICA) announces a call for proposals for the (Un)Infecting the City public arts festival 2021, which will run from March – April 2021. As South Africa grapples with the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s (Un)Infecting the City will have a particular thematic focus on the psychological and social impacts of COVID-19.

How to apply:

Go to where you will be required to submit your personal details, short description of your proposed artwork, CV, links to relevant works, and a budget that indicates clearly which part would need monetary support from the ICA.

Submissions will be received from now up until Monday, 22 February 2021. 
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.For more information, please email:

New York International Festival of the Arts

On January 21, 2021—one day after the Inauguration of President Biden–the Martin E. Segal Theater Center of the City University of New York Graduate Center and members of the New York Downtown Theatre Community announced the creation of the New York International Festival of the Arts (NYIFA) for the summer of 2022.


Carmago Foundation: How about starting 2021 with a new project and applying for a residency at Camargo? The French School for Advanced Studies in the Social Sciences (EHESS) and the Camargo Foundation are joining forces for the second year with the residency program EHESS at Camargo, which offers a one-month residency at the Camargo Foundation (between April 2021 and April 2022) for an artist (must reside abroad) and a scholar in social sciences (must belong to an EHESS lab). The aims of the program are to stimulate relations and connections between scholars and artists, and to develop projects at the interface between the social sciences and all arts disciplines with a view to joint production.
Application Deadline: February 14, 2021[LEARN MORE]

On the Move 
TEH Power of the Arts
The Magdalena Project
Women in the Arts and Media Coalition 
culture360,ASEF How the Arts are adapting to the New Normal
International Theatre Institute Work Opportunities, Conferences, Seminars & Calls

Hello, check out TWB’s updated website!

Dear TWB Community,

We are pleased to announce an exciting development for Theatre Without Borders in 2021.

We have updated our website to make it visually simpler and easier to use (for you and for us!)

We will safeguard the wealth of information TWB has collected over the years and we will continue to make that information freely accessible to you. Please be patient with us as we continue to make minor content adjustments over the coming months.

You can visit the new & improved website at the exact same web address as before:

Warm regards and best wishes to all around the world for a new year of good health, joy, peaceful transitions and social-reconnection!