Category Archives: Notes from the Field


19 Oct 2011

Arterial Network at the World Summit on Arts and Culture in Melbourne, Australia

Arterial Network members attended the World Summit on Arts and Culture in Melbourne, Australia from the 3rd to 6th October. The Secretary General of Arterial Network, Mike van Graan spoke on the theme: “Where the Arts Intersect with real Danger”....

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7 Apr 2011

Funeral of Juliano Mer-Khamis

Dear friends,Just got back from Juliano's funeral. He was buried in Kibbutz Ramot Menashe on the east side of Carmel Mountain, next to his mother, Arna. The crowd was quite big. Some say about 2000 people, who gathered in this very...

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4 Mar 2011

Iraq ‘Day of Rage’ protests followed by detentions, beatings‏

Waleed Shamil reports that one of his theatre students from University of Baghdad was taken in and tortured.He is back now and reporting on his experience.  His name is Hadi Al-Mahdi.  He is a theatre director.  NEWS | LOCAL | POLITICS | SPORTS | OPINIONS | BUSINESS | ARTS & LIVING | GOING OUT GUIDE | JOBS | CARS | REAL...

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7 Feb 2011

Letter from Cairo‏ [TOPLAB-ANNOUNCE]

[Note: The writer, Dalia Basiouny, has interned and collaborated withthe Theater of the Oppressed Laboratory.] Dear Friends, Thank you for all the good energy you are send Egypt and for all yoursupport. I tried to write when I came back...

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16 Oct 2010

Institute for Crimes against Culture‏

 October 2010  John Jay College's Gerald W. Lynch Theatre    Sextet of Young Women from Former Yugoslavia  (Bosnia, Croatia, Herzegovina, Kosovo, Serbia, and Slovenia)  Primitive Voice Workshop  How you can participate.Greetings!  Fall has arrived and with it friends from across the pond.   Despite...

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16 Oct 2010

Canadian Theatre Review – Fall 2010 Journal

CTR 144, Fall 2010, Theatre in an Age of Eco-Crisis is now available at http://utpjournals.metapress.com/content/m26h44316vv8/.This latest issue of the Canadian Theatre Review takes a lively, thought-provoking, and sometimes controversial look at the role of theatre with respect to some of the most...

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22 Feb 2009

Legacy and Re/volution: Talkin’ bout an evolution – Introduction NoPassport Dreaming the Americas Conference February 13, 2009

[This Conference is dedicated to the memory and spirit of playwright Lynne Alvarez, who graciously paved the way for so many of us in the field with her dynamic writing voice and expansive creative sensibility.]   Legacy and Re/volution: Talkin’ bout an...

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28 Oct 2008

A Report from ISOKO Rwanda/Canada

http://www.isoko-rwanda.org/http://www.thestar.com/article/468302http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o92FSQOMBIwhttp://themonumentinrwanda.blogspot.com/http://artmatters.info/web/?p=731http://www.theatreasylum.com/“Sinzi ibyo yabwiye abayobozi ariko icyakurikiyeho,ni uko nashinjwe ibyaha by’intambara. Birasekeje.Niba intambara ari icyaha, kuki tuzihoramo?                                                                                                   Kuki abantu bose badafatwa ngo bafungwe?                                                                         Iyo intambara irangiye batubwira ko ibyo twakoze ari ibyahaIyo irangiye nibwo abantu bibuka ko amategeko yabagaho.Ngo abantu ntibagafate abagore...

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24 Feb 2008

Healing the Body Politic – Introduction to the NoPassport Dreaming the Americas Theatre Conference Feb 22, 2008

  Healing the Body Politic An Introduction to NoPassport Dreaming the Americas Theatre Conference: The Body Politic in PerformanceBy Caridad SvichOn February 22, 2008 at Martin E Segal Theatre Center at CUNY Graduate Center, New York City*October 2nd, 1968:A meeting...

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16 Nov 2007

Restoring resilience on the Beirut stage

Guardian Unlimited: Arts blog - theatreRestoring resilience on the Beirut stageBen HarrisonSeptember 18, 2007 12:20 PMhttp://blogs.guardian.co.uk/theatre/2007/09/restoring_resilience_on_the_be.htmlNext Wednesday I'm flying back to Beirut, my fourth trip there but my first since last year's war. After attending a conference in Alexandria of...

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13 Jul 2007

Melanie Joseph Reports from the U.S. World Social Forum

From Melanie Joseph, Artistic Director, The Foundry Theatre: Hi everyone,  I'm recently back from the first ever U.S. Social Forum and I'm delighted to report that it was exponentially better than I expected.  Sunder is inviting a bunch of us...

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11 May 2007

Creative Approaches to Reconciliation

To read a fascinating study related to Theatre & Peace Building, please check out Creative Approaches to Reconciliation by TWB member Cyhntia Cohen, who is head of Brandeis University's Slifka Program in Intercommunal Coexistence.  You must be able to open...

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9 May 2007

Ten Gems on a Thread II

By Catherine FillouxOriginally published by The Drama Review 48, 4 (T184), Winter 2004http://mitpress.mit.edu/tdr At home we have different mothers, but in the forest, we all have just one.—Cambodian Proverb ChubbySoon after I arrive in Phnom Penh in November 2003, I...

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9 May 2007

Off Balance in Greece

by Deborah BrevoortOriginally published in @nd, a New Dramatists publication, in the fall of 2002, used with permissionIn October 2000 I set off for Greece with fellow New Dramatists playwright Fiona Templeton to attend the International Women Playwright’s Conference and...

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4 May 2007

Ten Gems on a Thread

By Catherine FillouxOriginally published in @nd…a New Dramatists Publication, Winter 2001-2002,and in In The Shadow of Angkor: Contemporary Writing From Cambodia; Manoa, University of Hawaii Press, 2004. For the past ten years I have been writing plays about Cambodia. In early...

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