Events Upcoming & Past
Theatre Without Borders is committed to Hospitality and Conversation. TWB network artists volunteer to create, develop and implement gatherings of international artists in various contexts.
Join us at an upcoming event or learn more about past events! Our first event major event was in 2005 at New Dramatists in New York City. In September 2010, we welcomed over 400 people from some 30 nations to our “Acting Together on the World Stage” conference at La MaMa. In January 2015, over 300 people from over 20 countries came to our “Cultural Mobility Funding Guide for the U.S.A + Launch.” Once the COVID-19 pandemic ends and we can reconnect globally, we look forward to seeing everyone in-person again!
Here’s a list of upcoming and past events that TWB artists are making and have made happen with partner organizations.
With the promise of post-pandemic, TWB hopes to schedule some activities starting Spring 2022.
As we wait for the COVID-19 pandemic to wane, we are continuing our various efforts online. There are hopes for return to social reconnection later this year.
TWB, along with most colleagues and organizations around the world, is taking a COVID-19 hiatus from public events. We wish our friends and colleagues safety and good health during this challenging pandemic. See our Theatre & Social Engagement: Responding to COVID-19 to see some online projects and resources.
Oct-Nov: The 2019 Climate Change Theatre Action took place in September-December world-wide.
June: The Theatre in the Age of Climate Change/Invoking the Pause Gathering at the Marjorie Stoneman Douglas Nature Center, Miami, Florida.
Jan: The Theatre & Resistance Symposium on January 12, 2018 at the Martin E Segal Theatre Center in NYC.
Oct-Nov: The 2017 Climate Change Theatre Action took place in October-November world-wide.
June: “Works on Water” will kick-off with a full month of climate focused performances and conversations at the 3LD Art & Technology Center in NYC.
March 16-19: TWB again joined Tricklock Company’s Revolutions International Theatre Festival for a special symposium. This year it’s EVOLVE WITHOUT BORDERS, an intergenerational gathering in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Evolve Without Borders: A Global Gathering of Intergenerational Artists A three day symposium hosted by
Tricklock Company’s Revolutions International Theatre Festival
January 5: TWB supports the launch of the CLIMATE LENS, an initiative that proposes climate as the clarifying lens through which we can view the issues of our day. New Georges, NYC. A small working group is preparing for a year of small and large gatherings.
March 14: The NoPassport Conference: The Arctic Cycle and Theatre Without Borders co-sponsor a Theatre and Climate Change event, 6-6:50pm / NYU Gallatin.
March 13: Theatre Without Borders and La MaMa ETC present Theatre and Social Engagement: A Global Conversation, 9:30am-6pm at La MaMa in New York City.
November 2: In support of ArtCOP21 in Paris, NoPassport/The Arctic Cycle/Theatre Without Borders are organizing a CLIMATE CHANGE THEATRE ACTION at the Nuyorican Poets’ Café in New York City, with over 85 collaborating partners world-wide presenting simultaneous events with a local focus.
October 4: Theatre Without Borders is co-sponsoring with Golden Thread Productions in San Francisco at ReOrient Forum panel/presentation “Between Home and Exile: New Palestinian Drama.”
September 21: In solidarity with Climate Week NYC, Theatre Without Borders joined forces with NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, PositiveFeedback, and The Arctic Cycle to present an evening called “Performing Climate Change.” Presented as part of Climate Week NYC, which brought together influential global figures and new voices from the worlds of business, government and society who are leading the low carbon transition.
January 28 – February 1: TWB/Revolutions International Theatre Festival Symposium, in partnership with Tricklock Company in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
January 7: Launch of the first-ever Cultural Mobility Funding Guide for the U.S.A.: Theatre, Dance and the Performing Arts and Symposium, in partnership with the Martin E. Segal Theatre Center (CUNY) and the On the Move
“Global Performance, Civic Engagement and Cultural Diplomacy”, Georgetown University, Washington DC
“ACTING TOGETHER ON THE WORLD STAGE”, A Conference on Theatre and Peace Building in Conflict Zones presented by TWB and LaMama E.T.C., New York, NY, USA
“ARTS IN THE ONE WORLD: CULTURE AND IDENTITY”, CalArts, Valencia, CA, USA
“NO PASSPORT: DREAMING THE AMERICAS”, The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center, CUNY, New York, NY, USA
“WHO’S TRANSLATION IS IT ANYWAY? TWO PLAYWRIGHTS FROM AFRICA”, PEN World Voices Festival: The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center, CUNY, New York, NY, USA
“THEATRE AND PEACEBUILDING”, Coexistence International and TWB at Brandeis University, Waltham, MA, USA
“ARTS IN THE ONE WORLD: A CONSIDERATION OF GENOCIDE”, CalArts, Valencia, CA, USA
“THEATRE AND PEACEBUILDING”, International Peace Research Association Conference: sponsored by Coexistence International at Brandeis University and TWB, University of Calgary, Calgary, Canada
“REALITY AND THE NEW ROMANIAN THEATRE”, Immigrants Theatre Project and The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center, CUNY, New York, NY, USA
“THE FUTURE OF INTERNATIONAL EXCHANGE: REWARDS, RESPONSIBILITIES, CHALLENGES, POSSIBILITIES”, New Dramatists, New York, NY, USA
“THEATRE WITHOUT BORDERS”, Pen & Swill, New Dramatists, New York, NY, USA