23 episodes

In Conversation, The Drama League's acclaimed series of live discussions with the directors who are changing the face of theater, television, and film, is now online! The process of creating art is revealed in these intimate, surprising, and wide-ranging conversations with award-winning creators from around the world. The brand new #Collaboration series provides a window into the collaborative process between a director and a playwright, designer, producer, or actor; the two artists will discuss their journey towards pursuing a unified idea and share how they bridged a relationship to collaborate on specific projects. Video and podcast episodes will be released simultaneously on a weekly basis.

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In Conversation, The Drama League's acclaimed series of live discussions with the directors who are changing the face of theater, television, and film, is now online! The process of creating art is revealed in these intimate, surprising, and wide-ranging conversations with award-winning creators from around the world. The brand new #Collaboration series provides a window into the collaborative process between a director and a playwright, designer, producer, or actor; the two artists will discuss their journey towards pursuing a unified idea and share how they bridged a relationship to collaborate on specific projects. Video and podcast episodes will be released simultaneously on a weekly basis.

    In Conversation: International Stage Directors Exchange - Bulgaria

    In Conversation: International Stage Directors Exchange - Bulgaria

    Recorded September 27, 2020 We check in with our friends in Bulgaria, a part of our International Stage Directors Exchange, to see how they've been navigating theatre-making during the pandemic. We were intrigued to hear about the new opportunities that are bringing together their state and independent theatre scene.  Gabriel Stelian-Shanks (Artistic Director) and Nilan (Associate Artistic Director) are joined in conversation by Panic Button Theatre's Vasilena Radeva and Nathan Cooper, and Momo Theatre Company's Vessilin Dimov for an insider look into theatre beyond our shores. This conversation is brought to you by the Trust For Mutual Understanding.  IN CONVERSATION, The Drama League's acclaimed series of discussions with the directors changing the face of theater, television, and film, is now online! The process of creating art is revealed in these intimate, surprising, and wide-ranging conversations with award-winning creators from around the world.   The artists in this video have donated their time and fees to help provide much-needed aid, relief, and programs for stage directors affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. You can help! Click here to donate. This program is made possible by Trust for Mutual Understanding, learn more: http://www.tmuny.org/  Learn more about our International Stage Directors Exchange: http://www.dramaleague.org/programs/international-exchanges Learn more about Panic Button Theatre: https://www.facebook.com/panicbuttontheatre/ Learn more about Theatre Company Momo: https://www.facebook.com/TheatreCompanyMOMO/ Editing services donated by:https://catalinmedia.com/ 

    • 50 min
    HowWeWorkNow - Expand The Canon

    HowWeWorkNow - Expand The Canon

    Recorded on September 29, 2020What makes a classic timeless and fresh? NOT THE GENDER OF THE PLAYWRIGHT! So why do men dominate the classical canon? Associate Artistic Director, Nilan sits down with the curators and creators of EXPAND THE CANON, a timely producable list of classic plays written by women. Mary Candler, Hedgepig Ensemble Theatre Artistic Director, Emily Lyon, Hedgepig Ensemble Associate Artistic Director, and performer/creator, Shannon Corethin speak to why the field has forgotten women in the classical canon, and how they are implementing change now.HOWWEWORKNOW, The Drama League’s acclaimed series of discussions that shape, distill, and share best practices about how the industry and craft of directing allies with active change on the ground. The artists in this video have donated their time and fees to help provide much-needed aid, relief, and programs for stage directors affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.The artists in this video have donated their time and fees to help provide much-needed aid, relief, and programs for stage directors affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. You can help! Click here to donate.  Discover the 9 plays on the list: ExpandTheCanon.com Learn more about the company: HedgepigEnsemble.org Learn more about Mary Candler: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mary-candler    Learn more about Shannon Corenthin: https://www.shannoncorenthin.com/ Learn more about Emily Lyon: EmilyALyon.com  

    • 50 min
    In Conversation with David Mendizábal

    In Conversation with David Mendizábal

    Recorded on July 28, 2020 Visionary director and arts leader David Mendizábal joins Artistic Director Gabriel Stelian-Shanks to talk about how one builds a career path that fights for social justice and heals along the way.  The artists in this video have donated their time and fees to help provide much-needed aid, relief, and programs for stage directors affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. You can help! Donate here: http://bit.ly/DLdonations Learn more about David Mendizábal: http://www.davidmendizabal.com/ Learn more about The Movement Theatre Company: https://www.themovementtheatrecompany.org/ Learn more about The Sol Project: http://www.solproject.org/ Editing services donated by:https://catalinmedia.com/

    • 1 hr 1 min
    In Conversation with Travis Russ

    In Conversation with Travis Russ

    Recorded on September 17, 2020 How do you know a story is worth telling? Even if that story scares you? Artistic Director Gabriel Stelian-Shanks talks with Travis Russ writer, director, and Artistic Diretor of Life Jacket Theatre about how he creates moving dramas using material that some may feel is taboo.  IN CONVERSATION, The Drama League's acclaimed series of discussions with the directors changing the face of theater, television, and film, is now online! The process of creating art is revealed in these intimate, surprising, and wide-ranging conversations with award-winning creators from around the world. The artists in this video have donated their time and fees to help provide much-needed aid, relief, and programs for stage directors affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. You can help! Donate here: https://tickets.dramaleague.org/donations Learn more about Life Jacket Theatre: http://www.lifejackettheatre.org/ Editing services donated by:https://catalinmedia.com/

    • 42 min
    #Collaboration with Carla's Quince

    #Collaboration with Carla's Quince

    Recorded on August 17, 2020 We attended the bilingual immersive quinceañera that is bringing the party and rocking the vote. Estefanía Fadul (director), Galia Backal (Associate Director), Christina Watanabe (Designer), and Camila Pérez Santiago (Carla) lets us in on how they created the most civically engaged birthday party ever that's trying to register Latinx communities across the country.   #COLLABORATION, The Drama League's new series of conversations that provide a window into the partnership process between a director and a playwright, designer, producer, or actor. In each episode, artists will discuss their journey together on a project and their relationship as collaborators. The process of creating art is revealed in these intimate, surprising, and wide-ranging conversations with award-winning collaborators from around the world.   The artists in this video have donated their time and fees to help provide much-needed aid, relief, and programs for stage directors affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.You can help! Donate here: https://tickets.dramaleague.org/donationsIf you're a director needing assistance, visit our COVID-19 resources and emergency relief programs here: dramaleague.org/covidresources/covid19resourcesRegister to Vote here: https://vote.gov/ Learn more about Estefanía Fadul: https://www.estefaniafadul.com/ Learn more about Galia Backal: https://www.galiabackal.com/ Learn more about Christina Watanabe: http://www.starryeyedlighting.com/ Learn more about Camila Pérez Santiago: https://www.backstage.com/u/camilaperezsantiago/ Editing services donated by:https://catalinmedia.com/    

    • 36 min
    #Collaboration - Packing and Cracking

    #Collaboration - Packing and Cracking

    Recorded on September 11, 2020 Do you remember your high school civics class? How about this one, what is gerrymandering? Or Mary Flanagan's critical play theory? Associate Artistic Director Nilan, sat down with two art activists who have created a show, Packing and Cracking, that gives its audience a joyfully hilarious educational lesson about gerrymandering and red-lining. Rachel Gita Karp (Director/Creator) and Joesph Amodei (Designer/Creator) lead us through their journey and work to make America civically educated again.  IN CONVERSATION, The Drama League's acclaimed series of discussions with the directors changing the face of theater, television, and film, is now online! The process of creating art is revealed in these intimate, surprising, and wide-ranging conversations with award-winning creators from around the world. The artists in this video have donated their time and fees to help provide much-needed aid, relief, and programs for stage directors affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. You can help! Donate here:dramaleague.org/ghostlightLearn more about the show: https://www.packingandcracking.com/Learn more about Rachel Gita Karp: https://www.rachelkarp.com/Learn more about Joseph Amodei: https://www.jamodei.com/Buy a ticket Packing and Cracking at the Philadelphia Fringe Festival: https://fringearts.com/event/packing-and-cracking/ 

    • 44 min

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