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NYTimes: Satire Gets a Tough Reception in Pakistan

The New York Times features an article and video report on a controversial theater production Pakistan that was banned by the government.  The production, titled "Burqavaganza" and produced by Ajoka Theatre, is a political satire that ...more

artists   Jun 21, 2010 • Views:2381 • Comments: 0


 

Questioning a Fundamental Assumption of Arts Advocacy

In Barry Hessenius's July 11, 2010 posting on his blog, Barry's Blog, hosted on the WESTAF website, Hessenius questions some basic assumptions on which many (or most) of us in the arts have been operating. Here is the excerpt that relates to ...more

advocacy   Jul 18, 2010 • Views:3316 • Comments: 0


 
 
 

Culture is Focus of TCG's American Theatre Magazine

Among Theatre Communications Group's mission is to leverage the stories of the field to build greater public awareness of and appreciation for live theatre in America. The organization’s vision ranges from being the leader and innovator in ass...more

diversity   artists   advocacy   Nov 22, 2010 • Views:27691 • Comments: 0


 
 
 
 

Controversy Offers Numerous Viewpoints

This past week The National Portrait Gallery pulled a four-minute video by David Wojnarowicz from the exhibit “Hide/Seek: Difference and Desire in American Portraiture,” the first major museum exhibition showing how questions of gender a...more

diversity   artists   advocacy   education   Dec 6, 2010 • Views:8360 • Comments: 0


 
 
 

American & Cuban Children Build Digital Bridge Through Song

Over the weekend, the Obama administration quietly eased travel restrictions to Cuba.  In addition to boosting the amount of money that can be given, it will be easier for educational and religious organizations travel and more airports will be ...more

artists   technology   diversity   Jan 18, 2011 • Views:11421 • Comments: 0


 
 

Vienna Philharmonic's Homogenous Orchestra Scrutinized Again

"Vienna Philharmonic Must Answer for Exclusion" Joshua Kosman San Francisco Chronicle February 20, 2011 The homogeneity of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra has been scrutinized over the years. It was an all male ensemble unt...more

diversity   artists   Mar 9, 2011 • Views:5492 • Comments: 0


 

007 Takes on Inequality in Drag

EQUALS releases a video starring Dame Judi Dench and Daniel Craig for International Women's Day's 100th anniversary on March 8,2011. . EQUALS is a partnership of charities and organisations that believe men and women are equals and that w...more

diversity   Mar 11, 2011 • Views:3185 • Comments: 0


 

Language versus Identity

"Canadians rarely say bad things, but what are we thinking?" The Globe and Mail by Diane Jermyn Feb. 20, 2011 “'Am I allowed to say that?' ... 'I thought it was a bad word.' "Everybody’s worried about using ...more

diversity   Jun 9, 2011 • Views:3234 • Comments: 0


 
 
 

Feminist Masked Avengers Win Acceptance

"Guerrilla Girls: ‘Feminist masked avengers’ win acceptance in art world they target" By Jessica Goldstein The Washington Post; July 1, 2011 "The poster is yellow. A naked woman reclines on plush, red fabric. Half ...more

diversity   artists   advocacy   Jul 5, 2011 • Views:5885 • Comments: 0


 
 

Past as Prologue: Dreams of An Ideal Theatre

"We make one world from the stories of many different worlds. Multiculturalism, or whatever you call it, didn’t begin in the 1980s, though we sometimes behave as if it did. Hull-House reminds us that ethnic, racial and cultural diversity i...more

diversity   artists   Oct 8, 2011 • Views:7569 • Comments: 0