I stumbled on this theatre website recently – Howl Round. Their focus is the discussion of new work and express their purpose on the internet as this:

FEEDBACK AND NOISE, VOICES AND DISCOURSE ON THE STATE OF NEW WORK

Feedback and noise, voices and discourse on the state of new work. Making new plays is a noisy business. HowlRound encourages theater makers to get loud and share the shouting with the field. We invite you to join the conversation as we bring together interviews, opinions, ideas, and innovations.

There are long articles, short blog posts, resources, live streaming videos, research and events. I’ve recently enjoyed articles about Vaclav Havel, an opinion on the Mike Daisy controversy, and a piece on a possible shift in the new play submission process.

In general, I do not follow theatre sites. I find them hard to read – either as too academic for my layman brain or too whiny, or too angry. I’m thrilled to bits that none of these apply to Howl Round. I find the articles interesting and engaging. I look forward to seeing what’s new. I think this would be an excellent website for students to follow, particularly young writers who are starting to think about a life in the theatre.

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