2016 in Review
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It’s been a busy year here at HowlRound! We published more articles in the journal and livestreamed more events on HowlRound TV than in any year previously. Today, we’re looking back on the pieces that really struck a chord for you, our readers: the most shared, most commented, and most read.


In May, we livestreamed a forum from Fordham University entitled "Beyond Orientalism," which was widely watched and discussed. One of our most robust twitter chats took place in August, on the subject of Podcasts and Performance. In February, we published James McMaster’s controversial New Crit piece on Hamilton, which would go on to become our most-read piece ever, and generate over 150 comments. Though no other piece has led to quite that volume of passionate discourse, the articles featured below certainly stirred up their fair share of conversation. They explore race and representation in our field, gender dynamics in play submissions, and experimental theatre.
Submitting Like a Man: My Year Resubmitting Scripts as a Dude
Playwright Mya Kagan introduces her new blog series about her project Submitting Like a Man, in which she submits her plays to calls under a male pseudonym.
Read the article. 
Cultural Microaggressions in Theatre Reviews: A Call for Dialogue
The Latina/o Theatre Commons Steering Committee responds to a recent New York Times review containing a cultural microaggression.
Read the article.
WTF?! How necessary is clarity in the theatre?
Jonathan Mandell, unable to understand several recent plays, goes to the source to explain them, and then humorously debates how important it is for theatre to be coherent.
Read the article. 
 
"I believe the new minority in academic theatre is he or she who understands that systemic racism is alive in our field and refuses to subscribe to practices that do not bring about radical changes in their student recruitment, faculty hiring, season selection processes, audiences, and production protocols." —Clinnesha Sibley, "How to Survive Predominately White Academic Theatre: Cause a Disruptive Innovation"
Beyond Orientalism: The Forum
Presented by the Asian American Arts Alliance, Asian American Performers’ Action Coalition (AAPAC), Theatre Communications Group, and Alliance for Inclusion in the Arts in association with Fordham University Theatre Program and Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center on Monday, May 2, 2016. Watch the video. 
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