Howard Sherman

Howard Sherman

Biography

Howard Sherman is a New York based arts administrator and advocate. He is director of the Arts Integrity Initiative at The New School for Performing Arts. Howard is a regular contributor to The Stage. Read his latest column every Friday.

Recent Articles

Streaming dispute leaves US union members caught in the middle

Streaming dispute leaves US union members caught in the middle

US unions Actors Equity and the Screen Actors Guild – American Federation of Television and Radio Artists are in dispute over streaming theatre, but it is members who are getting caught in the middle, says Howard Sherman
Loss of US healthcare will harm the viability of a career in the arts

Loss of US healthcare will harm the viability of a career in the arts

If we want diversity in the arts, as well as a safety net for all workers, economic structures must change, says Howard Sherman. For example, in the US, loss of healthcare coverage will further undermine the viability of a career in theatre
Arts educators are embracing technology, but nothing beats in-person contact

Arts educators are embracing technology, but nothing beats in-person contact

For the teaching of theatre, the current solutions aren’t even second best – they’re a useful stopgap, but unless students are together in a room they can’t truly interact with one another
As theatre is rethought, flawed playwright submission fees must go

As theatre is rethought, flawed playwright submission fees must go

Playwright submission fees are a regressive tax on creatives – they must be relegated to the past, says Howard Sherman
Not just football: US high school students are also missing out on theatre

Not just football: US high school students are also missing out on theatre

While there have been prominent campaigns to restart the high school American football season, students are also missing out on in-person theatre, which could have a knock-on effect on the industry for a whole generation, says Howard Sherman
US arts must unite to show leaders this crisis goes beyond city-centric showbiz

US arts must unite to show leaders this crisis goes beyond city-centric showbiz

America lacks a singular campaign for the arts or even for theatre, says Howard Sherman, and myriad voices risk diminishing the argument for vital funding
Playwright Larissa FastHorse: ‘I want to to push indigenous and white audiences together’

Playwright Larissa FastHorse: ‘I want to to push indigenous and white audiences together’

With a background in ballet and British TV sitcoms among her influences, Larissa FastHorse tells Howard Sherman why there’s still a way to go before Native American theatre is embraced by the mainstream
We're all desperate for theatre's return but we must listen to the science

We're all desperate for theatre's return but we must listen to the science

No one really knows when it will be safe to congregate for entertainment and we are all desperate to see performances resume, but health and safety must come first, says US columnist Howard Sherman
Adrienne Warren

Adrienne Warren

After appearing in Bring It On and Shuffle Along, Adrienne Warren won plaudits for her portrayal of Tina Turner on both sides of the Atlantic. She tells Howard Sherman how the lockdown has enabled her to focus on her work with the Broadway Advocacy Coalition, which uses the arts to challenge racism and bring about social change
Will Hamilton usher in a new era of live-capture theatre?

Will Hamilton usher in a new era of live-capture theatre?

Based on analytics and the anecdotal evidence of social media, last weekend was less the Fourth of July than the Hamilton Holiday, an unprecedented achievement for a theatrical work. Will it usher in a new era of live-capture presentations of Broadway shows?, asks Howard Sherman
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