#50PP Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon

The 50 Playwrights Project (50PP) will host its first annual Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon on Saturday, September 9, 2017. The 50PP Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon will bring together participants who are interested in #Wikiturgy, or editing and writing high-quality Wikipedia articles about theatre.

Our Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon is dedicated to updating the digital presence of women, LGBTQ+, and Latin@ playwrights and theatre artists of color. We are also interested in #Wikiturgy focused on culturally specific theatre companies such as Cara Mía Theatre Co. and organizations such as the Latinx Theatre Commons and The Kilroys that are dedicated to updating the narrative of the American Theatre to include more historically underrepresented voices. This event continues the work of Jules Odendahl-James, Catherine María Rodríguez, and Russell Dembin, who coined the term #Wikiturgy (for more, see resources below).

Sounds fun! How and where can I participate?

Anyone can join our Edit-a-Thon via any computer with internet access. Theatre advocates are also welcome to join or organize a gathering in your region. Wikipedia Editors will connect virtually on social media using hashtags: #50PP and #WikiTurgy. If you or your organization are interested in hosting a regional #Wikiturgy gathering, please let us know and we will add you to our list and our Facebook Event.

Please see the following regional gatherings where you can edit alongside other participants on September 9th (please RSVP if you’d like to participate):

  • Boston, Massachusetts
    • Where: Iwasaki Library at Emerson College (120 Boylston Place, Boston, MA 02116)
    • Host: HowlRound and StageSource
    • When: 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. with optional happy hour
    • RSVP: Here
  • Santa Ana, California
    • Where: Breath of Fire Latina Theatre Ensemble (125 N. Broadway, Santa Ana, CA 92701)
    • Host: Diana Burbano
    • When: 1:00 – 4:00 pm
    • RSVP: breathoffirelatinatheater@gmail.com
  • Los Angeles, California
    • Where: Los Angeles Theatre Center Gallery Space (514 S. Spring Street, Los Angeles, CA, 90013)
    • Host: Diana Burbano
    • When: 1:00 – 4:00 pm
    • RSVP: dianaburbano@icloud.com
  • Tucson, Arizona
    • Where: University of Arizona
    • Host: Elaine Romero
    • When: 2:00 pm
    • RSVP: TBA

If you’d like to host an event in your area, just let us know and we can help you get started. This could be as casual as a meet-up at a local coffee shop with good wifi or it could be a larger public invite complete with drinks and snacks. We are also happy to match you with other interested parties in your community. Our Edit-a-Thon is an online event, so please feel free to join in wherever you might be!

For more on #Wikiturgy and Edit-a-Thons, check out the following resources:

To learn more about the 50 Playwrights Project, please visit our website. Since our launch at the beginning of 2016, we have published 59 interviews with Latin@ playwrights as well as our first annual List of the Best Unproduced Latin@ Plays, comprised from a national call for plays.