• Richard Maxwell

    Monday, April 3 Segal Theatre 6:30pm Artist Talk + 2:00pm Screenings FREE + Open to public. First come, first served. Join us for an artist talk with Richard Maxwell of New York City Players and selected afternoon screenings of his work. Evening… [more]

    Richard Maxwell Richard Maxwell

    PS122: Past and Future with Vallejo Gantner, Mark Russell, and Jenny Schlenzka

    Monday, April 17 Segal Theatre 6:30pm Conversation FREE + Open to public. First come, first served. Join us for an evening with former and present Executive Artistic Directors of PS122: Vallejo Gantner, Mark Russell, and Jenny Schlenzka.… [more]

    PS122: Past and Future with Vallejo Gantner, Mark Russell, and Jenny Schlenzka PS122: Past and Future with Vallejo Gantner, Mark Russell, and Jenny Schlenzka

    Arab Classic Plays: Yusuf Idris (Egypt), Issam Mahfouz (Lebanon) + Sa’dallah Wannous (Syria)

    Wednesday, April 19 Segal Theatre 2:00pm,  4:30pm, 6:30pm Readings +Discussion FREE + Open to public. First come, first served. Please join us as we expand our collective knowledge of the classical canon of Arab plays. Yusuf Idris (Egypt),… [more]

    Arab Classic Plays: Yusuf Idris (Egypt), Issam Mahfouz (Lebanon) + Sa’dallah Wannous (Syria) Arab Classic Plays: Yusuf Idris (Egypt), Issam Mahfouz (Lebanon) + Sa’dallah Wannous (Syria)

    Remembering Dario Fo with Robert Brustein

    Monday, April 24 Segal Theatre 6:30pm Conversation + 2:00pm Screenings FREE + Open to public. First come, first served. Join us for a day celebrating the legacy of Dario Fo with Robert Brustein, the legendary founder of the Yale Repertory… [more]

    Remembering Dario Fo with Robert Brustein Remembering Dario Fo with Robert Brustein

    The 2017 Edwin Booth Award: Taylor Mac

    Friday, April 28 Proshanksy Auditorium 7:00pm FREE + Open to public. First come, first served. Join us for an evening celebrating the groundbreaking work of Taylor Mac, American actor, playwright, performance artist, director, producer,… [more]

    The 2017 Edwin Booth Award: Taylor Mac The 2017 Edwin Booth Award: Taylor Mac

    PEN World Voices: International Play Festival 2017

    The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center presents World Voices: International Play Festival 2017. As part of the 2017 PEN World Voices Festival of International Literature, The Segal Center will showcase play readings by nine of the world’s most… [more]

    PEN World Voices: International Play Festival 2017 PEN World Voices: International Play Festival 2017

    PEN World Voices: International Play Festival 2017: Patricia Cornelius – Shit

    Monday, May 1 Segal Theatre 4:00pm FREE + Open to public. First come, first served. Shit Written by Patricia Cornelius (Australia) Director (TBC) Out of control girls, angry, nasty girls are a sight to behold. They’re terrifying,… [more]

    PEN World Voices: International Play Festival 2017: Patricia Cornelius – Shit PEN World Voices: International Play Festival 2017: Patricia Cornelius - Shit

    PEN World Voices: International Play Festival 2017: Natal’ya Vorozhbit – Take out the Rubbish, Sasha

    Monday, May 1 Segal Theatre 6:00pm FREE + Open to public. First come, first served. Take out the Rubbish, Sasha Written by Natal’ya Vorozhbit (Ukraine) & translated by Sasha Dugdale Director (TBC) In Kiev, Katya and Oksana… [more]

    PEN World Voices: International Play Festival 2017: Natal’ya Vorozhbit – Take out the Rubbish, Sasha PEN World Voices: International Play Festival 2017: Natal’ya Vorozhbit - Take out the Rubbish, Sasha

    PEN World Voices: International Play Festival 2017: Mîrza Metîn – Hungry Dogs

    Monday, May 1 Segal Theatre 8:00pm FREE + Open to public. First come, first served. Hungry Dogs Written by Mîrza Metîn (Turkey) & translated by Lucy Wood Directed by Dan Safer Twin brothers Beşer and Beşir, who lost their… [more]

    PEN World Voices: International Play Festival 2017: Mîrza Metîn – Hungry Dogs PEN World Voices: International Play Festival 2017: Mîrza Metîn - Hungry Dogs

    PEN World Voices: International Play Festival 2017: TranScenes: Four Short Plays from Brazil

    Tuesday, May 2 Segal Theatre 4:00pm FREE + Open to public. First come, first served. TranScenes: Four Short Plays from Brazil Curated by Marcia Zanelatto (Brazil) & translated by Emily Walsh Works by Marcia Zanelatto (Curator),… [more]

    PEN World Voices: International Play Festival 2017: TranScenes: Four Short Plays from Brazil PEN World Voices: International Play Festival 2017: TranScenes: Four Short Plays from Brazil

    PEN World Voices: International Play Festival 2017: Hakim Bah – Ticha-Ticha

    Monday, May 2 Segal Theatre 6:00pm FREE + Open to public. First come, first served. Ticha-Ticha Written by Hakim Bah (Guinea) & translated by Heather Denyer Directed by Ethan McSweeney Ticha-Ticha awaits the return of Michael,… [more]

    PEN World Voices: International Play Festival 2017: Hakim Bah – Ticha-Ticha PEN World Voices: International Play Festival 2017: Hakim Bah - Ticha-Ticha

    PEN World Voices: International Play Festival 2017: Sasha Marianna Salzmann – Meteorites

    Tuesday, May 2 Segal Theatre 8:00pm FREE + Open to public. First come, first served. Meteorites Written by Sasha Marianna Salzmann (Germany) & translated by Jenny Piening Directed by Mallory Catlett Germany is in the World… [more]

    PEN World Voices: International Play Festival 2017: Sasha Marianna Salzmann – Meteorites PEN World Voices: International Play Festival 2017: Sasha Marianna Salzmann - Meteorites

    PEN World Voices: International Play Festival 2017: Rama Haydar – Desert of Light

    Sunday, May 7 Nuyorican Poets Cafe (236 E 3rd Street, Second Avenue/F Train) 4:00pm FREE + Open to public. First come, first served. Desert of Light Written by Rama Haydar (Syria) Translated by Rama Haydar & Rebekah Maggor Directed… [more]

    PEN World Voices: International Play Festival 2017: Rama Haydar – Desert of Light PEN World Voices: International Play Festival 2017: Rama Haydar - Desert of Light

    PEN World Voices: International Play Festival 2017: Bashar Murkus – Parallel Time

    Sunday, May 7 Nuyorican Poets Cafe (236 E 3rd Street, Second Avenue/F Train) 6:00pm FREE + Open to public. First come, first served. Parallel Time Written by Bashar Murkus (Palestine) & translated by Rebekah Maggor Directed by Rebekah… [more]

    PEN World Voices: International Play Festival 2017: Bashar Murkus – Parallel Time PEN World Voices: International Play Festival 2017: Bashar Murkus - Parallel Time

    PEN World Voices: International Play Festival 2017: Eunsung Kim – Sister Mok-Rahn

    Sunday, May 7 Nuyorican Poets Cafe (236 E 3rd Street, Second Avenue/F Train) 8:00pm FREE + Open to public. First come, first served. Sister Mok-Rahn Written by Eunsung Kim (South Korea) & translated by Dayoung Jeong Directed… [more]

    PEN World Voices: International Play Festival 2017: Eunsung Kim – Sister Mok-Rahn PEN World Voices: International Play Festival 2017: Eunsung Kim - Sister Mok-Rahn
  • Upcoming Events

  • April 3, 2017

    Richard Maxwell

  • April 17, 2017

    PS122: Past and Future

  • April 19, 2017

    Arab Classic Plays: Yusuf Idris (Egypt), Issam Mahfouz (Lebanon), Sa’dallah Wannous (Syria)

  • April 24, 2017

    Remembering Dario Fo with Robert Brustein

  • April 28, 2017

    2017 Edwin Booth Award: Taylor Mac and Friends

  • May 1, 2017

    PEN World Voices: International Play Festival 2017

  • May 1, 2017

    PEN World Voices 2017: Patricia Cornelius - Shit

  • May 1, 2017

    PEN World Voices 2017: Natal’ya Vorozhbit - Take out the Rubbish, Sasha

  • May 1, 2017

    PEN World Voices 2017: Mîrza Metîn - Hungry Dogs

  • May 2, 2017

    PEN World Voices 2017: TranScenes: Four Short Plays from Brazil

  • May 2, 2017

    PEN World Voices 2017: Hakim Bah - Ticha-Ticha

  • May 2, 2017

    PEN World Voices 2017: Sasha Marianna Salzmann - Meteorites

  • May 7, 2017

    PEN World Voices: International Play Festival 2017: Rama Haydar - Desert of Light

  • May 7, 2017

    PEN World Voices 2017: Bashar Murkus - Parallel Time

  • May 7, 2017

    PEN World Voices 2017: Eunsung Kim - Sister Mok-Rahn

  • May 10, 2017

    Fleeing Foward: Book talk with Andrzej Wirth

  • May 11, 2017

    Approaching Dance: The Doctoral Students Association 2017 Conference

  • May 15, 2017

    Theatre of the Ridiculous

  • May 18, 2017

    Dramaturgy in the Making

  • May 22, 2017

    Black Classix: A reading series celebrating Black plays

Elfriede Jelinek’s On the Royal Road: The Burgher King – World Premiere Reading

livestream begins tonight at 6:30pm!

“This unique performance text by 2004 Nobel laureate Elfriede Jelinek offers a provocative European perspective on Donald Trump’s persona. The main speaker, a blind female seer suggests Miss Piggy channeling a confused Tiresias as she tries to get a handle on the bizarre behavior of the leader elect to draw from it some sort of oracle for the future. This seer with bleeding eyes sends Trump through a shattered looking glass where Jelinek examines him through the distorted mirrors of the heroes of Western culture: From Oedipus to Abraham, Isaac and Jesus, to Martin Heidegger, who attempted to lead the Führer.”
                                                                                                                            – Gitta Honegger




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