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September 30, 2004

Prelude ’04

This second annual Prelude to Off-Broadway will feature some of the most interesting theatre that New York City has to offer. The weekend will provide students, faculty members, teachers, theatre professionals, and theatergoers with a first look at the eclectic work being developed for the upcoming 2004-05 season and beyond. Events include performances and readings of new plays, live rehearsals, process workshops, and panel presentations, all followed by discussion. Prelude will also include breakout sessions led by artistic directors and theatre-related professionals; topics will include African-American theatre, Carribean theatre, dramaturgy, graduate theatre studies, and translation. (Please check the websites for the schedule.)

Start: Sep 30, 2004
End: Oct 3, 2004
Venue: Segal Theater
Cost: Free
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September 28, 2005

Prelude ’05

PRELUDE ‘05 is a mini-festival and symposium celebrating and discussing the very best of new and unconventional theatre being created by NYC-based theatre artists and companies. The weekend will feature 20 short performances, readings, and open rehearsals with a focus on works in progress for the upcoming 2005-06 season and beyond. PRELUDE ’05 gives audiences the rare chance to see the work of NYC’s most distinctive contemporary theatre under one roof. Experience the in-progress work of the city’s most exciting, unconventional theatre – with all performances followed by talkbacks with artists.

Start: Sep 28, 2005
End: Oct 1, 2005
Venue: Segal Theater
Cost: Free
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September 27, 2006

PRELUDE ’06

The fourth annual PRELUDE festival and symposium celebrating the very best of new and unconventional theatre being created by NYC-based theatre artists and companies.Curated by Sarah Benson and Frank Hentschker.

Start: Sep 27, 2006
End: Sep 30, 2006
Venue: Segal Theater
Cost: Free
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September 26, 2007

PRELUDE ’07

PRELUDE ’07: At the Forefront of Contemporary NYC Theatre,is a mini-festival and symposium celebrating and discussing the very best of new and unconventional theatre being created by NYC-based theatre artists and companies. The weekend will feature 19 short performances, readings, and open rehearsals with a focus on works-in-progress for the upcoming 2007-08 season and beyond. PRELUDE ’07 gives audiences the rare chance to see the work of NYC’s most distinctive contemporary theatre under one roof. Experience the in-progress work of the city’s most exciting, unconventional theatre – with all performances followed by talkbacks with artists.

Start: Sep 26, 2007
End: Sep 29, 2007
Cost: Free
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September 24, 2008

Prelude.08

Thank you for joining us at this year’s festival and helping us celebrate our 5th Anniversary. As you may have noticed, we’ve got a new look and we’re doing things a little differently. Approaching this year’s festival we gave a lot of thought to what we wanted it to be, how we could serve the community and what issues we wanted to address as curators. Throughout our discussions we kept returning to this idea of context and place: specifically how does live performance in a theater differ from live performance in a museum? How does context affect our perception and valuation of the work? How do we reinforce the idea that theater is – or can be – Art?

Start: Sep 24, 2008
End: Sep 27, 2008
Venue: Segal Theatre
Cost: Free
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September 30, 2009

Prelude.09

Presented by the Martin E. Segal Theatre Center, The Graduate Center, CUNY, the sixth-annual Prelude Festival celebrates the explorers and visionaries of NYC’s theatre and performance scene. Click the above links to learn more about the people and ideas behind Prelude 09: Ecologies, Economies, and Engagement!

Start: Sep 30, 2009
End: Oct 3, 2009
Venue: Segal Theatre
Cost: Free
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September 29, 2010

Prelude.10

PRELUDE.10 asks a blunt question that straddles funding, audience and disciplinary tensions pervasive in our contemporary performance sector: “Why Does Live Matter?” What is its purpose? How do we measure its value to individuals, to communities, and to that collector of the dead – History? Three themes over three days drive our investigation: Communication, Provocation, and Simulation.
Since live art is as much about the audience as it is about the artist, we start each day with participation.

Start: Sep 29, 2010
End: Oct 1, 2010
Venue: Segal Theatre
Cost: Free
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October 12, 2011

Prelude.11

The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center at the Graduate Center, CUNY is pleased to present PRELUDE.11, the eighth annual PRELUDE festival dedicated to artists at the forefront of contemporary New York City theatre, dance and visual art performance. PRELUDE will offer over 20 short performances, readings, and open rehearsals—a completely free sneak-peek into the work being prepared for the 2011/12 season, as well as new commissions and daily panel discussions with artists and performers.

Start: Oct 12, 2011
End: Oct 14, 2011
Venue: Segal Theatre
Cost: Free
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October 3, 2012

Prelude.12

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The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center at the Graduate Center, CUNY is pleased to present PRELUDE.12, the ninth annual PRELUDE festival dedicated to artists at the forefront of contemporary New York City theatre, dance, interdisciplinary and mediatized performance. As ever, PRELUDE will offer an array of over 20 short performances, readings, screenings and open rehearsals—a completely free sneak-peek into the work being prepared for the 2012/13 season, as well as new commissions and daily panel discussions with artists and performers.

This year we’ll be exhibiting works and hosting discussions under the following banners:

“The Future of the Cinema is the Stage”, “Manifestos 2012”, “Imitation of Participation” & “Return of the Singspiel “

Start: Oct 3, 2012
End: Oct 5, 2012
Venue: Martin E. Segal Theatre
Cost: Free
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October 2, 2013

PRELUDE.13

The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center at the Graduate Center, CUNY is pleased to celebrate the tenth anniversary of PRELUDE, a festival dedicated to artists at the forefront of contemporary New York City theater and performance.

Start: Oct 2, 2013
End: Oct 4, 2013
Venue: Segal Theatre and other locations within the CUNY Center for Graduate Studies
Cost: FREE
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October 8, 2014

PRELUDE 2014

October 8, 9, 10. PRELUDE 2014

Start: Oct 8, 2014
End: Oct 8, 2014
Venue: Segal Theatre and other locations within the CUNY Center for Graduate Studies
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October 9, 2014

PRELUDE 2014

October 8,9,10. PRELUDE 2014

Start: Oct 9, 2014
End: Oct 9, 2014
Venue: Segal Theatre and other locations within the CUNY Center for Graduate Studies
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October 10, 2014

PRELUDE 2014

October 8,9,10. PRELUDE 2014

Start: Oct 10, 2014
End: Oct 10, 2014
Venue: Segal Theatre and other locations within the CUNY Center for Graduate Studies
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October 7, 2015

PRELUDE 2015

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Oct. 7, 8, 9. FREE!

Curators: Antje Oegel, Tom Sellar, & Frank Hentschker.

Producer: Eryk Aughenbaugh.

Start: Oct 7, 2015
End: Oct 7, 2015
Venue: Segal Theater
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October 8, 2015

PRELUDE 2015

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Oct. 7, 8, 9. FREE!

Curators: Antje Oegel, Tom Sellar, & Frank Hentschker.

Producer: Eryk Aughenbaugh.

Start: Oct 8, 2015
End: Oct 8, 2015
Venue: Segal Theater
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October 9, 2015

PRELUDE 2015

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Oct. 7, 8, 9. FREE!

Curators: Antje Oegel, Tom Sellar, & Frank Hentschker.

Producer: Eryk Aughenbaugh.

Start: Oct 9, 2015
End: Oct 9, 2015
Venue: Martin E. Segal Theatre
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October 5, 2016

PRELUDE 2016

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Oct. 5, 6, 7. FREE!

Curators: Antje Oegel, Tom Sellar, & Frank Hentschker

Producer: Nina Segal

Start: Oct 5, 2016
End: Oct 5, 2016
Venue: Segal Theatre
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October 6, 2016

PRELUDE 2016

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Oct. 5, 6, 7. FREE!

Curators: Antje Oegel, Tom Sellar, & Frank Hentschker

Producer: Nina Segal

Start: Oct 6, 2016
End: Oct 6, 2016
Venue: Segal Theatre
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October 7, 2016

PRELUDE 2016

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Oct. 5, 6, 7. FREE!

Curators: Antje Oegel, Tom Sellar, & Frank Hentschker

Producer: Nina Segal

Start: Oct 7, 2016
End: Oct 7, 2016
Venue: Segal Theatre
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October 4

PRELUDE 2017

Save the Dates! October 4, 5, and 6.

Start: Oct 4, 2017
End: Oct 6, 2017
Venue: Segal Theatre
Cost: Free
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