Palestinian-American playwright Betty Shamieh’s works explore fraught, modern-day issues, often through a historical lens. The series will include readings of Betty Shamieh’s history plays Kingmakers and Territories, a post play discussion, and panel with renowned theatremakers about the politics of mainstream success for political and experimental American artists.
Upcoming Events › Fall 2008
October 6, 2008
October 14, 2008
Join us for an evening with Paul Zimet and Ellen Maddow of The Talking Band as they discuss their current production, Flip Side, a comedy of longing, misperceptions, and mismatches.
October 27, 2008
Join us for an evening with Poland’s venerable Theatre of the Eighth Day from Poznan. The company will discuss their new work The Files–an avant-garde docudrama which uses real Communist-era police files kept on the theatre company by the secret police to reveal the extent of government surveillance and harassment they endured.
October 28, 2008
Join the Segal Center and The Soul of the American Actor for a day-long symposium with readings, panels and screenings focusing on the work of New York playwright and director Jean-Claude van Itallie.
November 3, 2008
Join us for an evening with Aurelien Bory and Phil Soltanoff, moderated by Bertie Ferdman. Nouveau Cirque is a growing international phenomenon, especially predominant in France, that blends theatre, dance, music, and traditional circus skills into one unique performance experience.
November 8, 2008
Join us for a one-day workshop for non-conformist performers determined to take their vision from the page to the stage.Co-presented by The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center, TeatroStageFest and the Hispanic Organization of Latin Actors (HOLA), with support from the City University of New York and Instituto Cervantes. An official event of the 2008 NYC Latin American Cultural Week.
November 10, 2008
Join us for a celebration of the publication of a new collection of plays by Maria Irene Fornes, What of the Night?,that highlights the dramaturgical and publishing aspect of bringing together the author’s texts for publication. Presented in collaboration with Bonnie Marranca, PAJ Publications.
November 17, 2008
Join us for an evening with renowned Russian director Kama Ginkas, who, with John Freedman and Daniel Gerould, will discuss his theatrical adaptations of prose works by Anton Chekhov. In collaboration with Yale School of Drama.
November 24, 2008
Join us for evening with readings of excerpts from new works by Pascale Anin, Arielle Bloesch and Curtis Clarendon, three emerging writers from the Caribbean. These three playwrights will be paired for a week in New York with their American translator, three downtown directors, and a cast of American actors for a staged reading at the Segal Center.
December 1, 2008
Join us for an evening with Turkish playwright Özen Yula discussing the life of the legendary 16th-century figure Sultan Hürrem, the concubine of Süleyman the Magnificent, who was rumored to be of Polish descent.
December 8, 2008
Join the Segal Center and The Soul of the American Actor for an extraordinary one-day-symposium examining the craft of acting and actor training in the twentieth century and beyond, as taught by American master acting teachers, directors, and actors.
December 15, 2008
Please join us for an evening with German playwright Kai Hensel and monologues from his plays Klamm’s War and Which is the Best Drug for Me? Hensel’s plays have received more than 150 productions in Germany, Switzerland and Austria and have been translated into several languages. Directed by Andreas Robertz. With support from the Goethe-Institut, New York.
December 16, 2008
Please join us for a symposium and concert featuring distinguished Klezmer performers, scholars, composers and cultural mediators.
January 10, 2009
Join us for an afternoon discussion and celebration of the Spotlight Japan Festival: Facing the New World, featuring new works in translation by three aesthetically and socially provocative Japanese playwrights: Masataka Matsuda, Akio Miyazawa, and Mikuni Yanaihara.
January 26, 2009
Join us for an international symposium focusing on the art and theatre of one of the most important theatre figures of the 20th century, Tadeusz Kantor (1915-1990). With Daniel Gerould and other international scholars, tba. Co-presented and supported by the Polish Cultural Institute, NY.
January 27, 2009
Join us for an afternoon & evening with internationally-acclaimed Belgian artist Jan Fabre as we celebrate his rich body of work and the upcoming publication of I AM A MISTAKE: Seven Works for the Theatre (MESTC Press).
February 2, 2009
Join us for an evening with director Dorcy Rugamba and members of the Urwintore theatre company. In The Investigation, a cast of Rwandan actors per forms Peter Weiss’s compelling reconstruction of the Frankfurt war crimes tri als concerning the role of German citizens in the atrocities of Auschwitz.
February 3, 2009
Join us for an inside look at the works of writer/director Toshiki Okada, founder of chelfitsch theater company, one of the most visible companies in Japan right now. Moderated by Kate Loewald (Artistic Director, The Play Company) with translator Aya Ogawa. The Play Company will produce Okada’s Enjoyin 2009.
February 13, 2009
NoPassport and Martin E. Segal Theatre Center present a two-day conference with the support of The Armenian Dramatic Arts Alliance, The Internationalists, The Polish Cultural Institute and Theatre Without Borders.
February 20, 2009
Join us to celebrate the 75th Anniversary of the Broadway premiere of Gertrude Stein and Virgil Thomson’s Four Saints in Three Acts. After premiering February 7, 1934 at the Wadsworth Antheneum in Hartford, the opera debuted at New York’s 44th Street Theatre on February 20th, 1934.
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