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October 5, 2009

Andrei Serban and the Traveling Academy (Romania-US)

Acclaimed U.S.-Romanian theatre director Andrei Şerban leads ten Romanian actors in a public presentation following their participation in the Traveling Academy, an experimental theatre workshop organized in Romania and the USA under his patronage.

Start: Oct 5, 2009
End: Oct 5, 2009
Venue: Segal Theater
Cost: Free
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October 7, 2009

Harold Pinter in Samuel Beckett’s Krapp’s Last Tape Screening and Panel

England’s great modern playwright Harold Pinter performed a stunning interpretation of Samuel Beckett’s one-man play, Krapp’s Last Tape, at the Royal Court Theatre in London in 2007. Join us for a screening of the BBC film of that performance, followed by a panel discussion featuring actor and director Matthew Burton, director of the film Working with Pinter, and playwright John Guare, among others.

Start: Oct 7, 2009
End: Oct 7, 2009
Venue: Segal Theater
Cost: Free
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October 19, 2009

Keen Company(NY): on Thorton Wilder

Challenging the irony pervasive in contemporary popular culture, Keen Company, led by Artistic Director Carl Forsman, produces “sincere plays” that are “unafraid of emotional candor, vulnerability, and optimism.” Mr. Forsman takes the stage for a discussion of Keen’s unique approach to theatre, including the company’s take on the short plays of Thornton Wilder.

Start: Oct 19, 2009
End: Oct 19, 2009
Venue: Segal Theater
Cost: Free
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October 26, 2009

An Evening with Playwright Thomas Bradshaw

Join us for 2009 Guggenheim Fellow and CUNY Professor of Playwriting Thomas Bradshaw’s first public reading of excerpts from his new play Mary, a commission from The Goodman Theatre, Chicago.

Start: Oct 26, 2009
End: Oct 26, 2009
Venue: Segal Theater
Cost: Free
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November 2, 2009

From Performance to Installation: The Immersive Works of Kurt Hentschläger (Austria)

At the Segal Center, FuturePerfect founding artistic director Wayne Ashley will join Mr. Hentschläger in discussing ZEE and other solo works, as well as his performances under the name of Granular Synthesis.

Start: Nov 2, 2009
End: Nov 2, 2009
Venue: Segal Theater
Cost: Free
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November 5, 2009

An evening with Playwright Tarell McCraney and Emily Mann

Emily Mann is producing Tarell Alvin McCraney’s Brother/Sister play trilogy at the McCarter Theatre in Princeton, NJ in 2009.

Start: Nov 5, 2009
End: Nov 5, 2009
Venue: Segal Theater
Cost: Free
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November 9, 2009

Polish Futurism: Bruno Jasieński’s Mannequins’ Ball

Join us for an evening of Polish Futurist theatre, poetry, manifestoes, and art centered upon a 30-minute contemporary performance piece based on excerpts from Bruno Jasieński’s avant-garde play Mannequins’ Ball (1930), conceived and directed by American/British theatre director and choreographer Allison Troup-Jensen and her COUNTERPOINT theatre company in collaboration with Samantha Sleeper and David Destefano, alumni fashion designers from Parsons New School of Design.

Start: Nov 9, 2009
End: Nov 9, 2009
Venue: Elebash Recital Hall
Cost: Free
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November 10, 2009

An evening with Fluxus artist Alison Knowles

The Segal Center is proud to present a lecture-performance by Alison Knowles, the visual and performance artist best known for her soundworks, installations, performances, publications and association with Fluxus, the experimental avant-garde group formally founded in 1962. Please join us for this one-of-a-kind evening. Knowles will be joined by co-performer Alan Bowman.

Start: Nov 10, 2009
End: Nov 10, 2009
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November 13, 2009

The Ossia Symphony Orchestra Chamber Players

The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center and the CUNY Graduate Center Music Program present a special performance by the OSO Chamber Players, a new student orchestra founded by music student Xheni Rroji in collaboration with the Music Department.

Start: Nov 13, 2009
End: Nov 13, 2009
Venue: Elebash Recital Hall
Cost: Free
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November 16, 2009

Book Presentation: Playwrights Before the Fall

The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center’s Publication Wing presents its latest book project: Playwrights Before the Fall: Eastern European Drama in Times of Revolution. The anthology, edited by Daniel Gerould with a preface by Dragan Klaić, is the first multi-author international anthology of Eastern European plays to appear in English.

Start: Nov 16, 2009
End: Nov 16, 2009
Venue: Segal Theater
Cost: Free
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November 23, 2009

New Voices in Iranian Theatre: The Plays of Amir Koohestani Quartet: A Journey North / Dance on Glasses / Amid the Clouds

ecently showcased at the Barbican Centre in London as part of their Iran: New Voices series, as well as across Europe in Paris, Brussels, Amsterdam, Vienna, Hanover and Moscow, Quartet: A Journey North is a work of documentary theatre that uses an innovative multimedia format to ask probing questions about the nature of crime.

Start: Nov 23, 2009
End: Nov 23, 2009
Venue: Segal Theater
Cost: Free
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December 7, 2009

New Russian Drama: Olga Mukhina’s Tanya-Tanya

U.S. playwright Kate Moira Ryan has adapted Tanya-Tanya, a major play by Russian playwright Olga Mukhina. Mukhina’s deeply personal plays have been produced throughout Russia and Europe since the 1990s, with Flying, her most recent play, about to be released as a major motion picture in Russia.

Start: Dec 7, 2009
End: Dec 7, 2009
Venue: Segal Theater
Cost: Free
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December 14, 2009

Celebrating the Life and Work of Pina Bausch

Please join us for a tribute to Bausch, with an afternoon of films of her work, followed by a discussion on Bausch’s impact across the arts with special guests from the theatre and dance worlds, including dance critic Anna Kisselgoff and director/choreographer Annie-B Parson . Moderated by Royd Climenhaga, author of Pina Bausch (Routledge 2008).

Date: December 14, 2009
Venue: Segal Theater
Cost: Free
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December 15, 2009

The Yiddish King Lear (1935) – Screening

The Yiddish King Lear (Der Yidisher Kenig Lir), a 1935 film directed by Harry Thomashefsky, is based on Jacob Gord0n’s famous play, which transposes the Shakespeare story to turn-of-the-century Jewish Vilna.

Start: Dec 15, 2009
End: Dec 15, 2009
Venue: Segal Theater
Cost: Free
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