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October 16, 2013

Celebrating the Life and Work of Herbert Blau (3:00pm Screenings)

Co-founder of the legendary San Francisco Actor’s Workshop (1952-65), Blau introduced American audiences to the playwrights of the European avant garde, including Bertolt Brecht, Samuel Beckett, Jean Genet, and Harold Pinter.

Start: Oct 16, 2013
End: Oct 16, 2013
Venue: Segal Theatre
Cost: Free
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October 16, 2013

Celebrating the Life and Work of Herbert Blau (6:30pm Presentation)

Conversation on the life and work of Herbert Blau. Invited guests include Elin Diamond, Joe Roach, Jackson Phippen, Denise Koch, Chris Fisher, Ruth Malezcech, and Bonnie Marranca.

Start: Oct 16, 2013
End: Oct 16, 2013
Venue: Segal Theatre
Cost: Free
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October 24, 2013

A Reading of Heiner Müller’s Anatomy Titus Fall of Rome

Heiner Müller, a German (formerly East German) dramatist, poet, writer, essayist and theatre director, was once described as “the theatre’s greatest living poet” since Samuel Beckett and is known as one of the most important dramatists of the 20th century after Bertolt Brecht.

Start: Oct 24, 2013
End: Oct 24, 2013
Venue: Segal Theatre
Cost: Free
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October 28, 2013

Celebrating María Irene Fornés

Cuban-American avant-garde playwright and director María Irene Fornés (born May 14, 1930) is closely associated with the establishment of the Off-Off-Broadway movement in the 1960s. Fornés’ work focuses on the themes of poverty and feminism.

Start: Oct 28, 2013
End: Oct 28, 2013
Venue: Segal Theatre
Cost: Free
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November 4, 2013

Changing Brooklyn: The Impact of BAM

Join us for an evening with Harvey Lichtenstein, the internationally recognized driving force behind the Brooklyn Academy of Music.

Start: Nov 4, 2013
End: Nov 4, 2013
Venue: Segal Theatre
Cost: Free
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November 6, 2013

Mel Gordon: Shakespeare on the Experimental Russian Stage

Join us for an evening with theatre historian Mel Gordon (UC Berkeley) to re-discover Shakespeare productions on the avant-garde Soviet stage from 1924-1935.

Start: Nov 6, 2013
End: Nov 6, 2013
Venue: Segal Theatre
Cost: Free
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November 6, 2013

Akademia Ruchu: Chinese Lesson / Chińska Lekcja

Operating at the juncture of theater, performance, film and fine arts, Akademia Ruchu (the Academy of Movement), has been the sounding board of Poland’s political life since its establishment in 1973 in Warsaw.

Start: Nov 6, 2013
End: Nov 6, 2013
Venue: Segal Theatre
Cost: Free
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November 10, 2013

The Surrealist Café (at Bowery Poetry Club)

A celebration of the carnivalistic and provocative work created by Arrabal, Performa and CUNY’s Segal Center will host an evening at the Bowery Poetry Club, featuring poetry, cabaret interventions, and impromptu performances, as part of Performa 13.

Start: Nov 10, 2013
End: Nov 10, 2013
Venue: Bowery Poetry Club
Cost: Free
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November 11, 2013

SCREENINGS: The Films of Fernando Arrabal

Screenings will include Arrabal’s films The Emperor of Peru; Adieu, Babylone!; Le Cimetière de Voitures; El Árbol de Guernica; J’irai Comme un Cheval Fou, and Viva la Muerte! Presented in collaboration with Spain Culture New York-Consulate General of Spain and Performa as part of Performa 13.

Start: Nov 11, 2013
End: Nov 11, 2013
Venue: Segal Theatre
Cost: Free
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November 11, 2013

SCREENING: Arrabal’s Viva la Muerte!

We regret that Fernando Arrabal is unable to join us due to health complications. Instead, we will screen his 1971 film Viva la Muerte! at 6:30pm.

Start: Nov 11, 2013
End: Nov 11, 2013
Venue: Segal Theatre
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November 14, 2013

Kroeber + Camp: After the Show

“After the Show” looks at both persistent concepts and institutional forces that produce a constrained vision of theatre’s rightful domain and form. The event stages discussions about practices, both real and fictive, that challenge the model of “the show”. Join us for the afternoon symposium.

Start: Nov 14, 2013
End: Nov 14, 2013
Venue: Segal Theatre
Cost: Free
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November 14, 2013

Kroeber + Camp: After the Show

Join us for part 2 of the look into transgressive theatre.

Start: Nov 14, 2013
End: Nov 14, 2013
Venue: Segal Theatre
Cost: Free
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November 23, 2013

The Sundance Kid is Beautiful with Christopher Knowles (at Whitebox Art Center). Nov 23 & 24.

The performance combines elements of a theatrical vocabulary with Knowles’s delicately patterned texts to create a scenography that extends the structured logic observed throughout his two and three-dimensional practice into a performative domain.

Start: Nov 23, 2013
End: Nov 24, 2013
Venue: Whitebox Art Center
Cost: Free
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November 25, 2013

A Tribute to Franca Rame

A central force in cabaret theatre, the cooperative theatre movement, and feminist theatre in Italy, she authored works that were translated into many languages. This tribute will include short readings in English and videos selected from Rame’s many feminist monologues.

Start: Nov 25, 2013
End: Nov 25, 2013
Venue: Segal Theatre
Cost: Free
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December 2, 2013

SCREENING: The Legacy of Squat Theatre: Budapest + New York

Join us for an afternoon of screenings!

Start: Dec 2, 2013
End: Dec 2, 2013
Venue: Segal Theatre
Cost: Free
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December 2, 2013

The Legacy of Squat Theatre: Budapest + New York.

An evening panel with Anna Koos and Eva Buchmuller from Squat. Also invited are Judith Halasz, Eszter Balint, Boris Major, Rebecca Major, Simon Daillie and Cora Fisher – Squat’s second generation.

Start: Dec 2, 2013
End: Dec 2, 2013
Venue: Segal Theatre
Cost: Free
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December 5, 2013

Facing Our Truth: Short Plays on Trayvon, Race, and Privilege

In light of the George Zimmerman’s acquittal, The New Black Fest commissioned a diverse group of playwrights to write 10-minute plays reflecting on the tragedy of Trayvon Martin’s death.

Start: Dec 5, 2013
End: Dec 5, 2013
Venue: Segal Theatre
Cost: Free
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December 9, 2013

We are Proud to Present… An Evening with Playwright Jackie Sibblies Drury

The event will feature mixed media from past productions of her work, as well as readings and glimpses of works-in-progress, followed by a discussion with Shira Milikowsky (Director; Artistic Associate, ART) and Geoffrey Jackson Scott (Director of New Play Development at Victory Gardens), and others.

Start: Dec 9, 2013
End: Dec 9, 2013
Venue: Segal Theatre
Cost: Free
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December 12, 2013

The Censorship of Lillian Hellman’s The Children’s Hour

In response to the recent Supreme Court decision striking down a key part of the Defense of Marriage Act in the ACLU’s Windsor case, the Segal Center will present Lillian Hellman’s play The Children’s Hour interspersed with dramatic reinterpretations of one of the first court cases to focus on the censorship of gay and lesbian content in literature and art.

Start: Dec 12, 2013
End: Dec 12, 2013
Venue: Elebash Recital Hall
Cost: Free
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December 18, 2013

An Ideal Theater for an Ideal City, with Author Todd London

Todd London will be joined by a group of artistic directors who forged their own theatre in New York to discuss the citywide impact of their work. Participants include Oskar Eustis (Public Theater), Kristin Marting (HERE Arts Center), Rosalba Rolon (Pregones), Mia Yoo (La MaMa), and Jonathan McCrory (The Movement Theatre Company).

Start: Dec 18, 2013
End: Dec 18, 2013
Venue: Segal Theatre
Cost: Free
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