A lecture by the acclaimed Macedonian Theatre Director and Professor of Acting and Directing, Slobodan Unkovski (see Slavic and East European Performance Vol. 21, Winter 2001). Professor Unkovski will discuss his adaptation of Alan Lightman’s Einstein’s Dreams for the National Theatre in Greece in preparation for a workshop in February 2003. Presented in collaboration with the Martin E. Segal Theatre Center.
Upcoming Events › Spring 2003
January 24, 2003
January 28, 2003
American Premiere of an Unknown Pirandello
By Italian playwright and novelist, LUIGI PIRANDELLO (1867-1936)
Presented by Jane House Productions,The Istituto Italiano Di Cultura, New York
February 3, 2003
A celebration honoring the first volume in a new series of Martin E. Segal Theatre Center Publications. A reading of scenes from four of Pixérécourt’s most important melodramas: Alice, The Ruins of Babylon, Christopher Columbus, and The Dog of Montargis. Translated and edited by Distinguished Professors Dan Gerould and Marvin Carlson.
February 10, 2003
This evening celebrates the art of great Austrian writer Arthur Schnitzler and previews the Mint Theater’s February premiere of his brilliant Das weite Land (Far and Wide) in a new English language version.
March 10, 2003
Thread of Life is a riveting new play about the role of Rosalind Franklin in the discovery of the structure of DNA. Written by Rita Nachtmann. Staged reading performed by Break-A-Leg Productions. Courtesy of the Ensemble Studio Theatre/Sloan Project.
March 17, 2003
YokastaS, a play written by Staviana Stanescu and Richard Schechner and directed by Schechner explores the central figure of Yokasta–Oedipus’s Queen-Mother-Wife by presenting theatregoers with four Yokastas, each representing distinct parts of her life and different approaches to her experiences. Audiences see Yokasta as a pre-teen, a young woman, a happily married woman, and an older woman who intelligently recollects all aspects of her life.
March 25, 2003
Come explore the fascinating world of contemporary Japanese theatre with Artistic Director and playwright Satoshi Miyagi. Inspired by 18th-century bunraku puppet theatre, Mr. Miyagi’s internationally acclaimed Ku Na’uka Theatre Company incorporates a unique performance style that uses two actors to perform each role. This special evening will include commentary by experts, a demonstration performed by members of the Ku Na’uka Theatre Company, and a moderated question and answer session.
March 28, 2003
A workshop with Artistic Director Satoshi Miyagi and members of the Ku Na’uka Theatre Company. Inspired by the bunraku puppet theatre, the workshop focuses on Ku Na’uka’s unique performance style where each role is carried out by two actors: a narrator, “Logos” and a performer, “Pathos.”
March 28, 2003
Dancer/choreographer John Pennington, Pomona College, CA, will perform a piece he composed in collaboration with a molecular biologist and an artist. The Patrick Grant Group will perform a musical suite from GENOME: The Autobiography of a Species in 23 Movements. Lori Belilove & Company, resident troupe of The Isadora Duncan Dance Foundation, will present a new work, commissioned for this event.
March 31, 2003
Jane House Productions will present the American premier staged reading of Natalia Ginzburg’s three-act play, I Married You for Fun, translated and directed by Jane House.
April 23, 2003
Following a special A.R.T./New York – Martin E. Segal Theatre Center Literary Manager Round Table join the Martin E. Segal Theatre Center in introducing the work of German Playwright Roland Schimmelpfennig.
May 13, 2003
From the Puerto Rican Traveling Theatre’s Professional Playwrights Unit
Presented by The Puerto Rican Traveling Theatre
in association with the
Martin E. Segal Theatre Center
The Graduate Center, City University of New York
May 19, 2003
Two new one-act dramas about pioneers of physics Robert Marc Friedman’s Remembering Miss Meitner on her role in the splitting of the atomic nucleus; Lauren Gunderson’s Background concerns cosmologist Ralph Alpher and the origins of the universe. A staged reading of both plays performed by Break-A-Leg Productions.
July 8, 2003
Explore great theater through a combination of play reading, lecture, film clips and dramatic interpretation. Dr. Shafer, a scholar and actor, offers an overview of women playwrights from 1900 to 1950 with a focus on Rachel Crothers, Susan Glaspell, Mae West and Lillian Hellman. Plays are discussed within the framework of political and social change and the developing status of women in the theater. Students are assigned two plays to read and an optional reading list is provided.
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