Join us in a celebration of the publication of Quick Change, a volume of previously uncollected writings from over five decades by Daniel Gerould, Lucille Lortel Distinguished Professor of Theatre and Comparative Literature at the CUNY Graduate Center.
Upcoming Events › Spring 2011
March 14, 2011
Celebrating Daniel Gerould’s Quick Change: Theatre Essays and Translations. Foreword by Richard Schechner
March 21, 2011
Readings of excerpts from selected works in translation will be followed by a panel discussion addressing questions such as: how are playwrights addressing China’s recent rapid economic and social changes? How do the theatre scenes compare across China’s major cities? Under what circumstances do contemporary Chinese playwrights create their work?
March 29, 2011
Pulitzer finalist and Obie award-winning New York playwright, poet, and performer Dael Orlandersmith joins us with a preview of her new solo work in development, Black N Blue Boys/ Broken Men. Black N Blue Boys/Broken Men, a co-production of Chicago’s Goodman Theatre and Berkeley Repertory Theatre, tackles issues of gender and sexual abuse, giving voice to adult male survivors of childhood abuse. Followed by a discussion and Q & A with Dael Orlandersmith.
April 4, 2011
The Segal Center welcomes scholars and artists from the Puppetry and Postdramatic Performance conference at the University of Connecticut-Storrs to continue their dialogue in this public event.
April 6, 2011
Raphael Martin (Literary and Humanities Manager, Soho Rep, New York) curates a festival of play readings showcasing the foremost contemporary Black-British playwrights.
April 11, 2011
The Foundry Theatre, known for crossing the boundaries of performance to engage artists and audiences in the complex concerns of our society, presents works in progress from its new series, NYC … Just Like I Pictured It.
April 22, 2011
Investigative theatre company The Civilians performs excerpts from The Great Immensity, written by Steve Cosson with music and lyrics by Michael Friedman, their work in progress on climate change, followed by a discussion on the project and the issues it addresses.
April 28, 2011
PEN World Voices Festival of International Literature: South African Playwright Mike van Graan’s Green Man Flashing + Iago’s Last Dance
The Segal Center welcomes South African playwright and cultural leader Mike van Graan for an evening of theatre and discussion, including a reading of excerpts from his prescient political thriller, Green Man Flashing (2004) and his drama about two victims of violence, Iago’s Last Dance.
May 5, 2011
As play development processes change, collaborations increasingly cross disciplines, and positions within theatre structures shift, the role of the dramaturg is taking new shapes and forms within contemporary theatre. Join members and friends of the Literary Managers and Dramaturgs of the Americas as they discuss their work, the field today and how to be relevant in a world of shrinking resources.
May 9, 2011
The Segal Center welcomes Casey Childs (Primary Stages), Robert LuPone (MCC Theater), and Jeffrey Horowitz (Theatre for a New Audience) to look back on three decades of Off Broadway theatre and ahead at what the future holds for this important sector of New York’s theatre community.
May 16, 2011
Playwright Iñigo Ramirez de Haro draws on a long Spanish tradition of dark humor and blasphemy in the arts to create We Couldn’t Call It What We Wanted to Call It, So We Called It Holy Crap! (Me cago en dios), a meditation on indoctrination and the abuses of religion.
May 23, 2011
Louise Hirschfeld Cullman, President of The Al Hirschfeld Foundation, leads us through an evening dedicated to the animated films of the late Al Hirschfeld, the legendary caricaturist of Broadway. The screening will include a short Japanese documentary and The Rhapsody in Blue, a segment of Fantasia 2000.
June 6, 2011
Chilean Theatre On The Edge: Manuela Infante’s What’s he building in there? Co-presented with TeatroStageFest
The Segal Center partners with TeatroStageFest (www.teatrostagefest.org) to present one of Chile’s most innovative theatre makers: playwright and director Manuela Infante.
June 23, 2011
Austrian playwright Ewald Palmetshofer, named “most promising author of the year” in 2008, has been provoking and challenging audiences with his plays since 2007’s award-winning hamlet ist tot. keine schwerkraft (hamlet is dead. no gravity).
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