Join us for a discussion with Árpád Schilling, Hungarian director of the internationally renowned Krétakör company, who decided to abandon conventional theatre work for communally-constructed social performances beginning in 2008.
Upcoming Events › Spring 2012
March 7, 2012
March 11, 2012
An unprecedented effort will take place on Sunday, March 11 when New York City’s leading theatre companies join forces to present Shinsai: Theaters for Japan, a two performance benefit to raise funds that will go directly to Japanese theater artists devastated by last year’s great earthquake (Shinsai).
March 15, 2012
Join us for a day with playwright Simon Stephens, the award-winning writer whose wistful Bluebird was a hit at the Atlantic Theatre last year.
March 19, 2012
Join us for an evening with acclaimed Dutch playwright Paul Binnerts, who offers excerpts from three of his writings: stage adaptations of the two Amos Oz novels Black Box (selected for the European 2000 Biennale of New Plays) and The Same Sea.
March 26, 2012
Meet the Mexican playwright, director, and journalist Sabina Berman (Heresy, Between Sancho Villa and a Naked Woman, The Agony of Ecstasy) when she comes to the Segal for a reading of her highly anticipated new two-character play Deadline.
April 2, 2012
Award-winning Egyptian playwright Ibrahim El-Husseini visits the Segal Center to present a reading of his Commedia Al-Ahzaan (Comedy of Sorrows) in its English translation by Mohammed Albakry and Rebekah Maggor.
April 5, 2012
The Edwin Booth Award was established in 1983 by the Doctoral Theatre Students Association to honor a person, organization, or company in recognition of their outstanding contribution to the New York City/American Theatre and Performance Community.
April 16, 2012
In a Broadway career spanning more than thirty years, Roger Berlind has produced or co-produced more than forty plays and musicals, in addition to a prolific Off-Broadway and regional theatrical career.
April 23, 2012
“What sustains life in your community?” This was the question at the center of poet/performer Marc Bamuthi Joseph’s creative inquiry over the three-year-long process of developing his acclaimed new work, red, black & GREEN: a blues in communities across the U.S.
April 26, 2012
Melodrama Reclaimed: Branden Jacobs-Jenkins and Mark Ravenhill Reimagine Dion Boucicault’s The Octoroon
Two of theater’s fiercest intellects—the Brooklyn-based provocateur Branden Jacobs-Jenkins (Neighbors) and English groundbreaker Mark Ravenhill (Shopping and F*ing, Ten Plagues)—take a crack at the 1859 melodrama The Octoroon, considered by many to be one of the first American plays.
May 1, 2012
Founded and chaired by Booker Prize winner Salman Rushdie, the PEN World Voices Festival annually attracts more than 150 writers from across the globe for an exciting, star-studded celebration of books, writers, and readers. In its eight years, this event has showcased emerging and established literary voices during a week-long festival of readings, performance, conversations, panel discussions, and lectures. (www.pen.org).
May 14, 2012
The day after Mother’s Day, come to this all-day tribute to the foremothers of the American stage. Consider the legacy of 20th century producers many also actresses, playwrights and directors who envisioned and created alternatives to the commercial theatre, laying the foundation for what we know as the Off Broadway, non-profit and regional theatre.
May 21, 2012
This special evening will feature the artist performing a selection of rarely-shown works, including The Sundance Kid is Beautiful and texts from Einstein on the Beach in a multimedia environment incorporating early audiotape recordings and recent sculpture.
June 4, 2012
Discover 10 secrets about The Group Theatre – and reflect upon the broad cultural impact of this legendary ensemble. Featuring play readings, film screenings, Group Theatre exercises, sound and film clips, and panel discussions about The Group Theatre and its legacy.
June 7, 2012
Join international theatre champion Elyse Dodgson (MBE) as she and a trio of Russian-language playwrights uncover New York’s hidden immigrant histories—as well as that of Dodgson’s own family.
June 25, 2012
Come to the Segal for an evening with Claudio Tolcachir, featuring a reading from the new Segal publication of Jean Graham-Jones’ translations of his oeuvre, including Tolcachir’s first original play, 2005’s La Omisión de la familia Coleman, co-translated with Elisa Legon.
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