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March 21, 2016

Playwright Wolfram Lotz: The Ridiculous Darkness

Wolfram Lotz's The Ridiculous Darkness. Production of the Burgtheater, Vienna Photo by Georg Hochmuth.

Wolfram Lotz’s The Ridiculous Darkness. Production of the Burgtheater, Vienna. Photo by Georg Hochmuth.

Monday, March 21
Segal Theatre
6:30pm Reading + Discussion

FREE + Open to public. First come, first served.

Germany’s much lauded emerging playwright will be at the Segal Center to talk about his work and the German theatre scene. His play, The Ridiculous Darkness, is inspired by Joseph Conrad’s Heart of Darkness, Francis Ford Coppola’s Apocalypse Now and current events, ranging from piracy in Somalia to the war in Afghanistan. Mining the absurdities of our postcolonial world, Lotz sheds light on Western society’s inability to comprehend the realities of distant warzones and global trade. The piece, which Lotz wrote as a radio play, premiered at the Burgtheater Vienna in 2014 and was invited to the prestigious Theatertreffen Berlin in 2015. In the same year, Lotz received the Nestroy Theatre Prize and was named Playwright of the Year by the theatre magazine Theater heute.

In collaboration with the Goethe-Institut (Dr. Wenzel Bilger, Director of Cultural Programs North America), the Segal Center presents a staged reading of The Ridiculous Darkness, directed by Big Dance Theater Co-Artistic Director Paul Lazar and translated by Daniel Brunet, followed by a discussion with the playwright Wolfram Lotz.

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Lotz Hosentaschen 2011 honorarfrei. Photo_Archive of S. Fischer VerlagWolfram Lotz, born 1981 in Hamburg, grew up in the Black Forest region. He studied literature, art, and media science in Konstanz and creative writing at the Deutsches Literaturinstitut in Leipzig. He writes plays, audio plays, lyric and prose and received several awards, including the Kleist Award for his play DER GROSSE MARSCH (The Big March).

 

Paul LazarPaul Lazar is a founding member and co-artistic director, along with Annie-B Parson, of Big Dance Theater. He has co-directed and acted in works for Big Dance since 1991, including commissions from the Brooklyn Academy of Music, the Walker Art Center, Dance Theater Workshop, among others.

 

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March 28, 2016

Remembering Amelia Hertz – Decadent Histories: Four Plays

book cover from Jadwiga Kosicka's Decadent Histories
Book cover from Jadwiga Kosicka’s Decadent Histories

Monday, March 28
Segal Theatre
6:30pm Readings + Discussion

FREE + Open to public. First come, first served.

A celebration of the new Segal Theatre Center publication—Decadent Histories: Four Plays by the recently rediscovered extraordinary Polish-Jewish playwright Amelia Hertz (1878-1942). After earning a doctorate in chemistry in 1904, Hertz followed careers as both playwright and historian in fields traditionally dominated by men with in-depth studies of history, archeology, and ancient Middle Eastern languages. In her plays, which evoke perverse and macabre decadence and the ends of old worlds, she reworks legendary, historical, and fairy-tale materials and reinterprets well-known legends, such as Tristan and Isolde and Gilles de Rais. Hertz died in the notorious Pawiak Gestapo Prison in Warsaw in 1942, a victim of the Nazis.

Excerpts directed by Jane House. With Jadwiga Kosicka, editor and translator. Presented by the Martin E. Segal Theatre Center; The Center for the Study of Women and Society, GC CUNY; Jane House Productions; and the Polish Cultural Institute, New York (Agata Grenda, Director; Tomek Smolarski).

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Jadwiga Kosicka was born and educated in Poland. She has translated numerous works from Polish which have appeared in many scholarly journals such as Theatre Quarterly, Theatre Three, Formations, The Polish Review, yale/theatre, New York Review of Books, Performing Arts Journal, SEEP (formerly called Soviet and East European Performance), among others. She has also translated and edited To Steal a March on God by Hanna Krall and A Dream by Felicja Kruszewska published by Routledge Harwood’s Polish and East European Theatre Archive; and Jan Kott’s autobiography, Still Alive (Yale University Press); and Zygmunt Hübner’s Theater and Politics (Northwestern University Press), among others.

Jane HouseJane House, Ph.D., has performed off-off-Broadway, on Broadway, in regional theatre and national tours, in film, and on TV. Her translations from Italian have appeared in Twentieth-Century Italian Drama: An Anthology, 1900–50 (1995) and The Mellen Collection of Twentieth-Century Italian Drama 1950–2001 (2015). Many of them have been presented as staged readings at the Segal Theatre, most recently in an evening focused on prize-winning Italian playwrights of the last few years. She is delighted to be celebrating the publication of translations from Polish by Jadwiga Kosicka.

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March 31, 2016

Erika Fischer-Lichte| Lecture

Eternal Road. Photo courtesy of Museum of the City of New York

Eternal Road. Photo courtesy of Museum of the City of New York

Thursday, March 31
Segal Theatre
6:30pm Discussion

THE 2016 DANIEL GEROULD MEMORIAL LECTURE

FREE + Open to public. First come, first served.

Acclaimed theatre historian Erika Fischer-Lichte reflects on the role and meaning accorded to the theme of sacrifice in Western cultures as mirrored in particular fusions of theatre and ritual. Leaning on her recent publication Theatre, Sacrifice, Ritual, Fischer-Lichte presents a radical redefinition of ritual theatre through analysis of performances as diverse as Max Reinhardt’s new people’s theatre; the mass spectacles of revolutionary Russia, the German Social Democrats in the 1920s, the Nazi Thingspiele in the 1930s, American Zionist pageants, and the Olympic Games. Her innovative new look at early twentieth-century performative culture boldly examines the complexities of political theatre, propaganda and manipulation of the masses, and offers a revolutionary approach to the study of theatre and performance history. Followed by a discussion with Marvin Carlson.

Passfoto 220708 freundlichProf. Dr. Dr. h.c. Erika Fischer-Lichte is an professor of Theatre and Performance Studies at Freie Universität Berlin since 1996. She is currently director of the Institute of Advanced Studies on Interweaving Performance Cultures at Freie Universität Berlin. Current Research Fields: Interweaving Performance Cultures; Aesthetics of the Performative; Aesthetic Experience as Liminal Experience; Transformations of Ancient Greek Theatre.

Substantial publications in the fields of aesthetics, theory of literature, art and theatre, in particular on semiotics and performativity, theatre history and contemporary theatre (more than 30 books and 250 essays in scientific periodicals, handbooks etc.), among them The Semiotics of Theatre (1992, German 1983); History of European Drama and Theatre (2002, German 1990); Kurze Geschichte des deutschen Theaters (1993); The Show and the Gaze of Theatre (1997); Theatre, Sacrifice, Ritual. Exploring Forms of Political Theatre (2005); The Transformative Power of Performance: A New Aesthetics (2008, German 2004); Theaterwissenschaft (2010); Performativität. Eine Einführung (2012); Dionysos Resurrected. Performances of Euripides’ The Bacchae in a Globalizing World (2014), The Politics of Interweaving Performance Cultures: Beyond Postcolonialism (ed. with T. Jost, S. Jain 2014).

364Marvin Carlson is the Sidney E. Cohn Professor of Theatre, Comparative Literature, and Middle Eastern Studies at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. His research and teaching interests include dramatic theory and Western European theatre history and dramatic literature, especially of the 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries. He has been awarded the ATHE Career Achievement Award, the George Jean Nathan Prize, the Barnard Hewitt Award, the George Freedley Award, and a Guggenheim Fellowship. He has been a Walker-Ames Professor at the University of Washington, a Fellow of the Institute for Advanced Studies at Indiana University, a Visiting Professor at the Freie Universitat of Berlin, and a Fellow of the American Theatre. In 2005 he was awarded an honorary doctorate by the University of Athens. His best-known book, Theories of the Theatre (Cornell University Press, 1984), has been translated into seven languages. His 2001 book, The Haunted Stage won the Callaway Prize. His newest book is Four Arab Hamlet Plays (Martin E. Segal Center Publications 2015).

 

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April 4, 2016

The New Black Fest: Revolutionary Writing

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Photo courtesy of the Artist

Monday, April 4
Segal Theatre
6:30pm Discussion

FREE + Open to public. First come, first served.

Keith Josef Adkins, NBF’s Artistic Director writes: “As the national conversation intensifies around the lack of diversity within leadership, the impact of the white gaze and the efforts to find a new truth for our country, we are reminded of Assatu Shakur, Malcolm X, Martin Luther King, Jr., and Fannie Lou Hamer who worked tirelessly to eradicate injustice. The evening will bring together some of our community’s most brilliant and incisive minds for a town hall gathering to lay out how we as a community can help to bring equity.”

Featuring short readings by Dennis Allen II, Lenelle Moïse, Nsangou Njikam, and Liza Jessie Peterson, followed by a discussion with Keith Josef Adkins and the playwrights.

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keith headshotKeith Josef Adkins is the artistic director of The New Black Fest, an organization dedicated to new and provocative playwriting, films and discussion from the African Diaspora. The New Black Fest recently commissioned Facing Our Truth: Ten-Minute Plays on Trayvon, Race and Privilege, HANDS UP: 6 Playwrights, 6 Testaments, and the newly-curated UN-TAMED: Hair Body Attitude—Short Plays by Black Women. Samuel French recently published Facing Our Truth in Spring 2015. As a playwright, his plays include The People Before The Park which will premiere at Premiere Stages in September 2015. His play Pitbulls received its world premiere Off-Broadway at Rattlestick Theater, NYC in November 2014. His play Safe House received its world premiere October 2014 at Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park with a subsequent production at Repertory Theatre of St. Louis (Winter 2015). His play The Last Saint on Sugar Hill received its New York City premiere in 2013 at Dr. Barbara Ann Teer’s National Black Theater in NYC. Other plays include The Final Daze, The Dangerous and Sugar and Needles. Keith is a recent recipient of a 2015 Helen Merrill Mid-Career Playwright Award.

Dennis Allen IIDennis Allen II’s play When We Wake Up Dead was recently produced at Brooklyn College under the direction of Christopher Burris. His play The Mud is Thicker in Mississippi was a winner at the 35th annual Off Off Broadway Samuel French festival in 2010. He is a recipient of Atlantic Theater Company’s inaugural 2014-15 Launch Commission and National Black Theatre’s, 2016-17 “I Am Soul Playwright Residency”. He’s received the Himan Brown Creative Writing Award two years running, and has developed and produced plays with The New Black Fest, The Lark Play Development Center, the Classical Theatre of Harlem, The Fire This Time Festival, Working Theater, New York Madness, The Bowery Poetry Club (Sticky), JACK, The Naked Expedition Project, 48 Hours in Harlem and the National Black Theatre. He has also kept up his cutting exploration of racial interaction and black identity in collaborative writing projects with The American Slavery Project’s Unheard Voices, 2014 Schomburg Junior Scholars theatrical reading of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “Letter from Birmingham Jail”, and The New Black Fest’s Hands up: Six Playwrights, Six Testaments. In 2013 he received his MFA from Mac Wellman and Eric Courtney’s Brooklyn College Playwriting program.

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Lenelle Moïse is a poet, playwright, and performance artist. She won the 2012 Southern Rep Ruby Prize for Merit, a black feminist comedy. She was a 2012-2014 Huntington Theatre Company Playwriting Fellow and the 2010-2011 Poet Laureate of Northampton, Massachusetts. She wrote, composed and co-starred in the critically acclaimed drama Expatriate. Her plays have been developed with the Culture Project, the Hansberry Project, Hedgebrook, the Jewish Plays Project, the Kitchen Theatre Company, Serious Play Theatre Ensemble, and New Rep, among others. She has also been an artist-in-residence at Clark University, Northwestern and UT Austin. Moïse is the author of Haiti Glass, a winner of the 2015 PEN Oakland Josephine Miles Literary Award. She is currently working on Where There Are Voices, a solo performance, fusing music, movement, video and poetry. www.lenellemoise.com

Nsangou Njikam

Nsangou Njikam is an actor and playwright originally from Baltimore, MD. He is the author of Syncing Ink, Re:Definition, I.D., When We Left, Search For The Crystal Stairs, and one of the authors of Hands Up: 6 Plays, 6 Testimonials.  His work has been developed by The Public Theater, Penn State University, The Flea Theater, Hip Hop Theatre Festival, UNIVERSES theatre company, New Black Fest, and the Alley Theater.  Mr. Njikam’s play I.D. recently made its world premiere at the National Arts Festival in Grahamstown, South Africa before coming to the U.S. at Penn State Centre Stage. His playwriting residencies and fellowships include 2015 Emerging Writers Group at the Public Theater, 2013 New Black Fest fellow, and Penn State University commissioned playwright. Currently, Mr. Njikam’s play, Syncing Ink, will go to the Alley Theater’s All New Festival, directed by Niegel Smith. As an arts educator, Mr. Njikam has worked for Brooklyn Academy of Music, CUNY Creative Arts Team, Harlem School of the Arts, and is co-founder of The Continuum Project, Inc., an organization using African Ancestry DNA testing and the Arts to promote healing and empowerment for communities. Mr. Njikam’s work focuses mainly on Identity stories and the empowerment of the human spirit by recognizing and embracing one’s personal gifts, utilizing Hip Hop theatre, poetry, and West African performance aesthetics. He also aims to develop new, diverse and younger audiences by creating “theatre of the now and for tomorrow.” He received his BFA in acting from Howard University. After tracing his roots to the Tikar people in Cameroon, West Africa, he was named NSangou by Sultan Ibrahim MBombo Njoya, 19th king of the Bamoun kingdom in Cameroon. He currently resides in New York.

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Liza Jessie Peterson is a renowned actress, poet, playwright, educator and activist who has been steadfast in her commitment to incarcerated populations both professionally and artistically for seventeen years. She has written several plays, including, The Peculiar Patriot, where she performed excerpts of it in over 35 jails and penitentiaries across the country and opened for Angela Davis at Columbia University’s conference on mass incarceration. Also known for her exceptional poetic skills, Liza began her poetry career at the Nuyorican Poets Café in the mid-90’s and was a vital member of the enclave of notable poets who were part of the “underground slam poetry/spoken word” movement. It was this electric group of artists that inspired Russell Simmons to bring “spoken word/slam poetry” to HBO where Liza appeared on two episodes of Def Poetry.  She has shared the stage with luminaries such as Angela Davis, Nona Hendryx, Toshi Reagon, Amiri Baraka, The Last Poets, Craig Harris, Vernon Reid, Rakim, Carl Hancock Rux, Ron Carter and Sandra St. Victor to name just a few. Liza’s first book, ALL DAY; A Memoir of Love and Survival Teaching Incarcerated Kids is due to be released fall 2016.

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April 11, 2016

Spalding Gray: A Celebration of his Life and Work

Spalding Gray, NYC, November 1986. Photo by Ken Regan/Camera 5

Spalding Gray, NYC, November 1986. Photo by Ken Regan/Camera 5

Monday, April 11
Segal Theatre
6:30pm Reading + Discussion
12:00pm – 6:00pm Screenings

FREE + Open to public. First come, first served.

Spalding Gray (June 5, 1941 – January 11, 2004) was an iconic New York downtown actor and writer. He is most known for the autobiographical monologues that he wrote and performed for the theatre in the 1980s and 1990s. Theatre critics John Willis and Ben Hodges described his monologue work as “trenchant, personal narratives delivered on sparse, unadorned sets with a dry, WASP, quiet mania.” Gray became famous with his monologue Swimming to Cambodia, which was adapted into a film in 1987 by filmmaker Jonathan Demme. Other one-man shows by Gray that were captured on film include Monster in a Box, directed by Nick Broomfield, and Gray’s Anatomy, directed by Steven Soderbergh. Gray died in New York City, New York, of an apparent suicide in 2004.

The afternoon screenings will be followed by an evening program with excerpts from Spalding Gray—Stories Left to Tell, writings by Spalding Gray, conceived and assembled by Kathleen Russo and
Lucy Sexton, read by Nora Burns, Aaron David Gleason, and Lucy Sexton. With Kathleen Russo, Lucy Sexton, and Ken Kobland.

Same Day Screening schedule:
12:00pm Swimming to Cambodia (1987 | 85 minutes) by Jonathan Demme
1:30pm Monster in a Box (1992 | 87 minutes) by Nick Broomfield
3:00pm And Everything is Going Fine (2010 | 89 minutes) by Steven Soderbergh
4:30pm Rumstick Road (2013 | 77 minutes) by Elizabeth LeCompte & Ken Kobland/The Wooster Group

*Screening program is subject to change.

Producer Kathleen Russo is the Special Projects Coordinator at Stony Brook/Southampton where she produces events and a writer’s series. In addition, she produces the podcast/radio show Here’s The Thing with Alec Baldwin (a Stony Brook/Southampton and WNYC production). She is currently in production on Friends with Words (another podcast/radio show) with bestselling author, Stony Brook faculty member Meg Wolitzer. Past credits include: two movies with academy award winning director Steven Soderbergh (Gray’s Anatomy, And Everything Is Going Fine) and an Obie-award winning play called Spalding Gray: Stories Left To Tell.

Lucy Sexton works in dance, theatre and film. Beginning in the 1980s, she and Anne Iobst created, performed and toured with the seminal dance-performance group DANCENOISE; their work was featured in a retrospective at the Whitney Museum in July 2015. She also performs as The Factress, often in collaboration with Nurse Baby Asparagus, aka Mike Iveson. With Kathleen Russo, she developed and directed the Obie-Award winning Spalding Gray, Stories Left to Tell at The Minetta Lane Theater. She directed Tom Murrins’s Magical Ridiculous Journey of Alien Comic at Performance Space 122. Sexton has produced two documentaries, directed by Charles Atlas: The Legend of Leigh Bowery for the BBC and Arte, and TURNING with Antony and the Johnsons. She is currently the Executive Director of the NY Dance and Performance Awards, The Bessies.

Ken Kobland was born in The Bronx, New York, September, l946. Graduated in Art with a minor in Philosophy from Union College, Schenectady, New York, 1969. Attended Columbia University School of Architecture, 1967-68. Since 1975, Mr. Kobland has produced independent film, video and media art works, including a number of performance/media pieces for theatrical presentation in collaboration with The Wooster Group, the New York based experimental theater. Kobland’s work has been included in numerous film and video festivals such as: Ann Arbor, CinemaTexas, Bellevue, Sinking Creek, Athens (Ohio), Atlanta Film Festival, American Film Festival (Film-as-Art), San Francisco Film Festival (Golden Gate Awards), Black Maria Film/Video Festival, Montreal, Oberhausen (West Germany), Hyeres (France), among others. In addition his work has been represented in group shows in London, Paris, Sidney, Budapest, Warsaw, Amsterdam, Tokyo and Bangkok. www.kenkoblandfilms.com

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April 18, 2016

Paula Vogel’s Indecent

Aaron Halva, Richard Topol (seated), Travis W. Hendrix, Adina Verson, and Katrina Lenk in Indecent. Photo by Carol Rosegg, 2015.

Aaron Halva, Richard Topol (seated), Travis W. Hendrix, Adina Verson, and Katrina Lenk in Indecent. Photo by Carol Rosegg, 2015

Monday, April 18
Segal Theatre
6:30pm Reading + Discussion

FREE + Open to public. First come, first served.

Paula Vogel, who received the 1998 Pulitzer Prize for Drama for her play How I Learned To Drive at Vineyard Theatre, returns to the Vineyard with Indecent—a play commissioned by Yale Rep and American Revolutions and co-created with the director Rebecca Taichman (Stage Kiss). Indecent is inspired by the true events surrounding the controversial 1923 Broadway debut of Sholem Asch’s God Of Vengeance, a play seen by some as a seminal work of Jewish culture, and by others as an act of traitorous libel. Indecent charts the history of an incendiary drama and the artists who risked their careers and lives to perform it.

Readings of short excerpts from Indecent, backstage and behind the scenes footage of the work in development, and a discussion with Paula Vogel, David Savran, and Debra Caplan.

Co-curated by Janet Werther, Ph.D student, The Graduate Center, CUNY.

Paula VogelPaula Vogel’s most recent project is Indecent, a play commissioned by Oregon Shakespeare Festival’s American Revolutions and Yale Repertory Theatre. In close collaboration with director Rebecca Taichman, and co-produced by La Jolla Playhouse, Indecent was developed at the Sundance Theatre Lab in 2013. It has been produced at Yale Repertory Theatre and La Jolla Playhouse in Fall 2015. It will open at the Vineyard Theatre in May 2016. Don Juan Comes Home From Iraq, her previous play, was written for the Wilma Company in Philadelphia. With director Blanka Zizka and company members, Paula Vogel conducted interviews with veterans of the Iraq/Afghanistan wars. Her play How I Learned To Drive received the 1998 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, the Lortel Prize, Drama Desk,Outer Critics and New York Drama Critics Award for Best play, as well as winning her second OBIE. Most recently it was produced in Mandarin in Beijing. Other plays include The Long Christmas Ride Home, The Mineola Twins, The Baltimore Waltz, Hot’n’throbbing, Desdemona, And Baby Makes Seven, The Oldest Profession and A Civil War Christmas. In 2004-5 she was playwright in residence at The Signature Theatre. Theatre Communications Group has published four books of her work.

Most recent awards include the American Theatre Hall of Fame, Dramatists Guild Lifetime Achievement Award, the Lily’s, the William Inge and the 2015 Thornton Wilder. She is honored to have 3 awards dedicated to emerging playwrights in her name:The American College Theatre Festival, the Paula Vogel Award given annually by the Vineyard Theatre, and the recent Paula Vogel mentor’s award by Young Playwrights of Philadelphia. From 1984 to 2008, Paula Vogel founded and ran the playwriting program at Brown University; during that time she started a theatre workshop for women in Maximum Security at the Adults Correction Institute in Cranston, Rhode Island. It continues to this day, sponsored by the Pembroke Center for Women at Brown University. From 2008-2012 she was the O’Neill Chair at Yale School of Drama. She now writes and lives in Wellfleet, Massachusetts.

David SavranDavid Savran is a specialist in twentieth and twenty-first century U.S. theatre, musical theatre, popular culture, and social theory. He is the author of eight books, whose wide-ranging subjects include the Wooster Group, Tennessee Williams, Paula Vogel, Tony Kushner, white masculinity, music theatre, and middlebrow cultural production. His most recent book is Highbrow/Lowdown: Theater, Jazz, and the Making of the New Middle Class, the winner of the Joe A. Callaway Prize. He has, in addition, published two collections of interviews with playwrights and has served as a judge for the Obie Awards and the Lucille Lortel Awards and was a juror for the 2011 and 2012 Pulitzer Prize in Drama. He is the former editor of the Journal of American Drama and Theatre and is the Vera Mowry Roberts Distinguished Professor of Theatre at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York.

Debra CaplanDebra Caplan is Assistant Professor of Theater at Baruch College, CUNY. She is a historian of Yiddish theater and drama, and her research focuses on Jewish theatrical travel and global artistic networks. Her writing on Yiddish theater has appeared in Theatre Survey, Theatre Journal, Modern Drama, Comparative Drama, New England Theatre Journal, Pakn Treger, and American Theatre Magazine. She holds a doctorate from Harvard University in Yiddish. Debra is also a dramaturg, director and translator for the stage and has worked with Target Margin Theater, the New Yiddish Rep, the Folksbiene, and the Polyphone Festival at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. She is currently completing a book entitled Yiddish Empire: The Vilna Troupe, Jewish Theater, and the Art of Itinerancy.

JW by Angela JimenezJanet Werther is a Level II Ph.D student in Theatre at The Graduate Center, CUNY. Her research focuses on theatres as spaces of intergenerational queer exchange, embodiment and identification in both closeted and contemporary queer performance, and dance and embodiment in musical theatre. Her article “Mary Wigman: Expressionist, feminist, theatre artist” was published in Studies in Musical Theatre. She is also a research fellow through the CUNY Center for Humanities, collaborating with Danspace Project on an upcoming performance platform for the Fall 2016 season. Janet continues to teach dance to children and teens in Brooklyn, NY and maintains a performance practice with the Ballez Company. She will be performing with the Ballez at La Mama, ETC this spring as part of the La Mama Moves! Dance Festival.

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April 27, 2016

PEN World Voices: International Play Festival 2016

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The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center presents World Voices: International Play Festival 2016. As part of the 2016 PEN World Voices Festival of International Literature, the Segal Center will showcase play readings by eight of the world’s most respected dramatists. With each writer hailing from a different world region as classified by the United Nations, the International Play Festival generates a conversation on art, politics, dreams, war, and philosophy, meant to give American audiences a rich awareness of the greater global dialogue. All readings will be followed by discussion with the playwright.

FREE + Open to public. First come, first served.

Wednesday, April 27

+51 Aviación, San Borja
Written by Yudai Kamisato (Japan) & Translated by Aya Ogawa
Directed by Sarah Hughes
4:00pm | Segal Theatre

My Son Just Walks A Bit Slower
Written by Ivor Martinić (Croatia) & Translated by Tomislav Kuzmanović
Directed by Shira Milikowsky
6:00pm | Segal Theatre

Common Ground
Written by Yael Ronen (Israel)
Translated by Frank Hentschker with Lily Akerman and Antje Oegel
Directed by Charlotte Brathwaite
8:00pm | Segal Theatre

Thursday, April 28

The Reunion
Written by Trinidad González (Chile) & Translated by Alexandra Ripp
Directed by Tony Torn
4:00pm | Segal Theatre

≈ [Almost Equal To]
Written by Jonas Hassen Khemiri (Sweden) & Translated by Rachel Willson-Broyles
Directed by Dan Rothenberg
6:00pm | Segal Theatre

Dara
Adapted by Tanya Ronder from Shahid Nadeem’s play (Pakistan)
Directed by Oskar Eustis
8:00pm | Segal Theatre

Friday, April 29

Fishers of Hope
Written and directed by Lara Foot (South Africa)
5:00pm | Dixon Place (161A Chrystie St. NYC. Subway: Grand Street, B/D)

Mestiza Power
Written by Conchi León (Mexico) & Translated by Virginia Grise
Directed by Debbie Saivetz
7:30pm | Dixon Place (161A Chrystie St. NYC. Subway: Grand Street, B/D)

 

The PEN World Voices: International Play Festival 2016 has been made possible by the support of Marvin Carlson, Sidney E. Cohn Chair, The Graduate Center, CUNY, and Susan and Jack Rudin.

The PEN World Voices: International Play Festival was conceived, created, and curated by Frank Hentschker since 2007 in collaboration with PEN World Voices Festival. 2016 Festival produced by Brooke Christensen (New York) in collaboration with Frank Hentschker and Antje Oegel. Co-curated by Antje Oegel.

The PEN World Voices Festival of International Literature animates New York City for a week each spring with a kaleidoscopic window into international literature and culture, inviting you to share ideas, find inspiration, and create dialogue and debate across cultural and national borders. www.penworldvoices.org

The 2016 PEN World Voices takes place from Monday, April 25 through Sunday, May 1, 2016. It will include a regional focus on Mexico and its diaspora. Founded by Michael Roberts, Esther Allen, and Salman Rushdie in the aftermath of September 11, 2001, PEN World Voices is the only international literary festival in the world with a human rights focus. It attracts the world’s best-known writers and has garnered broad global acclaim as one of the world’s premier literary events. Since its founding 12 years ago, PEN World Voices has presented more than 1,500 writers and artists from 110 countries, speaking 56 languages.

Laszlo Jakab Orsos, Director, PEN World Voices Festival, PEN America; Kim Chan, General Manager.

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April 27, 2016

PEN World Voices: International Play Festival 2016: Yudai Kamisato – +51 Aviación, San Borja

Photo by Yuta Fukitsuka

+51 Aviación, San Borja. Photo by Yuta Fukitsuka

Wednesday, April 27
4:00pm | Segal Theatre

FREE + Open to public. First come, first served.

+51 Aviación, San Borja
Written by Yudai Kamisato (Japan) & Translated by Aya Ogawa
Directed by Sarah Hughes

Intensely personal, +51 Aviación, San Borja references Kamisato’s grandmother’s address in Lima. It shifts between reportage and fiction with the narrative unfolding around places Kamisato has traveled, from Tokyo and Okinawa to his grandmother’s Japanese-Peruvian community. This reading will be followed by a conversation with Yudai Kamisato, Sarah Hughes, Aya Ogawa, and Peter Eckersall.

This event is supported by the Japan Foundation through the Performing Arts JAPAN program.

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Yudai Kamisato, was born in Lima, Peru in 1982 and raised in Kawasaki City, Japan. He is the director of Okazaki Art Theatre, which he founded in 2003. In 2006, Kamisato became the youngest person ever to win first prize in the Toga Directors Competition. His plays are extensions of his concern about his own identity. He explores the problems faced by immigrants and workers, the tension between individuals and their national identities, and the ever-increasing lack of communication within contemporary society. Kamisato’s plays reflect his attitudes towards politics and culture, questioning how people can coexist with those whom they cannot understand.

Photo by Rob Strong

Photo by Rob Strong

Sarah Hughes worked with Elevator Repair Service from 2007-14 and has also developed work with Half Straddle, Superhero Clubhouse, The Bushwick Starr, the Office for Creative Research, the Classical Theatre of Harlem, and Vox Theater. She is Co-Artistic Producer of Target Margin Theater, and has recently presented work at PRELUDE, CATCH, The Flea, Columbia University, The Brick, The Segal Center, and BAM Next Wave. Recent: Afterward by McFeely Sam Goodman at Columbia’s New Play Festival at the Signature Theater. Upcoming: Target Margin’s Iceman Cometh Lab, HERE Arts Center, June 2016.

Learn more about The PEN World Voices: International Play Festival.

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April 27, 2016

PEN World Voices: International Play Festival 2016: Ivor Martinić – My Son Just Walks A Bit Slower

Serbian theatre production. Directed by Predrag Stojmenovic, Belgrade Drama Theatre

Serbian theatre production. Directed by Predrag Stojmenovic, Belgrade Drama Theatre

Wednesday, April 27
6:00pm | Segal Theatre

FREE + Open to public. First come, first served.

My Son Just Walks A Bit Slower
Written by Ivor Martinić (Croatia) & Translated by Tomislav Kuzmanović
Directed by Shira Milikowsky

Martinić’s play explores three generations of a family while centering on a young man, Branko, who is in a wheelchair. The central relationship is between a son and his mother who tries to keep up her spirits and lives in denial while watching her son move around in his wheelchair. This reading will be followed by a conversation with Ivor Martinić, Tomislav Kuzmanović, Shira Milikowsky, and Frank Hentschker .

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Ivor Martinić, an award-winning Croatian playwright, completed an MA in Dramaturgy at the Academy of Dramatic Art in Zagreb. His major works include The title of the drama about Ante is Written Here, Play about Mirjana and those around her, and My son just walks a bit slower. The Croatian production My son only walks a bit slower has won over 20 awards including the Golden Laurel Award at the MESS Festival in Sarajevo, the Croatian Association of Dramatic Artists Award, and the Marul Award, all for Best Play. It has also been produced in Buenos Aires and Belgrade with great success. Martinić’s work has been translated into 15 languages.

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Shira Milikowsky is a Brooklyn and Boston-based director, and the Artistic Associate at the American Repertory Theater. Projects there include The Lily’s Revenge by Taylor Mac, Witness Uganda (associate director), and Bride*Widow*Hag by Kim Rosenstock (A.R.T. Institute.) Shira’s directing work has also been seen at Ars Nova (2008 Director-in-Residence,) Williamstown Theatre Festival (Boris Sagal Fellow,) and in development with the Mabou Mines Resident Artist Program. Upcoming projects include an Untitled MFA Thesis Project at Brown University, written by performer/creator Rick Burkhardt. Shira was a recipient of the 2010-2011 Henry Luce Foundation Scholarship to South Korea. While in Seoul, she created a Korean adaptation of The Caucasian Chalk Circle that toured to the Tumen River International Arts Festival on the Chinese border with North Korea. A Drama League Fellow, Shira holds an MFA in directing from Columbia and a BA in Theater Studies from Yale. Associate Lecturer in Dramatic Arts, Harvard.

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April 27, 2016

PEN World Voices: International Play Festival 2016: Yael Ronen – Common Ground

Common Ground. Production of Maxim Gorki Theater, Berlin © Thomas Aurin

Common Ground. Production of Maxim Gorki Theater, Berlin © Thomas Aurin

Wednesday, April 27
8:00pm | Segal Theatre

FREE + Open to public. First come, first served.

Common Ground
Written by Yael Ronen (Israel)
Translated by Frank Hentschker with Lily Akerman and Antje Oegel
Directed by Charlotte Brathwaite

Ronen brought together performers who migrated to Berlin from Belgrade and Sarajevo to explore common ground between the children of victims and perpetrators. Based on a trip to Bosnia and on encounters with experts and the family members of the protagonists, the theatre becomes a safe space for discussing terms like guilt and atonement, forgiveness and forgetting, while stereotypes, prejudices and conflicting narratives gleefully collide. This reading will be followed by a conversation with Yael Ronen, Charlotte BrathwaiteFrank Hentschker, and Antje Oegel.

This event is supported by Israel’s Office of Cultural Affairs in the USA.

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Yael Ronen, born in Jerusalem in 1976, is an in-house director at the Maxim Gorki Theatre/Berlin. She comes from a theatre family and is internationally considered as one of the most exciting theatre makers of her generation. Her greatest tool is her black humour in the framework of historical conflicts. Ronen’s play Third Generation, featuring German, Israeli, and Palestinian actors, was invited to numerous festivals. Her play, Hakoah Wien, developed at Schauspielhaus Graz, was awarded the Austrian Nestroy Theatre Prize in 2013. Common Ground emerged as a meditation from Ronen and her actors on the aftermath of the war in former Yugoslavia. In 2015, the play was invited to the renowned Theatertreffen Festival in Berlin and won the audience award at Mülheimer Theatertage.

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Stage Director Charlotte Brathwaite is known for staging classical and unconventional texts, dance, visual art, multi-media, site-specific installation and music events which have been seen in the Americas, Europe, the Caribbean and Asia. She recently conceived and directed the Obie award winning Prophetika:  an oratorio at La MaMa Theater in NYC which was celebrated as, “conceptual yet viscerally powerful,” by the Wall Street Journal.  Upcoming:  The Messiah Complex by Nia Witherspoon at Bric and The Geneva Project at Jack. Recipient: Princess Grace Award, Julian Milton Kaufman Prize, Rockefeller Residency, National Performing Network Creation Fund.  MFA Yale School of Drama. 2013/14 Artist-in-residence Amherst College.  Currently Assistant Professor of Theater Arts at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. www.charlottebrathwaite.com

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April 28, 2016

PEN World Voices: International Play Festival 2016: Trinidad González – The Reunion

The Reunion

Thursday, April 28
4:00pm | Segal Theatre

FREE + Open to public. First come, first served.

The Reunion
Written by Trinidad González (Chile) & Translated by Alexandra Ripp
Directed by Tony Torn

The Reunion is a play about power and the abuse of power. As Queen Isabella of Spain and Christopher Columbus discuss América’s destiny, their confrontation reveals their own arrogance and violence. It questions the hidden places of human ambition and reflects the pain of the victims who suffer when power is abused. This reading will be followed by a conversation with Trinidad González, Alexandra Ripp,Tony Torn, and Jean Graham-Jones.

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Trinidad González, born in Santiago, Chile in 1972 is an actress, director, playwright, and acting teacher. She is one of the founders of the prestigious Chilean theatre company Teatro en el Blanco (2006-2013) where she worked as an actress in the plays Neva and December by playwright/director Guillermo Calderón. As Olga Knipper in Neva she won the Altazor Prize in 2007 for Best Chilean Theatre Actress of the Year. She wrote and directed the world premiere of The Reunion. In 2015 she wrote her second play, Bird, which she also directs and performs. Teatro en el Blanco has presented their work in over thirty countries worldwide.

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Tony Torn recently appeared in Rimbaud in New York with The Civilians at BAM, and at The Oberon at A.R.T. and BB King’s on 42nd Street as Ubu in Ubu Sings Ubu, opposite Julie Atlas Muz in a production he co-directed with Dan Safer. In December he directed Juliana Francis Kelly’s play The Reenactors at Abrons Arts Center, with a cast including Ean Sheehy and Mieko Gavia. He also appears in Stephen Winter’s controversial film Jason and Shirley, which premiered at MOMA last October.

 

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April 28, 2016

PEN World Voices: International Play Festival 2016: Jonas Hassen Khemiri – ≈ [Almost Equal To]

Production of the Schaubühne Theatre, Berlin, 2016. Photo by Gianmarco Bresadola

Thursday, April 28
6:00pm | Segal Theatre

FREE + Open to public. First come, first served.

≈ [Almost Equal To]
Written by Jonas Hassen Khemiri (Sweden) & Translated by Rachel Willson-Broyles
Directed by Dan Rothenberg

In ≈ [Almost Equal To] we encounter a number of people who, seemingly invaded by numbers, are colliding with the economy surrounding them. Whether the character dreams about growing her way out of the contemporary economic system or wants to crush it, they all end up investing money in postage and pine nuts, fake bubbles and perfumes, strollers and utopias. This reading will be followed by a conversation with Jonas Hassen Khemiri, Dan Rothenberg, Rachel Willson-Broyles, and Kate Loewald.

This event is supported by the Swedish Arts Council. In collaboration with the American Swedish Institute Minneapolis, Scott Pollock/Director of Programs

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Jonas Hassen Khemiri, born in Sweden in 1978, is the author of four novels and six plays. His first novel, One Eye Red, received the Borås Tidning award for best literary debut. His second novel, Montecore, (published by Knopf in 2011) won several literary awards including the Swedish Radio Award for best novel of the year. His most recent novel, All I Don’t Remember, was awarded the August Prize, which is Sweden’s most important national literary award. Khemiri’s work has been translated into more than fifteen languages and his plays have been performed by over 100 international companies. In 2011 Invasion! received its US premiere in New York and Khemiri was awarded a Village Voice Obie Award for playwriting. www.khemiri.se/en/plays/≈-almost-equal-to/

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Dan Rothenberg is a founding member and Co-Artistic Director of the Pig Iron Theatre Company. Dan has directed almost all of Pig Iron’s original performance works, including Gentlemen VolunteersIsabellaPay UpTwelfth Night, and the OBIE Award-winning Hell Meets Henry Halfway and Chekhov Lizardbrain.  In 2010, Dan directed the English-language premiere of Toshiki Okada’s Enjoy for Play Company in New York, and then in 2014 followed up with the critically acclaimed production of Okada’s Sonic Life of a Giant Tortoise for Play Company at JACK.  In 2015, Dan directed I Promised Myself to Live Faster for Pig Iron (Humana Festival, FringeArts) as well as Swamp is On, a concert-spectacle with the rock band Dr. Dog.  Swamp is On will tour to American Repertory Theater in 2017.  Dan teaches physical theater and devising at the Pig Iron/UArts MFA program.  Pew Fellowship (2002), USA Artist Knight Fellowship (2010).

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April 28, 2016

PEN World Voices: International Play Festival 2016: Tanya Ronder & Shahid Nadeem – Dara

Ajoka's production of Dara. People celebrating Dara's martyrdom.

Ajoka’s production of Dara. People celebrating Dara’s martyrdom.

Thursday, April 28
8:00pm | Segal Theatre

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Dara
Adapted by Tanya Ronder from Shahid Nadeem‘s play (Pakistan)
Directed by Oskar Eustis

Set in 1659 in the imperial court of Mughal, India, Dara explores the blood war of succession between brothers, the heirs to the Muslim Empire and the Taj Mahal, and their struggle between religious absolutism and liberalism. This reading will be followed by a conversation with Shahid Nadeem, Oskar Eustis, and Marvin Carlson.

Special thanks to Rose Cobbe, United Agents LLP, London.

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Tanya Ronder has written theatre adaptations for the Young Vic, the Almeida, the RSC, and the National Theatre in London. Her first original play, Table, was the inaugural production of the NT’s newest theatre, the Shed. Her second played at the Bush. She is now adapting for screen, and is under commission by the BBC for an original TV series.

 

 

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Shahid Nadeem, acclaimed Pakistani playwright, is wellknown for his commitment to human rights, peace and social justice. He was imprisoned by various military regimes in Pakistan, adopted by Amnesty International as a prisoner of conscience and was exiled from Pakistan. Since his return in 1988, he has served as Executive Director of Ajoka Theatre. Nadeem was a Getty Research Institute/International PEN Fellow in 2001 and National Endowment for Democracy’s Democracy Fellow in 2013-14. He was given the President of Pakistan’s Pride of Performance award in 2009.  A collection of his plays was published by the Oxford University Press Pakistan. His plays have been staged worldwide, including in New York, California, and Washington, DC.

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Oskar Eustis has served as the Artistic Director of The Public Theater since 2005. Throughout his career, Eustis has been dedicated to the development of new plays as a director, dramaturg, and producer. At The Public, Eustis directed the New York premieres of Rinne Groff’s Compulsion and The Ruby Sunrise, and Larry Wright’s The Human Scale. At Trinity Rep, he directed the world premiere of Paula Vogel’s The Long Christmas Ride Home and Tony Kushner’s Homebody/Kabul, both recipients of the Elliot Norton Award for Outstanding Production. While at the Eureka Theatre, he commissioned Tony Kushner’s Angels in America, and directed its world premiere at the Mark Taper Forum. Eustis has also directed the world premieres of plays by Philip Kan Gotanda, David Henry Hwang, Emily Mann, Suzan-Lori Parks, Ellen McLaughlin, and Eduardo Machado, among many others. Eustis is currently a Professor of Dramatic Writing and Arts and Public Policy at New York University, and has held professorships at UCLA, Middlebury College, and Brown University, where he founded and chaired the Trinity Rep/Brown University Consortium for professional theater training.

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April 29, 2016

PEN World Voices: International Play Festival 2016: Lara Foot – Fishers of Hope

Shaun Oelf, Mncedisi Shabangu in Fishers of Hope. Photo by Oscar 'O Ryan

Shaun Oelf, Mncedisi Shabangu in Fishers of Hope. Photo by Oscar ‘O Ryan

Friday, April 29
5:00pm | Dixon Place
(161A Chrystie St. NYC. Subway: Grand Street, B/D)

FREE + Open to public. First come, first served.

Fishers of Hope
Written and directed by Lara Foot (South Africa)

Known for her award-winning plays that tackle social issues, Foot’s play explores the theme of hope: its essence, values, meaning, impressions, longevity and even possible demise, examining the prospects of hope and livelihood within the African continent. Followed by a conversation with Lara Foot and Christopher Hibma.

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Lara Foot is Artistic Director and CEO of the Baxter Theatre Centre and has won a bevy of South African theatre accolades. Foot has put most of her energy into helping other playwrights and theatre-makers realize their work, and she has nurtured several dozen new South African plays to their first staging. This includes producing the international hit Mies Julie written and directed by Yael Farber.

 

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April 29, 2016

PEN World Voices: International Play Festival 2016: Conchi León – Mestiza Power

Mestiza Power. Photo Credit: Saas Tun Company

Mestiza Power. Photo Credit: Saas Tun Company

Friday, April 29
7:30pm | Dixon Place
(161A Chrystie St. NYC. Subway: Grand Street, B/D)

FREE + Open to public. First come, first served.

Mestiza Power
Written by Conchi León (Mexico) & Translated by Virginia Grise
Directed by Debbie Saivetz

Based on real-life interviews, the play explores the complex world of the Mestiza, including mystical practice, domestic violence and the life of street vendors— the voices of today’s Mayan women. Through a series of monologues and interviews conducted with street vendors in Mérida, the capital of Yucatán, and other rural areas of the state, these stories paint a portrait of the faces, the thoughts, and the voices of contemporary women in Mexico. This reading will be followed by a conversation with Conchi León and Debbie Savietz.

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Conchi León, born in Mérida, Yucatán in 1973, is a playwright, director, and journalist. Founder of the Municipal Theatre Company in Acapulco, her most representative work, Mestiza Power, is included in the Mexican Educational Theatre Anthology. She has developed educational theatre programs for mentally challenged children, homeless children, minor offenders and implements theatre as a means for social re-adaptation at the Federal Jail in Mérida. The Royal Court International Program (London) selected León to take part in the second playwriting seminar in Mexico City. León’s Santificarás las fiestas was nominated for the international prize of dramaturgy in Heidelberg. In 2011, the Human Rights Commission in Yucatán awarded her a prize for her social work through theatre. Her work has been translated into German, Czech, Portuguese, and English.

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Debbie Saivetz has directed and developed new plays at New York, regional and international theaters such as the Foundry, Fulcrum, Clubbed Thumb, Rattlestick, E.S.T., Working Theater, Voice & Vision, Red Bull, INTAR, American Lyric Theater, the Lark, the Playwrights’ Center, Hartford Stage, the Goodman, the Guthrie, Long Wharf, Seattle Rep, Teatro Helénico and Lab Trece (Mexico City), La Casa de los Teatros (Oaxaca), and Teatro La Llave (Santiago, Chile). She performed in Exodus (LONEtheater), a site-specific intervention created by Argentine theater artist Matías Umpierrez for NYC’s Underground Zero Festival. She is a Drama League of New York Directing Fellow, a New Georges Affiliate Artist and 2015-16 Audrey Resident, an alumna of the Soho Rep Writer/Director Lab and was a resident director at New Dramatists. She teaches in the Department of Theatre and Dance at Montclair State University.

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May 2, 2016

Cultural Advocacy & Policy in NYC: A Forum

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Monday, May 2
6:30pm Discussion

By invitation only. Livestreamed on Segal website

Change is on the horizon for New York City’s cultural landscape. Cultural advocacy and policy are central to this momentum. Cultural policy—inclusive of but not limited to public policy—broadly encompasses rules, decisions, and practices that affect cultural producers, workers, and participants. It can include modifying recruitment and hiring practices to diversify the field, advocating for the preservation of culture in neighborhood planning, or using creative strategies to promote civic engagement and social justice. This forum among arts and cultural advocates will introduce sample projects, explore how they intersect with cultural advocacy and policy, and welcome feedback and new ideas from participants.

By invitation only. The event will be live broadcasted at www.theSegalCenter.org, and comments will be welcomed from the viewing audience.

This event is co-presented by the New York City Cultural Agenda Fund/The New York Community Trust.

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May 2, 2016

Art, Performance & Social Poetics: Japanese Perspectives

Akira Takayama's Tokyo Heterotopia. Photo by Masahiro Hasunuma

Akira Takayama’s Tokyo Heterotopia. Photo by Masahiro Hasunuma

Monday, May 2
2:00pm Symposium | 6:00pm Artist Talk
Donald Keene Center of Japanese Culture (403 Kent Hall, Columbia University)

FREE + Open to public. First come, first served.

Art, Performance and Social Poetics: Japanese Perspectives will consider the interrelationship of
artistic practices with community events, cultural activism, and people’s experiences of everyday
life in Japan. Afternoon symposium and evening conversation with performance and installation artist
Takayama Akira and poet Keijirō. With Marilyn Ivy, Peter Eckersall and others.

Sponsored by the Donald Keene Center as part of their 2016 Sen Lecture series in collaboration with the
Segal Center and the Ph.D. Program in Theatre, The Graduate Center, CUNY.

AkiraTakayama

Akira Takayama is a leading performance maker and installation artist who founded the company and artist collective Port B in 2002.  His works have been seen at major arts festivals in Japan and in Europe. He looks at contemporary issues, such as the rising numbers of working poor in Japan, and also makes extensive use of social and digital media. Takayama develops projects which go beyond the framework of existing theater, as he tries to expand the “architecture of theater” and establish it as a new platform in society, which he calls “theater 2.0”.  He does so, based on theoretical considerations about the experience of the audience and by referring to the original meaning of “theatron” as an auditorium.  In 2011 he founded the Think Tank “Port Tourism Research Center” and develops projects in the fields of architecture, tourism, and urban planning. Takayama researches new areas in society, to expand their possibilities and to enrich new constellations with the help of his theatrical thinking.

Keijiro Suga

Keijirō Suga is a Japanese poet, critic, translator, and writer, the presenter of the 2016 Sen Lecture hosted by the Donald Keene Center of Japanese Culture at Columbia University. A prolific translator, his translations from French, Spanish, and English include works by Edouard Glissant, Maryse Condé, Francisco Varela, Isabelle Allende, Jamaica Kincaid, and Aimee Bender.  He has published several collections of poems, including Agend’Ars (2010) and The Water of the Islands, the Fire of the Islands (2011).  In 2011, he was awarded the Yomiuri Prize for Literature for his travel essay Transversal Journeys. He is currently chair and professor in the program in digital content studies, Meiji University, Tokyo.

 

2:00-2:15pm
Introductory remarks: Marilyn Ivy and Peter Eckersall

2:15-2:45pm
The Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennial: Revitalizing the Dying Countryside with Contemporary Art
Midori Yamamura, Fordham University

2:45-3:15pm
(Politico-Artistic) Landscapes of Image Play
Thomas Looser, New York University

3:15-3:45pm
Peregrinations and Heterotopias: Thinking Art/Performance after 3.11
Marilyn Ivy, Columbia University

3:45-4:00pm         BREAK

4:00-4:30pm
The Emptiness in Pierre Huyghe’s “Untitled (Human Mask)” (2014) and Takayama Akira’s “Demarcation: Happy Island: The Messianic Banquet of the Righteous” (2015)
Peter Eckersall, Graduate School, City University of New York.

4:30-5:00pm
Don’t Follow the Wind: Chim Pom and the Creation of a Collective Imaginary
Miwako Tezuka, Consulting Curator, ARAKAWA+GINS, Reversible Destiny Foundation

5:00-5:15pm          Discussion

RECEPTION

6:30-8:00pm
Akira Takayama: Artist Talk, Sonic/Visual Presentation, and Conversation with Keijirō Suga

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May 9, 2016

Booth Award: Reverend Billy and the Stop Shopping Choir

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Monday, May 9
Segal Theatre
6:30pm Award Ceremony

FREE + Open to public. First come, first served.

WELCOME TO THE CHURCH OF STOP SHOPPING! Reverend Billy & The Stop Shopping Choir is the winner of this year’s Edwin Booth Award. This iconic New York ensemble is a radical performance community with 50 performing members and a congregation in the thousands. “We are wild anti-consumerist gospel shouters and Earth loving urban activists who have worked with communities all over the world defending community, life, and imagination. We compel action in those who have never been activist, revive exhausted activists, and devise new methods for future activism. We also put on a great show.”

The Edwin Booth Award was established in 1983 by the Doctoral Theatre Students Association (DTSA) to honor a person, organization, or company for their outstanding contribution to the New York City/American Theatre and Performance Community. Recipients of the Booth Award are nominated and elected exclusively by students in the program. Named after the nineteenth- century tragedian Edwin Booth, renowned for his intellectual curiosity, the award promotes integration of the professional and academic theatre communities. Past honorees include: The Royal Shakespeare Company (‘83), Ellen Stewart (‘84), Joseph Papp (‘89), Arthur Miller (‘92), Richard Foreman (‘97), Tony Kushner (‘02), Karen Finley (‘08), The Living Theater (‘09), Charles Mee (‘10), Woodie King, Jr. (’13), Elevator Repair Service (14), and others.

Presented in collaboration with the DTSA Second Vice President Alison Walls.

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May 23, 2016

DANCE New York Performed Manifestos

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Renegade Performance Group at PRELUDE2015. Photo by Gaia Squarci

Monday, May 23
Segal Theatre
6:30pm Performance + Discussion

FREE + Open to public. First come, first served.

A celebration of the vibrant New York dance scene.

New York choreographers and dancers will present their manifestos: statements of why they do, what they do, and how they do it. Contemporary dance in New York is experiencing a renaissance; new choreographers are forming their own companies and generating new producing strategies toward creation of new work and new forms for new times. Why? For what audience? And why should anyone care?

Manifesto presentation participants include 600 Highwaymen, luciana achugar, Jonah Bokaer (delivered by James McGinn), Faye Driscol, Raja Feather KellyAndrea KleinePaloma McGregorKaty PyleKate Watson-WallaceNi’Ja WhitsonLarissa Velez-Jackson, and André M. Zachery, followed by a discussion with choreographers.

Co-curated by André M. Zachery/Renegade Performance Group, Thomas O. Kriegsmann/NYLA and ArKtype, and Antje Oegel.

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600 Highwaymen is the moniker for theater artists Abigail Browde and Michael Silverstone. Six original works since 2009, with presentations in New York in Under The Radar (The Public Theater), Crossing the Line (French Institute Alliance Française), River to River (Lower Manhattan Cultural Council), Abrons Arts Center, The Invisible Dog, University Settlement; Wexner Center for the Arts (Columbus, OH), International Festival of Arts & Ideas (New Haven, CT), FringeArts (Philadelphia, PA), On The Boards (Seattle, WA), Mount Tremper Arts (Mount Tremper, NY), Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center (College Park, MD), Fusebox Festival (Austin, TX); and in Europe, at Centre Pompidou and Parc de la Villette (France), Festival Theaterformen (Germany), Noorderzon Festival (The Netherlands), Zürcher Theater Spektakel (Switzerland). Upcoming presentations include OzAsia Festival (Australia), Onassis Cultural Centre (Greece), In Between Time International Festival (UK). 600 HWM received an Obie Award in 2014, Zurich’s ZKB Patronage Prize in 2015, and a Bessie Nomination for Outstanding Production of 2015. The company receives support from The Jerome Foundation, New England Foundation for the Arts, National Endowment for the Arts, New York State Council on the Arts, The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Foundation for Contemporary Arts, the Puffin Foundation, and numerous individual supporters. Their newest work The Fever will premiere in 2017.

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Photo by Michael Mahalchick

luciana achugar is a Brooklyn-based choreographer from Uruguay who grew as an artist in close dialogue with the NY and Uruguayan contemporary dance communities. She began making work collaboratively with Levi Gonzalez in 1999, and she has been making dance in NYC and Uruguay independently since 2002. Her work is concerned with the post-colonial world, searching for an undoing of current power structures from the inside out. She is a two-time “Bessie” Award recipient, a Guggenheim Fellow, Creative Capital Grantee and a Foundation for Contemporary Arts Grantee, amongst other accolades. She was one of Dance Magazine’s “25 to Watch” in 2012 and her Bessie Award winning work PURO DESEO was named one of 2010 TimeOUT NY’s “Best of Dance”. Her ongoing project The Pleasure Project (2014), a public space intervention, has been seen in NYC as guerrilla performance and through LMCC’s Paths to Pier 42 Program, at Le Mouvement-Performing the City Festival in Biel/Bienne, Switzerland and at the American Realness Festival in NYC. She received the 2015 Austin Critic’s Award for Best Touring work for OTRO TEATRO which had been presented there at the Fusebox Festival, and had premiered in 2014 at the Walker Art Center and NYLA. Her latest work, An Epilogue for OTRO TEATRO: True Love, premiered at Gibney Dance in December 2015, was remounted with an all Uruguayan cast at the Festival Internacional de Danza en Uruguay this month; and it will be presented outside as a performance/block party/urban ritual at the River to River Festival in Lower Manhattan this June.

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Photo by Michael Beauplet

Jonah Bokaer is an award-winning choreographer and media artist. He has dedicated a short lifetime to expanding possibilities for live performance through choreography, digital media, cross-disciplinary collaborations, and social enterprise, in the United States and internationally. He has cultivated a new choreography with a structure that relies on visual art and design – this program frames three collaborations with his longtime collaborator Daniel Arsham, with whom he has collaborated consistently for one decade. Bokaer’s aim is to transform notions of how the public views and understands dance. Bokaer is a current John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Fellow in Choreography, a United States Artists Fellow in Dance (Ford Foundation), and the Civitella Ranieri Foundation prize winner in Italy.

James McGinn

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James McGinn is a British-American contemporary performer and choreographer, currently based between Brooklyn and Brussels. He has trained extensively at The American Dance Festival, The New School for Social Research/Eugene Lang College, P.A.R.T.S. in Brussels and as a danceWEB scholar at Impulstanz in Vienna. In addition to the nine projects developed with Jonah Bokaer, he has performed in the work of Miguel Gutierrez, John Jasperse and Daniel Linehan, among others. McGinn’s personal research explores the territory between dance, theater and performance for stage and the moving image. James began working with Jonah Bokaer in 2009.

Faye Driscoll

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Faye Driscoll is a Bessie Award-winning choreographer and director who has been hailed as a “startlingly original talent” by the New York Times. Her work has been commissioned by Danspace Project, LMCC, ICA/Boston, The Kitchen, Walker Arts Center, Dance Theater Workshop, Wexner Center for the Arts, and American Dance Festival and has been presented internationally at Theatre de Vanves, Festival d’Automne a Paris, and the Croatian National Theatre in Zagreb. She has been awarded a Doris Duke Artist Award, The MAP Fund Grant, a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Creative Capital award, and a Foundation for Contemporary Art Individual Artist Award. She has been an Artist-in-Residence at the Museum of Art and Design, Mass Live Arts, The Performing Garage Presents, Baryshnikov Arts Center, Park Avenue Armory, and was a choreographic fellow at MANCC. She is currently working on the second iteration of her THANK YOU FOR COMING series, TYFC: Play which will premiere at the Wexner Center for the Arts in September 2016.

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Raja Feather Kelly Recipient of the 2016 Solange MacArthur Award for New Choreography, Raja Feather Kelly is the first and only choreographer to dedicate the entirety of his company’s work to Andy Warhol through -The WARHOL Series- a collection of dance-theater performances. For over a decade, Kelly has worked throughout the United States and abroad in search of the connections between popular culture and humanity and their integration into experiential dance-theatre. Kelly currently choreographs, writes, and directs his own work as Artistic Director of the feath3r theory, a culture-driven dance-theatre company. As a dancer, Kelly can be seen in the work of Reggie Wilson/Fist and Heel Performance Group, Keely Garfield, and Christopher Williams.

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Andrea Kleine is a writer, choreographer, and performance artist. She is a five-time MacDowell Colony fellow and a New York Foundation for the Arts fellow. Her debut novel, CALF, was named one of Publishers Weekly’s Best Fiction Books of 2015. She writes about dance and performance for PAJ: a journal of performance and art, and on her blog, The Dancers Will Win. Her recent performance work, Screening Room, or, The Return of Andrea Kleine (as revealed through a re-enactment of a 1977 television program about a ‘long and baffling’ film by Yvonne Rainer), was commissioned by The Chocolate Factory Theater in 2014. Her next performance project, My Dinner with Andrea: the piece formerly known as Torture Playlist, will premiere at New York Live Arts in February 2017.

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Paloma McGregor is a Caribbean‐born choreographer, writer and organizer living in Harlem. An eclectic artist, she has structured improvisation for a floating platform in the Bronx River, choreographed an Afro‐futurist pop opera at The Kitchen and devised a multidisciplinary performance work about food justice with three dozen community members and students at UC Berkeley. Since 2011, Paloma has been developing Building a Better Fishtrap, an iterative performance project rooted in her 90‐year‐old father’s vanishing fishing tradition. The work examines what we take with us, leave behind and return to reclaim. Paloma was a 2013‐14 Artist In Residence at NYU’s Hemispheric Institute for Performance and Politics and is currently an Artist In Residence at BAX/Brooklyn Arts Exchange. She is director of Angela’s Pulse and founder of Dancing While Black. She also facilitates technique, creative process and community engagement workshops around the world. She toured internationally for six years with Urban Bush Women, and continues to perform in project‐based work with choreographers including Liz Lerman, Jill Sigman, Cassie Meador and Marjani Forte.

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Katy Pyle is a multimedia performance artist whose works explore fantasy, transformation, queer failure, and the lineage of performance. Pyle began studying ballet as a child, and always jumped with the boys at the end of class. She became a company apprentice with Austin Contemporary Ballet at 14 and furthered her studies at North Carolina School of the Arts. At 16, she diverged from ballet because of its limited possibilities for gender representation, and woefully narrow ideas about bodies. She went on to study modern dance and choreography at NCSA, and then post-modern dance and Multimedia Performance Art at Hollins. Since moving to New York in 2002, her work has been presented at Brooklyn Arts Exchange, Brooklyn Museum, Danspace Project at St. Mark’s Church, Galapagos, PS122, La Mama, Dance Theater Workshop, Movement Research at the Judson Church (and MR Festivals), and the Bushwick Starr. Pyle founded the Ballez in 2011, and has been ardently pursuing its mission ever since. She teaches the celebrated “Adult Ballez” class weekly through Brooklyn Arts Exchange (most often with Jules Skloot), and has brought the class to Movement Research, the Allied Media Conference in Detroit, CounterPULSE in San Francisco, University Musical Society in Ann Arbor, Irreverent Dance in London, Parsons, the Beyond Tolerance Youth Conference, Yale University, New York University, and Sarah Lawrence. As a performer/creator, she has worked with Ivy Baldwin, Faye Driscoll, John Jasperse, Karinne Keithley Syers, Xavier Le Roy, Jennifer Monson, Anna Sperber, Katie Workum, and is currently touring the Untitled Feminist Show, which she co-created with Young Jean Lee Theater Company. Evening length works include “Salute to Ex-Best Friends,”asubtout (Pyle & Eleanor Hullihan), Galapagos, 2005; “The Lady Centaur Show,” asubtout, PS 122, 2007; “THE WAY: You Make Me Feel,” Danspace Project at St. Mark’s Church, 2010; “COVERS,” The Bushwick Starr, 2012; “The Firebird, a Ballez,” Danspace Project at St. Mark’s Church, 2013; “Variations on Virtuosity, a Gala with the Stars of the Ballez,” American Realness at Abrons Arts Center, 2015; “Sleeping Beauty & the Beast,” La Mama Moves! at La Mama ETC, 2016. She has received creative support from Brooklyn Arts Council, Brooklyn Arts Exchange (BAX), Dragon’s Egg, the Jerome Foundation, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, Mertz Gilmore, Mount Tremper Arts, Rockbridge Artist’s Exchange, and over 1000 individual supporters.

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Kate Watson-Wallace is a choreographer, director and visual artist based in Brooklyn, NY. She creates experimental performance for the stage, site-based locations, and music videos. Her performance work has been funded by the Map Fund, Doris Duke Foundation through Creative Capital, Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation, Pew Center for Arts & Heritage, among others. She is a 2007 Pew Fellow in the Arts in choreography. She has choreographed music videos for Animal Collective and Black Dice, with director Danny Perez, and created devised performance work with electronic composers Christopher Sean Powell (ManMan), HPrizm (Anti-pop Consortium),  RYAT and Xenia Rubinos (ANTI records). Watson-Wallace has toured internationally as a performer, choreographer, and guest lecturer and been a guest artist at a variety of universities/venues nationally, most recently at Summerstage Central Park. She co-directs the interdisciplinary performance collective anonymous bodies with Jaamil Olawale Kosoko. She is in the inaugural class of the Low Residency MFA in studio art at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago where she will receive her masters in early summer 2016. Kate is a 2016 Movement Research Artist in Residence.

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Ni’Ja Whitson An award-winning interdisciplinary artist, performer and educator, New York based Ni’Ja Whitson, has been referred to as “majestic” and “powerful” by the New York Times.  Recent awards include an LMCC Process Space Residency, Bogliasco Fellowship, Brooklyn Arts Exchange Artist Residency, two-time Creative Capital “On Our Radar” award including being among its inaugural group, among the dozens of other residencies and awards received across disciplines. As a practitioner of indigenous and diasporic African ritual and resistance forms, they create work that reflects the sacred in street, conceptual, and indigenous performance. Proudly, they collaborate with notables in theatre, dance, visual art, and music including closely with Sharon Bridgforth and Douglas Ewart, and other leaders such as Dianne McIntyre, Oliver Lake, Edward Wilkerson Jr., Guillermo Gomez Peña / La Pocha Nostra, April Berry, Allison Knowles, Darrell Jones, and Baba Israel.  Ni’Ja Whitson is currently on faculty at the New School for Liberal Arts and is the founder/artistic director of The NWA Project.

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Larissa Velez-Jackson is a choreographer and hybrid artist who uses improvisation as a main tool for research and creation, focusing on personhood and the dancing/sound-making body. She employs a deep humor to grant audiences universal access to contemporary art’s critical discourse. LVJ has presented work at numerous NYC venues such as: Roulette, New Museum of Contemporary Art, Museum of art and Design, (former) Dance Theater Workshop, Danspace Project ’10, American Realness Festival ’11 and ‘15 at Abrons Arts Center and Chocolate Factory Theater ‘14. In 2011, she launched a song-and-dance collaboration with her husband Jon Velez-Jackson called Yackez. Velez-Jackson was a Movement Research Artist-in-Residence (2012-2013), a Seniors Partnering with Artists Citywide artist-in-residence with the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (2013), an El Museo Del Barrio Artist in Residence (2014-2015) and most recently a Live Feed artist-in-residence at New York Live Arts (2015-2016). In 2012 she attended the danceWEB Scholarship Program of Impulstanz Festival with the support of a Jerome Foundation Travel and Study Grant. She will premiere a full-length commission at New York Live Arts in 2016 that incorporates her multimedia collaborative, Yackez with her older adult aerobics students.Velez-Jackson was recently awarded the Foundation for Contemporary Arts Grant to Artists for 2016, on her tenth year anniversary of professionally showing work.

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Thomas O. Kriegsmann serves as Director of Programs at New York Live Arts and is Founder and President of ArKtype, a management and production company specializing in new work development and touring. Over nearly 10 years, ArKtype’s work has grown to encompass renowned artists from twenty different countries, multiple genres and commercial and non-profit support structures resulting in new work for a variety of spaces. His past work in the U.S. and abroad includes projects with Brooklyn Academy of Music, Lincoln Center Theater, Jacob’s Pillow, New York Theatre Workshop, Market Theatre (Johannesburg), Hartford Stage Company, Barbican Centre, Oxford Playhouse, Noorderzon Festival, Performance Space 122 (Fresh Terrain Festival of Performance Theater, Austin, TX), Berkeley Rep, Center Theatre Group / Mark Taper Forum, Bouffes du Nord and The Kitchen, among many others. His acclaimed work as producer has been seen worldwide, proudly beginning his work in the production, development and touring of emerging ensembles. His work includes projects with Mikhail Baryshnikov, Peter Brook, Victoria Thiérrée-Chaplin, Yael Farber, Annie-B Parson & Paul Lazar, Lisa Peterson, Jay Scheib, Peter Sellars, Julie Taymor, and Tony Taccone. For three seasons he produced the Ringling International Arts Festival in Sarasota, FL and was Director of Programming for Spiegelworld’s South Street Seaport season. He recently premiered Big Dance Theater / Mikhail Baryshnikov’s Man In A Case, the U.S. premiere of Nalaga’at Deaf-Blind Theater’s Not By Bread Alone, Andrew Ondrejcak & Shara Worden’s You Us We All And Elijah Green w/ John Jasperse. Ongoing collaborations include 600 Highwaymen, Rude Mechs, Byron Au Yong & Aaron Jafferis, Jessica Blank & Erik Jensen, Sam Green, and Compagnia T.P.O. Upcoming premieres include Byron Au Yong & Aaron Jafferis’ Trigger based in communities nationwide in recognition of the 10th anniversary of the Virginia Tech massacre, and Jessica Blank & Erik Jensen’s How to Be a Rock Criticwww.newyorklivearts.org / www.arktype.org

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André Zachery  (°1981, Chicago, United States) is a Brooklyn-based inter-disciplinary artist. He creates performances, interactive media installations, film, and sound art. He is currently a Jerome Foundation supported 2015 Movement Research Artist-in-Residence, earned a BFA from the Ailey/Fordham program in 2005 and a MFA in Performance & Interactive Media Arts (PIMA) from Brooklyn College in 2014. He is a recipient of the Caroline H. Newhouse Scholarship Fund and Sono Osato Scholarship Award for Graduate Studies through Career Transitions for Dancers and PIMA Outstanding Student Award in 2013. He is also a founding member of the civic-minded performance collective – Wildcat!. Zachery was a resident media-artist at Schmiede 2014 in Hallein, Austria and received a 2015 Educational Award to art and media center Harvestworks (NYC). Zachery has designed multimedia installations and performance visuals for Bella’s Dream (Going to Tahiti Productions – 2013), My Technology (Deena Levy Studio Theatre – 2015), Gloss: MAO/Marc Jacobs Book Launch (Tunnel Club – 2015), Consider Water (Dava Fearon @ BAAD! – 2015), and The First Noel: A Christmas Musical (The Apollo Theater 2015).

 

Start: May 23, 2016
End: May 23, 2016
Venue: Segal Theatre
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May 25, 2016

Kris Verdonck Artist Talk: Listen to the Bloody Machine

Kris Verdonck's END Photo by Catherine Antoine

Kris Verdonck’s END. Photo by Catherine Antoine

Wednesday, May 25
Segal Theatre
6:30pm Discussion

FREE + Open to public. First come, first served.

Kris Verdonck (born 1974) studied visual arts, architecture and theatre, and this training is evident in his work. His creations are positioned in the transit zone between visual arts and theatre, between installation and performance, between dance and architecture. Verdonck often presents combinations of different installations/performances as VARIATIONS. VARIATION IV was shown during the Festival d’Avignon in 2008. K, a Society, a circuit of installations inspired by the work of Franz Kafka premiered in Germany at Theater der Welt 2010. Recent works include UNTITLED, a performance
for and about mascots, ISOS, an installation based on the work of J.G. Ballard and IN VOID, a performative installation circuit about human absence. Currently, Verdonck works on an opera starting from Bosch’s paintings, BOSCH BEACH. With Peter Eckersall and Kristof van Baarle.

A symposium on the work of Kris Verdonck, co-curated by Peter Eckersall and Kristof van Baarle will take place at The Graduate Center, CUNY, focusing on the Contemporary Stage of Kris Verdonck.

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Kris Verdonck (born 1974) studied visual arts, architecture and theatre, and this training is evident in his work.

 

 

 

Peter EckersallPeter Eckersall is Professor of Asian Theatre at the Graduate Centre, City University of New York. Recent publications include We’re People Who Do Shows, Back to Back Theatre: Performance, Politics, Visibility (co-edited with Helena Grehan, Performance Research Books, 2013), Theatre and Performance in the Asia-Pacific: Regional Modernities in the Global Era (co-authored with Denise Varney, Barbara Hatley and Chris Hudson, Palgrave 2013) and Performativity and Event in 1960s Japan: City, Body, Memory (Palgrave 2013). He was the cofounder of Dramaturgies and was the resident dramaturg for the performance group Not Yet It’s Difficult.

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Kristof van Baarle holds MA degrees from Ghent University (Art studies) and the University of Antwerp (Theatre Studies). Since 2013 he is a research scholar at Ghent University with a Ph. D. fellowship of the Research Foundation – Flanders (FWO). His research focusses on critical posthumanism, Giorgio Agamben and Kris Verdonck. A fundamental repositioning of the human and a search in different ways to deal with the performativity of objects in the performing arts are two key research lines in his work, within the frame of an ontological-epistemological posthumanism drawing on Giorgio Agamben. Kristof has published about these topics in several journals (DOCUMENTA, Performance Research, Etcetera …) and book chapters.  He also works as a dramaturge for Kris Verdonck/ A Two Dogs Company and is an editor of the Belgian theatre journal Etcetera.

 

Symposium Schedule (May 26)*

9:15am – 9:30am
Welcome

9:30am – 11:00am
Panel 1: Performing entities: figures on stage

  • Sarah Lucie, The Graduate Center, CUNY
  • Andy Lavender, University of Surrey
  • Eylül Akinci, The Graduate Center, CUNY

11:00am – 12:00pm
Kris Verdonck (artist) & Tawny Andersen (artist & McGill University)

12:00pm – 1:30pm
Lunch Break

1:30pm – 3:00pm
Panel 2: After the end

  • Li-Min Lin, Peking University
  • Kristof van Baarle, Ghent University
  • Tawny Andersen, McGill University

3:00pm – 3:30pm
Coffee Break

3:30pm – 5:00pm
Panel 3: Time and Capital

  • Christel Stalpaert, Ghent University
  • Peter Eckersall, The Graduate Center, CUNY
  • Edward Scheer, Universty of New South Wales, Sydney  (tbc)

5:00pm – 6:00pm
Closing Remarks and Drinks

*Program is subject to change, please check symposium website for more information.

Start: May 25, 2016
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