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May 21

Hilton Als “Andy Warhol: The Series”

 

Left: Hilton Als, photo by Brigitte Lacombe.          Right: John Jesurun, photo by Paula Court.

Monday, May 21
Segal Theatre
5:00pm Staged Reading

No Reservations. SEATING EXTREMELY LIMITED.

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

Originally written for television, Hilton Als’s Andy Warhol: The Series draws on historical accounts, rumors, and artwork to tell the story of the artist’s childhood, career, and fascination with Hollywood. The series is from the point of view of significant women in Warhol’s life–his mother and Shirley Temple. This evening will present the premiere reading, directed by New York-based director John Jesurun. Co-produced by Claire Montgomery and Alsun Keogh/Location One.

Hilton Als became a staff writer at The New Yorker in 1994 and a theatre critic in 2002. He began contributing to the magazine in 1989, writing pieces for The Talk of the Town. Before coming to The New Yorker, Als was a staff writer for the Village Voice and an editor-at-large at Vibe. His first book The Women was published in 1996. His most recent book White Girls, a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award and the winner of the Lambda Literary Award in 2014, discusses various narratives of race and gender. In 1997, the New York Association of Black Journalists awarded Als first prize in both Magazine Critique/Review and Magazine Arts and Entertainment. He was awarded a Guggenheim for creative writing in 2000 and the George Jean Nathan Award for Dramatic Criticism for 2002-03. In 2016, he received Lambda Literary’s Trustee Award for Excellence in Literature. He won the Pulitzer Prize for Criticism in 2017.

John Jesurun is a writer/director/media artist. Beginning with his 61 episode “Chang in a Void Moon” in 1982, his projects range from “Philoktetes”and “Faust” to “Delusion of the Fury” by Harry Partch and video for Jeff Buckley. Fellowships include Rockefeller, MacArthur, Guggenheim and Foundation for Contemporary Arts. His “Shatterhand Massacree and other Media Texts” is published by Performing Arts Journal. His webserial “Shadowland” can be seen on Vimeo.

Start: May 21, 2018
End: May 21, 2018
Venue: Segal Theatre
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May 24

Puerto Rico: Theatre after Hurricane María

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Contemporary Theatre + Performance in Puerto Rico post María

Thursday, May 24
Segal Theatre
6:30pm Panel

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

Inspired by the tragic events and continued inaction in Puerto Rico, the Segal Center invites theatre and performance artists from Puerto Rico to speak about their artistic practices and how these have been impacted by Hurricane María. The evening will feature presentations, demonstrations, as well as an open forum to discuss the current state of performance and politics on the island. Invited artists and panelists include: Isel Rodríguez (Teatro Breve), Helen Ceballos (Mezcolanza), Kairiana Núñez (Mezcolanza), Mickey Negrón (Mezcolanza), and Libertad Guerra (Loisaida Center). The event will be moderated by Bertie Ferdman.

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Helen Ceballos studied at the University of Puerto Rico and the National University of Art in Buenos Aires. She created Mezcolanza, a hybrid and multidisciplinary arts collaborative with artists from the United States, Latin America, and the Caribbean. Helen directs the House of Culture Ruth Hernández Torres and chairs the board of the Casa de Mujer Dominicana in Puerto Rico.

 

 

 

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Libertad O. Guerra is the Acting Director and Chief Curator of the Loisaida Inc. Center. Her publications include essays in The Journal of Aesthetics and Protest and in the edited volume New York-Berlin: Kulturen in der Stadt. In 2015, she organized ¡Presente! The Young Lords in New York at Loisaida Inc. Cultural Center.

 

 

 

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Mickey Negrón trained at the University of Puerto Rico and has performed across the Americas, including collaborations with Rosa Luisa Márquez, Nao Bustamante, Guillermo Gomez Peña/La Pocha Nostra, Jóvenes del 98, Malayerba, and Yuyachkani. He is the Artistic Director of Asuntos Efímeros and curator of Quiebre: International Performance Festival in San Juan Puerto Rico.

 

 

 

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Isel Rodríguez is a member of the comedy collective, Teatro Breve, where she created Luna y Vecky—a hipster band that play hilariously irreverent-but-catchy songs, and Las monjas del cannabis, a pair of marijuana-dealing nuns. She has a Ph.D. in Theatre and Performance from ASU, an M.A. in Theatre Education from NYU, and teaches theatre in the Drama and English Departments at the University of Puerto Rico.

 

 

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Kairiana Núñez Santaliz has a BA from University of Puerto Rico (UPR) and has studied acting in Latin American and the Caribbean. Her work centers on themes of death, autobiography, colonialism, the situation in Puerto Rico, dogs, and dreams, among others. She always uses humor and poetry as active agents in her creative process.

 

 

 

Start: May 24, 2018
End: May 24, 2018
Venue: Segal Theatre
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June 26

Pride Voices: New Plays from Taiwan with Li-Ying Chien and Pao-Chang Tsai

Left: Li-Ying Chien’s The Possible Memoirs of a Traitor. Photo by Chin Jung Chun.
Right: Pao-Chang Tsai’s Solo Date. Photo courtesy of the artist

Tuesday, June 26
Segal Theatre

6:30pm Readings + Discussion

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

Join us for an evening with two leading contemporary Taiwanese playwrights, Li-Ying Chien and Pao-Chang Tsai.

The evening will feature excerpted readings from The Possible Memoirs of a Traitor by Li-Ying Chien (Director TBC) and Solo Date by Pao-Chang Tsai (performed by Tsai; dramaturgy by Soriya Chum), followed by a panel discussion with the playwrights, the directors, and scholars. Moderated by Frank Hentschker.

Through their plays and stage works Chien and Tsai have reinvigorated the Taiwanese theatre-scape. Blending new media, real-life event, and various performative techniques, their highly political and engaged works give voice to an emerging cultural movement in Taiwan. As established queer artists, their creative processes and cultural productions also shed light on the struggles and achievements of the LGBTQ community in Taiwan and Asia today.

Based on a comprehensive field study of the LGBTQ movement, HIV/AIDS medical treatment, and family and religious issues in Taiwanese society, Li-Ying Chien’s The Possible Memoirs of a Traitor (2017) uncovers stories from a Taipei gay shelter in the 90’s. Pao-Chang Tsai’s Solo Date (2016) takes place in the 2030s. Using traditional Taiwanese ritual and AI technology, a man reaches back in time in search of his deceased lover. But after hacking the lover’s computer and reading their messages, new truths come to light.

Co-curated by Yu Chien Liu (Martin E. Segal Theatre Center) and Chi-Ping Yen (Taipei Cultural Center in New York), with support from Ministry of Cuture, Taiwan) and Taipei Cultural Center in New York.

 

Start: Jun 26, 2018
End: Jun 26, 2018
Venue: Segal Theatre
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