• Singaporean and Singaporean American Playwriting: Two Perspectives

    Tuesday, October 14 at 6:30pm.  FREE + Open to public. First come, first served. In conjunction with New York City's Singapore Literature Festival, join us for an evening of readings and discussion on contemporary Singaporean theatre… [more]

    Singaporean and Singaporean American Playwriting: Two Perspectives Singaporean and Singaporean American Playwriting: Two Perspectives

    A Day with Patricia Ariza (Colombia): 2014 recipient of the League of Professional Theatre Women’s Gilder/Coigney International Theatre Award

    Monday, October 27. FREE + Open to public. First come, first served. The Segal Center presents an all-day celebration of Colombian feminist, social reformer and political activist, Patricia Ariza - an artist who has built bridges connecting… [more]

    A Day with Patricia Ariza (Colombia): 2014 recipient of the League of Professional Theatre Women’s Gilder/Coigney International Theatre Award A Day with Patricia Ariza (Colombia): 2014 recipient of the League of Professional Theatre Women’s Gilder/Coigney International Theatre Award

    RE: (no subject): An Ongoing Conversation between Playwrights

    Thursday, October 30 at 6:30pm. FREE + Open to public. First come, first served. During the Segal Center Spring Season, five playwrights—Annie Baker, Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, Sibyl Kempson, Max Posner, and Anne Washburn—will exchange… [more]

    RE: (no subject): An Ongoing Conversation between Playwrights RE: (no subject): An Ongoing Conversation between Playwrights

    Can We Talk? Towards a Critical Discourse for Contemporary Theatre

    Monday, November 3 at 6:30.  FREE + Open to public. First come, first served. Visual arts exhibitions feature catalogues with newly commissioned articles. European theaters offer colloquia and program books with critical essays to accompany… [more]

    Can We Talk?  Towards a Critical Discourse for Contemporary Theatre Can We Talk?  Towards a Critical Discourse for Contemporary Theatre

    2014 Encuentro: A National Latina/o Theatre Festival

    Monday, November 10 at 6:30pm.  FREE + Open to public. First come, first served. From October 12-November 10, 2014, the Los Angeles Theatre Center will host the historic 2014 LATC Encuentro: A National Latina/o Theatre Festival, the largest… [more]

    2014 Encuentro: A National Latina/o Theatre Festival 2014 Encuentro: A National Latina/o Theatre Festival

    The New Black Fest: Anderson, Nottage & Thomas

    Wednesday, November 12 at 6:30pm.  FREE + Open to public. First come, first served. After the premiere of the Facing our Truth: Short Pays inspired by Trayvon Martin, at the Segal Center we continue our collaboration with The New Black… [more]

    The New Black Fest: Anderson, Nottage & Thomas The New Black Fest: Anderson, Nottage & Thomas

    HANDS UP: Six Playwrights, Six Testaments

    Monday, November 17 at 6:30.  FREE + Open to public. First come, first served. As a contribution to the current nation-wide conversation and activism to combat police and societal targeting of the black and brown male body, The New Black… [more]

    HANDS UP: Six Playwrights, Six Testaments HANDS UP: Six Playwrights, Six Testaments

    Puppetry and Material Performance: A Celebration

    Monday, December 1. 10:00am Screening, 6:30pm Evening Program. FREE + Open to public. First come, first served. The Segal Center is pleased to celebrate the publication of The Routledge Companion to Puppetry and Material Performance (Routledge,… [more]

    Puppetry and Material Performance: A Celebration Puppetry and Material Performance: A Celebration

    Towards an Arab American Theatre: Readings, Panels, and Book Celebration

    Monday, December 8. 4:00pm Screenings, 6:30pm Evening Program. FREE + Open to public. First come, first served. Join us for an evening investigating contemporary Arab American Theatre. Panelists will discuss the representation of Arab… [more]

    Towards an Arab American Theatre: Readings, Panels, and Book Celebration Towards an Arab American Theatre: Readings, Panels, and Book Celebration

    Lost Suppers: Longing for Commensality, An Evening with Richard Gough: The 2014 Daniel Gerould Memorial Lecture

    Thursday, December 11 at 6:30.  FREE + Open to public. First come, first served. Join us for an evening with Richard Gough, Artistic Director of the Centre for Performance Research, General Editor of the bi-monthly journal Performance… [more]

    Lost Suppers: Longing for Commensality, An Evening with Richard Gough: The 2014 Daniel Gerould Memorial Lecture Lost Suppers: Longing for Commensality, An Evening with Richard Gough: The 2014 Daniel Gerould Memorial Lecture

    SEVEN: A Collaborative Documentary Play

    Monday, December 15 at 6:30pm.  FREE + Open to public. First come, first served. Join the Segal for a truly extraordinary event, as we present Seven, a groundbreaking work of documentary theater that captures the remarkable lives of a… [more]

    SEVEN: A Collaborative Documentary Play SEVEN: A Collaborative Documentary Play

    Cultural Mobility: Symposium + International Funding Guide

    Wednesday, January 7.  FREE + Open to public. First come, first served. The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center is creating, in collaboration with the European cultural mobility information network On The Move and the U.S.-based grass-roots… [more]

    Cultural Mobility: Symposium + International Funding Guide Cultural Mobility: Symposium + International Funding Guide

    Segal Film Festival on Theatre and Performance

    Thursday and Friday, January 29-30. FREE + Open to public. First come, first served. The international Segal Film Festival on Theatre and Performance (FTP - Film Theatre Performance) seeks to become the premier annual US event for film… [more]

    Segal Film Festival on Theatre and Performance Segal Film Festival on Theatre and Performance

    Crisis to Creation: A Town Hall on the Future of New York City Theatre

    Monday, Febuary 9 at 6:30pm. FREE + Open to public. First come, first served. The financial collapse of 2008 hit the New York non-for-profit theatre especially hard. Donations dried out, many organizations and spaces closed, artists… [more]

    Crisis to Creation: A Town Hall on the Future of New York City Theatre Crisis to Creation: A Town Hall on the Future of New York City Theatre

    PRELUDE 2014

    Please visit preludenyc.org for event time and more information. October 8, 9, 10. FREE + Open to public. First come, first served.  The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center at The Graduate Center, CUNY is pleased to celebrate the eleventh… [more]

    PRELUDE 2014 PRELUDE 2014
  • Upcoming Events

  • September 19, 2014

The Segal Center bridges the gap between the academic and performing arts communities through dynamic public programs and digital initiatives that are free and open to all.

Home to theatre artists, scholars, students, performing arts managers, and the local and international performance communities, the Segal Center provides a supportive environment for conversation, open exchange, and the development of new ideas and new work. Year round, the Center presents a wide variety of FREE public programs which feature leading national and international artists, scholars, and arts professionals in conversation about theatre and performance. Programs include staged readings to further the development of new and classic plays, festivals celebrating New York performance (PRELUDE) and international plays (PEN World Voices), screenings of performance works on film, artists in conversation, academic lecture series, televised seminars, symposia, and arts in education programs. In addition, the Center maintains its long-standing visiting-scholars-from-abroad program, publishes a series of highly regarded academic journals, as well as single volumes of importance (including plays in translation), all written and edited by renowned scholars.

We live-stream many of our events.
CLICK HERE to visit the Segal Center Streaming Channel.

 

IN MEMORIAM
Martin E. Segal (1916-2012)
Daniel Gerould (1928-2012)

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