• PRELUDE 2017

    PRELUDE features an array of artists working in theatrical and interdisciplinary performance. The festival gives audiences and artists a survey of the current New York moment. Visit: www.PreludeNYC.org… [more]

    PRELUDE 2017 PRELUDE 2017

    Thomas Ostermeier (Schaubühne, Berlin)

    Thursday, October 12 Segal Theatre 2:00pm Artist Talk with Thomas Ostermeier (Schaubühne, Berlin) FREE + Open to public. First come, first served. Join us for a conversation with Schaubühne Berlin’s influential artistic director… [more]

    Thomas Ostermeier (Schaubühne, Berlin) Thomas Ostermeier (Schaubühne, Berlin)

    The Judaica Project with Nazlıhan Eda Erçin (Turkey), Agnieszka Mendel (Poland), & Ben Spatz (US)

      Monday, October 16 Segal Theatre All Day Screenings + 6:30pm Presentation FREE + Open to public. First come, first served. Co-presented with SITI Company, additional support from the Center for Jewish Studies (GC, CUNY).   Events… [more]

    The Judaica Project with Nazlıhan Eda Erçin (Turkey), Agnieszka Mendel (Poland), & Ben Spatz (US) The Judaica Project with Nazlıhan Eda Erçin (Turkey), Agnieszka Mendel (Poland), & Ben Spatz (US)

    Contemporary Theatre in Lebanon with Sahar Assaf (AUB), Marvin Carlson, Peter Eckersall, and Frank Hentschker

    Tuesday, October 17 Theatre Green Room, 3rd Floor, Room 3111 6:30pm Contemporary Theatre in Lebanon with Sahar Assaf (AUB), Marvin Carlson, Peter Eckersall, and Frank Hentschker FREE + Open to public. First come, first served. On the… [more]

    Contemporary Theatre in Lebanon with Sahar Assaf (AUB),  Marvin Carlson, Peter Eckersall, and Frank Hentschker Contemporary Theatre in Lebanon with Sahar Assaf (AUB),  Marvin Carlson, Peter Eckersall, and Frank Hentschker

    2017 Gilder/Coigney International Theatre Award: Adelheid Roosen. Co-presented with the League of Professional Theatre Women

    Monday, October 23 Segal Theatre + Elebash Recital Hall All Day + 6:30pm Presentation “Only a few times in a generation does a completely original theatrical voice burst onto the scene and revolutionize the form and structure of theatre-making… [more]

    2017 Gilder/Coigney International Theatre Award: Adelheid Roosen. Co-presented with the League of Professional Theatre Women 2017 Gilder/Coigney International Theatre Award: Adelheid Roosen. Co-presented with the League of Professional Theatre Women

    2017 Segal Award for Civic Engagement in the Arts: Jack Rudin†

    Thursday, November 2 Segal Theatre 5:00pm - 6:00pm Join us for an evening celebrating and honoring the life and work of the late Jack Rudin (1924-2016). An extraordinary supporter of The Graduate Center, CUNY and the Segal Center, he was… [more]

    2017 Segal Award for Civic Engagement in the Arts: Jack Rudin† 2017 Segal Award for Civic Engagement in the Arts: Jack Rudin†

    Female Voices from Brazil with Ana Maria Gonçalves, Cidinha da Silva, & Marcia Zanelatto

    Monday, November 6 Segal Theatre 6:30pm Readings + Discussion  The Segal Center brings together three contemporary female playwrights at the forefront of Brazilian theatre. Known for their political and daring narratives Ana Maria Gonçalves,… [more]

    Female Voices from Brazil with Ana Maria Gonçalves, Cidinha da Silva, & Marcia Zanelatto Female Voices from Brazil with Ana Maria Gonçalves, Cidinha da Silva, & Marcia Zanelatto

    Roy Cohn/Jack Smith: Remembering Ron Vawter

    Monday, November 13 Segal Theatre 6:30pm Screening FREE + Open to public. First come, first served. Join us for a rare screening of a tape of a live performance of Ron Vawter’s legendary performance piece, Roy Cohn/Jack Smith, 25… [more]

    Roy Cohn/Jack Smith: Remembering Ron Vawter Roy Cohn/Jack Smith: Remembering Ron Vawter

    Marvin Carlson:10,000 Nights

    Wednesday, November 15 Segal Theatre 6:30pm FREE + Open to public. First come, first served. “Only Marvin Carlson could have written such a wonderful and engaging theatre history.” –Erika Fischer-Lichte, Freie Universitat Berlin Join… [more]

    Marvin Carlson:10,000 Nights Marvin Carlson:10,000 Nights

    Shūji Terayama’s Laura / Rora and Trial / Shinpan: Performance Screenings with Terayama collaborator, Henrikku Morisaki

    Monday, November 20 Segal Theatre 6:30pm Performance Screenings with Terayama collaborator, Henrikku Morisaki FREE + Open to public. First come, first served. This evening will feature rare screenings of films by legendary avantgarde… [more]

    Shūji Terayama’s Laura / Rora and Trial / Shinpan: Performance Screenings with Terayama collaborator, Henrikku Morisaki Shūji Terayama’s Laura / Rora and Trial / Shinpan: Performance Screenings with Terayama collaborator, Henrikku Morisaki

    CUNY Stages: CUNY Performing Arts Centers Conference

    Tuesday, November 28 Segal Theatre Conference FREE + Open to public. First come, first served. The mission of CUNY Stages is to organize the resources, talents, and shared goals of the 16 represented performing arts centers throughout… [more]

    CUNY Stages: CUNY Performing Arts Centers Conference CUNY Stages: CUNY Performing Arts Centers Conference

    Italian Playwrights Project. Co-presented with Umanism NY

    Monday, December 4 Segal Theatre 6:30pm FREE + Open to public. First come, first served. After the success of the first edition of the Italian Playwrights Project (IPP, 2015/16) and a special evening dedicated to the work of Stefano… [more]

    Italian Playwrights Project. Co-presented with Umanism NY Italian Playwrights Project. Co-presented with Umanism NY

    Karen Malpede’s Plays in Time

    Monday, December 11 Segal Theatre 4:30pm Reading + 6:30pm Panel FREE + Open to public. First come, first served. Join us to celebrate the launch of Karen Malpede’s new book, Plays in Time, honoring twenty-two years of Theater Three… [more]

    Karen Malpede’s Plays in Time Karen Malpede’s Plays in Time

    Celebrating the Life and Work of Trisha Brown†

    Monday, December 18 Segal Theatre 2:00pm Screening+ 6:30pm Panel FREE + Open to public. First come, first served. Join us for a day celebrating the life and work of Trisha Brown† (1936-2017). “One of the most acclaimed and influential… [more]

    Celebrating the Life and Work of Trisha Brown† Celebrating the Life and Work of Trisha Brown†
  • Upcoming Events

  • October 4, 2017

    PRELUDE 2017 (OCT 4, 5, 6)

  • October 12, 2017

    Thomas Ostermeier (Schaubühne, Berlin)

  • October 16, 2017

    The Judaica Project with Nazlıhan Eda Erçin (Turkey), Agnieszka Mendel (Poland), & Ben Spatz (US)

  • October 17, 2017

    Contemporary Theatre in Lebanon with Sahar Assaf (AUB), Marvin Carlson, Peter Eckersall, and Frank Hentschker

  • October 23, 2017

    2017 League of Professional Theatre Women’s Gilder/Coigney International Theatre Award: Adelheid Roosen

  • November 2, 2017

    2017 Segal Award for Civic Engagement in the Arts: Jack Rudin†

  • November 6, 2017

    Female Voices from Brazil with Ana Maria Gonçalves, Cidinha da Silva, &; Marcia Zanelatto

  • November 13, 2017

    Roy Cohn/Jack Smith Remembering Ron Vawter

  • November 15, 2017

    Marvin Carlson10,000: Nights

  • November 20, 2017

    Shūji Terayama’s Laura / Rora and Trial / Shinpan

  • November 23, 2017

    CUNY Stages: CUNY Performing Arts Centers Conference

  • December 4, 2017

    Italian Playwright Project

  • December 11, 2017

    Karen Malpede’s Plays in Time

  • December 18, 2017

    Celebrating the Life and Work of Trisha Brown†

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. 

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


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