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SEGAL TALKS: Melanie Joseph (The Foundry Theatre) with Aaron Landsman & Aurin Squire (NYC)_Daily Live Stream on HowlRound_12:00pm NYC Time

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Melanie Joseph (The Foundry Theatre) with Aaron Landsman & Aurin Squire (NYC)
Today, Wednesday, April 15, 2020, 12 noon EDT New York Time
Daily Live Online Conversations with US and Global Theatre Artists

New Times need new Forms of Theatre.” Bertolt Brecht

The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center is proud to announce the third weekly line-up of its new global series, SEGAL TALKS. New York, US, and international theatre artists, curators, researchers and academics will talk daily for one hour with Segal Center’s director, Frank Hentschker, about life and art in the Time of Corona and speak about challenges, sorrows, and hopes for the new Weltzustand— the State of the World.

The newly introduced SEGAL TALKS is in English, ad-free and will be live-streaming on howlround.tv, on the Segal Center Facebook page, as well as on the Segal Center YouTube Channel. Each session will be archived on both platforms, HowlRound and the YouTube Channel, and will raise money for a theatre artist or a company. In collaboration with HowlRound Theatre Commons, based at Emerson College.

Viewers can submit questions during the live streaming at SegalTalks@gmail.com

 

WEEK 3 SCHEDULE

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 15, 2020

12 noon, EDT New York Time

Melanie Joseph (The Foundry Theatre) with Aaron Landsman & Aurin Squire
(NYC, USA)

Join us for an update on the situation for theatre artists in NYC, USA.​

 

 

Melanie Joseph is a theatre maker and the founding Artistic Producer of The Foundry Theatre which she led for 25 years.  She is a recipient of the Doris Duke Artist Prize, a Lucille Lortel award for Creative Producing, a Skirball-Kennis T.I.M.E. Artist Prize, and she has twice been honored with special Obie Awards for “creating cutting edge work” and “engaging artists in some of the thorniest issues of the world we inhabit.”

 

 

 

Aaron Landsman is an Abrons Arts Center Social Practice Artist in Residence, and a recent Guggenheim Fellow, ASU Gammage Residency Artist and Princeton Arts Fellow. His projects have been presented in New York by The Foundry Theatre, Abrons, PS 122, The Chocolate Factory, and HERE. From 2012-14 his participatory work City Council Meeting, created with Mallory Catlett and Jim Findlay, was presented in five US cities. His 2008 play, Open House, originally performed in 24 New York City apartments, has been remounted in five cities, on three continents, from Novi Sad Serbia, to Rabat, Morocco, to Phoenix Arizona. Landsman is in year three of a 20-year art and activism project called Perfect City and is making a show called Night Keeper/Silent Treatment. Aaron has performed Off-Broadway, internationally and on London’s West End with Elevator Repair Service and many other artists. He has a chapter in A Moment on the Clock of the World, edited by Melanie Joseph and David Bruin. He teaches part-time at Princeton.

Aurin Squire is an award-winning playwright, reporter, and multimedia artist. He is a two-time recipient of the Lecomte du Nouy Prize from Lincoln Center and has received residencies at the Royal Court Theatre in London, Ars Nova, Lincoln Center Lab, National Black Theatre, the Dramatists Guild of America, and Brooklyn Arts Exchange. He was also a reporter for publications like ESPN, The Miami Herald, and Chicago Tribune. In the 2018-2019 season, Squire had six productions in Chicago, North Carolina, Seattle, Dallas, and Miami, including world premieres of “Fire Season” and “Confessions of a Cocaine Cowboy.” He won the 2017 Helen Merrill Prize for Emerging Playwrights and the Emerald Prize from Seattle Public Theatre for his new drama. In TV, Squire has been a writer for the CBS political satire “BrainDead,” and the NBC family drama “This is Us.” He is a producer/writer for the CBS show “The Good Fight” as well as the supernatural drama “Evil.”

 

Week Three will include: Shahid Nadeem (Pakistan) + Abhishek Majumdar & Anurupa Roy (India); Grzegorz Jarzyna (TR Warszawa) with Agata Kołacz & Roman Pawłowski (Poland)

Week Three included: Keith Adkins (The New BlackFest) with Dennis A. Allen II, France-Luce Benson, & Lisa Strum (NYC); Kelly Copper & Pavol Liska (Nature Theatre of Oklahoma) + Annie-B Parson & Paul Lazar (Big Dance Theatre), (NYC)

Participants from Week Two included: Laila Soliman, Dalia Basiouny (Egypt) + Sahar Assaf (Lebanon); Chou Tung-Yen, Kathy Hong, Wu-Kang Chen (Taiwan); Lucia Calamaro, Graziano Graziani, Valeria Orani (Italy); Meredith Monk (New York, US); Aristide Tarnagda & Safoura Kaboré (Burkina Faso).

Participants from Week One included: Taylor Mac & Kristin Martin (New York, US); Mok Chiu Yu (Hong Kong) + Hanchen Feng, Shuyi Liao (China); Thomas Ostermeier (Germany); Marco Martinelli, Ermanna Montanari (Teatro delle Albe) (Italy); Toshiki Okada (Japan)

For more information on the SEGAL TALKS, please visit www.theSegalCenter.org

ABOUT SEGAL TALKS:

SEGAL TALKS is a daily one-hour LIVE online conversation from Monday to Friday — about making art and making sense in the Time of Corona.

SEGAL TALKS was conceived, created and curated by Frank Hentschker in March 2020.

SEGAL TALKS has been made possible by the support of Susan and Jack Rudin(†), the Hearst Foundation, and Marvin Carlson, Sidney E. Cohn Chair, The Graduate Center CUNY.

ABOUT THE MARTIN E. SEGAL THEATRE CENTER: Originally founded in 1979 as the Center for Advanced Studies in Theatre Arts (CASTA), The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center was renamed in March of 1999 to recognize Martin E. Segal, one of New York City’s outstanding leaders of the arts. The Segal Center curates over thirty events throughout the Spring and Fall academic seasons, all free and open to the public. Dedicated to bridging the gap between the professional and academic theatre communities, the Segal Center presents readings, performance, lectures, and artists and academics in conversation. In addition, the Segal Center presents three annual festivals (PRELUDEPEN World Voices: International Pay Festival, and The Segal Center Film Festival on Theatre and Performance) and publishes and maintains three open access online journals (Arab StagesEuropean Stages, and The Journal of American Drama and Theatre). The Segal Center also publishes many volumes of plays in translation and is the leading publisher of plays from the Arab world. The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center (MESTC) is a vital component of the Theatre Program’s academic culture and creating in close collaboration a research nexus, focusing on dramaturgy, new media, and global theatre. The Segal Center provides an intimate platform where both artists and theatre professionals can actively participate with audiences to advance awareness and appreciation. www.TheSegalCenter.org

THE SEGAL TEAM
Creative Producer: Sunyoung Kim
Media Supervisor: Jackie Spaventa
Next Generation Fellow: May Adra

THE GRADUATE CENTER, CITY UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK, of which the Martin E. Segal Theatre Center is an integral part, is the doctorate-granting institution of The City University of New York (CUNY). An internationally recognized center for advanced studies and a national model for public doctoral education, the school offers more than thirty doctoral programs, as well as a number of master’s programs. Many of its faculty members are among the world’s leading scholars in their respective fields, and its alumni hold major positions in industry and government, as well as in academia. The Graduate Center is also home to twenty-eight interdisciplinary research centers and institutes focused on areas of compelling social, civic, cultural, and scientific concerns. Located in a landmark Fifth Avenue building, The Graduate Center has become a vital part of New York City’s intellectual and cultural life with its extensive array of public lectures, exhibitions, concerts, and theatrical events. www.gc.cuny.edu.

HowlRound Theatre Commons at www.HowlRound.com is a free and open platform for theatre makers worldwide that amplifies progressive, disruptive ideas about the art form and facilitates connection between diverse practitioners. HowlRound envisions a theatre field where resources and power are shared equitably in all directions, contributing to a more just and sustainable world.

HowlRound was founded on an organizing principle in the “commons”—a social structure that invites open participation around shared values. HowlRound is a knowledge commons that encourages freely sharing intellectual and artistic resources and expertise. It is our strong belief that the power of live theatre connects us across difference, puts us in proximity of one another, and strengthens our tether to our commonalities. HowlRound is based at Emerson College, Boston. www.HowlRound.com

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