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The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center Announces

 SEGAL TALKS Week 16

Week 16 Participants: PING CHONG (NYC); SUSANNE KENNEDY (Germany); LEE BREUER & MAUDE MITCHELL (NYC); TIAGO RODRIGUES (Portugal); CARIDAD SVICH (US)

Daily Live Online Conversations with US and Global Theatre Artists Monday, July 13, 2020 – Friday, July 17, 2020, 12 noon EDT

“New Times need new Forms of Theatre.” Bertolt Brecht

The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center is proud to announce the 16th weekly line-up of its new global series, SEGAL TALKS, which was conceived, created and curated by Frank Hentschker in March 2020. 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 Segal Center is the only theatre institution in NYC and the US creating original content.

The newly introduced ad-free SEGAL TALKS will be live-streamed in English from Monday to Friday on HowlRound Theatre Commons and on the Segal Center Facebook. All the previous SEGAL TALKS will be found on HowlRound, the Segal Center Facebook, and the Segal Center YouTube Channel. The Segal Theatre Center will raise money for theatre artists and companies. This program is in collaboration with HowlRound Theatre Commons, based at Emerson College.

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.

CONTACT

Send us your questions during the live streaming at SegalTalks@gmail.com.
Contact mest@gc.cuny.edu for more information on SEGAL TALKS.
Contact Frank Hentschker at fhentschker@gc.cuny.edu for press information.

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SEGAL TALKS WEEK 16 SCHEDULE 

 MONDAY, JULY 13, 2020
12 noon EDT

Ping Chong 
Join us for an update on the situation for theatre artists in NYC.

Ping Chong is a theater director, choreographer, video installation artist and a pioneer in the use of media in theater. His theatrical works bring his unique artistic vision to bear on major historical issues of our times and focus on bringing unheard voices and underrepresented stories to the stage. Encompassing puppetry, dance, documentary theater, sound, and other experimental theater forms, his works have explored a wide variety of subjects, from a hidden genocide in Africa to modernization in China to the experiences of Muslim youth in post-9/11 America. Throughout, the common thread has been a unifying commitment to artistic innovation and social responsibility. Since 1972, as founder and artistic director of Ping Chong + Company, he has created over 100 productions which have been presented at major theaters, festivals, and museums worldwide. He is the recipient of many awards including two Obie Awards, two Bessie awards and in 2014 he received a National Medal for the Arts from President Obama. The Aleph, de Maistre & Me is his most recent work and was made in Spring 2020 while he was quarantined in New York City.

TUESDAY, JULY 14, 2020
12 noon EDT

Susanne Kennedy
Join us for an update on the situation for theatre artists in Germany.

 Susanne Kennedy

 Born in Friedrichshafen, Germany in 1977, Susanne Kennedy studied direction at the Hogeschool voor de Kunsten in Amsterdam. Director Susanne Kennedy responds to the new balance of power between bodies, technical objects and machines with an aesthetic that is beyond the human. Distorted by masks, playback dialogue, doppelgängers and multimedia, the actors confront the audience with a post-humanistic subjectivity. In January 2020, Susanne Kennedy and Markus Selg designed a model for the creation of a world. ULTRAWORLD investigates consciousness as a virtual construction of the world and simulates the transformation of the human being within it. In June 2020 they were able to show Oracle just after the lockdown ended in Germany. “Oracle” is an installation that can be visited individually and explores the transformative power of an oracle using artificial intelligence.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 15, 2020
12 noon EDT

Lee Breuer & Maude Mitchell
Join us for an update on the situation in NYC.

 Lee Breuer (Chevalier and MacArthur Fellow) is a writer, director, poet, lyricist, filmmaker, adapter, producer, and teacher whose work expands the boundaries of storytelling in the theatre. He is a founding artistic director of Mabou Mines. “The Gospel of Colonus”, his unprecedented merger of Greek theatre and gospel service, is now a classic of the contemporary stage, as is his post-Brechtian production “Mabou Mines DollHouse”. Recent publications:  “Getting Off”, Theatre Communications Group. “La Divina Caricatura: Bunraku Meets Motown”, Seagull Books.

 Maude Mitchell (Mabou Mines Associate Artist) actor, dramaturge, adapter. Drama League Nomination, Backstage West Garland Award, Elliot Norton Award, & Village Voice Obie Award for playing Nora in Mabou Mines DollHouse (33 venues on 5 continents, 2003-2011). Two decades of ongoing collaborations with partner director/writer Lee Breuer. Recently: Guest speaker: The American Embassy in Cairo, Egypt & The Cairo International Festival for Contemporary and Experimental Theatre. Global Doll’s House The Ibsen Centre, Oslo, Norway (via Zoom). Guest presentation of Medea, Oxford, UK, 2019.

THURSDAY, JULY 16, 2020
12 noon EDT

Tiago Rodrigues
Join us for an update on the situation for theatre artists in Portugal.

 Tiago Rodrigues

Born in 1977, Rodrigues co-directed, with Magda Bizarro, from 2003 to December 2014, the Mundo Perfeito theatre company. Trained as an actor in Lisbon, Rodrigues soon became close to those who were reinventing the theatrical fabric, either in Portugal, such as the decentred practice of Jorge Silva Melo with Artistas Unidos, or in Europe, such as Tg Stan, a highly influential Belgian troupe within Portuguese theatre in the late nineties/early noughts, with whom Rodrigues has co-created and performed several times. Since the end of 2014, Tiago Rodrigues has been the (youngest ever) Artistic Director of the prestigious National Theatre D. Maria II.

FRIDAY, JULY 17, 2020
12 noon EDT

Caridad Svich
Join us for an update on the situation for theatre artists in the US.

 Caridad Svich received the 2012 OBIE for Lifetime Achievement and the 2011 ATCA Primus Prize for The House of the Spirits, based on Isabel Allende’s novel, and NNPN rolling world premieres for RED BIKE and GUAPA. Her plays & performance texts, in English and Spanish, focus on human and environmental rights, gender fluidity, incantatory speech acts and hybridity. She has written several books on theatre, among them Fifty Playwrights on Their Craft (Methuen Drama, 2018), and Mitchell & Trask’s Hedwig and the Angry Inch (Routledge, 2019). She is the founder of NoPassport, associate editor at Contemporary Theatre Review (Routledge, UK), and on the advisory board of Global Performance Studies. Her first feature film (as co-screenwriter) Fugitive Dreams, based on her play, stars April Matthis and Scott Shepard, and premieres at the 2020 Fantasia International Film Festival in Montreal later this summer.

PARTICIPANTS FROM THE PREVIOUS WEEKS

Click Here for Week 15 Participants: Karishma Bhagani, Anne Moraa & Sitawa Namwalie (Kenya); Émilie Monnet & Greg Hill (Canada); Satoko Ichihara (Japan); Niegel Smith (NYC); Jean-Claude van Itallie (US)

Click Here for Week 14 Participants: Kemi Ilesanmi & Ebony Noelle Golden (NYC); Gianina Cărbunariu (Romania) & Jeton Neziraj (Kosovo); Frédérique Aït-Touati (France); Iman Aoun (Palestine); Evoné Walters (Jamaica)

Click Here for Week 13 Participants: Muriel Miguel & Gloria Miguel (US); Daniely Francisque (Martinique); Eugenio Barba (Italy); Paul Pryce (NYC); Liwaa Yazji (Syria)

Click Here for Week 12 Participants: Peter Schumann (US); Govin Ruben & Terence Conrad (Malaysia); Tania Bruguera (Cuba); Hope Azeda (Rwanda); Saman Amini (Netherlands/Iran)

Click Here for Week 11 Participants: Jonathan McCrory & Ngozi Anyanwu (NYC); James Scruggs & Tamilla Woodard (NYC); Jean-Luc Nancy(France); Awoye Timpo (NYC); Woodie King Jr. (NYC)

Click Here for Week 10 Participants: Emmanuel Demarcy-Mota (France); Ralph B. Peña (USA/NYC); Ruth Kanner, Joshua Sobol, Maya Arad Yasur (Israel); Avra Sidiropoulou (Greece); Ashley Tata (USA/NYC)

Click Here for Week 9 Participants: Kris Verdonck (Belgium); Aina Tur (Spain); Anne Bogart (New York, USA); Patricia Cornelius (Australia);Hoi Fai Wu (Hong Kong)

Click Here for Week 8  Participants: Maria Tri Sulistyani (Indonesia); Pamela Villoresi (Italy); Richard Foreman (USA); Thomas Oberender(Germany); Phillip Howze & Jordana De La Cruz(USA)

Click Here for Week 7 Participants: Ismail Mahomed (South Africa); Natalia Vorozhbit(Ukraine);Amir Nizar Zuabi & Fidaa Zaidan (Palestine); Roberta Estrela D’alva & Dione Carlos(Brazil); Edouard Elvis Bvouma & Hermine Yollo (Cameroon)

Click Here for Week 6 Participants: Andrea Tompa & Anna Lengyel (Hungary); Lola Arias (Argentina); Mihaela Drăgan & Mihaela Michailov (Romania); Zuleikha Allana (India); Stacy Klein & Stephanie Monseu (USA)

Click Here for Week 5 Participants: Rimini Protokoll’s Daniel Wetzel, Helgard Haug, & Stefan Kaegi(Germany); Guy Régis Jr (Haiti); Jalila Baccar (Tunis); Peter Sellars (USA); Oskar Eustis& Tony Torn (NYC, USA)

Click Here for Week 4 Participants: Milo Rau (Switzerland); Richard Schechner (NYC, US); Basil Jones(South Africa); Arthur Nauzyciel & Keren Ann (France); Guillermo Calderón (Chile)

Click Here for Week 3 Participants: The New BlackFest’s Keith Adkins with Dennis A. Allen II, France-Luce Benson, & Lisa Strum (NYC); Nature Theatre of Oklahoma’s Kelly Copper & Pavol Liska + The Big Dance Theatre’s Annie-B Parson & Paul Lazar (NYC); The Foundry Theatre’s Melanie Joseph with Aaron Landsman & Aurin Squire (NYC); Shahid Nadeem (Pakistan) + Abhishek Majumdar & Anurupa Roy(India); TR Warszawa’s Grzegorz Jarzynawith Agata Kołacz & Roman Pawłowski (Poland)

Click Here for Week 2 Participants: 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)

Click Here for Week 1 Participants: Taylor Mac & Kristin Marting (New York, US); Mok Chiu Yu(Hong Kong) + Hanchen Feng, Shuyi Liao(China); Thomas Ostermeier (Germany); Teatro delle Albe’s Marco Martinelli, Ermanna Montanari (Italy); Toshiki Okada (Japan)

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
Executive Director: Frank Hentschker
Creative Producer: Sunyoung Kim
Next Generation Fellow: Andie Lerner

Assistant Director of Programs: Kyueun Kim

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. http://www.howlround.com

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