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The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center Announces

 SEGAL TALKS Week 20

Week 20 Participants: BARAKA SELE (US); TANIA EL KHOURY & GIDEON LESTER (US); DAVID BRUIN & MIRANDA HAYMON (US)

Daily Live Online Conversations on US and Global Theatre & Performance
 Wednesday, September 30, 2020 – Friday, October 2, 2020, 12 noon EDT

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

The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center is proud to announce the new line-up of its new global series, SEGAL TALKS. Since the beginning of March the series featured close to 100 talks with 150 artists from 50 countries. New York, US, and international theatre artists, curators, researchers, and academics will talk daily during the week 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. After a break in August the series will now also focus on Theatre, Performance and The Political, highlighting the Segal Center’s 2022 New York International Festival of the Arts Project and the Center’s Public Park Project. The Segal Center is the only theatre institution in NYC and the US creating new, original, daily content for the global field of theater and performance. The series was conceived, created and curated by Frank Hentschker in March 2020.

SEGAL TALKS are free, open access, without ads will be live-streamed in English from Monday to Friday on HowlRound Theatre Commons and on the Segal Center Facebook . This program is presented in collaboration with HowlRound Theatre Commons, based at Emerson College. All SEGAL TALKS are archived on HowlRound, and on the Segal Center YouTube Channel.

 The work of the Segal Center has been supported in the past by Susan and Jack Rudin(†), the Hearst Foundation and currently by, 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.

Follow us @segalcenter on FacebookInstagram or Twitter 

SEGAL TALKS WEEK 20 SCHEDULE 

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 2020
12 noon EDT

Baraka Sele
Join us for a conversation about curating, producing and presenting theatre and performance in the Time of Corona

Baraka Sele has over 30 years’ experience as an independent consultant and a performing arts curator / producer.  She has held leadership positions as Assistant Vice President of Programming at New Jersey Performing Arts Center, as the first Artistic Director of Performing Arts at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco and Vice President of Performing Arts of The Houston International Festival. Throughout her career, Sele has traveled throughout Africa, Asia, Europe and North and South America to focus on collaborations and presentations with artists of diverse communities and cultures and to facilitate intercultural exchange. Her work or presentations have been featured in many publications, including American Theater, Inside Arts, The New York Times, and Washington Post. National and international awards include the Association of Performing Arts Professionals’ William Dawson Award for Programmatic Excellence for “the quality, innovation, and vision of program design, audience building and community involvement.”  At Rutgers University-Newark, Sele served as a Fellow for the Institute of Ethnicity, Culture and the Modern Experience and taught a graduate course in Leadership and Diversity.

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 01, 2020
12 noon EDT

Tania El Khoury & Gideon Lester
Join us for a conversation about curating, producing and presenting theatre and performance in the Time of Corona

Tania El Khoury is a live artist creating installations and performances focused on audience interactivity and its politics.  She is a Distinguished Artist in Residence of Theater and Performance and co-director of MA in Human Rights & The Arts at Bard College, New York. Her work has been presented in multiple languages across the world. She is a 2019 Soros Art Fellow and the recipient of the Bessies Award, the International Live Art Prize, the Total Theatre Innovation Award, and the Arches Brick Award. Tania holds a PhD in Performance Studies from Royal Holloway, University of London. She is co-founder of Dictaphone Group research and performance collective.

Gideon Lester is Artistic Director of the Fisher Center at Bard.  A festival director, creative producer, and dramaturg, he has collaborated with and commissioned leading American and international artists across disciplines, including Romeo Castellucci, Justin Vivian Bond, Brice Marden, Sarah Michelson, Nature Theater of Oklahoma, Claudia Rankine, Kaija Saariaho, and Anna Deavere Smith.  Recent and current projects include Where No Wall Remains, an international festival on borders (co-curated with Tania El Khoury); Daniel Fish’s Oklahoma! (Tony award); Pam Tanowitz’s Four Quartets; Ronald K. Brown and Meshell Ndegeocello’s Grace and Mercy; Ashley Tata’s Mad Forest, and Peter Sellars’ upcoming “This body is so impermanent…” He founded and directs Live Arts Bard, the Fisher Center’s residency and commissioning program, and chairs the undergraduate Theater & Performance Program at Bard College. He was previously co-curator of the Crossing the Line Festival and Acting Artistic Director at the American Repertory Theatre.

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 02, 2020
12:15pm EDT

David Bruin & Miranda Haymon
Join us for an update on the Segal Center’s PRELUDE 2020 festival with the curators

David Bruin is a dramaturg, producer, and scholar of theatre and performance, based in New York City. At the Martin E. Segal Theatre Center, he co-curated, along with Sanaz Ghajar, the 2019 Prelude Festival, titled Riotous Excursions. As a dramaturg, he has collaborated with Robert Woodruff, Liz Diamond, Lars Jan, and Asa Horvitz, and he has produced new work by Jeremy O. Harris, Erin Markey, and Jeff Augustin. He has worked as a theater consultant for Scott Rudin Productions, and currently works as a creative consultant and researcher for Jeff Augustin. He is the co-editor, along with Melanie Joseph, of A Moment on the Clock of the World (Haymarket Books, 2019), an anthology of new writing inspired by the Foundry Theatre. He has held editorial positions at Yale’s Theater magazine, and his writing has appeared in Theater, The Brooklyn Rail, HowlRound, and TDF Stages. He is currently a DFA candidate in dramaturgy and dramatic criticism at Yale School of Drama, where his dissertation project analyzes the role of abjection on the contemporary American stage.

Miranda Haymon is a Princess Grace Award/Honoraria-winning director, writer and deviser of performance. Recent projects include Really, Really Gorgeous (The Tank), Everybody (Sarah Lawrence College), In the Penal Colony (Next Door @ NYTW, The Tank) and Mondo Tragic (National Black Theater). Miranda is a Resident Director at Roundabout Theatre Company and The Tank, a New Georges Affiliate Artist, an Experimental Bitch Presents Resident Artist, a Space on Ryder Farm Creative Resident, member of the Lincoln Center Theater Directors Lab, and the Wingspace Mentorship Program. Miranda has held directing fellowships at New York Theatre Workshop, Manhattan Theatre Club, Roundabout Theatre Company and Arena Stage. BA Wesleyan University. Upcoming: Exception to the Rule (Roundabout Underground).www.mirandahaymon.com

PARTICIPANTS FROM THE PREVIOUS WEEKS

Click Here for Week 19 Participants: Marvin Carlson (NYC); Andras Forgach, Hannah Milovits & Laszlo Upor (Hungary); Dima Mikhayel Matta & Sahar Assaf (Lebanon)

Click Here for Week 18 Participants: Jacques Rancière (France); Morgan Jenness (NYC); Helly Minarti (Indonesia); Dima Mikhayel Matta & Yara Bou Nassar (Lebanon); Richard Schechner (NYC)

Click Here for Week 17 Participants: Acia Gray, Deborah Mitchell & Tony Waag (US); Carl Hancock Rux (US); Philippe Quesne (France); Betty Shamieh (US); Adelheid Roosen & Melanie Joseph (Netherlands/US)

Click Here for Week 16 Participants: Ping Chong (NYC); Susanne Kennedy (Germany); Lee Breuer & Maude Mitchell (NYC); Tiago Rodrigues (Portugal); Caridad Svich (US)

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
Next Generation Fellow: Andie Lerner

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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