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April 5

SEGAL TALKS: Full Week 2 Artist Lineup

The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center Announces
 SEGAL TALKS
Week Two

Daily Live Online Conversations with US and Global Theatre Artists
on howlround.tv

Starting Monday, April 6, 2020
Every Monday through Friday, 12 noon EDT New York Time

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

(New York, New York, April 3, 2020 — ) The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center is proud to announce the second weekly line-up of its new global series, SEGAL TALKS.

New York, US, and international theatre artists, curators, researchers and academics will talk 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 Weltzustandthe State of the World.

A daily one-hour LIVE online talk from Monday to Friday — about making art and making sense in the Time of Corona.

The newly introduced SEGAL TALKS are in English, ad-free and will be live-streaming on howlround.tv as well as on the Segal Center YouTube Channel. Each session will be archived on both platforms, 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 session at: SegalTalks@gmail.com 

The second weekly program, starting Monday, April 6, 2020, will feature:

Laila Soliman & Dalia Basiouny (Egypt) & Sahar Assaf (Lebanon); Tung-Yen & Wu-Kang Chen (Taiwan); Lucia Calamaro, Graziano Graziani, Valeria Orani (Italy); Meredith Monk (New York, US); Aristide Tarnagda (Burkina Faso).

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

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.

 

WEEK 2 SCHEDULE

MONDAY, APRIL 6, 2020
12 noon, EDT New York Time
https://howlround.com/happenings/livestreaming-segal-talks-sahar-assaf-lebanon-dalia-basiouny-laila-soliman-egypt

Sahar Assaf (Lebanon), Dalia Basiouny  & Laila Soliman (Egypt)
Join us for an update on the situation for theatre artists in the Arab world. 

  Sahar Assaf is an actress, stage director and Assistant Professor of Theatre at the American University of Beirut. She recently translated and directed Garcia-Lorca’s Blood Wedding as a site-specific performance and co-translated, co-directed and starred in Shakespeare’s King Lear. Sahar is a member of Lincoln Center Director’s Lab and the founder of Directors Lab Mediterranean, a sister Lab to Lincoln Center.  

  Dalia Basiouny is an Egyptian writer, theatre maker, activist, academic and translator. Her theatre work includes directing 20 plays performed in Egypt, England, USA, Morocco, Iraq, Zimbabwe, Ethiopia and Germany. Basiouny’s theatre and academic work focuses on the role of women in theatre. She established “Sabeel for the Arts” in Cairo, 1997. This independent group promotes women’s work, explores non-traditional theatre settings, and new ways of telling women stories in theatre and on film.  

  Laila Soliman (born 1981) is an independent Egyptian theatre director, dramaturge and playwright, living and working in Cairo. Her works since 2004 have been mainly shown in Egypt, Tunis, Lebanon, Syria and in Europe. Soliman does not have a theatre company but instead people join in her projects as collaborators. She takes on various functions herself in support of her projects as required, including publicity, fundraising and set and costume design. Her works have been presented in Egypt, Syria, Lebanon and various countries in Europe.

TUESDAY, APRIL 7, 2020
12 noon, EDT New York Time
howlround.com/happenings/livestreaming-segal-talks-lucia-calamaro-graziano-graziani-valeria-orani-italy

Lucia Calamaro, Graziano Graziani & Valeria Orani (Italy)
Join us for an update on the situation for theatre artists in Italy. 

  Lucia Calamaro is a playwright, director, and actress studied in Paris and started her career in Montevideo, Uruguay, where she directed a small experimental theatre company. Her shows were influenced by her personal doubts and novels by Boris Vian, Juan Carlos Onetti, Fernando Pessoa, and Augusto Roa Bastos. In 2001, she returned to Rome with a postgraduate degree in Ancient Dramaturgy and Versification. She works as an actress for Giuseppe Marini and in 2003 founded the company Malebolge, beginning her career as a playwright.

  Graziano Graziani is a theatre critic, writer and journalist. He’s a cohost of Fahrenheit on Radio 3 Rai and he has written for numerous papers (favorite credits are Lo Straniero, Internazionale.it, the blog of Minimum Fax minima & moralia and the new Treccani webzine, il Tascabile). He collaborates with Rai 5 for which he created many documentaries on contemporary theatre. He has published various books, last of which was Atlante delle Micronazioni (2015) by Quodlibet editor. He curates a blog named Stati d’eccezione.

  Valeria Orani founded Umanism as a platform to support European arts in New York City. Before moving to the Big Apple, she worked in public and private Italian theatre institutions as Administrative Director, Coordinator and Executive Producer, supporting a large number of artistic projects. In 2003, Valeria founded 369gradi, a center for the promotion and distribution of Italian culture, to investigate new possibilities in contemporary art, performing arts and drama.

 

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 8, 2020
12 noon, EDT New York Time
howlround.com/happenings/livestreaming-segal-talks-chou-tung-yen-wu-kang-chen-taiwan

Chou Tung-yen & Wu-Kang Chen (Taiwan)
Join us for an update on the situation for theatre artists in Taiwan.

  Chou Tung-Yen is the founder and director of Very Mainstream Studio & Very Theatre Company (www.vmstudio.tw). Centering around theatre and moving image, he makes interdisciplinary works of performance, installation, and music video. By blending digital imagery, physical movement and theatrical elements, he has created several award-winning performances including Emptied Memories and Teatime with me, myself and I. Alongside creating poetic theatre performances/ installations, he made several short films and feature documentaries which screened internationally, including Golden Horse Festival, Seattle International Film Festival and OutFest in LA.

  Wu-Kang Chen, born and raised in Taiwan, started studying dance at the age of twelve and graduated from the Taiwan University of Arts. Wu-Kang joined Eliot Feld’s Ballet Tech, where he became a soloist the following year, and Peridance. Starting his long-term collaboration with choreographer Eliot Feld, he was invited to join Feld’s Diamond Project of New York City Ballet in 2006. In 2004, he co-founded HORSE Dance Theatre as Artistic Director with significant works including Velocity (2007), Bones (2008), 2 Men (2012) which toured in Asia, the US and Europe. Wu-Kang curated Dance X Sounds seasonal improvisation platform Primal Chaos in 2016.

THURSDAY APRIL 9, 2020
12 noon, EDT New York Time
howlround.com/happenings/livestreaming-segal-talks-meredith-monk

Meredith Monk
Join us for an update on the situation for theatre artists in New York City.

  Meredith Monk is considered one of the most unique and influential artists of our time. She has been a pioneer of interdisciplinary work for over 50 years. Her award-winning films, Ellis Island and Book of Days, have screened world-wide and on PBS, and her music has been used by filmmakers Jean-Luc Godard, Terrence Malick, David Byrne and the Coen brothers, among others. Monk has made more than a dozen recordings on the ECM label, including the 2008 Grammy-nominated Impermanence. In conjunction with her 50th season of performing and creating work, she was named the 2014-15 Debs Composer’s Chair at Carnegie Hall. Recent honors include the 2017 Dorothy and Lillian Gish Prize and a 2015 National Medal of Arts.

FRIDAY, APRIL 10, 2020
12 noon, EDT New York Time
howlround.com/happenings/livestreaming-segal-talks-aristide-tarnagda-burkina-faso

Aristide Tarnagda (Burkina Faso)
Join us for an update on the situation for theatre artists in Burkina Faso.

  Aristide Tarnagda (Burkina Faso) studied at Jean-Pierre Guingané’s Théâtre de la Fraternité. In 2013, he directed his own play And if I was going to kill them all Ma’am? on a mainstage at the Avignon Theatre Festival, while another of his plays, Red Earth was included in the Off-Festival. He is the Artistic Director of the Récréâtrales Festival, one of the largest Pan-African performance festivals, based in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso.

 

  Heather Jeanne Denyer (interpreter and translator of Aristide Tarnagda) is an Assistant Professor of Theatre at California State University – Fullerton. She is a dramaturg, playwright, translator, and scholar who focuses on women’s studies and African theatre and puppetry. She has a PhD in Theatre &  Performance from the Graduate Center, CUNY, and an MFA in Dramaturgy from Columbia University.​​

 

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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April 6

SEGAL TALKS: Sahar Assaf (Lebanon), Dalia Basiouny  & Laila Soliman (Egypt)

The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center Announces
 SEGAL TALKS
Week Two

Daily Live Online Conversations with US and Global Theatre Artists
on howlround.tv

Starting Monday, April 6, 2020
Every Monday through Friday, 12 noon EDT New York Time

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

(New York, New York, April 3, 2020 — ) The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center is proud to announce the second weekly line-up of its new global series, SEGAL TALKS.

New York, US, and international theatre artists, curators, researchers and academics will talk 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 Weltzustandthe State of the World.

A daily one-hour LIVE online talk from Monday to Friday — about making art and making sense in the Time of Corona.

The newly introduced SEGAL TALKS are in English, ad-free and will be live-streaming on howlround.tv as well as on the Segal Center YouTube Channel. Each session will be archived on both platforms, 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 session at: SegalTalks@gmail.com

The second weekly program, starting Monday, April 6, 2020, will feature:

Laila Soliman & Dalia Basiouny (Egypt) & Sahar Assaf (Lebanon); Tung-Yen & Wu-Kang Chen (Taiwan); Lucia Calamaro, Graziano Graziani, Valeria Orani (Italy); Meredith Monk (New York, US); Aristide Tarnagda (Burkina Faso).

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

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.

 

WEEK 2 SCHEDULE

MONDAY, APRIL 6, 2020
12 noon, EDT New York Time
https://howlround.com/happenings/livestreaming-segal-talks-sahar-assaf-lebanon-dalia-basiouny-laila-soliman-egypt

Sahar Assaf (Lebanon), Dalia Basiouny  & Laila Soliman (Egypt)
Join us for an update on the situation for theatre artists in the Arab world.

  Sahar Assaf is an actress, stage director and Assistant Professor of Theatre at the American University of Beirut. She recently translated and directed Garcia-Lorca’s Blood Wedding as a site-specific performance and co-translated, co-directed and starred in Shakespeare’s King Lear. Sahar is a member of Lincoln Center Director’s Lab and the founder of Directors Lab Mediterranean, a sister Lab to Lincoln Center.

  Dalia Basiouny is an Egyptian writer, theatre maker, activist, academic and translator. Her theatre work includes directing 20 plays performed in Egypt, England, USA, Morocco, Iraq, Zimbabwe, Ethiopia and Germany. Basiouny’s theatre and academic work focuses on the role of women in theatre. She established “Sabeel for the Arts” in Cairo, 1997. This independent group promotes women’s work, explores non-traditional theatre settings, and new ways of telling women stories in theatre and on film.

  Laila Soliman (born 1981) is an independent Egyptian theatre director, dramaturge and playwright, living and working in Cairo. Her works since 2004 have been mainly shown in Egypt, Tunis, Lebanon, Syria and in Europe. Soliman does not have a theatre company but instead people join in her projects as collaborators. She takes on various functions herself in support of her projects as required, including publicity, fundraising and set and costume design. Her works have been presented in Egypt, Syria, Lebanon and various countries in Europe.

 

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

 

Start: Apr 6, 2020
End: Apr 6, 2020
Venue: https://howlround.com/happenings/livestreaming-segal-talks-sahar-assaf-lebanon-dalia-basiouny-laila-soliman-egypt
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April 7

SEGAL TALKS: Lucia Calamaro, Graziano Graziani & Valeria Orani (Italy)

The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center Announces
 SEGAL TALKS
Week Two

Daily Live Online Conversations with US and Global Theatre Artists
on howlround.tv

Starting Monday, April 6, 2020
Every Monday through Friday, 12 noon EDT New York Time

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

(New York, New York, April 3, 2020 — ) The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center is proud to announce the second weekly line-up of its new global series, SEGAL TALKS.

New York, US, and international theatre artists, curators, researchers and academics will talk 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 Weltzustandthe State of the World.

A daily one-hour LIVE online talk from Monday to Friday — about making art and making sense in the Time of Corona.

The newly introduced SEGAL TALKS are in English, ad-free and will be live-streaming on howlround.tv as well as on the Segal Center YouTube Channel. Each session will be archived on both platforms, 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 session at: SegalTalks@gmail.com

The second weekly program, starting Monday, April 6, 2020, will feature:

Laila Soliman & Dalia Basiouny (Egypt) & Sahar Assaf (Lebanon); Tung-Yen & Wu-Kang Chen (Taiwan); Lucia Calamaro, Graziano Graziani, Valeria Orani (Italy); Meredith Monk (New York, US); Aristide Tarnagda (Burkina Faso).

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

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.

 

WEEK 2 SCHEDULE

TUESDAY, APRIL 7, 2020
12 noon, EDT New York Time
howlround.com/happenings/livestreaming-segal-talks-lucia-calamaro-graziano-graziani-valeria-orani-italy

Lucia Calamaro, Graziano Graziani & Valeria Orani (Italy)
Join us for an update on the situation for theatre artists in Italy.

  Lucia Calamaro is a playwright, director, and actress studied in Paris and started her career in Montevideo, Uruguay, where she directed a small experimental theatre company. Her shows were influenced by her personal doubts and novels by Boris Vian, Juan Carlos Onetti, Fernando Pessoa, and Augusto Roa Bastos. In 2001, she returned to Rome with a postgraduate degree in Ancient Dramaturgy and Versification. She works as an actress for Giuseppe Marini and in 2003 founded the company Malebolge, beginning her career as a playwright.

  Graziano Graziani is a theatre critic, writer and journalist. He’s a cohost of Fahrenheit on Radio 3 Rai and he has written for numerous papers (favorite credits are Lo Straniero, Internazionale.it, the blog of Minimum Fax minima & moralia and the new Treccani webzine, il Tascabile). He collaborates with Rai 5 for which he created many documentaries on contemporary theatre. He has published various books, last of which was Atlante delle Micronazioni (2015) by Quodlibet editor. He curates a blog named Stati d’eccezione.

  Valeria Orani founded Umanism as a platform to support European arts in New York City. Before moving to the Big Apple, she worked in public and private Italian theatre institutions as Administrative Director, Coordinator and Executive Producer, supporting a large number of artistic projects. In 2003, Valeria founded 369gradi, a center for the promotion and distribution of Italian culture, to investigate new possibilities in contemporary art, performing arts and drama.

 

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

 

Start: Apr 7, 2020
End: Apr 7, 2020
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April 8

SEGALK TALKS: Chou Tung-yen & Wu-Kang Chen (Taiwan)

The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center Announces
 SEGAL TALKS
Week Two

Daily Live Online Conversations with US and Global Theatre Artists
on howlround.tv

Starting Monday, April 6, 2020
Every Monday through Friday, 12 noon EDT New York Time

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

(New York, New York, April 3, 2020 — ) The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center is proud to announce the second weekly line-up of its new global series, SEGAL TALKS.

New York, US, and international theatre artists, curators, researchers and academics will talk 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 Weltzustandthe State of the World.

A daily one-hour LIVE online talk from Monday to Friday — about making art and making sense in the Time of Corona.

The newly introduced SEGAL TALKS are in English, ad-free and will be live-streaming on howlround.tv as well as on the Segal Center YouTube Channel. Each session will be archived on both platforms, 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 session at: SegalTalks@gmail.com

The second weekly program, starting Monday, April 6, 2020, will feature:

Laila Soliman & Dalia Basiouny (Egypt) & Sahar Assaf (Lebanon); Tung-Yen & Wu-Kang Chen (Taiwan); Lucia Calamaro, Graziano Graziani, Valeria Orani (Italy); Meredith Monk (New York, US); Aristide Tarnagda (Burkina Faso).

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

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.

WEEK 2 SCHEDULE

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 8, 2020
12 noon, EDT New York Time
howlround.com/happenings/livestreaming-segal-talks-chou-tung-yen-wu-kang-chen-taiwan

Chou Tung-yen & Wu-Kang Chen (Taiwan)
Join us for an update on the situation for theatre artists in Taiwan.

  Chou Tung-Yen is the founder and director of Very Mainstream Studio & Very Theatre Company (www.vmstudio.tw). Centering around theatre and moving image, he makes interdisciplinary works of performance, installation, and music video. By blending digital imagery, physical movement and theatrical elements, he has created several award-winning performances including Emptied Memories and Teatime with me, myself and I. Alongside creating poetic theatre performances/ installations, he made several short films and feature documentaries which screened internationally, including Golden Horse Festival, Seattle International Film Festival and OutFest in LA.

  Wu-Kang Chen, born and raised in Taiwan, started studying dance at the age of twelve and graduated from the Taiwan University of Arts. Wu-Kang joined Eliot Feld’s Ballet Tech, where he became a soloist the following year, and Peridance. Starting his long-term collaboration with choreographer Eliot Feld, he was invited to join Feld’s Diamond Project of New York City Ballet in 2006. In 2004, he co-founded HORSE Dance Theatre as Artistic Director with significant works including Velocity (2007), Bones (2008), 2 Men (2012) which toured in Asia, the US and Europe. Wu-Kang curated Dance X Sounds seasonal improvisation platform Primal Chaos in 2016.

 

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

 

April 9

SEGAL TALKS: Meredith Monk (NYC, USA)

The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center Announces
 SEGAL TALKS
Week Two

Daily Live Online Conversations with US and Global Theatre Artists
on howlround.tv
Starting Monday, April 6, 2020
Every Monday through Friday, 12 noon EDT New York Time

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

(New York, New York, April 3, 2020 — ) The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center is proud to announce the second weekly line-up of its new global series, SEGAL TALKS.

New York, US, and international theatre artists, curators, researchers and academics will talk 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 Weltzustandthe State of the World.

A daily one-hour LIVE online talk from Monday to Friday — about making art and making sense in the Time of Corona.

The newly introduced SEGAL TALKS are in English, ad-free and will be live-streaming on howlround.tv as well as on the Segal Center YouTube Channel. Each session will be archived on both platforms, 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 session at: SegalTalks@gmail.com

The second weekly program, starting Monday, April 6, 2020, will feature:

Laila Soliman & Dalia Basiouny (Egypt) & Sahar Assaf (Lebanon); Tung-Yen & Wu-Kang Chen (Taiwan); Lucia Calamaro, Graziano Graziani, Valeria Orani (Italy); Meredith Monk (New York, US); Aristide Tarnagda (Burkina Faso).

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

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.

 

WEEK 2 SCHEDULE

THURSDAY APRIL 9, 2020
12 noon, EDT New York Time
howlround.com/happenings/livestreaming-segal-talks-meredith-monk

Meredith Monk
Join us for an update on the situation for theatre artists in New York City.

  Meredith Monk is considered one of the most unique and influential artists of our time. She has been a pioneer of interdisciplinary work for over 50 years. Her award-winning films, Ellis Island and Book of Days, have screened world-wide and on PBS, and her music has been used by filmmakers Jean-Luc Godard, Terrence Malick, David Byrne and the Coen brothers, among others. Monk has made more than a dozen recordings on the ECM label, including the 2008 Grammy-nominated Impermanence. In conjunction with her 50th season of performing and creating work, she was named the 2014-15 Debs Composer’s Chair at Carnegie Hall. Recent honors include the 2017 Dorothy and Lillian Gish Prize and a 2015 National Medal of Arts.

 

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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April 10

SEGAL TALKS: Aristide Tarnagda (Burkina Faso)

The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center Announces
 SEGAL TALKS
Week Two

Daily Live Online Conversations with US and Global Theatre Artists
on howlround.tv

Starting Monday, April 6, 2020
Every Monday through Friday, 12 noon EDT New York Time

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

(New York, New York, April 3, 2020 — ) The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center is proud to announce the second weekly line-up of its new global series, SEGAL TALKS.

New York, US, and international theatre artists, curators, researchers and academics will talk 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 Weltzustandthe State of the World.

A daily one-hour LIVE online talk from Monday to Friday — about making art and making sense in the Time of Corona.

The newly introduced SEGAL TALKS are in English, ad-free and will be live-streaming on howlround.tv as well as on the Segal Center YouTube Channel. Each session will be archived on both platforms, 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 session at: SegalTalks@gmail.com

The second weekly program, starting Monday, April 6, 2020, will feature:

Laila Soliman & Dalia Basiouny (Egypt) & Sahar Assaf (Lebanon); Tung-Yen & Wu-Kang Chen (Taiwan); Lucia Calamaro, Graziano Graziani, Valeria Orani (Italy); Meredith Monk (New York, US); Aristide Tarnagda (Burkina Faso).

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

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.

 

WEEK 2 SCHEDULE

FRIDAY, APRIL 10, 2020
12 noon, EDT New York Time
howlround.com/happenings/livestreaming-segal-talks-aristide-tarnagda-burkina-faso

Aristide Tarnagda (Burkina Faso)
Join us for an update on the situation for theatre artists in Burkina Faso.

  Aristide Tarnagda (Burkina Faso) studied at Jean-Pierre Guingané’s Théâtre de la Fraternité. In 2013, he directed his own play And if I was going to kill them all Ma’am? on a mainstage at the Avignon Theatre Festival, while another of his plays, Red Earth was included in the Off-Festival. He is the Artistic Director of the Récréâtrales Festival, one of the largest Pan-African performance festivals, based in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso.

 

  Heather Jeanne Denyer (interpreter and translator of Aristide Tarnagda) is an Assistant Professor of Theatre at California State University – Fullerton. She is a dramaturg, playwright, translator, and scholar who focuses on women’s studies and African theatre and puppetry. She has a PhD in Theatre &  Performance from the Graduate Center, CUNY, and an MFA in Dramaturgy from Columbia University.​​

 

 

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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April 14

POSTPONED: Rimini Protokoll (Germany)

POSTPONED (New Date TBC)

Tuesday, April 14
Segal Theatre
with Stefan Kaegi & Helgard Haug
All Day Screenings
6:30pm Artist Talk

FREE + Open to public. First come, first served

Stefan Kaegi and Helgard Haug. Photo Courtesy of the Artists.

12:00 – 6:00 pm All Day Screenings of excerpts from:
Wahlkampf Wallenstein; Remore Berlin; Prometheus in Athens;
Situation Rooms; World Climate Change Conference

Rimini Protokoll is the label of the works of Helgard Haug, Stefan Kaegi and
Daniel Wetzel
. They produce documentary theatre pieces, radio shows and work in the urban environment in a diverse variety of collaborative partnerships. Using research, auditions and conceptual processes, allowing what they call ‘Experts’ to find their unique voice.

Works include Lagos Business Angels with Nigerian business people, the multi-player video piece Situation Rooms, 100% City with a sample of 100 citizens on stage as well as Weltklimakonferenz —a simulation of the UN Conference on climate change or
Homevisit Europe—a staged intervention in hundreds of living rooms all around the world.

In 2008, Rimini Protokoll have been awarded with the European prize for New Realities in Theatre. In 2011 they were awarded the Silver Lion of the 41th Biennale of Venice, established to honour new theatrical realities. In 2015, they received the Grand Prix of Swiss Theatre.

BAM, The Brooklyn Academy of Music will present April 24— 26, 2020 the New York premiere of 100% Brooklyn: “Together, they reflect the makeup of the city, each selected because they mirror the demographics of 1% of the borough.”

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April 20

POSTPONED: MACHINE MADE SILENCE: The Art of Kris Verdonck (Belgium)

POSTPONED (New Date TBC)

Monday, April 20
Segal Theatre
6:30pm Panel + Book Celebration
with co-editors Peter Eckersall & Kristof van Baarle with contributors
Tawny Andersen, Sarah Lucie, Frank Hentschker

FREE + Open to public. First come, first served.

From Left to Right: Kristof van Baarle, photo by Alwin Poyana. Kris Verdonck, photo by Bea Borgers. Book Cover Image: Machine Made Silence

 

Join us for an evening celebrating the new 2020 publication Machine Made Silence—The Art of Kris Verdonck, published by Richard Gough’s Performance Research Books in the UK. Rich in images, the book also includes drawings and sketches, opening up the creative process. Looking at the work of Kris Verdonck, tensions come to the fore between humans and machines, between life and death, between the now and the end, between visual arts and performing arts, between something and nothing. With a preface by Guy Gypens and texts by Edward Scheer, Charlotte De Somviele, Marianne Van Kerkhoven,
Sarah Lucie, Frank Hentschker
and others.

Kris Verdonck studied visual arts, architecture and theatre and this training is evident in his work. His creations are positioned in the transit zone between visual arts and theatre, between installation and performance, between dance and architecture. www.atwodogscompany.org/en

Kristof van Baarle is a dramaturge and researcher. Currently he is a post-doctoral researcher at Antwerp University, where he also teaches dramaturgy. Together with Kris Verdonck, he conducts a three-year research project on the convergences between Samuel Beckett and Noh-theatre.

Peter Eckersall is a Professor of Theatre at The Graduate Center CUNY.

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April 23

POSTPONED: Net-Works: Mapping Labor in Theatre and Performance

POSTPONED (New Date TBC)

Thursday, April 23
Graduate Center CUNY
All Day Panel Discussions + 7:00pm Keynote
DTSA GC CUNY Student Conference

FREE + Open to public. First come, first served

Theatre and performance constantly negotiate between seen and unseen labor. Certain kinds of labor disappear, both socially and theatrically, while others are put on display. Organized by students of the Ph.D. Program in Theatre and Performance, “Net-Works: Mapping Labor in Theatre and Performance” is a conference that seeks to uncover the collaborative and solitary labor necessitated by creative and performative spaces; the labor of working in a globally connected world; and the labor of working at the intersections of the material, the human, and the ephemeral.

Through panel discussions held throughout the day and an evening keynote speech open to the public, the conference aims to discuss and exchange interrogative approaches to the study of labor along with its visible and invisible networks in theatre and performance.

Opening Remarks by: David Savran.
Keynote by: Shannon Jackson.
Organized by: Taylor Culbert, Ruijiao Dong, Mayurakshi Sen,
and Alex Viteri Arturo.

Net-Works is produced with the support of the Doctoral Theatre Students’ Association (DTSA); The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center; The Ph.D. Program in Theatre and Performance; the Sidney E. Cohn, Vera Mowry Roberts Chair, and the Lucille Lortel Chairs.

Date: April 23
Venue: Segal Theatre and other locations within the CUNY Center for Graduate Studies
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April 27

POSTPONED: 2020 DTSA Booth Award Honoring Mimi Lien

POSTPONED (New Date TBC)

Monday, April 27
Segal Theatre
6:30pm Award Ceremony

FREE + Open to public. First come, first served

 

Set Design by Mimi Lien, AN OCTOROON.
By Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, directed by Sarah Benson. Soho Rep/Theatre for a New Audience, costumes by Wade Laboissonnierre.
Photo by Mimi Lien.

The Doctoral Theatre Students’ Association presents the 2020 Edwin Booth Award to New York designer Mimi Lien. The Edwin Booth Award is given annually by the DTSA to honor a person, organization, or company for their outstanding contribution to the NYC theatre community, and to promote integration of professional and academic theatre.

Mimi Lien designs sets and environments for theatre, dance, and opera. Arriving at set design from a background in architecture, her work often focuses on the interaction between audience/environment and object/performer. She is co-founder of JACK, the inclusion-minded performance space in Brooklyn; sits on the Board of Directors at Soho Rep; and is a core company member of Pig Iron Theatre Company (Philadelphia), where she was recently the lead artist of SUPERTERRANEAN (‘19), the company’s epic piece of “visual theatre.”

Her visual dramaturgy has been central to some of the most celebrated shows in recent NYC history, including Fairview, An Octoroon, Taylor Mac’s A 24-Decade History of Popular Music, John, and Natasha, Pierre, & The Great Comet of 1812. Her work has been recognized with the Obie Award, Hewes Design Award, Tony Award, Drama Desk Award, Outer Critics Circle Award, Lucille Lortel Award, Bessie Aware, and the MacArthur Fellowship. Past honorees include Ellen Stewart (‘84), Joseph Papp (‘89), Arthur Miller (‘92), Richard Foreman (‘97), Tony Kushner (‘02), Karen Finley (‘08), The Living Theatre (‘09), Elevator Repair Service (‘14), and Taylor Mac (‘17).

Organized by Nicolas Benacerraf and the DTSA Booth Award Committee:
Jess Applebaum, Stephen Cedars, Sarah Lucie, Dohyun Gracia Shin,
Christine Renee Snyder, and Alison Walls.

In collaboration with the Segal Center.

 

Mimi Lien. Photo by Alec Duffy.

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May 4

POSTPONED: PEN World Voices: International Play Festival: Adrienne Kennedy Evening

POSTPONED (New Date TBC)

Monday, May 4
Segal Theatre
6:30pm Readings + Panel

FREE + Open to public. First come, first served

 

Adrienne Kennedy overlooking the Hudson from her apartment on 89th Street, Riverside Drive. Photo Courtesy of Artist.

Join us for an evening honoring the work of legendary African-American
playwright Adrienne Kennedy. Michael Kahn will direct readings from Kennedy’s
auto-biographical work People Who Led to My Plays, and her 1965 play The Owl
Answers. With Michael Kahn, Anne Cattaneo, et al.

Adrienne Kennedy (born 1931) is an American playwright, best known for
Funnyhouse of a Negro, which premiered in 1964 and won an Obie Award. Her
work expresses poetic alienation, while transcending the particulars of character
and plot through ritualistic repetition and radical structural experimentation. She
won a lifetime Obie and was inducted into the Theater Hall of Fame in 2018.
Kennedy is noted for the use of surrealism in her plays, which are often openly
structured and symbolic, drawing on mythical, historical, and imaginary figures to
depict and explore the African-American experience. In 2006, Kennedy received
the PEN/Laura Pels International Foundation for Theater Award as a Master
American Dramatist.

Michael Kahn is an American theatre director and drama educator. He has,
since 1986, been the Artistic Director of the Shakespeare Theatre Company in
Washington, D.C. He held the position of Richard Rodgers Director of the Drama
Division of the Juilliard School from 1992 to 2006. After beginning his career
Off-Off-Broadway in 1964, Kahn won acclaim for Broadway productions like The
Royal Family (1975) and Show Boat (1983). He joined the Juilliard School’s faculty
in 1968, becoming the head of its drama school. During his long tenure as artistic
director of the Shakespeare Theatre Company, in Washington DC. Kahn has
overseen its growth, including initiating its Free For All productions. He has also
acted as artistic director for several other companies, continued to direct regional
theatre and opera, and received various awards and honors.

Anne Cattaneo is the dramaturg of Lincoln Center Theater and the creator of
the Lincoln Center Theater Directors Lab. A three term past president of Literary
Mangers and Dramaturgs of the Americas, she is the recipient of LMDA’s first
Lessing Award for lifetime achievement of dramaturgy. In 2011, she was awarded
the Margo Jones Medal. Cattaneo is the Co-Executive Editor
of the Lincoln Center Theater Review.

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May 11

POSTPONED: Gurshad Shaheman (Iran/France)

POSTPONED (New Date TBC)

Monday, May 11
Segal Theatre
6:30pm Performance + Artist Talk + Panel
Panel with Sylvaine Guyot & Philippa Wehle

FREE + Open to public. First come, first served

Gurshad Shaheman. Photo by Jeremy Meysen.

Gurshad Shaheman, a French-Iranian playwright, performer, and translator is one of the most fascinating voices on the French contemporary theater scene today. Join us for the American premiere of Touch Me, where the audience becomes the trigger for a personal solo performance memoir. Since 2012, Shaheman has written, staged and performed in his work. He continues to tour his internationally successful trilogy Pourama Pourama. His latest play Il pourra toujours dire que c’est pour l’amour du prophète (He can always say that it is for the Love of the Prophet) premiered at the Avignon Festival in 2018. The critic at Les Inrockuptible theatre magazine called this piece the most beautiful show of the 72nd festival. Shaheman was trained at the Regional Acting School of Cannes and Marseille (ERACM). Since July 2019, he has been an associate artist at the Les Tanneurs theater in Brussels, where he will create in April 2020, Silent Disco, a citizen project led with young people breaking away from their families.

Philippa Wehle, Professor Emerita SUNY Purchase and Chevalier of the French Order of Arts and Letters, writes widely on contemporary French and American theater and is known for her translation work.

Sylvaine Guyot, Professor of French Literature at Harvard University, is the founding director of theatre company La Troupe and the Chair for Theater, Dance & Media. Guyot has directed plays by Corneille, Racine, Ionesco, Camus, Heiner Müller, Jean-Luc Lagarce, and Wajdi Mouawad in France and the United States. Her research focuses on early modern theatre and performance practices, with particular emphasis on the representation of the body, the history of affects, the notion of the tragic, the politics of theatricality, as well as the intersection of critical thinking and creative practice. Among other titles, she is the author of Racine et le corps tragique and the co-editor of Racine’s Théâtre

With additional support from the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the United States.

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May 13

POSTPONED: Sylvaine Guyot On Racine: Why Theatre Matters (US/France)

POSTPONED (New Date TBC)

Wednesday, May 13
Segal Theatre
On Racine: Why Theatre Matters
Body, Power, The Political & Tragedy
6:30pm Lecture-Performance

FREE + Open to public. First come, first served

 

On Racine, Sylvaine Guyot Lecture Performance. Photo Courtesy of Théâtre National de Bretagne, Rennes, France.

 

Join us for an evening with French researcher and theatre artist Sylvaine Guyot to examine the resonance of Jean Racine’s tragedies with his time and ours. Written in the age of absolutism Racine’s plays crystalize alternative, sometimes critical, narratives of power that reveal the political possibilities inherent in theatre. Guyot will interweave excerpt readings and historical commentary with visual and aural material—tracing and animating the figure of the king as it appears on the tragic stage.

Guyot’s lecture-performance serves as a political laboratory, examining the role of theatre and staged bodies in relation—and tension—with state power. The lecture-performance was first presented in 2019 at the Théâtre National de Bretagne in Rennes, France, commissioned by Patrick Boucheron.

Sylvaine Guyot is Professor of French Literature at Harvard University, where she is the founding director of theatre company La Troupe and the Chair for Theater, Dance & Media. Guyot has directed plays by Corneille, Racine, Ionesco, Camus, Heiner Müller, Jean-Luc Lagarce, and Wajdi Mouawad in France and the United States. Her research focuses on early modern theatre and performance practices, with particular emphasis on the representation of the body, the history of affects, the notion of the tragic, the politics of theatricality, as well as the intersection of critical thinking and creative practice. Among other titles, she is the author of Racine et le corps tragique and the co-editor of Racine’s Théâtre

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May 18

POSTPONED: Dorota Masłowska: Three Plays (Poland)

POSTPONED (New Date TBC)

Monday, May 18
Segal Theatre
6:30pm Excerpt Readings + Artist Talk with Kate Loewald

FREE + Open to public. First come, first served

Dorota Masłowska. Photo by Karol Grygoruk. Courtesy of Wydawnictwo Literackie, Cracow, Poland.

Join us for a celebration of the latest Segal Center publication with three works for the theatre by Dorota Masłowska. Her two plays A Couple of Poor Polish Speaking Romanians and No Matter How Hard We Try both received early readings at the Segal Center—and they continue to be performed in international theatres venues like the Schaubühne Berlin as well as in Polish theaters. Masłowska also wrote How I became a Witch, a poem for children, which has been sucessfully adapted for the stage. Her 2018 rap poem Other People has been translated into a multi-media performance by Grzegorz Jarzyna at TR Warszawa and is currently being adapted for a motion picture—scheduled for an opening in late autumn 2020.

Dorota Masłowska, born 1983, is a renowned, multi-award winning Polish writer, playwright and journalist. Since her debut novel in 2003 with Snow White and Russian Red, (published in the USA by Grove Atlantic) she is regarded both as the most important young writer as well as the literary enfant terrible in Poland. The novel has been translated into dozen languages and has been adapted into a movie. Her second novel, Honey I killed the Cats (2012), was published in an English translation by Benjamin Paloff in 2019 by Deep Vellum Publishers, Dallas, Texas.

Kate Loewalk is the founding producer of The Play Company (PlayCo), New York.

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May 21

POSTPONED: Bernard-Marie Koltès: Seven Plays (France)

POSTPONED (New Date TBC)

Thursday,  May 21
Segal Theatre
4:00pm Readings + Talk with Translator/Editor Amin Erfani

FREE + Open to public. First come, first served

Bernard-Marie Koltès. Photo Courtesy of Amin Erfani.

4:00pm The Night Just Before the Forests
5:30pm Tabataba
6:30pm In the Solitude of Cotton Fields
8:00pm Talk with Translator/Editor Amin Erfani

Bernard-Marie Koltès: Seven Plays is a collection of brand new American translations of major plays by the world-renowned French playwright—along with a critical introduction by translator/editor Amin Erfani; forthcoming with Martin E. Segal Theatre Center Publications.

4:00pm The Night Just Before the Forests
In a profusion of passionate and desperate words, this one sentence hour-long monologue stages the voice of a beggar who stops you in the street, under the rain, asking for a cigarette, money, or a beer, denouncing his living conditions as an outcast, telling stories of his encounters with other outcasts, and his incessant search for a girl named Mama.

5:30pm Tabataba
In this very short play Koltès stages a brother and a sister stuck in the courtyard of their house, fighting over the social expectations imposed upon them, finding solace in their relationship and in the brother’s obsession with a broken-down Harley Davidson motorcycle.

6:30pm In the Solitude of Cotton Fields
In this most celebrated Koltès masterpiece, a Dealer stops a Client in the street, at the
dark hour of twilight, peddling hidden merchandise which the Dealer keeps secret. The Client, in return, refuses to reveal why he has come here, at this hour, and what he truly desires from the Dealer.

With additional support from the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the United States.

Amin Erfani. Photo Courtesy of Artist.

 

Start: May 21, 2020
End: May 21, 2020
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