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November 4, 2019

Virtual Reality, Cyborgs, and Neuroscience in Contemporary Performance

 

 

Dominique Leclerc, by Gianmarco Bresadola. Schaubuehne am Lehniner Platz. F.I.N.D. 2019 Festival Internationale Neue Dramatik.

Monday, November 4
Segal Theatre
6:30pm Artist Talk

FREE + Open to public. First come, first served

 

Join us for an international evening with emerging female artists Dr. GoraParasit (Lithuania), Dominique Leclerc  (Canada), and female-identifying and gender non-binary artist LaJuné McMillian (USA). The artists explore contemporary technology like Virtual Reality, Physical Computing, Worldwide Cyborg and Transhumanist Movements.

 

Dr. GoraParasit (Lithuania) is a female theatre, performance, and film theatre director, lecturer, methodologist, set designer, and a member of WIF (Women in Film, USA). Her conceptual esthetical interests lie in the depths of the net, the act of browsing in itself is an infinite cognitive journey of collecting and identifying audio-visual experiences by which one learns about the world – through which they recreate a sense of self and collective identity. Her work is best illustrated by the performances/films such as Electric Dreams (Israel), Psycho (Lithuania), La Psycho (Los Angeles), Self-fles (Rome), and many others where cognitive, digital sciences & faking becomes a tool for creativity and continues performative acts.

 

 

Dominique Leclerc (Montréal) is an author, co-stage director and actress in Post Humains, first produced in 2017 in Montreal at Espace Libre where it was presented again in 2019, then toured across Quebec, at the Carrefour International de Théâtre de Québec and at Festival of International New Drama (FIND) at Schaubühne, in Berlin. Post Humains was a 2018 finalist of the Michel-Tremblay award which honors the best text transposed on stage. The play is published by L’instant même editors.

 

 

 

LaJuné McMillian (New York City) is a New Media Artist, and Creative Technologist creating art that integrates Performance, Virtual Reality, and Physical Computing to question our current forms of communication. LaJuné has had the opportunity to show and speak about their work at Pioneer Works, National Sawdust, Leaders in Software and Art, Creative Tech Week, and Art && Code’s Weird Reality.

 

 

Presented with support from the Québec Government Office in New York.
Special thanks to Emmanuelle Sirois, Jean-Pierre Dion.

 

 

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November 14, 2019

New Plays from Taiwan: What’s Next After Marriage Equality?

 

One of the first couples in Taiwan tied the knot on May 24, 2019, on the first day of legalization. Photo by Esther Ho, United Daily News Group. 

New Plays from Taiwan: What’s Next After Marriage Equality?
with Chao Chi-Yun, Lin Meng-Huan, and Liu Chien-Kuo

Thursday, November 14
Segal Theatre
6:30pm Readings + Panel

FREE + Open to public. First come, first served

In May 2019, Taiwan became the first Asian country to legalize same-sex marriage. Join us for an evening with Taiwanese playwrights, Chao Chi-Yun  (趙啟運)Lin Meng-Huan (林孟寰), and  Liu Chien-Kuo (劉建幗), who have created short plays embracing the achievements and struggles of this  historic moment. This evening will feature three staged readings performed by  a stellar cast of New York-based actors and directed by  Michael Leibenluft of Gung Ho Projects.  The readings will be followed by a discussion with the playwrights, curators, director, and translator  Jeremy Tiang  moderated by Linnea Valdivia, Literary Manager for the National Queer Theater.

Why Don’t We Get Married by Liu Chien-Kuo
Halfway through a rehearsal, Xiao Ai’s girlfriend (and fellow actress) proposes to her—but in the flurry of wedding planning, will they lose sight of what marriage means? Meanwhile, in the audience, a mother and daughter have a difficult conversation about love—all interspersed with Taiwanese opera.

Love in Time by Chao Chi-Yun
Now that gay marriage has come to Taiwan, two sisters come up with a plan to stage a wedding for their late father and his former boyfriend—but Uncle Zun is still very much alive, and may not go along with their scheme. A play about love and loss, and what happens when progress comes too late.

The Red Balloon by Lin Meng-Huan
2049. When Lang Yong and his late husband had a child thirty years ago, they used genetic manipulation to ensure the boy would be gay too. Now their son wants to undergo orientation reversal surgery so he can be “normal”—but what does that mean in a world where anything is possible by medical means?

Please also join us for a panel discussion on the contemporary experience of queer playwrights in Taiwan and US on Wednesday, November 13 at 6:30pm at Taipei Cultural Center in New York (1 E 42nd St). Playwright Leigh Fondakowski and Sociology scholar Liao Yen-Chia will join the Taiwanese artists in this discussion moderated by Adam Odsess-Rubin, Artistic Director of National Queer Theater.

Photo by Chen-Feng Chuang

Chao Chi-Yun ​(Playwright) was born in 1985 in Kaohsiung, a maritime city and major shipping hub in southern Taiwan. With his long-term engagement with the infamous Tainaner Ensemble, Chao is known for his focus on immersive theatre and, more recently, musicals which have attracted positive critical acclaim. His signature style is to transform daily “nonsense” talk into something poetic, mixing in LGBTQ+ culture, traditional Taiwanese folklore, modern pop culture – and food!

 

 

Photo courtesy of National Taichung Theater, Taiwan

Lin Meng-Huan​ (Playwright) a.k.a Dazi currently serves as Artist-in-Residence of National Taichung Theater, Taiwan. With a Master’s degree from the Department of Drama and Theater at National Taiwan University, Lin’s works span across theatre, children’s play, and television. He has received awards including the Hong Kong Youth Literary Awards, Taipei Literature Award for Best Script, and the Script Award of Taipei Children’s Art Festival. Lin has given birth to more than 20 staged productions including ​A Dog’s House​, ​ARK 47​, and children’s play Jane’s Magic Dragon Egg​. TV series ​The Teenage Psychic​, which Lin was a member of the screenwriter group, was shortlisted for Best Script for Mini-Series/TV Movie at the Golden Bell Awards.

 

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Liu Chien-Kuo​ (Playwright) Born in a traditional opera family, Liu earned a Master’s degree in drama from the National Taiwan University of Arts. She is currently the director of the ChiChiao Musical Theatre. Her written and directed works encompass a diversity of artistic disciplines including drama, musicals, Taiwanese opera, Beijing opera and Bangzi opera. She strives to break through the boundaries of theater and culture to create unique productions. For two consecutive years, she had been invited to adapt the works of Bertolt Brecht for the Taipei Arts Festival. Her recent original productions have won the ardor of young audiences.

 

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Jeremy Tiang​ (Translator) has translated leading Taiwanese playwrights such as Wei Yu-Chia, Shen Wan-Ting, and Zhan Jie; his translation of Chen Si’an’s ​Ocean Hotpot​ was recently seen at the Edinburgh Festival. His own plays include ​A Dream of Red Pavilions​ (Pan Asian Rep), The Last Days of Limehouse​ (Yellow Earth London) and ​Salesman之死​ (Target Margin Theater, March 2020). He has also translated books by Jackie Chan, Lo Yi-Chin, Li Er, Yan Ge, Zhang Yueran, Chan Ho-Kei, and Yeng Pway Ngon, amongst others. His novel ​State of Emergency won the Singapore Literature Prize in 2018. www.JeremyTiang.com

 

Photo by Mehdya Fassi

Michael Leibenluft ​(Director)​ ​is an Obie Award-winning director based in New York City. Credits include ​I’ll Never Love Again ​by Clare Barron at the Bushwick Starr (NYT and Time Out Critics’ Picks), ​June is the First Fall ​by Yilong Liu with Yangtze Rep, ​The Whore from Ohio ​by Hanoch Levin at New Yiddish Rep, ​How I Learned to Drive​ by Paula Vogel at Drum Tower West Theater in Beijing, ​Lost Tribe​ by Alex Borinsky at Target Margin Theater Lab, ​The Subtle Body by Megan Campisi at 59E59 Theaters and the Shanghai Dramatic Arts Center, and other projects developed at The Flea, NYTW, The Civilians, EST, and NYU/Tisch. Upcoming: Salesman​之死 ​by Jeremy Tiang at Target Margin Theater in March 2020.​. ​www.leibenluft.com

 

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Pao-Chang Tsai ​(Curator) graduated from the Department of Drama and Theatre at the National Taiwan University and received his Master’s in music theatre from Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, University of London. He was the Co-Artistic Director at Tainaner Ensemble from 2009 to 2018. ​The Common Wealth Magazine​ has selected Pao-Chang Tsai as the Future Young Leader in Performing arts. He also went to America Repertory Theater at Harvard University for further study in Voice and Speech sponsored by Asian Cultural Council, and visited Moscow Art Theatre for three months.

 

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Linnea Valdivia ​(Moderator) (she/her/hers) is a professional freelance dramaturg, producer, and playwright. She has artistic credits at theaters including the Lark, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Curious Theatre, Art House Productions, Playwrights Realm, and New Dramatists. She is a 2019 National Critics Institute Fellow (Eugene O’Neill Theater Center) and alumnus of the 2019 POP Core Workshop at Playwrights Horizons. Linnea is most interested in supporting and creating spaces for new work that re-imagine popular cultural narratives and explore histories that have undergone relentless historical erasure. She is the literary manager for the National Queer Theater in New York City. BA: Whitman College

 

Co-curated by  Yu Chien LiuPao-Chang Tsai, and  Chi-Ping Yen  in partnership with  Gung Ho Projects  and  National Queer Theater, with support from the  Ministry of Culture, ROC (Taiwan)  and the Taipei Cultural Center in New York , in collaboration with Frank Hentschker (Segal Center). All plays are translated by Jeremy Tiang and directed by Michael Leibenluft/Gung Ho Projects, a New York-based multilingual theater company that uses performance to create opportunities for self-expression, empowerment, and exchange across linguistic and cultural divides. Presented in partnership with National Queer Theater, whose mission is to foster and support LGBTQ communities through social justice in the performing arts. Media Partnership with Lambda Literary that nurtures and advocates for LGBTQ writers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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November 18, 2019

Africana Dance Dramaturgies: How Do We Represent?

Monday, November 18
Segal Theatre
4:00pm Screenings+ 6:30pm Artist Talk + 7:30 Roundtable

FREE + Open to public. First come, first served

Since the early 2000’s contemporary Africana choreographers and companies have been transforming and up-ending expectations of audiences and critics. They challenge categorizations and explode assumptions about the modern, the contemporary, and the traditional. Offering reimaginations of conventional approaches to Africana performance practices.

Join us for screenings at 4 pm and an artist-talk later at 6:30 pm. The artist talk is with choreographer Olivier Tarpaga of the Baker & Tarpaga Dance Project, followed by a roundtable discussion with artists and scholars, including André M. Zachery, Rosamond S. King, Ph. D., Charmian Wells, Abdel R. Salaam, and Funmi Adewole. Curated, moderated, and hosted by Margit Edwards, Ph.D. Candidate in Theatre and Performance & the 2018/19 Senior Assistant Director of Programs at the Segal Center.

 

Film Screenings:

Movement ( r ) evolution Africa (2007) by Joan Frosch (65 mins)
In an astonishing exposition of choreographic fomentation, nine African choreographers tell stories of an emergent art form and their diverse and deeply contemporary expressions of self. Stunning choreography and riveting critiques challenge stale stereotypes of “traditional Africa” to unveil soul-shaking responses to the beauty and tragedy of 21st century Africa.

AFRO PROMO #1 King Lady by Nora Chipaumire (11 mins)
Afro Promo #1 Kinglady commissioned by Montclair State University.
Afro Promo #1 Kinglady is an Afro-Feminist manifesto beautifying bodies to claim the right of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Using a low-tech — do-it-yourself aesthetics, this short film demonstrates how presence, fashion and pop culture can be a vehicle for self-invention and self- determination.
Produced by Dance for Film on Location at Montclair State University, The Office of Arts and Cultural Programming (ACP), Jedediah Wheeler, Executive Director.
Funded by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
Directed and Choreographed by Nora Chipaumire
Director of Photography: Benjamin Seth Wolf
Editor: Alla Kovgan
Art Director: Peter Born
Duration: 11 minutes.
The film was premiered on April 14, 2016 at Peak Performances, Montclair State University.

Untamed Space by André M. Zachary and Renegade Performance Group (12 mins)
In Untamed Space, Renegade Performance Group artistic director and choreographer André M. Zachery calls upon his familial lineage in the Southern United States and Haiti and his upbringing on the southside of Chicago to construct an interdisciplinary performance about “marooning” in the 21st Century. Historically, maroon colonies were liberated communities of Africans who escaped to hills, mountains, and forests upon their arrival to the Americas in the 17th and 18th centuries. Untamed Space considers the spiritual dimensions of maroon colonies and, in Zachery’s own words, “how the creation of those impassible spaces has influenced contemporary identities of African-blooded people in the Americas.” As a dance film the work captures the movement of Black bodies in meditative, conversational, mundane, stoic and joyous conversations. Many of the tableaus are inspired by visual artists John Biggers and Kerry James Marshall and the sound score features original creations by Afrofuturism artists Jeremy Toussaint-Baptiste and the iconic King Britt.

Tiney Winey and #SAYHERNAME by Rosamond S. King (12 mins)
“Tiny Winey” is a work of movement-based performance art presented as a work-in-progress at Call and Response: Black Women & Performance. This piece confronts stereotypes about Caribbean women’s bodies and dancing, performed to the classic soca song of the same name. The headpiece for Tiny Winey was created by Kenyatta AC Hinkle as part of her Kentifrica project. An essay about this piece is forthcoming in the journal Obsidian.
“#SAYHERNAME” is part of DISOBEDIENCE, which will eventually be a series of short movement pieces commenting on Black life in the USA today. The scrolling list is made up of the names of over 100 Black women and girls who have been killed by the police. (The list is from the African American Policy Forum – aapf.org or google #SAYHERNAME.) Some of the movements are taken from Palo, a dance involving communication with the spirits of dead ancestors. Video credit: Quentin Burley, Movement Research at the Judson Church

THE HEALING SEVENS (excerpts from the Premiere presented at BAM Dance Africa 2017)    10-15 mins
Conceived and directed by Abdel R. Salaam Choreography Yao Ababio (Sounds in Motion), Brandon “Peace” Albright (hip-hop/b-boy), Jae Ponder (femme hip-hop), Abdel R. Salaam (neo-African/fusion).
The Healing Sevens was originally presented as Sevens by Forces of Nature Dance Theatre at the Apollo Theater in 2014. This new work combines the dance and musical talents of Illstyle & Peace Productions, Asase Yaa, Forces of Nature Dance Theatre, and the Spirit Walkers for the first time into a megacompany of 50 artists in celebration of the 40th Anniversary of DanceAfrica. The work specifically addresses the potential power of rhythm, dance, and music of the African Diaspora to help heal the illness of gun violence within some of the inner cities of our nation. The collaboration features the choreography of Brandon “Peace” Albright, Abdel R. Salaam, and Yao Ababio. Of special note is the deconstruction and reinvention in various sections of some traditional rhythms and dance forms from Guinea into non-traditional meters and explorations of the number seven and its mythical significance. This work is dedicated to all those lives which were lost through gun violence and to the neverending work of those who attempt to heal through arts and culture.

 

Artist Bios

Olivier Tarpaga is an award-winning musician, dancer and choreographer, Olivier Tarpaga is the artistic director of Nomad Express International MultiArts Festival in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. Tarpaga is the founder and artistic director of the internationally-acclaimed Dafra Drum and Dafra Kura Band and co-founder of Baker & Tarpaga Dance Project. He danced with David Rousseve/Reality from 2006 – 2009. In 2008, Tarpaga was commissioned by Zig Zag Ballet to choreograph Visage at the Rich Forum Stanford Center for the Arts in Connecticut. He is a recipient of numerous grants including the National Dance Project touring support, Suitcase Fund of New York Live Arts, Chime Mentorship Fellowship with David Rousseve as his mentor, the Durfee Foundation ARC, the Ohio Arts Council and the Flourish Foundation. He is currently a senior lecturer at the Department of Dance of the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, and a lecturer at the Department of Dance of Princeton University. Tarpaga has performed and taught dance in more than 50 countries throughout Africa, Europe, the Americas, Asia and Australia.http://www.btdanceproject.org

Funmi Adewole has a background in media, education, arts development and performance. She started out as a media practitioner in Nigeria and moved into performance on relocating to England in 1994. For several years she toured with Physical/Visual theatre and African dance drama companies. Her credits include performances with Ritual Arts, Horse and Bamboo Mask and Puppetry Company, Artistes-in-Exile, Adzido Pan-African Dance Ensemble, Mushango African dance and Music Company and the Chomondeleys contemporary dance company. She was chair of Association of Dance of the African Diaspora in Britain (ADAD) from 2005 to 2007. In this role she initiated and directed the ADAD Heritage project, which contributed to the documentation of black-led dance companies and choreographers in England between the 1930s and 1990s. She continues to perform as a storyteller. As a dramaturge she works mainly with makers who are interdisciplinary or cross-sectorial in focus. She completed a PhD in Dance Studies at De Montfort University Leicester in 2017. Her thesis is entitled ‘British dance and the African Diaspora: The Discourses of Theatrical dance and the art of choreography – 1985 to 2005’. She is now a VC2020 lecturer in the Dance Department at the same university. Her focus is teaching and research. She is interested in PhD students with similar interests to her own.

Rosamond S. King is a critical and creative writer whose scholarly work focuses on sexuality, performance, and literature in the Caribbean and Africa. Her book Island Bodies: Transgressive Sexualities in the Caribbean Imagination received the Caribbean Studies Association best book award, and her research has been supported by the Fulbright and Ford, Mellon, and Woodrow Wilson Foundations. Her poetry includes the Lambda Award-winning Rock|Salt|Stone, and she has performed around the world. King is Associate Professor of English and Director of the Institute for the Humanities at Brooklyn College, part of the City University of New York. She is also Co-Chair of the Caribbean International Resource Network, President of the Organization of Women Writers of Africa, Creative Editor of sx salon. https://rosamondking.com/home

Abdel R. Salaam is a choreographer, director, producer, mentor, and educator. He has been active in the arts since 1955. In 1981 Abdel Salaam, Olabamidele Husbands, and principle dancer, Dyane Harvey founded Forces of Nature Dance Theatre Company, a New York City based Dance Company. It is a fusion of traditional African dance, ritual dance using ballet, modern dance and hip-hop. He is also the artistic director of DanceAfrica. DanceAfrica, founded by Baba Chuck Davis in 1977, has become one of the largest African American dance, music, and art festival in the United States of America.  Mr. Salaam has a vast resume from the 1980’s to today. He has been a force in African diaspora dance nationally and internationally, with residencies and fellowships throughout the US and on the continent of Africa. He has numerous dance film projects with WNET, in addition to many other projects related to African dance in and of the diaspora. He also helped establish another New York City tradition with his work with the Paul Winter Consort Winter Solstice Celebrations at St. John the Divine.  http://forcesofnature.org

Charmian Wells received her PhD in dance studies from Temple University (2018), as a Presidential Fellow and a recipient of the Dissertation Completion Grant and the Edrie Ferdun Scholarly Achievement Award.   Her work examines articulations of queerness and diaspora in Black Arts Movement concert dance in New York City (1965-1975).  This research stems from her performance career as dancer with Forces of Nature Dance Theatre since 2006.    She is on faculty at Sarah Lawrence and Lehman Colleges. Her writing has been published in Critical Correspondence and The Brooklyn Rail. She holds a BFA in Dance and MA in Performance Studies from NYU Tisch School of the Arts.

André M. Zachery is a Chicago bred and now Brooklyn-based interdisciplinary artist, scholar and technologist with a BFA from Ailey/Fordham University and MFA in Performance & Interactive Media Arts from CUNY/Brooklyn College. As the artistic director of Renegade Performance Group his practice, research and community engagement artistically focuses on merging of choreography, technology and Black cultural practices through multimedia work. André is a 2016 New York Foundation for the Arts Gregory Millard Fellow in Choreography and 2019 Jerome Hill Foundation Fellow in Choreography.http://www.renegadepg.com/

Produced by Margit Edwards in collaboration with the Martin E. Segal Theatre Center.

Additional support provided by Martin Ruck, Interim Director, and Zee Dempster, Assistant Director for the Institute for Research on the African Diaspora in the Americas and the Caribbean (IRADAC).

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December 2, 2019

Caribbean Theatre Project Day 1

 

Luc Saint-Eloy, photo courtesy of the artist.
Magali Solignat, photo by Fanny Vambacas.
Charlotte Boimare, photo by Céline Nieszawer.
Jean-René Lemoine, photo by Marco Samson.

Caribbean Theatre Project
ACT (Actions Caribéennes Théâtrales)

Monday, December 2
Segal Theatre
2:00pm Discussion + 4:00pm, 6:00pm, 8:00pm Readings 

FREE + Open to public. First come, first served

The ACT / Actions Caribéennes Théâtrales project is initiated and coordinated by Stéphanie Bérard, specialist in Caribbean Theater, author of Théâtres des Antilles, in collaboration with Frank Hentschker from the Martin E. Segal Center at CUNY-The Graduate Center, Nicole Birmann Bloom from the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in New York, with Compagnie Siyaj from Guadeloupe, and with the participation of the choreographer-cultural producer Candace Thompson-Zachery as external artistic advisor.

2:00pm Roundtable: Women and/in Caribbean Theatre
With Romola Lucas, Amina Henry, Magali Solignat, and Charlotte Bomaire
Moderated by Candace Thompson-Zachery

4:00pm Street Sad / Trottoir Chagrin
Written by Luc Saint-Eloy (Guadeloupe)
Translated by Josh Cohen
Directed by Paul Price
Q&A moderated by Steve Puig
A prostitute is walking the streets of Paris. She does not care about anything nor anyone. One evening, she returns to the place where her brother Jeannot was murdered just a year before. There she meets a mysterious man with whom she starts a conversation and enters into a dangerous flirtation.

6:00pm The Day My Father Killed Me / Le jour où mon père m’a tué 
Written by Magali Solignat & Charlotte Boimare (Guadeloupe)
Translated by Amelia Parenteau
Directed by Florent Masse
Q&A moderated by Amélie Parenteau
Based on a true story of a singer who murdered his son in Guadeloupe. Devised as a documentary theatre work, the play offers a diverse narrative account of the crime and the violence in contemporary Caribbean society.

8:00pm Adoration / L’Adoration
Written by Jean-René Lemoine (Haiti/France)
Translated by Amanda Gann
Directed by Sylvaine Guyot
Q&A moderated by Amin Erfani
In a nightclub on a terrace overlooking the sea, a woman, Chine, and a man, Rodez, reflect on their relationship. Memories of desire, obsession, love, and hate mix with the sounds of the waves they hear from far away. Slowly, Chine unveils the inner workings of a dangerous passion in which she lost herself.

 


Plays have been selected by a distinguished advisory board:
Alessandra Benedicty-Kokken (The Graduate Center, CUNY),
Nicole Birmann Bloom (Cultural Services of the French Embassy in New York),
Stéphanie Bérard (specialist in Caribbean Theater, author of Théâtres des Antilles)
Maria Brewer (University of Minnesota),
Heather Denyer (Graduate Center, CUNY),
Amin Erfani (Lehman College, CUNY),
Christian Flaugh (Buffalo University),
Amaya Lainez Le Déan (translator and director, Buenos Aires).
External Artistic Director: Candace Thompson-Zachery

The ACT / Actions Caribéennes Théâtrales project is initiated and coordinated by Stéphanie Bérard, specialist in Caribbean Theater, author of Théâtres des Antilles, in close collaboration with Frank Hentschker from the Martin E. Segal Center at CUNY-The Graduate Center, Nicole Birmann Bloom from the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in New York, and with Compagnie Siyaj from Guadeloupe.

Stéphanie Bérard (Ph.D. University of Minnesota/Université de Provence) is a specialist of Francophone Caribbean and African theater and has taught in the US, Canada, and France. Her research sits at the crossroads of Postcolonial and Theater Studies, exploring the history of oral tradition, rituals, Caribbean drama, Creole and French, and drum music and dance. She is the author of Théâtres des Antilles: traditions et scènes contemporaines (2009) and Le Théâtre-Monde de José Pliya (2015) and she co-edited Emergences Caraïbes: une création théâtrale archipélique in Africultures (2010). She was awarded an NEH Fellowship for her project on Haitian drama, and a Marie Curie European Fellowship for FACT (Francophone African and Caribbean Theaters).

Founded in 2002 and directed by Gilbert Laumord and Elvia Gutiérrez in Guadeloupe, SIYAJ is a government subsidized theater company supported by the French Ministry of Culture and the Regional Council. SIYAJ asserts a Caribbean identity anchored in popular traditions inherited from Africa (drum rituals, oral tradition, Creole) and favors interdisciplinary aesthetic forms (music, dance, drama). Promoting intercultural collaborations (Cuba, Haiti, and South Korea), Siyaj has produced 10 plays performed in the Caribbean, metropolitan France, Asia, and the US.

 

 

 

 

The ACT / Actions Caribéennes Théâtrales project is supported by FACE Contemporary Theater, a program developed by FACE Foundation and the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the United States with the support of the Florence Gould Foundation, the Ford Foundation, Institut français-Paris, the French Ministry of Culture, and private donors.

The translations of Adoration by Jean-René Lemoine and And the Whole World Quakes (The Great Collapse) by Guy Régis Junior are supported by the CONTXTO network.

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December 3, 2019

Caribbean Theatre Project Day 2

Gaël Octavia, photo by Francesca Mantovani / Gallimard.
Guy Régis Junior, photo by Valerie Baeriswyl.
Daniely Francisque photo by Valérie Schaepelynck.

Caribbean Theatre Project
ACT (Actions Caribéennes Théâtrales)

Tuesday, December 3
Segal Theatre
2:00pm Discussion + 4:00pm, 6:00pm+ 8:00pm Readings 

FREE + Open to public. First come, first served

The ACT / Actions Caribéennes Théâtrales project is initiated and coordinated by Stéphanie Bérard, specialist in Caribbean Theater, author of Théâtres des Antilles, in collaboration with Frank Hentschker from the Martin E. Segal Center at CUNY-The Graduate Center, Nicole Birmann Bloom from the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in New York, with Compagnie Siyaj from Guadeloupe, and with the participation of the choreographer-cultural producer Candace Thompson-Zachery as external artistic advisor.

2:00pm Roundtable: Caribbean Theatre on the International Stage
With Luc Saint-Eloy, Daniely Francisque, and Oceana James
Moderated by Stéphanie Bérard

4:00pm Family / Une vie familiale
Written by Gaël Octavia  (Martinique)
Translated by Katharine Woff
Directed by Lucie Tiberghien
Q&A moderated by Nandi Jacob
A father hides his homosexuality from his family and tries to escape a stifling and suffocating family. The alcoholic stay-at-home mother is jealous of the relationships her husband has with her children. In this average dysfunctional family, everyone struggles playing the social games they are expected to play. The lies, secrets, and silences ultimately blow up the constraining social conventions they lived with before.

6:00pm And the Whole World Quakes: The Great Collapse / De toute la terre le grand effarement
Written by Guy Régis Junior (Haiti)
Translated by Judith Miller
Directed by Kaneza Schaal
Q&A moderated by Christian Flaugh
Two women, survivors of a catastrophe, stand on a hill overlooking a destroyed city. The Youngest and the Oldest look upon the desolated landscape and hear the lamentations, prayers, and songs of the survivors.

8:00pm She-Devil / Ladjables
Written by Daniely Francisque (Martinique)
Translated by Danielle Carlotti-Smith
Directed by Oceana James
Q&A moderated by Andrew Clarke
During a night of the Carnival Martinique, a female masked dancer meets an arrogant man who tries to seduce her. Drunken by desire, the heartless man does not realize that the predator is slowly becoming the prey of the bewitching dancer.


Plays have been selected by a distinguished advisory board:
Alessandra Benedicty-Kokken (The Graduate Center, CUNY),
Nicole Birmann Bloom (Cultural Services of the French Embassy in New York),
Stéphanie Bérard (specialist in Caribbean Theater, author of Théâtres des Antilles)
Maria Brewer (University of Minnesota),
Heather Denyer (Graduate Center, CUNY),
Amin Erfani (Lehman College, CUNY),
Christian Flaugh (Buffalo University),
Amaya Lainez Le Déan (translator and director, Buenos Aires).
External Artistic Director: Candace Thompson-Zachery

The ACT / Actions Caribéennes Théâtrales project is initiated and coordinated by Stéphanie Bérard, specialist in Caribbean Theater, author of Théâtres des Antilles, in close collaboration with Frank Hentschker from the Martin E. Segal Center at CUNY-The Graduate Center, Nicole Birmann Bloom from the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in New York, and with Compagnie Siyaj from Guadeloupe.

Stéphanie Bérard (Ph.D. University of Minnesota/Université de Provence) is a specialist of Francophone Caribbean and African theater and has taught in the US, Canada, and France. Her research sits at the crossroads of Postcolonial and Theater Studies, exploring the history of oral tradition, rituals, Caribbean drama, Creole and French, and drum music and dance. She is the author of Théâtres des Antilles: traditions et scènes contemporaines (2009) and Le Théâtre-Monde de José Pliya (2015) and she co-edited Emergences Caraïbes: une création théâtrale archipélique in Africultures (2010). She was awarded an NEH Fellowship for her project on Haitian drama, and a Marie Curie European Fellowship for FACT (Francophone African and Caribbean Theaters).

Founded in 2002 and directed by Gilbert Laumord and Elvia Gutiérrez in Guadeloupe, SIYAJ is a government subsidized theater company supported by the French Ministry of Culture and the Regional Council. SIYAJ asserts a Caribbean identity anchored in popular traditions inherited from Africa (drum rituals, oral tradition, Creole) and favors interdisciplinary aesthetic forms (music, dance, drama). Promoting intercultural collaborations (Cuba, Haiti, and South Korea), Siyaj has produced 10 plays performed in the Caribbean, metropolitan France, Asia, and the US.

 

 

 

The ACT / Actions Caribéennes Théâtrales project is supported by FACE Contemporary Theater, a program developed by FACE Foundation and the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the United States with the support of the Florence Gould Foundation, the Ford Foundation, Institut français-Paris, the French Ministry of Culture, and private donors.
The translations of Adoration by Jean-René Lemoine and And the Whole World Quakes (The Great Collapse) by Guy Régis Junior are supported by the CONTXTO network.

Start: Dec 3, 2019
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December 9, 2019

An Evening with Romina Paula (Argentina)

 

Romina Paula’s Fauna. Photo by Sebastián Arpesella.

Monday, December 9
Segal Theatre
6:30
pm Readings + Artist Talk

FREE + Open to public. First come, first served

Romina Paula is one of Argentina’s most celebrated emerging playwrights, winning critical acclaim both at home and abroad, but to date none of her plays have been translated into English. In her work, she breaks down barriers that have traditionally separated artistic genres, not least theatre and film, and investigates the synergies between documentary and fiction, gender and biography, and love and art.

Paula’s Fauna is a play about the making of a film that will never take place, a film that brings together a daughter, a son, an actor, and a director. Together they will attempt to tell the story of Fauna, a wild but well-read otherworldly being, who over the course of her lifetime transitions to become Fauno. Highly intertextual, reflexive, and subtly ironic, the play explores how to tell the story of one’s life, how to capture what is true and real, and how to decipher where reality ends and fiction begins.

The evening will feature readings from Paula’s translated plays Fauna and The Whole of Time, included in the volume Fauna and Other Plays by Romina Paula, forthcoming with the series In Performance, Seagull Press (2021). Presenters include Jean Graham-Jones, April Sweeney, and Brenda Werth.

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End: Dec 9, 2019
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December 16, 2019

Qingqing Yang’s Four Dreams (China)

Monday, December 16
Segal Theatre
6:30pm Performance Painting

FREE + Open to public. First come, first served

Qingqing Yang’s research focuses on creation through dreams. Her work uses the practice of subconscious painting to evoke a dream-like state in which she is uninhibited to explore the relationship between life, death and love. Her creation takes inspiration from the Four Dreams in Linchuan by the Chinese playwright Tang Xianzu, consisting of four plays about love and society: Peony Pavilion, Purple Hairpin, Handan and Nanke. All four “dreams” are known to be among the most outstanding works of Chinese literature. After an artist talk on Four Dreams in Linchuan, Yang will transition to a performance combining projected visuals, music and her gestural acts of painting. Yang will create an illusionary atmosphere in the Segal Theatre that allows the audience to feel the experience of entering a poetic dream. Qingqing Yang’s interpretation of the subject is a dreamlike painting performance, setting the stage for a trans-medial conversation between poetry and her calligraphic painting style in the theatrical world of reverie.

About the playwright: Tang Xianzu (1550—1616) was a playwright of the Ming Dyansty who followed the concept of “turning love into dreams and turning dreams into theatre”. His drama is an exploration of contemporaneous lifestyle, following the stories of different characters, each representing diverse social situations and reflecting the profound philosophy thinking of the time. Many of Tang’s ideas were ahead of their time and relevant to today’s issues, exemplifing care for the world, questioning political power and wealth, as well as awareness for issues facing women. Through the eyeglass of ghosts, chivalrous heros, immortals and Buddha in a dream world, we can reflect on the vanity of prosperity and wealth, the ignorance in the world, and express love and desire beyond the confusion of life and death.

Start: Dec 16, 2019
End: Dec 16, 2019
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December 18, 2019

Italian Playwrights Project

Elisa Casseri, photo by Alice Cotesta.
Graziano Graziani, photo by Ilaria Scarpa

Italian Playwrights Project
Reading of Event Horizon by Elisa Casseri

Wednesday, December 18
Segal Theatre
6:30pm Readings + Artist Talk

FREE + Open to public. First come, first served

Join us for an evening celebrating the publication of the second edition of the Segal Center’s IPP Italian Playwrights Project with a reading of Event Horizon by Elisa Casseri, translated by Adriana Rossetto. The Segal Center collaborated again with Valeria Orani and Umanism NY (www. unmanism.com) to publish a volume with some of the innovative and engaging playwrights from Italy. The anthology includes Elisa Casseri’s Event Horizon (translated by Adriana Rossetto), Armando Pirozzi’s A
Notebook for Winter (translated by Adriana Rossetto), Giuliana Musso’s My Hero (translated by Patricia Gaborik), and Fabrizio Sinisi’s The Great Walk (translated by Thomas Simpson)

The reading will be followed by follow by a conversation with playwright Elisa Casseri and Italian theatre critic Graziano Graziani, jury member of Premio Riccione Per il Teatro.

The Italian Playwrights Project plays an important role in introducing contemporary writing from Italy to the US.

Other participants of IPP include Lucia Calamaro, Daria Deflorian & Antonio Tagliarini, Stefano Massini, Marco Martinelli & Ermanna Montanari, Giuliana Musso, Fausto Paravidino, Armando Pirozzi and Michele Santeramo.

 

Start: Dec 18, 2019
End: Dec 18, 2019
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March 3

An Evening with Krystian Lupa (Poland)

Tuesday, March 3
Segal Theatre
6
:30pm Artist Talk

FREE + Open to public. First come, first served

Krystian Lupa (Poland). Photo by Magda Hueckel.

 

Join us for an evening exploring the work of Polish theatre director, set designer, playwright, translator and pedagogue Krystian Lupa (born 1943)—one of the greatest European living theatre directors. Lupa studied in Poland physics, graphic design as well as directing for film and theatre. He collaborated with Konrad Swinarski, and was influenced by the works of Tadeusz Kantor. Lupa is famous for his unique method of working with the text and actors in specific “organic way”, often described as “laboratory rehearsals”.

Significant productions are based on texts of Robert Musil, Thomas Bernhard, Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Rainer Maria Rilke, Stanisław Ignacy Witkiewicz or Witold Gombrowicz. Awards include Witkacy Prize – Critics’ Circle Award, Gold Gloria Artis Medal, Order of Polonia Restituta, Ordre des Arts et des Lettres and Austrian Decoration for Science and Art.

Jay Wegman, Director of NYU Skirball Center, announced in January 2020 the cancellation of Lupa’s The Trial, based on the Franz Kafka novel, due to the withdrawal of financial support from the Adam Mickiewicz Institute (IAM), the international exchange program of the Polish Ministry of Culture. The production from Nowy Teatr in Cracow (Poland) was scheduled for March 7 and 8, 2020.

JOIN US FOR A PANEL DISCUSSION & MARATHON READING
Sunday, March 8 from 1:00 pm in response to the cancellation of Krystian Lupa’s The Trial. NYU Skirball Center will join with The Public Theater, New York Theatre Workshop, PEN America Center, and the Segal Center to present a marathon reading of Kafka’s novel on March 8 at 3 pm at NYU Skirball Center. The reading will be preceded at 1:00 pm by a panel discussion with Krystian Lupa and others on the global escalation of artists-at-risk.

The Trial, by Franz Kafka. Directed by Krystian Lupa (Poland).                 Nowy Theatr, Warsaw. Photo by Magda Hueckel.

 

Start: Mar 3, 2020
End: Mar 3, 2020
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March 23

POSTPONED: Turkish Traditional Shadow Puppet Theatre

POSTPONED (New Date TBC)

Monday, March 23
Segal Theatre
Segal Center Book Publication with Marvin Carlson + Handan Ozbilgin
6:30pm Performance-Lecture + Book Celebration

FREE + Open to public. First come, first served

Book Cover Image. Martin E. Segal Theatre Center Publication.

Join us for an evening celebrating the new Segal Center Publication: a collection of  traditional Karagöz Turkish shadow puppet theatre in English translation, edited and translated by Marvin Carlson and Nazlı Miraç Ümit. Turkish puppeteer Ayhan Hulagu and his Washington based Karagöz Theatre Company will perform excerpts from the plays.

Ayhan Hulagu’s acquaintance with traditional Turkish arts, and specifically Karagöz, started in high school years. He founded the theatre group Hayal Perdesi Oyuncuları in 2005 at Pamukkale University (PAU) in Turkey, where he also launched the PAU Theatre Festival. His work has been shown in Washington, D.C., Miami, Iowa, Virginia, Minnesota, Maryland and in New York. Hulagu has performed at Great Plains Puppet Train, National Puppet Festival and La MaMa Puppet Slam, among other U.S and Europen venues. His show The Forest of the Witch is a modern interpretation of Karagoz classic by Muhittin Sevilen. Dream of Hamlet is a modern interpretation of Shakespeare’s Hamlet in traditional Turkish shadow theatre. Hulagu made history as the first artist to introduce the 700 years old Karagöz shadow puppet character to Broadway.

Marvin Carlson is the Sidney E. Cohn Professor of Theatre at The Graduate Center, CUNY and the founder and editor of the Segal Center’s Arab Stages online journal.

Handan Ozbilgin is the Associate Artistic Director of LaGuardia Performing Arts Center (LPAC).

Ayhan Hulagu. Photo Courtesy of the Artist.

Start: Mar 23, 2020
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March 29

SEGAL TALKS: Full Week 1 Artist Lineup

The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center Announces
 SEGAL TALKS
Daily Live Online Conversations with US and Global Theatre Artists
onwww.HowlRound.com

Starting Monday, March 30, 2020
Every Monday through Friday, 12 noon EDT New York time

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

(New York, New York, March 25, 2020 — ) The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center is proud to announce the first 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 www.HowlRound.com as well as on the Segal Center YouTube Channel. Each session will raise money for a theatre artist or a company. In collaboration with HowlRound Theatre Commons, based at Emerson College.

The first weekly program, starting March 30th, will feature:

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) and Meredith Monk (New York)

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.

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

For contact: mest@gc.cuny.edu
The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center, The Graduate Center, City University of New York,
365 Fifth Avenue, at 34thStreet.
http://www.theSegalCenter.org

 

WEEK 1 SCHEDULE

MONDAY, MARCH 30, 
12 noon, EDT New York Time, www.HowlRound.com

Opening Session: Taylor Mac & Kristin Martin (New York)

New York Theatre artists Taylor Mac & Kristin Martin (HERE ARTS CENTER) will talk about the New York situation and TRICKLE UP, an initiative where over 50 New York theatre artists and over 20 theatre organizations help their peers living below the poverty line. They share videos on new subscription-based site, counteracting the loss of income in the COVID-19 pandemic. The video streaming service launched Monday, March 23, at www.trickleup.uscreen.io

 

TUESDAY, MARCH 31

12 noon, EDT New York Time, www.HowlRound.com

Mok Chiu Yu (Hong Kong) Hanchen Feng and Shuyi Liao (Beijing, China)

Join us for an update on the situation for theatre artists in Hong Kong / China

Mok Chiu Yuhas been a tireless promoter of performance art in Hong Kong – introducing in the early 1990s Seiji Shimoda’s performances to Hong Kong, staging overseas and Chinese performance artists, and organizing many performance art festivals in Hong Kong, collaborating with Sanmu, Yuenjie, Ko Siu Lan etc. He himself is a performance artist – having performed in Hong Kong, Korea, Taiwan, Beijing, Macau, Yangoon, Chingmai, Linz, Cologne, Basle.

Shuyi Liao is a theatre director, performer, and choreographer, graduated from Beijing Dance Academy and obtained a Master of Arts degree from Queensland University of Technology. She is the co-founder of Beijing Contact Improvisation (BJCI), Touch Contact Improvisation Art Festival, and the artistic director of Urban Body Nomadic Project. Enthusiastic about movement research, her experience is applied to performances, performer training, theatre directing, and community communication.

Hanchen Feng is a dramaturge, researcher and award-wining playwright based in Beijing. He has collaborated with several influential Mainland directors to expand the definition of theatre through experimentations with its content and form, seeking to bridge the gap between theory and practice. In the past years, he worked as a visiting scholar in New York and London, focusing on avant-garde performances.

 

WEDNESDAY APRIL 1st

12 noon, EDT New York Time, www.HowlRound.com

Thomas Ostermeier, (Berlin, Germany)
Join us for an update on the situation in Germany with Schaubühne Berlin’s influential artistic director Thomas Ostermeier–one of the world’s most recognized German theatre-makers of today. Since 1999, at the age of only thirty-two, he has become the Artistic Director of Schaubühne Berlin and since 2005, he has also been Professor for Directing at the Ernst Busch Academy. He is best known for his acclaimed and worldwide touring productions like Hedda Gabler, Hamlet, An Enemy of the People, RICHARD III, and Returning to Reims.  

 

THURSDAY, APRIL 2

12 noon, EDT New York Time, www.HowlRound.com

Marco Martinelli & Ermanna Montanari; Teatro delle Albe (Ravenna, Italy)

Join us for an update on the situation in Italy with Teatro delle Albe

Marco Martinelli, playwright and director, founded with Ermanna Montanari the Teatro delle Albe in Ravenna (1983), one of the most respected Italian theatre companies. Martinelli has been awarded numerous prizes including: seven Ubu Prizes; the Drammaturgia In/Finita Prize; the Hystrio Prize and others. His texts have been published and staged in France, Belgium, Germany, Romania, U.S.A., Et al.

Ermanna Montanari is an actress, author and set designer, known best for her extraordinary itinerary of vocal and musical research, the subject of several books and essays in multiple languages. Awards include seven Ubu Prizes, the Golden Laurel-international Festival Mess; the Lo straniero Prize-dedicated to the memory of Carmelo Bene; the Eleonora Duse Prize, a.o. Presented in collaboration with Umanism, Italian Playwright Project, Valeria Orani (Director).

 

FRIDAY, APRIL 3rd

12 noon, EDT New York Time, www.HowlRound.com

Toshiki Okada (Japan)

Join us for an update on the situation in Japan with Toshiki Okada–one of the world’s most recognized theatre-makers of today. His company chelfitsch, where he writes and directs all of its productions, was founded in 1997. The troupe is applauded for its unique use of language and physicality, and is widely considered, both inside and outside Japan, as one of the leaders of contemporary theater. chelfitsch made its debut abroad with a performance of Five Days in March in 2007 and has since performed works in more than 70 cities around the world. Okada moved his family left Tokyo after the Fukushima disaster.

 

Thursday, APRIL 9th

12 noon, EDT New York Time, www.HowlRound.com

Meredith Monk

Join us for a conversation with New York artist Meredith Monk. Considered one of the most unique and influential artists of our time, Monk has been a pioneer of interdisciplinary work for over 50 years. Her award-winning films have screened world-wide and on PBS, and her music has been used by filmmakers Jean-Luc Godard, Terrence Malick, David Byrne, The Coen brothers, among others. Monk has made more than a dozen recordings on the ECM label, including the 2008 Grammy-nominated Impermanence. Recent honors include the 2017 Dorothy and Lillian Gish Prize and a 2015 National Medal of Arts from President Barack Obama.

 

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. http://www.thesegalcenter.org.

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. http://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 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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End: Apr 2, 2020
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March 30

SEGAL TALKS: Taylor Mac & Kristin Martin (New York)

The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center Announces
 SEGAL TALKS
Daily Live Online Conversations with US and Global Theatre Artists
onwww.HowlRound.com

Starting Monday, March 30, 2020
Every Monday through Friday, 12 noon EDT New York time

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

(New York, New York, March 25, 2020 — ) The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center is proud to announce the first 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 www.HowlRound.com as well as on the Segal Center YouTube Channel. Each session will raise money for a theatre artist or a company. In collaboration with HowlRound Theatre Commons, based at Emerson College.

The first weekly program, starting March 30th, will feature:

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) and Meredith Monk (New York)

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.

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

For contact: mest@gc.cuny.edu
The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center, The Graduate Center, City University of New York,
365 Fifth Avenue, at 34thStreet.
http://www.theSegalCenter.org

 

WEEK 1 SCHEDULE

MONDAY, MARCH 30, 
12 noon, EDT New York Time, www.HowlRound.com

Opening Session: Taylor Mac & Kristin Martin (New York)

New York Theatre artists Taylor Mac & Kristin Martin (HERE ARTS CENTER) will talk about the New York situation and TRICKLE UP, an initiative where over 50 New York theatre artists and over 20 theatre organizations help their peers living below the poverty line. They share videos on new subscription-based site, counteracting the loss of income in the COVID-19 pandemic. The video streaming service launched Monday, March 23, at www.trickleup.uscreen.io

 

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. http://www.thesegalcenter.org.

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. http://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 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: Mar 30, 2020
End: Mar 30, 2020
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March 31

SEGAL TALKS: Mok Chiu Yu (Hong Kong) + Hanchen Feng and Shuyi Liao (Beijing, China)

The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center Announces
 SEGAL TALKS
Daily Live Online Conversations with US and Global Theatre Artists
onwww.HowlRound.com

Starting Monday, March 30, 2020
Every Monday through Friday, 12 noon EDT New York time

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

(New York, New York, March 25, 2020 — ) The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center is proud to announce the first 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 www.HowlRound.com as well as on the Segal Center YouTube Channel. Each session will raise money for a theatre artist or a company. In collaboration with HowlRound Theatre Commons, based at Emerson College.

The first weekly program, starting March 30th, will feature:

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) and Meredith Monk (New York)

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.

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

For contact: mest@gc.cuny.edu
The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center, The Graduate Center, City University of New York,
365 Fifth Avenue, at 34thStreet.
http://www.theSegalCenter.org

 

WEEK 1 SCHEDULE

TUESDAY, MARCH 31

12 noon, EDT New York Time, www.HowlRound.com

Mok Chiu Yu (Hong Kong) Hanchen Feng and Shuyi Liao (Beijing, China)

Join us for an update on the situation for theatre artists in Hong Kong / China

Mok Chiu Yuhas been a tireless promoter of performance art in Hong Kong – introducing in the early 1990s Seiji Shimoda’s performances to Hong Kong, staging overseas and Chinese performance artists, and organizing many performance art festivals in Hong Kong, collaborating with Sanmu, Yuenjie, Ko Siu Lan etc. He himself is a performance artist – having performed in Hong Kong, Korea, Taiwan, Beijing, Macau, Yangoon, Chingmai, Linz, Cologne, Basle.

Shuyi Liao is a theatre director, performer, and choreographer, graduated from Beijing Dance Academy and obtained a Master of Arts degree from Queensland University of Technology. She is the co-founder of Beijing Contact Improvisation (BJCI), Touch Contact Improvisation Art Festival, and the artistic director of Urban Body Nomadic Project. Enthusiastic about movement research, her experience is applied to performances, performer training, theatre directing, and community communication.

Hanchen Feng is a dramaturge, researcher and award-wining playwright based in Beijing. He has collaborated with several influential Mainland directors to expand the definition of theatre through experimentations with its content and form, seeking to bridge the gap between theory and practice. In the past years, he worked as a visiting scholar in New York and London, focusing on avant-garde performances.

 

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. http://www.thesegalcenter.org.

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. http://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 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: Mar 31, 2020
End: Mar 31, 2020
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April 1

SEGAL TALKS: Thomas Ostermeier (Berlin, Germany)

The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center Announces
 SEGAL TALKS
Daily Live Online Conversations with US and Global Theatre Artists
onwww.HowlRound.com

Starting Monday, March 30, 2020
Every Monday through Friday, 12 noon EDT New York time

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

(New York, New York, March 25, 2020 — ) The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center is proud to announce the first 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 www.HowlRound.com as well as on the Segal Center YouTube Channel. Each session will raise money for a theatre artist or a company. In collaboration with HowlRound Theatre Commons, based at Emerson College.

The first weekly program, starting March 30th, will feature:

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) and Meredith Monk (New York)

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.

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

For contact: mest@gc.cuny.edu
The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center, The Graduate Center, City University of New York,
365 Fifth Avenue, at 34thStreet.
http://www.theSegalCenter.org

 

WEEK 1 SCHEDULE

WEDNESDAY APRIL 1st

12 noon, EDT New York Time, www.HowlRound.com

Thomas Ostermeier, (Berlin, Germany)
Join us for an update on the situation in Germany with Schaubühne Berlin’s influential artistic director Thomas Ostermeier–one of the world’s most recognized German theatre-makers of today. Since 1999, at the age of only thirty-two, he has become the Artistic Director of Schaubühne Berlin and since 2005, he has also been Professor for Directing at the Ernst Busch Academy. He is best known for his acclaimed and worldwide touring productions like Hedda Gabler, Hamlet, An Enemy of the People, RICHARD III, and Returning to Reims.  

 

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. http://www.thesegalcenter.org.

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. http://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 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 1, 2020
End: Apr 1, 2020
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April 2

SEGAL TALKS: Marco Martinelli & Ermanna Montanari, Teatro delle Albe (Ravenna, Italy)

The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center Announces
 SEGAL TALKS
Daily Live Online Conversations with US and Global Theatre Artists
on
https://howlround.com/happenings/livestreaming-segal-talks-marco-martinelli-ermanna-montanari-teatro-delle-albe-ravenna

Starting Monday, March 30, 2020
Every Monday through Friday, 12 noon EDT New York time

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

(New York, New York, March 25, 2020 — ) The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center is proud to announce the first 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 www.HowlRound.com as well as on the Segal Center YouTube Channel. Each session will raise money for a theatre artist or a company. In collaboration with HowlRound Theatre Commons, based at Emerson College.

The first weekly program, starting March 30th, will feature:

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) and Meredith Monk (New York)

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.

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

For contact: mest@gc.cuny.edu
The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center, The Graduate Center, City University of New York,
365 Fifth Avenue, at 34thStreet.
http://www.theSegalCenter.org

 

WEEK 1 SCHEDULE

THURSDAY, APRIL 2

12 noon, EDT New York Time, www.HowlRound.com

Marco Martinelli & Ermanna Montanari; Teatro delle Albe (Ravenna, Italy)

Join us for an update on the situation in Italy with Teatro delle Albe

Marco Martinelli, playwright and director, founded with Ermanna Montanari the Teatro delle Albe in Ravenna (1983), one of the most respected Italian theatre companies. Martinelli has been awarded numerous prizes including: seven Ubu Prizes; the Drammaturgia In/Finita Prize; the Hystrio Prize and others. His texts have been published and staged in France, Belgium, Germany, Romania, U.S.A., Et al.

Ermanna Montanari is an actress, author and set designer, known best for her extraordinary itinerary of vocal and musical research, the subject of several books and essays in multiple languages. Awards include seven Ubu Prizes, the Golden Laurel-international Festival Mess; the Lo straniero Prize-dedicated to the memory of Carmelo Bene; the Eleonora Duse Prize, a.o. Presented in collaboration with Umanism, Italian Playwright Project, Valeria Orani (Director).

 

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. http://www.thesegalcenter.org.

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. http://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 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 2, 2020
End: Apr 2, 2020
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April 3

SEGAL TALKS: Toshiki Okada (Japan)

The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center Announces
 SEGAL TALKS
Daily Live Online Conversations with US and Global Theatre Artists
on howlround.tv

Starting Monday, March 30, 2020
Every Monday through Friday, 12 noon EDT New York time

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

(New York, New York, March 25, 2020 — ) The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center is proud to announce the first 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 www.HowlRound.com as well as on the Segal Center YouTube Channel. Each session will raise money for a theatre artist or a company. In collaboration with HowlRound Theatre Commons, based at Emerson College.

The first weekly program, starting March 30th, will feature:

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) and Meredith Monk (New York)

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.

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

For contact: mest@gc.cuny.edu
The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center, The Graduate Center, City University of New York,
365 Fifth Avenue, at 34thStreet.
http://www.theSegalCenter.org

 

WEEK 1 SCHEDULE

FRIDAY, APRIL 3rd

12 noon, EDT New York Time,

https://howlround.com/happenings/livestreaming-segal-talks-toshiki-okada-japan

Toshiki Okada (Japan)

Join us for an update on the situation in Japan with Toshiki Okada–one of the world’s most recognized theatre-makers of today. His company chelfitsch, where he writes and directs all of its productions, was founded in 1997. The troupe is applauded for its unique use of language and physicality, and is widely considered, both inside and outside Japan, as one of the leaders of contemporary theater. chelfitsch made its debut abroad with a performance of Five Days in March in 2007 and has since performed works in more than 70 cities around the world. Okada moved his family left Tokyo after the Fukushima disaster.

 

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. http://www.thesegalcenter.org.

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. http://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 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 3, 2020
End: Apr 3, 2020
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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

 

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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

 

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