Monthly Archives: March 2010


Intimate Relations Berlin/NY: Luna’s Bracelet April 1

How do we heal? How do we remember? And do we have any control over either? Thursday’s presentation of excerpts of Luna’s Bracelet by Berlin-based playwright Beate Haeckl may or may not bring its audience closer to an answer to these questions. Nevertheless, preserving history, creating memory, reconciliation, and community healing are at the forefront […]

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Solidarity and Support for Haiti

Since the devastation Haiti suffered in the earthquake of January 12, 2010, and the aftershocks, the country has been much in the U.S. public’s eye. For a few months following the disaster, “Haiti” was on the tongues, (and the front pages) of many Americans. One of the most common questions: What can we do to […]

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Contemporary Haitian Playwrights: Looking Forward

I was asked by the Segal Theatre Center to write some thoughts about the upcoming event Contemporary Haitian Playwrights: An Evening of Solidarity & Support, and it is with great joy that I do so. Having this opportunity to write about this exciting event, brought me back to a time when I was first discovering […]

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Robin Rice Lichtig’s Searching for a New Sun

Part of the Intimate Relations project, Searching for a New Sun by Robin Rice Lichtig tells the compelling narrative of Rachel-Alma Rosen putting together her family’s tragic past at Auschwitz in order to put together her own identity. She prods her grandmother Ruth, a Holocaust survivor, for details on that one fateful day when some […]

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Maksym Kurochkin, Russian Drama and the New and Evolving Country of Russia

Guest Blogger John Freedman (Moscow Times) follows up on the 3/22 Segal Center event with the following reflections: Moments before I got up to introduce Maksym Kurochkin at the Martin E. Segal Theatre Center on Monday, March 22, I had no idea what I was going to say. How do you distill an entire era […]

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Maksym Kurochkin: A Writer for the Global Age

I have always said that Maksym Kurochkin is the perfect writer for the global age. Max, as I know him, is a writer who delights in breaking down barriers. I have a feeling that impulse is connected in some way with Max’s heritage. He is the son of a historian and he grew up in […]

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Welcome to the Segal Center Spring 2010 Blog!

The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center’s Spring 2010 season is underway! From March through July, we will be presenting conversations, lecture-demonstrations, works-in-progress, retrospectives, and insights into the creative process with theatre artists, writers and managers from both down the road and around the world. On this blog, we’ll be featuring guest writers who will post […]

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