Author Archives: Sascha Just

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The Last Uncharted Territory—an Evening with John Guare

“American history,” I recently heard George C. Wolfe, director of John Guare’s latest play A Free Man of Color, say, “is not a well-made play.”  Last Monday before an enthusiastic audience at the Martin E. Segal Theatre Center John Guare continued this thought in a free flowing dialogue with David Savran about his play, the […]

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In the Blonde Room

Authored by Sascha Just Bourdieu and Deleuze’s ghosts sat in the wings during Simulation: Living the Simulacra, the last event of the seventh annual Prelude Festival of Contemporary New York Theatre and Performance. After an evening of presenting multimedia performance artists, Reggie Watts, Andrew Schneider, and Reid Farrington were joined by a group of performers […]

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New Russian Drama

“Nothing let’s you be yourself like water. You want to die? Go for a swim.” Strike aka punk-rocker-turned-playwright Yuri Klavdiev carries his name for good reason. He knows how to hit nerves. His solo piece I am the Machine Gunner about a young Russian soldier in a current war—presented at the Martin E. Segal Center […]

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Young Russians in New York

Post-Soviet Drama is a thrill we do not get enough of in this part of the world. Fortunately, the Martin E. Segal Center, in collaboration with the Center for International Theatre Development (CITD), has begun mounting the series New Russian Drama. The first event took place on 22 March, 2010, featuring playwright Maksym Kurochin. This […]

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