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The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center Announces
 SEGAL TALKS Week 18

Week 18 Participants: JACQUES RANCIÈRE (France); MORGAN JENNESS (NYC); HELLY MINARTI (Indonesia);DIMA MATTA (Lebanon); RICHARD SCHECHNER (NYC)

Daily Live Online Conversations with US and Global Theatre Artists Monday, July 27, 2020 – Friday, July 31, 2020, 12 noon EDT

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

The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center is proud to announce the 18th weekly line-up of its new global series, SEGAL TALKS, which was conceived, created and curated by Frank Hentschker in March 2020. New York, US, and international theatre artists, curators, researchers, and academics will talk daily for one hour with Segal Center’s director, Frank Hentschker, about life and art in the Time of Corona and speak about challenges, sorrows, and hopes for the new Weltzustand— the State of the World. The Segal Center is the only theatre institution in NYC and the US creating original content.

The newly introduced ad-free SEGAL TALKS will be live-streamed in English from Monday to Friday on HowlRound Theatre Commons and on the Segal Center Facebook. All the previous SEGAL TALKS will be found on HowlRound, the Segal Center Facebook, and the Segal Center YouTube Channel. The Segal Theatre Center will raise money for theatre artists and companies. This program is in collaboration with HowlRound Theatre Commons, based at Emerson College.

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.

CONTACT

Send us your questions during the live streaming at SegalTalks@gmail.com.
Contact mest@gc.cuny.edu for more information on SEGAL TALKS.
Contact Frank Hentschker at fhentschker@gc.cuny.edu for press information.

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SEGAL TALKS WEEK 18 SCHEDULE 

MONDAY, JULY 27, 2020

12 noon EDT

Jacques Rancière was born in Algiers in 1940 and studied at the École Normale Supérieure in Paris, where he participated in French Marxist philosopher Louis Althusser’s seminar reading Marx’s Capital in the mid-1960s. Rancière then taught in the Philosophy Department of the experimental Vincennes campus of the University of Paris and its successor institution, Paris 8. His work is rooted in a radically egalitarian critique of Althusser and other leading theorists of the French left, in particular philosopher Jean-Paul Sartre and sociologist Pierre Bourdieu, and inspired by his singular encounter with the archives of the nineteenth-century French workers’ movement. Since his first publication in 1965 he has ranged widely across philosophy, politics, history, historiography, pedagogy, literary studies, film studies and aesthetics. It is for his work on politics (his account of radical equality and his anti-foundationalist, anti-consensualist and anti-institutional critique of political theory) and aesthetics (his reformulation of Modernism as ‘the aesthetic regime of art’) and for writing which moves back and forward between these two domains that he is best known today. Rancière is sometimes described as a post-Marxist philosopher and his work likened to that of his contemporaries on the French theoretical left, Alain Badiou and Étienne Balibar.

TUESDAY, JULY 28, 2020

12 noon EDT

Morgan Jenness has worked as an educator, activist, worked in the literary office andas Associate Producer at the Public Theater, and also was an Associate Artistic Director at NYTW and LATC. Morgan has served in dramaturgical capacities at theaters and developmental situations all over the USAmerican theater for over three decades, as well as a creative consultant at both the Helen Merrill and Abrams Artists agencies. Has been a guest artist with multiple educational theater programs, is currently on the faculty of Columbia, Fordham and Pace University and has been on multiple theater funding and award panels including NEA, NYSA, NEFA, the Drama Desk and Herb Alpert Award. Morgan is also a recipient of an Obie for Long Term Support of Playwrights, the prestigious LMDA Lessing Award, the first Elsa Rael VintAge Award and a 2015 Doris Duke Impact Award, under which they are pleased to work as a Creative Consultant for Double Edge Theater as well as several projects at LaMama. Is currently Creative Director/Founder of In This Distracted Globe – a dramaturgical and management consultancy.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 29, 2020
12 noon EDT

Helly Minarti is a Jakarta-born and works as an independent, itinerant dance scholar/curator, rethinking radical strategies to connect theory and practice. She is interested in historiographies of choreography as discursive practice vis-a-vis the eclectic knowledge of the human body/nature connection. Her ongoing curatorial project is Jejak-旅 Tabi Exchange: Wandering Contemporary Asian Performance (jejak-tabi.org). She earned a PhD in dance studies and relocated to Yogyakarta in 2018 where she is setting up LINGKARAN | koreografi, a collaborative research platform focusing to expand the critical notions of choreography.

 

THURSDAY, JULY 30, 2020
12 noon EDT

Dima Mikhayel Matta is a writer, actress, and university lecturer in English and Creative Writing. As a Fulbright scholar, she received her MFA in Creative Writing from Rutgers University in 2013. In 2014, she founded Cliffhangers, the first bilingual storytelling platform in Beirut. Her first play “This is not a memorized script, this is a well-rehearsed story” toured as a work in progress at the Shubbak Festival, NYU, and the Outburst Festival. It premiered in Beirut in February 2020. She is currently working on her second play.

FRIDAY, JULY 31, 2020
12 noon EDT

Richard Schechner is editor of TDR, author, theatre director, and University Professor Emeritus, Performance Studies, NYU. His books include Environmental Theater, Performance Theory, Between Theater and Anthropology, The End of Humanism, The Future of Ritual, Performed Imaginaries, and Performance Studies: An Introduction. He was a producing director of the Free Southern Theater and founded The Performance Group. He has directed theatre, led workshops, taught, and lectured in the Americas, Europe, Asia, Africa, and Australia.

PARTICIPANTS FROM THE PREVIOUS WEEKS

 

Click Here for Week 15 Participants: Karishma Bhagani, Anne Moraa & Sitawa Namwalie (Kenya); Émilie Monnet & Greg Hill (Canada); Satoko Ichihara (Japan); Niegel Smith (NYC); Jean-Claude van Itallie (US)

Click Here for Week 14 Participants: Kemi Ilesanmi & Ebony Noelle Golden (NYC); Gianina Cărbunariu (Romania) & Jeton Neziraj (Kosovo); Frédérique Aït-Touati (France); Iman Aoun (Palestine); Evoné Walters (Jamaica)

Click Here for Week 13 Participants: Muriel Miguel & Gloria Miguel (US); Daniely Francisque (Martinique); Eugenio Barba (Italy); Paul Pryce (NYC); Liwaa Yazji (Syria)

Click Here for Week 12 Participants: Peter Schumann (US); Govin Ruben & Terence Conrad (Malaysia); Tania Bruguera (Cuba); Hope Azeda (Rwanda); Saman Amini (Netherlands/Iran)

Click Here for Week 11 Participants: Jonathan McCrory & Ngozi Anyanwu (NYC); James Scruggs & Tamilla Woodard (NYC); Jean-Luc Nancy(France); Awoye Timpo (NYC); Woodie King Jr. (NYC)

Click Here for Week 10 Participants: Emmanuel Demarcy-Mota (France); Ralph B. Peña (USA/NYC); Ruth Kanner, Joshua Sobol, Maya Arad Yasur (Israel); Avra Sidiropoulou (Greece); Ashley Tata (USA/NYC)

Click Here for Week 9 Participants: Kris Verdonck (Belgium); Aina Tur (Spain); Anne Bogart (New York, USA); Patricia Cornelius (Australia);Hoi Fai Wu (Hong Kong)

Click Here for Week 8  Participants: Maria Tri Sulistyani (Indonesia); Pamela Villoresi (Italy); Richard Foreman (USA); Thomas Oberender(Germany); Phillip Howze & Jordana De La Cruz(USA)

Click Here for Week 7 Participants: Ismail Mahomed (South Africa); Natalia Vorozhbit(Ukraine);Amir Nizar Zuabi & Fidaa Zaidan (Palestine); Roberta Estrela D’alva & Dione Carlos(Brazil); Edouard Elvis Bvouma & Hermine Yollo (Cameroon)

Click Here for Week 6 Participants: Andrea Tompa & Anna Lengyel (Hungary); Lola Arias (Argentina); Mihaela Drăgan & Mihaela Michailov (Romania); Zuleikha Allana (India); Stacy Klein & Stephanie Monseu (USA)

Click Here for Week 5 Participants: Rimini Protokoll’s Daniel Wetzel, Helgard Haug, & Stefan Kaegi(Germany); Guy Régis Jr (Haiti); Jalila Baccar (Tunis); Peter Sellars (USA); Oskar Eustis& Tony Torn(NYC, USA)

Click Here for Week 4 Participants: Milo Rau (Switzerland); Richard Schechner (NYC, US); Basil Jones(South Africa); Arthur Nauzyciel & Keren Ann (France); Guillermo Calderón (Chile)

Click Here for Week 3 Participants: The New BlackFest’s Keith Adkins with Dennis A. Allen II, France-Luce Benson, & Lisa Strum (NYC); Nature Theatre of Oklahoma’s Kelly Copper & Pavol Liska + The Big Dance Theatre’s Annie-B Parson & Paul Lazar (NYC); The Foundry Theatre’s Melanie Joseph with Aaron Landsman & Aurin Squire (NYC); Shahid Nadeem (Pakistan) + Abhishek Majumdar & Anurupa Roy(India); TR Warszawa’s Grzegorz Jarzynawith Agata Kołacz & Roman Pawłowski (Poland)

Click Here for Week 2 Participants: Laila Soliman, Dalia Basiouny (Egypt) + Sahar Assaf(Lebanon); Chou Tung-Yen, Kathy Hong, Wu-Kang Chen (Taiwan); Lucia Calamaro, Graziano Graziani, Valeria Orani (Italy); Meredith Monk (New York, US); Aristide Tarnagda & Safoura Kaboré (Burkina Faso)

Click Here for Week 1 Participants: Taylor Mac & Kristin Marting (New York, US); Mok Chiu Yu(Hong Kong) + Hanchen Feng, Shuyi Liao(China); Thomas Ostermeier (Germany); Teatro delle Albe’s Marco Martinelli, Ermanna Montanari (Italy); Toshiki Okada (Japan)

ABOUT THE MARTIN E. SEGAL THEATRE CENTER

Originally founded in 1979 as the Center for Advanced Studies in Theatre Arts (CASTA), The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center was renamed in March of 1999 to recognize Martin E. Segal, one of New York City’s outstanding leaders of the arts. The Segal Center curates over thirty events throughout the Spring and Fall academic seasons, all free and open to the public. Dedicated to bridging the gap between the professional and academic theatre communities, the Segal Center presents readings, performance, lectures, and artists and academics in conversation. In addition, the Segal Center presents three annual festivals (PRELUDEPEN World Voices: International Pay Festival, and The Segal Center Film Festival on Theatre and Performance) and publishes and maintains three open access online journals (Arab StagesEuropean Stages, and The Journal of American Drama and Theatre). The Segal Center also publishes many volumes of plays in translation and is the leading publisher of plays from the Arab world. The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center (MESTC) is a vital component of the Theatre Program’s academic culture and creating in close collaboration a research nexus, focusing on dramaturgy, new media, and global theatre. The Segal Center provides an intimate platform where both artists and theatre professionals can actively participate with audiences to advance awareness and appreciation. www.TheSegalCenter.org

THE SEGAL TEAM

Executive Director: Frank Hentschker
Creative Producer: Sunyoung Kim
Next Generation Fellow: Andie Lerner

Assistant Director of Programs: Kyueun Kim

THE GRADUATE CENTER, CITY UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK, of which the Martin E. Segal Theatre Center is an integral part, is the doctorate-granting institution of The City University of New York (CUNY). An internationally recognized center for advanced studies and a national model for public doctoral education, the school offers more than thirty doctoral programs, as well as a number of master’s programs. Many of its faculty members are among the world’s leading scholars in their respective fields, and its alumni hold major positions in industry and government, as well as in academia. The Graduate Center is also home to twenty-eight interdisciplinary research centers and institutes focused on areas of compelling social, civic, cultural, and scientific concerns. Located in a landmark Fifth Avenue building, The Graduate Center has become a vital part of New York City’s intellectual and cultural life with its extensive array of public lectures, exhibitions, concerts, and theatrical events. www.gc.cuny.edu.

HowlRound Theatre Commons at www.HowlRound.com is a free and open platform for theatre makers worldwide that amplifies progressive, disruptive ideas about the art form and facilitates connection between diverse practitioners. HowlRound envisions a theatre field where resources and power are shared equitably in all directions, contributing to a more just and sustainable world. HowlRound was founded on an organizing principle in the “commons”—a social structure that invites open participation around shared values. HowlRound is a knowledge commons that encourages freely sharing intellectual and artistic resources and expertise. It is our strong belief that the power of live theatre connects us across difference, puts us in proximity of one another, and strengthens our tether to our commonalities. HowlRound is based at Emerson College, Boston. http://www.howlround.com

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