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FERGUS LINEHAN (Scotland); EMILY MANN & CAROL MARTIN(USA); ÖVÜL Ö. DURMUSOGLU & JOANNA WARSZA (Germany)

Daily Live Online Conversations on US and Global Theatre & Performance
Wednesday, June 2, 2021 – Friday, June 4, 2021, 12 noon EDT

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

SEGAL TALKS Week 39 Schedule 

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 2, 2021
12 noon EDT

Fergus Linehan
Join us for a conversation about curating, producing and presenting theatre and performance in the Time of Coron

Fergus Linehan is Festival Director of the Edinburgh International Festival, a world-leading performing arts festival, featuring the finest performers from the worlds of dance, opera, music and theatre. Beginning his tenure in 2015, Fergus’ first five seasons at the International Festival have achieved popular and critical acclaim featuring new commissions by world renowned directors, choreographers and companies. He has also expanded the reach of the festival through a new strand of contemporary music performed at Leith Theatre and You Are Here, a programme of impactful responses to the worlds pressing social, political and environmental issues. Previously he directed the Dublin Theatre Festival and served as Chief Executive and Artistic Director of Sydney Festival, the Head of Music at Sydney Opera House, and Festival Director of Vivid LIVE.

THURSDAY, JUNE 3, 2021
12noonEDT

Emily Mann & Carol Martin
Join us for a conversation about curating, producing and presenting theatre and performance in the Time of Corona

Emily Mann is an award-winning playwright and director, who served as the Artistic Director and Resident Playwright of the McCarter Theatre Center in Princeton, New Jersey from 1990-2020, and won the prestigious Tony for Outstanding Regional Theatre. Broadway: A Streetcar Named Desire, Anna in the Tropics, Execution of Justice, Having Our Say (Tony nominee for Best Direction of a Play). Her plays: Having Our Say (Tony Nominee for Best Play); Execution of Justice; Still Life; Annulla, An Autobiography; Greensboro (A Requiem); Meshugah; Mrs. Packard; Hoodwinked (a Primer on Radical Islamism); Gloria: A Life. Adaptations: Baby Doll, Scenes from a Marriage, Uncle Vanya, The Cherry Orchard, A Seagull in the Hamptons, The House of Bernarda Alba, Antigone. Last year Mann was inducted into the American Theater Hall of Fame.

Carol Martin, Ph.D. is a Professor of Drama at Tisch School of the Arts, and Affiliated Faculty at New York University, Abu Dhabi. Her books include: Theatre of the Real and Dramaturgy of the Real on the World Stage. Her articles have been translated into French, Japanese, Chinese, and Polish. Her book series, “In Performance,” includes international anthologies of plays and performance texts and is published by Seagull Books. Her guest-edited issues of TDR include: Documentary Theatre, Performing the City, and The Return of the Real. Martin has been awarded several fellowships including: Visiting Professor Fellowship at Tokyo University, Komaba, Graduate School of Arts and Science; Fulbright Senior Specialist Fellowship; a Fulbright to India; and a National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Summer Seminar Fellowship. She has been a keynote speaker at several international conferences. 

FRIDAY, JUNE 4, 2021
12 noon EDT

Övül Ö. Durmusoglu & Joanna Warsza
Join us for a conversation about curating, producing and presenting theatre and performance in the Time of Corona

Övül Ö. Durmusoglu is mentor and program co-leader in the Graduate School in University of the Arts in Berlin and a visiting professor for Art and Discourse in Hochschule für Bildende Kunst Braunschweig. In the past, Övül was curator for Steirischer Herbst festival in Graz; curator/director for YAMA public screen in Istanbul; artisticdirector for the Sofia Contemporary 2013 ‘Near, Closer, Together: Exercises for a Common Ground’. She curated the programs of the 10th, 13th and 14th Istanbul Biennials; coordinated and organized different programs and events at Maybe Education and Public Programs for dOCUMENTA (13). She has very recently co-initiated “Die Balkone: Life, Art, Pandemic and Proximity” together with Joanna Warsza in windows and balconies of Berlin’s Prenzlauer Berg where they both live. With her writing Övül contributes to different publications, online platforms and magazines such as Texte zur Kunst and Frieze

Joanna Warsza is a Program Director of CuratorLab at Konstfack University of Arts in Stockholm, and an independent curator and editor interested in how art functions politically and socially outside the white cubes. In 2021 together with Övül Ö. Durmusoglu she co-curates Die Balkone in Berlin, the 3rd Autostrada Biennale in Kosovo, and the 12th Survival Kit in Riga. She was the Artistic Director of Public Art Munich 2018, curator of the Georgian Pavilion at the 55th Venice Biennale and associate curator of the 7th Berlin Biennale among others. Her recent publications include Red Love. A Reader on Alexandra Kollontai (co-edited with Maria Lind and Michele Masucci; Sternberg Press, Konstfack Collections, and Tensta Konsthall, 2020), and And Warren Niesłuchowski Was There: Guest, Host, Ghost (co-edited with Sina Najafi; Cabinet Books and Museum of Modern Art Warsaw, 2020).​

ABOUT SEGAL TALKS
The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center is proud to announce the new line-up of its new global series, SEGAL TALKS. Since the beginning in March the series featured over 100 talks with 150 artists from 50 countries. New York, US, and international theatre artists, curators, researchers, and academics will talk daily during the week 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. After a break in August the series will now also focus on Theatre, Performance and The Political, highlighting the Segal Center’s 2023 New York International Festival of the Arts Project and the Center’s Public Park Project. The Segal Center is the only theatre institution in NYC and the US creating new, original, daily content for the global field of theater and performance. The series was conceived, created and curated by Frank Hentschker in March 2020.

SEGAL TALKS are free, open access, without ads will be live-streamed in English from Monday to Friday on HowlRound Theatre Commons and on the Segal Center Facebook. This program is presented in collaboration with HowlRound Theatre Commons, based at Emerson College. All SEGAL TALKS are archived on HowlRound, and on the Segal Center YouTube Channel.

The work of the Segal Center has been supported in the past by Susan and Jack Rudin(†), the Hearst Foundation and currently by, Marvin CarlsonSidney 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.

Click Here for Week 34 Participants: Joseph Melillo (NYC)

Click Here for Week 33 Participants: Rachel Cooper (US) & Elisabeth Hayes (Italy), Melati Suryodarmo (Indonesia), Eva Mann (Germany) & Washington Obwanda (Kenya)

Click Here for Week 32 Participants: Olga Garay-English (US), John Glover (US), Pedja Muzijevic (US)

Click Here for Week 31 Participants: Robert Wilson (US)

Click Here for Week 30 Participants: Bonnie Marranca (NYC), Al Límite Collective (NYC), Reg E Gaines & Caridad de la Luz (NYC)

Click Here for Week 29 Participants: Ken Cerniglia & Martine Kei Green- Rogers(US); Vellejo Gantner(NYC); Hillary Miller (NYC)

Click Here for Week 28 Participants: Samuel Buggeln (Canada); Helen Shaw (NYC); Bertie Ferdman (NYC)

Click Here for Week 27 Participants: Sebastian Kaiser (Germany); Anne Cattaneo & Sydné Mahone (US); Peter Eckersall (NYC)  

Click Here for Week 26 Participants: Hotel Modern (Netherlands); Rabih Mroué (Germany); Nicolas Kent (England); Co-host: Carol Martin

Click Here for Week 25 Participants: George Bartenieff & Karen Malpede (NYC); Simon Dove & Megha Ralapati (US); Susan Feldman (NYC)

Click Here for Week 24 Participants: Kelsey Pyro (Good Byes); Mei Ann Teo (hold) Shayok Misha Chowdhury (Vichitra) Zachariah Ezer & Dominique Rider (SPEEDRUN); Bryn Herdrich, Jeesun Choi (Penny Thoughts) and Elevator Repair Service’s John Collins, Greig Sargeant and Ben Williams (Baldwin & Buckley at Cambridge); Stefania Bulbarella (Una niña, una familia, un pueblo), Yeujia Low (Animal Empire); Le’Andra LeSeur (Passing Time With Grace); and  Dena Igusti (CUT WOMAN) 

Click Here for Week 23 Participants: Jay Wegman (NYC); Anne Hamburger (NYC); Sean Anthony Chia, Dohyun Gracia Shin, Cory Tamler, Gabriel Torres, & Luke Pearlberg (NYC); 

Click Here for Week 22 Participants: Handan Ozbilgin (NYC); Florian Malzacher (Germany); Kaatje De Geest, Carmen Hornbostel & Milo Rau (Belgium)

Click Here for Week 21 Participants: Tom Walker (NYC); Sade Lythcott (NYC): Saviana Stănescu

Click Here for Week 20 Participants: Baraka Sele (US); Tania El Khoury & Gideon Lester (US); David Bruin & Miranda Haymon (US)

Click Here for Week 19 Participants: Marvin Carlson (NYC); Andras Forgach, Hannah Milovits & Laszlo Upor (Hungary); Dima Mikhayel Matta & Sahar Assaf (Lebanon)

Click Here for Week 18 Participants: Jacques Rancière (France); Morgan Jenness (NYC); Helly Minarti(Indonesia); Dima Mikhayel Matta & Yara Bou Nassar (Lebanon); Richard Schechner (NYC)

Click Here for Week 17 Participants: Acia Gray, Deborah Mitchell & Tony Waag (US); Carl Hancock Rux(US); Philippe Quesne (France); Betty Shamieh (US); Adelheid Roosen & Melanie Joseph(Netherlands/US) 

Click Here for Week 16 Participants: Ping Chong (NYC); Susanne Kennedy (Germany); Lee Breuer & Maude Mitchell (NYC); Tiago Rodrigues (Portugal); Caridad Svich (US)

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 (PRELUDE, PEN 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 Stages, European 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
Associate Producer: Andie Lerner

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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