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SEGAL TALKS Week 41

GERALD THOMAS (Brazil/US); ABHISHEK THAPAR & RINKU KALSY (Netherlands); SIBYL KEMPSON (NYC)

Daily Live Online Conversations on US and Global Theatre & Performance
Wednesday, June 16, 2021 – Friday, June 18, 2021, 12 noon EDT

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

SEGAL TALKS Week 41 Schedule 

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 16, 2021
12 noon EDT

Gerald Thomas
Join us for a conversation about & curating, producing and presenting theatre and performance in the Time of Corona

Gerald Thomas, is a theatre and opera director and playwright who has spent his life in the United States, England, Brazil and Germany. Thomas began his life in the theater at Ellen Stewart’s La MaMa E.T.C. in New York City. In the 1980s, Thomas began working with Samuel Beckett, German author Heiner Müller and began a long-term partnership with American composer Philip Glass. In 1985 Thomas formed and established his Dry Opera Company, in São Paulo. It has performed in 15 countries up until 2008. In 2010, Thomas announced the London Dry Opera Co. and continues to create works for the stage.

THURSDAY, JUNE 17, 2021
12 noon EDT

Abhishek Thapar & Rinku Kalsy
Join us for a conversation about curating, producing and presenting theatre and performance in the Time of Corona

Abhishek Thapar (Moga, 1985) is a theatre maker, performer, teacher, puppeteer and artist currently based in Amsterdam. He holds a post-graduate diploma in Physical Theatre from LISPA, London and a Master in Theatre degree from DAS Theatre, Amsterdam. Currently, he is building an artistic research and practice in post-colonial epistemologies, historiographic metafiction and storytelling.

Rinku Kalsy is an Indian origin Documentary filmmaker based in Amsterdam. In the past, she has directed and edited various documentaries for Dutch television. She eventually started her own production company Anecdote Films, and her debut feature documentary “For the love of a man” had its world premiere at the 72nd Venice film festival. And eventually it was bought by Netflix. In 2019 Rinku along with Abhishek Thapar started an underground independent film screening space “Khopcha” in Amsterdam to curate independent cinema from the Indian subcontinent. Rinku has worked as a storyteller & a co-collaborator with Abhishek Thapar on two theater productions i.e. ‘Surpassing the Beeline’ and ‘Cow is a Cow is a Cow’.

FRIDAY, JUNE 18, 2021
12 noon EDT

Sibyl Kempson
Join us for a conversation about curating, producing and presenting theatre and performance in the Time of Corona

Sibyl Kempson began making performances at Little Theater and Dixon Place at the turn of the millennium. She launched her company, the 7 Daughters of Eve Thtr. & Perf. Co. in 2015 at the Martin E. Segal Center. The name of the new religion they are starting is FemAnimism. Their latest work, made during the 2020/21 global pandemic, premiers jointly at Abrons Arts Center and the Chocolate Factory Theater in NYC as radio play, video collage theatrical miniseries, projection installation, and live concert performance at the NYU Skirball Center. Fall 2021. You can support their work at www.7daughtersofeve.com and https://www.patreon.com/user?u=25864006&fan_landing=true

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 150 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.

Follow us @segalcenter on FacebookInstagram or Twitter 

PARTICIPANTS FROM THE PREVIOUS WEEKS

Click Here for Week 40 Participants: Sasapin Siriwanij (Thailand);Manuel Moran, Claudia Orenstein and Paulette Richards (USA); Penda Diouf & Marine Bachelot Nguyen (France)

Click Here for Week 39 Participants: Fergus Linehan (Scotland); Emily Mann & Carol Martin (US); Övül Ö. Durmusoglu & Joanna Warsza (Germany)

Click Here for Week 38 Participants: Shane Baker, Allen Lewis Rickman & Yelena Shmulenson (NYC); Carol Martin (NYC); David Gothard (UK)

Click Here for Week 37 Participants: Ana Ablamonova & Dr. GoraParasit (Lithuania); Carey Perloff (USA); Marco Layera (Chile) & Martin Valdés-Stauber (Germany)

Click Here for Week 36 Participants: Abhishek Majumdar & Anurupa Roy (India); Bettina Milz, Stefan Schmidtke & Olaf Kröck​ (Germany); 2021 DTSA Booth Award Honoring Diana Taylor

Click Here for Week 35 Participants: Chris Myers (NYC): Lucien Zayan & Raja Feather Kelly (NYC); Kirill Serebrennikov (Russia)

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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