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The Theatre of Jean Claude van Itallie

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Oct 28, 2008
Oct 28, 2008
Segal Theater

Join the Segal Center and The Soul of the American Actor for a day-long symposium with readings, panels and screenings focusing on the work of New York playwright and director Jean-Claude van Itallie.

Scheduled afternoon screenings include Jean-Claude van Itallie in War, Sex and Dreams and Joseph Chaikin in Struck Dumb… . Invited participants include: Brian Murray, Laila Robins, Judith Malina, Lois Walden, Steve Gorn, Ruth Maleczech, Angelica Torn, Ronald Rand, Rosemary Quinn, Kim Mancuso, Peter Goldfarb, and the cast of The Tibetan Book of the Dead, including Court Dorsey, Kermit Dunkelberg, Susan Thompson, and John VanEps.

Readings from van Itallie’s works include excerpts from America Hurrah, The Serpent, Light, Bag Lady, and the new musical MILA(book by van Itallie, music by Steve Gorn, and lyrics by Lois Walden, who will also sing). Followed by a moderated dialogue with Jean-Claude van Itallie and William Coco, Director of the Theatre History Department, the Actors Studio, Pace University.

Co-presented by the Martin E. Segal Theatre Center, The Graduate Center, CUNY and Ronald Rand, The Soul of the American Actor, and in collabora tion with Back Stage. This event is free and open to the public.

Afternoon Screenings/Readings: 2:00pm 6:00 pm

Evening readings and dialogues: 6:30 pm 9:00 pm.

2:00 p.m. + 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2008 Martin E. Segal Theatre. Free!


Jean Claude van Itallie
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Scene from The Tibetan Book of the Dead
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