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Carte Blanche

Segal Theater

The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center invited American and French theatre artists—writers, directors, actors—and scholars who collaborated in France or the United States to create Carte Blanche. This series features several dialogues, staged readings, performances, and a Translation ThinkTank.

Free

Richard Foreman and Bernard Sobel

Segal Theater

A conversation between legendary New York avant-garde director Richard Foreman (Ontological-Hysteric Theatre, New York) and director Bernard Sobel (Théâtre de Gennevilliers, Paris) based on more than twenty years of collaboration.

Free

Director Claude Régy, Les Ateliers Contemporains, Paris

Segal Theater

Dedicated to French and foreign contemporary theatre for the past forty years, legendary French director Claude Régy will discuss his recent work on Sarah Kane’s theatre, including 4.48 Psychose which is being presented at Brooklyn Academy of Music, starring Isabelle Huppert.

Free

Actor Isabelle Huppert, Paris; Director Robert Wilson, New York

Proshansky Auditorium

Conversation between legendary American director Robert Wilson and world-class French actor Isabelle Huppert on their collaboration on French theatre and their 1994 collaboration, Orlando. Moderator (to be confirmed): James Lipton, host, writer and executive producer of “Inside the Actor’s Studio.”

Free

Translation ThinkTank

Segal Theater

A day of workshops, discussions, and readings of text excerpts. Translators, directors, and playwrights will focus on issues of translation and adaptation of contemporary French theatre on the American stage.

Free

Olivier Cadiot and Ludovic Lagarde. With Marion Schoevaert.

Segal Theater

An evening with Ludovic Lagarde (Paris) and writer Olivier Cadiot (Paris), on the occasion of the French production of Cadiot’s Colonel Zoo (Colonel des Zouaves) directed by Ludovic Lagarde and of its American production, A.W.O.L, directed by Marion Schoevaert. Both productions are presented at the 59E59 Theater. Reading by New York actor Steven Ratazzi with music by and with French musician Benoît Delbecq.

Free

Elizabeth LeCompte and David Savran

Segal Theater

Elizabeth LeCompte, Director of The Wooster Group (New York), speaks with Professor David Savran about the company’s work with two French texts in translation: La Tentation de Saint Antoine by Gustave Flaubert (FRANK DELL’S THE TEMPTATION OF SAINT ANTONY, 1987) and Phèdre by Jean Racine (TO YOU, THE BIRDIE!, 2001, translated by Paul Schmidt).

Free

The Theatre of Valère Novarina

Segal Theater

Actors Hilario Saavedra (Los Angeles) and André Marcon (Paris), a longtime collaborator with the playwright, will perform a staged reading of Adramélech’s Monologue (in English) and L’Animal du temps (in French). A discussion, based on their collaboration on the American production of Adramélech’s Monologue in Chicago, will follow. Moderator Travis Preston (Center for New Theatre, CalArts).

Free

Big Art Group, New York: Caden Mason and Jemma Nelson

Segal Theater

A hyper-lecture by Big Art Group, a New York-based theatre company highly acclaimed in Europe. This unique live presentation elaborates on Big Art Group’s body of performance and examines the company’s desire for new modes of performed experience.

Free

Director Arthur Nauzyciel, Paris (TBC)

Segal Theater

Staging French playwrights in the USA/Working with American actors French director and actor Arthur Nauzyciel will discuss his experience with American actors, focusing on his American production Black Battles with Dogs, adapted from Bernard-Marie Koltès’s Combat de nègres et de chiens. Also invited: Robert Woodruff (Artistic Director, A.R.T. Boston)

Free

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