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A TWO-PART CELEBRATION OF BRAZILIAN PLAYWRIGHT NELSON RODRIGUES: SYMPOSIUM AND READINGS

Elebash Recital Hall

Nelson Rodrigues (1912–1980) is considered the most important Brazilian playwright. Controversial and ambiguous, Rodrigues portrayed himself as a conservative, yet was one of Brazil’s most frequently censored playwrights. His plays were considered so disturbing and offensive that censors banned, for 21 years, one which had the innocuous title of Family Album.

Free

Prelude ’05

Segal Theater

PRELUDE ‘05 is a mini-festival and symposium celebrating and discussing the very best of new and unconventional theatre being created by NYC-based theatre artists and companies. The weekend will feature 20 short performances, readings, and open rehearsals with a focus on works in progress for the upcoming 2005-06 season and beyond. PRELUDE ’05 gives audiences the rare chance to see the work of NYC’s most distinctive contemporary theatre under one roof. Experience the in-progress work of the city’s most exciting, unconventional theatre – with all performances followed by talkbacks with artists.

Free

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

GOLDFADEN’S LEGACY: THE ORIGINS OF YIDDISH THEATRE

Proshansky Auditorium

A screening of Radu Gabrea’s documentary film about the origins of modern Yiddish theatre and Yiddish theatre pioneer, Abraham Goldfaden, followed by a presentation by New York’s Folksbiene Theatre, with Zalmen Mlotek. Discussion with Radu Gabrea and Harry Eliad (Romania), Shumel Atzmon (Israel), and Moshe Yassur (New York) to follow.

Free

AN EVENING WITH THE WORK OF HUNGARIAN PLAYWRIGHT JÁNOS HÁY

Segal Theater

János Háy caused a sensation in Hungary in 2001 with the premiere of his first play, Géza-boy. His plays, set among those living at the periphery of Hungarian society today, deal with ultimate questions about modern existence.

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

THE ARAB OEDIPUS: READING AND DISCUSSION

Segal Theater

A celebration of the publication of the latest volume in the series of Martin E. Segal Theatre Center Publications: The Arab Oedipus: Four Plays.

Free

PERFORMANCE AND SPIRITUAL MOVEMENTS

Segal Theater

This event inaugurates the opening of the International Institute for the Study of Performance and Spiritual Movements (PSM).

Free

EROTIC PUPPET THEATRE

Segal Theater

A rare fifteen-minute performance of the nineteenth-century erotic puppet play The Tart and the Student (La Gisette et l’étudiant) by celebrated French satirist, artist, and playwright, Henry Monnier.

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

Past Events:

November

Nov 17
Nov 22
Nov 22
Nov 29

December

Dec 1
Dec 8
Dec 13
Dec 15
Dec 15

January

Jan 22
Jan 27

March

Mar 1
Mar 16
Mar 18
Mar 21
Mar 23

April

Apr 8
Apr 16

May

May 10
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