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REDEYE: New York – Ljubljana Translation Think Tank

Segal Theater

SIMONA SEMENIČ (PreGlej) and IVAN TALIJANCIC (WaxFactory) joined forces to organize the first-ever playwright exchange between Slovenia and the U.S. The evening will start with a short introduction to the contemporary Slovenian theatre scene, followed by readings from Shelter by Saška Rakef, Balance by Zalka Grabnar Kogoj, and 24 Hours by Simona Semenič in English and Slovenian. A roundtable discussion on theatrical texts in translation will follow. The New York Theatre Workshop will present complete readings of all three Slovenian plays in translation on October 1-4. Part of the European Dream Festival.

Free

PRELUDE ’06

Segal Theater

The fourth annual PRELUDE festival and symposium celebrating the very best of new and unconventional theatre being created by NYC-based theatre artists and companies.Curated by Sarah Benson and Frank Hentschker.

Free

Three Day International Site-Specific Performance Symposium

Segal Theater

Join us for a three-day exploration of the phenomenon of site-specific performance. Site-specific performance has become prevalent and increasingly inventive over the past several years, and has influenced the work of numerous choreographers and theatre practitioners. In the U.S. and Europe, artists and companies are increasingly creating pieces in non-conventional theatre spaces in the streets, architectural landmarks, public transportation, abandoned warehouses and pools, underground tunnels, and empty garages, confronting the public and mixing highly choreographed dance and rehearsed scenes with the spontaneities and idiosyncrasies of the city.

Free

An Evening with Irish Playwright Mark O’Rowe

Segal Theater

Meet Irish playwright Mark O’Rowe and experience the American premier reading of his play, Terminus. Mark O’Rowe himself will present the reading. Discussion to follow.

Free

The Presence Project

Segal Theater

Join us for an evening exploring multi-media theatree with Nick Kaye and Marianne Weems. “Performing Presence: From the Live to the Simulated” is a major, four-year interdisciplinary collaborative research project that combines expertise from performance and drama theory and practice, anthropological archaeology, and computer science to investigate means by which "presence" is achieved in live and mediated performance and simulated environments.

Free

International Cultural Practices in America: Panel Discussions

Segal Theater

In two panel discussions, European and American cultural policy experts will talk to directors of cultural institutions and professionals in the art world from both sides of the Atlantic. The panels aim to provide a better understanding of the process of international cultural cooperation. Curated by Corina Suteu, European cultural policies expert and Director of the Romanian Cultural Institute in New York, and Frank Hentschker, Director of Programs, Martin E. Segal Theatre Center.

Free

An Evening with Jerry Zaks

Director Jerry Zaks will discuss his work in the theatre in a dialogue with theatre critic Ed Wilson.

Free

The Gate Theater (London) Woyzeck at St. Ann’s – Panel Discussion

Segal Theater

Arts at St. Ann’s presents, in collaboration with The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center, a panel discussion with leading young international theater directors. The panel will feature three acclaimed directors who are currently creating challenging, thought-provoking and exploratory new work for the international stage. The discussion investigates how that work reflects and absorbs the current political realities within each society and beyond. With:

Free

An Evening with Catalan Playwright Guillem Clua

Segal Theater

Join us for an evening with Guillem Clua, one the most successful young Catalan playwrights from Spain for a reading of Skin in Flames. Directed by Mallory Catlett. Followed by a discussion with Professor Marion Peter Holt.

Free

Theatre and Film Ibsen Plays on Screen – Film Series and Panel Discussion

Segal Theater

Henrik Ibsen (1828 – 1906) is one of the greatest and most influential dramatists of all times. Bjorn Hemmer, Professor of Theatre at the University of Oslo, writes of Ibsen: “More than anyone, he gave theatrical art a new vitality by bringing into European bourgeois drama an ethical gravity, a psychological depth, and a social significance which the theatre had lacked since the days of Shakespeare.

Free

An Evening with Danish Playwright Christian Lollike

Segal Theater

Meet Christian Lollike, a representative of a new generation of playwrights from Denmark and join us for a reading of his controversial play The Work of Wonders about the outrageous statement made by German composer Karl-Heinz Stockhausen that the 9/11 attack on the World Trade Center was the ultimate work of art. With an introduction by Ken Nielsen, Ph.D. student in Theatre, CUNY.

Free

Languages at Play in the Theatre – The Tropic of X

Segal Theater

The evening will explore the political, social, and historical implications of staged language. Reading of excerpts from Caridad Svich’s The Tropic of X will be followed by a dialogue between Marvin Carlson and Caridad Svich examining how language has been employed in the theatre. The use of multiple languages in contemporary theatre is in part a reflection of a globalized culture, but it also calls attention to how the mixing of language has always been an important part of the functioning of theatre. Reading directed by Daniel Banks.

Free

An Evening with Romanian Playwright Saviana Stanescu and Richard Schechner

Segal Theater

Join us for a reading of Saviana Stanescu’s play Waxing West as a prologue to the spring 2007 production of the play at La MaMa (produced by Richard Schechner's company East Coast Artists). The reading will be followed by a discussion with the artists. Waxing West is Stanescu’s comment on the aftermath of the Romanian Revolution in particular, and more generally about collective traumas and the ways in which they affect individuals. Directed by Benjamin Mosse, New York.

Free

An Evening with Playwrights Sabina Berman / Mexico and Matéi Visniec / Romania/France

Segal Theater

Join us for an evening featuring readings from The Heresy, by Mexican playwright Sabina Berman, directed by Marcy Arlin of Immigrants' Theatre Project; and The Word Progress On My Mother's Lips Doesn't Ring True, by Romanian/French playwright Matéi Visniec, directed by Ian Morgan of The New Group.

Free

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