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Celebrating the Life and Work of Herbert Blau (3:00pm Screenings)

Segal Theatre

Co-founder of the legendary San Francisco Actor’s Workshop (1952-65), Blau introduced American audiences to the playwrights of the European avant garde, including Bertolt Brecht, Samuel Beckett, Jean Genet, and Harold Pinter.

Free

A Reading of Heiner Müller’s Anatomy Titus Fall of Rome

Segal Theatre

Heiner Müller, a German (formerly East German) dramatist, poet, writer, essayist and theatre director, was once described as “the theatre’s greatest living poet” since Samuel Beckett and is known as one of the most important dramatists of the 20th century after Bertolt Brecht.

Free

Celebrating María Irene Fornés

Segal Theatre

Cuban-American avant-garde playwright and director María Irene Fornés (born May 14, 1930) is closely associated with the establishment of the Off-Off-Broadway movement in the 1960s. Fornés' work focuses on the themes of poverty and feminism.

Free

Changing Brooklyn: The Impact of BAM

Segal Theatre

Join us for an evening with Harvey Lichtenstein, the internationally recognized driving force behind the Brooklyn Academy of Music.

Free

Akademia Ruchu: Chinese Lesson / Chińska Lekcja

Segal Theatre

Operating at the juncture of theater, performance, film and fine arts, Akademia Ruchu (the Academy of Movement), has been the sounding board of Poland’s political life since its establishment in 1973 in Warsaw.

Free

The Surrealist Café (at Bowery Poetry Club)

Bowery Poetry Club

A celebration of the carnivalistic and provocative work created by Arrabal, Performa and CUNY’s Segal Center will host an evening at the Bowery Poetry Club, featuring poetry, cabaret interventions, and impromptu performances, as part of Performa 13.

Free

SCREENINGS: The Films of Fernando Arrabal

Segal Theatre

Screenings will include Arrabal’s films The Emperor of Peru; Adieu, Babylone!; Le Cimetière de Voitures; El Árbol de Guernica; J'irai Comme un Cheval Fou, and Viva la Muerte! Presented in collaboration with Spain Culture New York-Consulate General of Spain and Performa as part of Performa 13.

Free

SCREENING: Arrabal’s Viva la Muerte!

Segal Theatre

We regret that Fernando Arrabal is unable to join us due to health complications. Instead, we will screen his 1971 film Viva la Muerte! at 6:30pm.

Kroeber + Camp: After the Show

Segal Theatre

“After the Show” looks at both persistent concepts and institutional forces that produce a constrained vision of theatre’s rightful domain and form. The event stages discussions about practices, both real and fictive, that challenge the model of “the show”. Join us for the afternoon symposium.

Free

A Tribute to Franca Rame

Segal Theatre

A central force in cabaret theatre, the cooperative theatre movement, and feminist theatre in Italy, she authored works that were translated into many languages. This tribute will include short readings in English and videos selected from Rame's many feminist monologues.

Free

The Legacy of Squat Theatre: Budapest + New York.

Segal Theatre

An evening panel with Anna Koos and Eva Buchmuller from Squat. Also invited are Judith Halasz, Eszter Balint, Boris Major, Rebecca Major, Simon Daillie and Cora Fisher – Squat’s second generation.

Free

We are Proud to Present… An Evening with Playwright Jackie Sibblies Drury

Segal Theatre

The event will feature mixed media from past productions of her work, as well as readings and glimpses of works-in-progress, followed by a discussion with Shira Milikowsky (Director; Artistic Associate, ART) and Geoffrey Jackson Scott (Director of New Play Development at Victory Gardens), and others.

Free

The Censorship of Lillian Hellman’s The Children’s Hour

Elebash Recital Hall

In response to the recent Supreme Court decision striking down a key part of the Defense of Marriage Act in the ACLU’s Windsor case, the Segal Center will present Lillian Hellman’s play The Children’s Hour interspersed with dramatic reinterpretations of one of the first court cases to focus on the censorship of gay and lesbian content in literature and art.

Free

An Ideal Theater for an Ideal City, with Author Todd London

Segal Theatre

Todd London will be joined by a group of artistic directors who forged their own theatre in New York to discuss the citywide impact of their work. Participants include Oskar Eustis (Public Theater), Kristin Marting (HERE Arts Center), Rosalba Rolon (Pregones), Mia Yoo (La MaMa), and Jonathan McCrory (The Movement Theatre Company).

Free

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