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Lecture on Einstein’s Dreams – Einstein in Athens

A lecture by the acclaimed Macedonian Theatre Director and Professor of Acting and Directing, Slobodan Unkovski (see Slavic and East European Performance Vol. 21, Winter 2001). Professor Unkovski will discuss his adaptation of Alan Lightman’s Einstein’s Dreams for the National Theatre in Greece in preparation for a workshop in February 2003. Presented in collaboration with the Martin E. Segal Theatre Center.

Free

Why? (Perchè?) A one-act play (1892)

The Istituto Italiano di Cultura, New York

American Premiere of an Unknown Pirandello
By Italian playwright and novelist, LUIGI PIRANDELLO (1867-1936)
Presented by Jane House Productions,The Istituto Italiano Di Cultura, New York

Free

Pixérécourt: Four Melodramas

Segal Theater

A celebration honoring the first volume in a new series of Martin E. Segal Theatre Center Publications. A reading of scenes from four of Pixérécourt’s most important melodramas: Alice, The Ruins of Babylon, Christopher Columbus, and The Dog of Montargis. Translated and edited by Distinguished Professors Dan Gerould and Marvin Carlson.

Free

An Evening Celebrating the Art of Arthur Schnitzler

Austrian Cultural Forum 11 East 52nd Street, NYC

This evening celebrates the art of great Austrian writer Arthur Schnitzler and previews the Mint Theater’s February premiere of his brilliant Das weite Land (Far and Wide) in a new English language version.

Free

Thread of Life

Elebash Recital Hall

Thread of Life is a riveting new play about the role of Rosalind Franklin in the discovery of the structure of DNA. Written by Rita Nachtmann. Staged reading performed by Break-A-Leg Productions. Courtesy of the Ensemble Studio Theatre/Sloan Project.

Free

YokastaS

Segal Theater

YokastaS, a play written by Staviana Stanescu and Richard Schechner and directed by Schechner explores the central figure of Yokasta--Oedipus's Queen-Mother-Wife by presenting theatregoers with four Yokastas, each representing distinct parts of her life and different approaches to her experiences. Audiences see Yokasta as a pre-teen, a young woman, a happily married woman, and an older woman who intelligently recollects all aspects of her life.

Free

An Evening with Japanese Theatre Director Satoshi Miyagi

Come explore the fascinating world of contemporary Japanese theatre with Artistic Director and playwright Satoshi Miyagi. Inspired by 18th-century bunraku puppet theatre, Mr. Miyagi's internationally acclaimed Ku Na'uka Theatre Company incorporates a unique performance style that uses two actors to perform each role. This special evening will include commentary by experts, a demonstration performed by members of the Ku Na'uka Theatre Company, and a moderated question and answer session.

Free

Ku Na’uka Theatre Company Workshop

Segal Theater

A workshop with Artistic Director Satoshi Miyagi and members of the Ku Na'uka Theatre Company. Inspired by the bunraku puppet theatre, the workshop focuses on Ku Na'uka's unique performance style where each role is carried out by two actors: a narrator, "Logos" and a performer, "Pathos."

$20

Dance, Music and DNA

Dancer/choreographer John Pennington, Pomona College, CA, will perform a piece he composed in collaboration with a molecular biologist and an artist. The Patrick Grant Group will perform a musical suite from GENOME: The Autobiography of a Species in 23 Movements. Lori Belilove & Company, resident troupe of The Isadora Duncan Dance Foundation, will present a new work, commissioned for this event.

Free

I Married You for Fun

Segal Theater

Jane House Productions will present the American premier staged reading of Natalia Ginzburg's three-act play, I Married You for Fun, translated and directed by Jane House.

Free

Contemporary Theatre Abroad

Following a special A.R.T./New York - Martin E. Segal Theatre Center Literary Manager Round Table join the Martin E. Segal Theatre Center in introducing the work of German Playwright Roland Schimmelpfennig.

THE 2003 FESTIVAL OF NEW PLAY READINGS

Segal Theater

From the Puerto Rican Traveling Theatre’s Professional Playwrights Unit
Presented by The Puerto Rican Traveling Theatre
in association with the
Martin E. Segal Theatre Center
The Graduate Center, City University of New York

Free

Remembering Miss Meitner and Background

Elebash Recital Hall

Two new one-act dramas about pioneers of physics Robert Marc Friedman's Remembering Miss Meitner on her role in the splitting of the atomic nucleus; Lauren Gunderson’s Background concerns cosmologist Ralph Alpher and the origins of the universe. A staged reading of both plays performed by Break-A-Leg Productions.

Free

American Women Playwrights

Explore great theater through a combination of play reading, lecture, film clips and dramatic interpretation. Dr. Shafer, a scholar and actor, offers an overview of women playwrights from 1900 to 1950 with a focus on Rachel Crothers, Susan Glaspell, Mae West and Lillian Hellman. Plays are discussed within the framework of political and social change and the developing status of women in the theater. Students are assigned two plays to read and an optional reading list is provided.

$140

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