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Jawad al-Assadi/Baghdadi Bath (Iraq)

Segal Theater

Join the Segal Center for an evening highlighting the work of Iraqi playwright Jawad Al Assadi, one of the most authoritative and groundbreaking experimental theater artists in the Arab world.

Free

Edwin Booth Award Ceremony Honoring Judith Malina

Proshansky Auditorium

The Edwin Booth Award was established in 1983 by the Doctoral Theatre Students Association to honor a person, organization, or company in recognition of their outstanding contribution to the New York City/ American Theatre and Performance Community.

Free

Iraq Veterans Playwright Workshop: Joshua Casteel: Returns (USA) / David Gothard (U.K.)

Segal Theater

Join us for a reading of Joshua Casteel’s play Returns: A Meditation in Post-Trauma. A former Abu Ghraib interrogator turned conscientious objector, Casteel will join David Gothard (UK), Emily Mann (McCarter Theater Princeton), Scott Spencer (Writer), Laren McClung (NYU Veteran Writers Workshop), Drew Cameron (Combat Paper Project), Lovella Calica (Warrior Writers Project), and Jose N. Vasquez (Iraq Veterans Against the War NYC Chapter President) in a post-reading discussion on art and the experience of war.

Free

Helena Modjeska (Poland/US): Commemorating a 19th century American Theatre Icon

Segal Theater

Join us on the 100th Anniversary of the death of the famous Polish-American actress Helena Modjeska (Modrzejewska). As a celebrity figure, a great beauty, a role model for young American women, and a political activist, Modjeska’s fame and impact extended well beyond her status as a Shakespearean actress and partner to Edwin Booth in Macbeth and Othello.

Free

Esther K. Chae/ Otherland (Korea/US)

Segal Theater

Join us as we celebrate NYC Immigrants Heritage Week with featured performances and discussion surrounding the work of actress and playwright Esther K. Chae.

Free

Towards a Sustainable Green Theatre in NY/Earth Week

Segal Theater

In commemoration of Earth Week 2009, join us as we explore what theatre artists and production staff are doing to meet the extraordinary challenges of climate change .

Free

PEN World Voices Festival: The New York Festival of International Literature

Segal Theater

Join us for three days of the PEN World Voices Playwrights Festival at the Segal Center. As New York’s first international writers’ festival, PEN World Vocies is an answer to American cultural insularity, and an attempt to enrich and sustain a global dialogue. Each spring the Festival brings writers from all over the world to New York City to introduce American audiences to the finest international literature.

Free

2009 Site-Specific Performance Symposium: Space, Theatrical Intervention, & Innovation

Segal Theater

The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center held the first in the US international symposium surrounding the topic of site-specificity in the performing arts in the Fall of 2006. It served as an introduction to this fast developing field and featured prominent artists in the field such as Meredith Monk, Skewed Visions, Charles Mee, and Stephen Koplowitz. Symposium 2009 serves as a continuation of this initial dialogue.

Free

Watermill – A Laboratory for Performance

Elebash Recital Hall

Join us for an evening highlighting the work and mission of Robert Wilson’s Watermill Center, a unique and vital space for emerging multi-genre artists of the stage.

Free

Gustavo Ott (Venezuela) 120 Lives x Minute / Your Molotov Kisses

Segal Theater

Join us for an evening as we explore the work of Venezuelan playwright Gustavo Ott, playwright and artistic director of the Teatro San Martín in Caracas. Readings and panel discussions will highlight the career of one of Latin America’s most provocative and ingenious playwrights.

Free

13 Playwrights/Lucy Thurber’s Monstrosity

Segal Theater

Join us for an evening spotlighting the work of 13P and their upcoming member production Monstrosity by Lucy Thurber. In addition to artists involved with Monstrosity, several of the member playwrights will be on-hand for a discussion about the history of the company, and the unique model of production employed by the organization.

Free

Carl Hancock Rux (US) Talk + Smoke, Lillies & Jade + The Blackamoor Angel

Segal Theater

Join us for an evening celebrating the work of playwright Carl Hancock Rux. The event will feature excerpts of Smoke, Lillies & Jade, Talk, and The Blackamoor Angel, directed by Eric Ruffin, as well as a post-reading discussion moderated by Patricia Cruz, Executive Director of Harlem Stage.

Free

Sundance Institute Theatre Program: East Africas

Segal Theater

Straight from the 2009 Sundance Institute Theatre Lab in Utah, join East Africa theatre artists Odile Gakire Katese (Rwanda), Flora Théfaine (choreographer from Togo) and Alif Naaba (composer from Burkina Faso) for an evening at the Segal Center.

Free

Maly Drama Theatre: A day of screenings and a discussion with Lev Dodin With an introduction by Maria Shevtsova (London)

Elebash Recital Hall

Join us for a morning of screenings and an afternoon discussion with Lev Dodin, one of Russia's most renowned theatre directors, and the Artistic Director of the St. Petersburg-based Maly Drama Theatre. His recent production, Life and Fate, the highly acclaimed adaptation of Vasily Grossman's epic novel about World War II, is being presented by Lincoln Center Festival July 21-26. See below for event schedule.

Free

Beyond Bollywood and Broadway: Plays from the South Asian Diaspora

Segal Theater

For two days in August, join us we host a launch and series of readings celebrating Beyond Bollywood and Broadway: Plays from the South Asian Diaspora, a collection of South Asian diasporic plays. Edited by Neilesh Bose, this book includes eleven plays from the United States, the United Kingdom, South Africa, and Canada, the four main English-speaking regions of the diaspora.

Free

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