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Contemporary Chinese Theatre: Faye C. Fei, Janice Sze Wan Poon, Shixing Guo, + William H. Sun

Segal Theater

Readings of excerpts from selected works in translation will be followed by a panel discussion addressing questions such as: how are playwrights addressing China’s recent rapid economic and social changes? How do the theatre scenes compare across China’s major cities? Under what circumstances do contemporary Chinese playwrights create their work?

Free

Dael Orlandersmith: Black N Blue Boys/Broken Men (Reading + Discussion)

Segal Theater

Pulitzer finalist and Obie award-winning New York playwright, poet, and performer Dael Orlandersmith joins us with a preview of her new solo work in development, Black N Blue Boys/ Broken Men. Black N Blue Boys/Broken Men, a co-production of Chicago’s Goodman Theatre and Berkeley Repertory Theatre, tackles issues of gender and sexual abuse, giving voice to adult male survivors of childhood abuse. Followed by a discussion and Q & A with Dael Orlandersmith.

Free

The Foundry Theatre: At the Intersection of Art + Social Justice

Segal Theater

The Foundry Theatre, known for crossing the boundaries of performance to engage artists and audiences in the complex concerns of our society, presents works in progress from its new series, NYC … Just Like I Pictured It.

Free

Earth Day: The Civilians’ The Great Immensity (Excerpts)

Elebash Recital Hall

Investigative theatre company The Civilians performs excerpts from The Great Immensity, written by Steve Cosson with music and lyrics by Michael Friedman, their work in progress on climate change, followed by a discussion on the project and the issues it addresses.

Free

Contemporary Dramaturgy in the United States: an Evening with LMDA

Segal Theater

As play development processes change, collaborations increasingly cross disciplines, and positions within theatre structures shift, the role of the dramaturg is taking new shapes and forms within contemporary theatre. Join members and friends of the Literary Managers and Dramaturgs of the Americas as they discuss their work, the field today and how to be relevant in a world of shrinking resources.

Free

25 Years of Off-Broadway Theatre: Founders look to the Future

Segal Theater

The Segal Center welcomes Casey Childs (Primary Stages), Robert LuPone (MCC Theater), and Jeffrey Horowitz (Theatre for a New Audience) to look back on three decades of Off Broadway theatre and ahead at what the future holds for this important sector of New York’s theatre community.

Free

The Animated Al Hirschfeld: A Commemoration

Segal Theater

Louise Hirschfeld Cullman, President of The Al Hirschfeld Foundation, leads us through an evening dedicated to the animated films of the late Al Hirschfeld, the legendary caricaturist of Broadway. The screening will include a short Japanese documentary and The Rhapsody in Blue, a segment of Fantasia 2000.

Free

Contemporary Austrian Theatre: Ewald Palmetshofer

Segal Theater

Austrian playwright Ewald Palmetshofer, named “most promising author of the year” in 2008, has been provoking and challenging audiences with his plays since 2007’s award-winning hamlet ist tot. keine schwerkraft (hamlet is dead. no gravity).

Free

Past Events:

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December

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Dec 15
Dec 15

January

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March

Mar 1
Mar 16
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April

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Apr 16

May

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