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Playwright Wolfram Lotz: The Ridiculous Darkness

Segal Theatre

Wolfram Lotz's The Ridiculous Darkness. Production of the Burgtheater, Vienna. Photo by Georg Hochmuth. Monday, March 21 Segal Theatre 6:30pm Reading + Discussion FREE + Open to public. First come, first served. Germany’s much lauded emerging playwright will be at the Segal Center to talk about his work and the German theatre scene. His play, The […]

Remembering Amelia Hertz – Decadent Histories: Four Plays

Segal Theatre

Book cover from Jadwiga Kosicka's Decadent Histories Monday, March 28 Segal Theatre 6:30pm Readings + Discussion FREE + Open to public. First come, first served. A celebration of the new Segal Theatre Center publication—Decadent Histories: Four Plays by the recently rediscovered extraordinary Polish-Jewish playwright Amelia Hertz (1878-1942). After earning a doctorate in chemistry in 1904, Hertz […]

Erika Fischer-Lichte| Lecture

Segal Theatre

Eternal Road. Photo courtesy of Museum of the City of New York Thursday, March 31 Segal Theatre 6:30pm Discussion THE 2016 DANIEL GEROULD MEMORIAL LECTURE FREE + Open to public. First come, first served. Acclaimed theatre historian Erika Fischer-Lichte reflects on the role and meaning accorded to the theme of sacrifice in Western cultures as mirrored […]

The New Black Fest: Revolutionary Writing

Segal Theatre

Photo courtesy of the Artist Monday, April 4 Segal Theatre 6:30pm Discussion FREE + Open to public. First come, first served. Keith Josef Adkins, NBF’s Artistic Director writes: “As the […]

Spalding Gray: A Celebration of his Life and Work

Segal Theatre

Spalding Gray, NYC, November 1986. Photo by Ken Regan/Camera 5 Monday, April 11 Segal Theatre 6:30pm Reading + Discussion 12:00pm - 6:00pm Screenings FREE + Open to public. First come, first served. Spalding Gray (June 5, 1941 – January 11, 2004) was an iconic New York downtown actor and writer. He is most known for […]

Paula Vogel’s Indecent

Segal Theatre

Aaron Halva, Richard Topol (seated), Travis W. Hendrix, Adina Verson, and Katrina Lenk in Indecent. Photo by Carol Rosegg, 2015 Monday, April 18 Segal Theatre 6:30pm Reading + Discussion FREE […]

PEN World Voices: International Play Festival 2016

The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center presents World Voices: International Play Festival 2016. As part of the 2016 PEN World Voices Festival of International Literature, the Segal Center will showcase play readings by eight of the world’s most respected dramatists. With each writer hailing from a different world region as classified by the United Nations, […]

PEN World Voices: International Play Festival 2016: Trinidad González – The Reunion

Segal Theatre

Thursday, April 28 4:00pm | Segal Theatre FREE + Open to public. First come, first served. The Reunion Written by Trinidad González (Chile) & Translated by Alexandra Ripp Directed by Tony Torn The Reunion is a play about power and the abuse of power. As Queen Isabella of Spain and Christopher Columbus discuss América’s destiny, their […]

PEN World Voices: International Play Festival 2016: Jonas Hassen Khemiri – ≈ [Almost Equal To]

Segal Theatre

Production of the Schaubühne Theatre, Berlin, 2016. Photo by Gianmarco Bresadola Thursday, April 28 6:00pm | Segal Theatre FREE + Open to public. First come, first served. ≈ Written by Jonas Hassen Khemiri (Sweden) & Translated by Rachel Willson-Broyles Directed by Dan Rothenberg In ≈ we encounter a number of people who, seemingly invaded by numbers, are colliding […]

PEN World Voices: International Play Festival 2016: Tanya Ronder & Shahid Nadeem – Dara

Segal Theatre

Ajoka's production of Dara. People celebrating Dara's martyrdom. Thursday, April 28 8:00pm | Segal Theatre FREE + Open to public. First come, first served. Dara Adapted by Tanya Ronder from Shahid Nadeem's play (Pakistan) Directed by Oskar Eustis Set in 1659 in the imperial court of Mughal, India, Dara explores the blood war of succession between […]

PEN World Voices: International Play Festival 2016: Lara Foot – Fishers of Hope

Dixon Place 161A Chrystie St, New York

Shaun Oelf, Mncedisi Shabangu in Fishers of Hope. Photo by Oscar 'O Ryan Friday, April 29 5:00pm | Dixon Place (161A Chrystie St. NYC. Subway: Grand Street, B/D) FREE + Open to public. First come, first served. Fishers of Hope Written and directed by Lara Foot (South Africa) Known for her award-winning plays that tackle social issues, […]

PEN World Voices: International Play Festival 2016: Conchi León – Mestiza Power

Dixon Place 161A Chrystie St, New York

Mestiza Power. Photo Credit: Saas Tun Company Friday, April 29 7:30pm | Dixon Place (161A Chrystie St. NYC. Subway: Grand Street, B/D) FREE + Open to public. First come, first served. Mestiza Power Written by Conchi León (Mexico) & Translated by Virginia Grise Directed by Debbie Saivetz Based on real-life interviews, the play explores the complex world of the Mestiza, including […]

Cultural Advocacy & Policy in NYC: A Forum

Photo by Julien Jourdes Monday, May 2 6:30pm Discussion By invitation only. Livestreamed on Segal website Change is on the horizon for New York City’s cultural landscape. Cultural advocacy and policy are central to this momentum. Cultural policy—inclusive of but not limited to public policy—broadly encompasses rules, decisions, and practices that affect cultural producers, workers, and participants. It […]

Art, Performance & Social Poetics: Japanese Perspectives

Donald Keene Center of Japanese Culture 403 Kent Hall, Columbia University

Akira Takayama's Tokyo Heterotopia. Photo by Masahiro Hasunuma Monday, May 2 2:00pm Symposium | 6:00pm Artist Talk Donald Keene Center of Japanese Culture (403 Kent Hall, Columbia University) FREE + Open to public. First come, first served. Art, Performance and Social Poetics: Japanese Perspectives will consider the interrelationship of artistic practices with community events, cultural activism, and people's […]

Booth Award: Reverend Billy and the Stop Shopping Choir

Segal Theatre

Photos courtesy of the Artists Monday, May 9 Segal Theatre 6:30pm Award Ceremony FREE + Open to public. First come, first served. WELCOME TO THE CHURCH OF STOP SHOPPING! Reverend […]

DANCE New York Performed Manifestos

Segal Theatre

Renegade Performance Group at PRELUDE2015. Photo by Gaia Squarci Monday, May 23 Segal Theatre 6:30pm Performance + Discussion FREE + Open to public. First come, first served. A celebration of the vibrant New York dance scene. New York choreographers and dancers will present their manifestos: statements of why they do, what they do, and how they […]

Kris Verdonck Artist Talk: Listen to the Bloody Machine

Segal Theatre

Kris Verdonck's END. Photo by Catherine Antoine Wednesday, May 25 Segal Theatre 6:30pm Discussion FREE + Open to public. First come, first served. Kris Verdonck (born 1974) studied visual arts, architecture and theatre, and this training is evident in his work. His creations are positioned in the transit zone between visual arts and theatre, between installation […]

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