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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 national conversation intensifies around the lack of diversity within leadership, the impact of the white gaze and the efforts to find a new truth for […]

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 + Open to public. First come, first served. Paula Vogel, who received the 1998 Pulitzer Prize for Drama for her play How I Learned To […]

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 […]

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 Billy & The Stop Shopping Choir is the winner of this year’s Edwin Booth Award. This iconic New York ensemble is a radical performance community […]

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 […]

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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