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Production and Green Symposia

We want to say a big thank you to the panelists and moderators who participated in our Production and Green Symposia during Prelude 09. PRODUCTION PANELISTS Lili Dirks-Goodman, AUNTS Kristin Marting, HERE Vallejo Gantner, PS122 Jeff Hnilicka, FEAST The production panel highlighted a variety of options available to artists working in the contemporary performance community. […]

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Citizenship Symposia

The first symposium of the festival started things off with a bang yesterday! Moderated by Arwen Lowbridge, it featured notable panelists including: Robert Zukerman, Program Director of Theater at NYSCA Sheila Lewandowski, Executive Director and Co-founder of The Chocolate Factory Justin Krebs, Co-Artistic Director of The Tank and a Director of Living Liberally A lively […]

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National Summit on Arts Journalism at Prelude!

In concert with Prelude Festival 09: Ecologies, Economies, and Engagement, The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center is thrilled to partner with the USC Annenberg School of Communication as they host A National Summit on Arts Journalism. At a time when both the art and business of arts journalism are undergoing transformative change, the Summit will present […]

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Party with Prelude!

We are thrilled to announce the details for our Opening and Closing night PARTIES happening at two of the coolest venues in Midtown. PRELUDE 09 OPENING NIGHT PARTY – Hosted by Jack & Liz + Michael Sheriff/FLIPBOOTH Wednesday, September 30 | 9pm-11pm MARU KARAOKE 11 W 32ND St. Floor 3 (Between Fifth Avenue and Broadway) […]

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The Festival is now less than a week away – full schedule can be found here.  Join us and check out what some of the world’s most amazing contemporary performing artists have in store for audiences next season. You don’t want to miss this! DIGITAL TRACK Steve Cuiffo *Digital Effects* [performed with the fingers] “Mr. […]

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Festival volunteers needed

Calling all lovers of downtown theatre and performance! Prelude 09: Ecologies, Economies, and Engagement is currently looking for a few good hands to volunteer for festival outreach and hospitality. Prelude 09 is an amazing opportunity to get involved with New York’s downtown theatre and performance scene, and is chock full of fantastic parties, symposia, and more. Prelude […]

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Symposia topics: Citizenship, Production, Green

Our three symposiums dovetail with this year’s themes of Ecologies, Economies and Engagement. Below are the questions posed by our curators and staff that will direct the discussions. What do these terms mean to you and what questions would you pose under these headings? CITIZENSHIP SYMPOSIA What does it mean to be an artist and […]

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Prelude 09 will examine the evolving relationship between Art and Culture. Each day will feature symposiums with NYC’s leading performance practitioners in candid conversation exploring  NYC’s complex cultural ecology. Given the greening of performance spaces, micro- and alternative financing, and renewed political engagement, how is performance affected by the culture at large? Curated according to […]

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Until Google’s Wave comes out…(see the demo at wave.google.com)…I thought we could do the blog entries as a make shift wave, instead of call and response conversation.  So I just inserted my part of the conversation as a purple layer in Geoffrey’s original text (in black italic)!  – Morgan (patiently waiting for google wave to […]

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