The Segal Center Announces Spring 2017 Season

The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center is pleased to announce its Spring 2017 Season, featuring an outstanding lineup of national and international artists, academic and cultural leaders, and opportunities to explore theatre and the performing arts across the globe.


Segal Center Film Festival on Theatre and Performance
World Premiere Reading of Elfriede Jelinek’s On The Royal Road: The Burgher King,
PEN World Voices: 2017 International Play Festival,
Tadashi Suzuki and much more.

Season Events include:


March 2, 3 + 6
Segal Center Film Festival on Theatre and Performance
All Day Screenings

March 13
Poetry as RevoltSpoken Word w/ Advocate of Wordz, Saroya Marsh, Pamela Sneed, et al.
w/ Daniel Gallant/Nuyorican Poets Cafe
6:30pm Readings

March 22
Create NYC: A Symposium and Town Hall
All Day

March 27
UN-BANNEDArtists from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen
All Day Open Forum

March 27
World Premiere Reading
Elfriede Jelinek’s On the Royal Road: The Burgher KingTranslation by Gitta Honegger; Directed by Stefan Dzeparoski


April 3
Richard Maxwell6:30pm Artist Talk
2:00pm Screenings

April 17
PS122: Past and Future
6:30pm Conversation w/ PS122 curators Vallejo Gantner, Mark Russell, Jenny Schlenzka

April 19
Arab Classic Plays
Yusuf Idris (Egypt), Issam Mahfouz (Lebanon), Sa’dallah Wannous (Syria).
Curator: Joy Sarah Arab
All Day Readings

April 24
Remembering Dario Fo
6:30pm Conversation with Robert Brustein
2:00pm Screenings

April 28
The 2017 Edwin Booth Award: Taylor Mac
7:00pm Doctoral Theatre Students’ Association w/The Segal Center + GC CUNY Public Programs


May 1, 2 + 7
PEN World Voices: International Play Festival
Showcasing international playwrights: Patricia Cornelius (Australia); Mîrza Metîn (Turkey); Natal’ya Vorozhbit (Ukraine); Marcia Zanelatto (Curator), Jô Bilac, Daniela Pereira de Carvalho, and Joaquim Vicente (Brazil); Hakim Bah (Guinea); Sasha Marianna Salzmann (Germany); Rama Haydar (Syria); Bashar Murkus (Palestine); Eunsung Kim (South Korea).
All Day Readings

May 10
Andrzej Wirth: A Century in the Landscape of Theatre
6:30pm Book Talk
+ 4:00pm Screening

May 11
Approaching Dance
All Day, 4:30pm + 6:30pm GC CUNY DTSA Conference

May 15
50 Years of Theatre of the Ridiculous
6:30pm Conversation w/ Everett Quinton, et al.
+ 5:00pm Screening

May 18
Dramaturgy in the Making
6:30pm Conversation w/ Katalin Trencsényi (U.K.), Peter Eckersall, Bertie Ferdman
+ 2:00pm Screening

May 22 + 23
Classix: A Reading Series Celebrating Classic Plays By Black Playwrights
Alice Childress, Kathleen Collins, Bill Gunn, and Ron Milner
Curator: Awoye Timpo
4:30pm + 6:30pm Readings

May 25
Takes place at @Nuyorican Poets Cafe/ NOT Segal Center
Alchemy of Punk: A Live Punk Opera from Berlin
To buy Tickets check Nuyorican Poets CafeLocation: 236 East 3rd Street betw. Ave. B and Ave. C
Subway: F train 2nd Avenue

May 30
Artist talk with Tadashi Suzuki (Japan)12:00pm Artist Talk w/ Kameron Steele
+ All Day Screenings

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