Join us for an evening celebrating the life and work of the late Judith Malina (June 4, 1926 – April 10, 2015), who has been a regular participant and guest at many Segal Center evenings. Malina was a German-born American theatre and film actress, writer and director. In 1945, she became the student of the radical German political theatre director Erwin Piscator at The New School in New York. With her husband and artistic partner Julian Beck (May 31, 1925 – September 14, 1985) Malina co-founded in 1947 the highly influential The Living Theatre, a radical political theatre troupe that rose to prominence in New York City and Paris during the 1950s and 60s. Together they created legendary productions (The Brig, The Connections, Paradise Now, Antigone, Mysteries and Smaller Pieces, Frankenstein) until Beck’s death.
Just back from The Living Theatre’s 2016 US tour, Artistic Director Brad Burgess will perform readings as Julian Beck and Judith Malina from diaries, manifestos, essays and letters.