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SEGAL TALKS On Dramaturgy
Anne Cattaneo & Sydné Mahone (US)
Anne Cattaneo is the dramaturg of Lincoln Center Theater, Co-Executive Editor of the Lincoln Center Theater Review and the creator and head of the Tony Award Honor-nominated Lincoln Center Theater Directors’ Lab. A three-term past president of Literary Mangers and Dramaturgs of the Americas, she was the recipient of LMDA’s first Lessing Award for lifetime achievement in dramaturgy. Her translations of 20th Century German playwrights include Bertolt Brecht’s The Life of Galileo (Goodman Theatre), Botho Strauss’ Big and Little (Phoenix Theater), and Ernst Jandl’s From the Frontier (Guthrie Theater). She has taught Theater History in the Drama Division at Juilliard for many years and in 2017, received Juilliard’s Excellence in Teaching Award. In July 2011, she was awarded the Margo Jones Medal given annually to a “citizen of the theater who has demonstrated a significant impact, understanding and affirmation of the craft of playwriting, with a lifetime commitment to the encouragement of the living theatre everywhere.” Her book on the practice of dramaturgy, “The Art of Dramaturgy” is forthcoming from Yale University Press. Anne is a 2020 Guggenheim Fellow.
Sydné Mahone is an independent dramaturg and the editor of two books: Moon Marked and Touched by Sun: Plays By African American Women; and With Ossie and Ruby: In This Life Together. She was an associate professor of Theatre Arts and African American Studies at the University of Iowa. In 2009, she served as guest editor of The Review, the journal of Literary Managers & Dramaturgs of the Americas, for a special edition on African American Dramaturgy The first literary manager and director of play development at Crossroads Theatre Company (1985-1997), her production dramaturgy credits include new plays by Rita Dove, August Wilson, Ntozake Shange, George C. Wolfe, Leslie Lee, Aishah Rahman, Don Evans, Pearl Cleage, Richard Wesley, Talvin Wilks, Dominic Taylor and Marian X. She was founding staff producer of the Genesis Festival of New Voices.
ABOUT SEGAL TALKS
The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center is proud to announce the new line-up of its new global series, SEGAL TALKS. Since the beginning of March the series featured close to 100 talks with 150 artists from 50 countries. New York, US, and international theatre artists, curators, researchers, and academics will talk daily during the week for one hour with Segal Center’s director, Frank Hentschker, about life and art in the Time of Corona and speak about challenges, sorrows, and hopes for the new Weltzustand— the State of the World. After a break in August the series will now also focus on Theatre, Performance and The Political, highlighting the Segal Center’s 2022 New York International Festival of the Arts Project and the Center’s Public Park Project. The Segal Center is the only theatre institution in NYC and the US creating new, original, daily content for the global field of theater and performance. The series was conceived, created and curated by Frank Hentschker in March 2020.SEGAL TALKS are free, open access, without ads will be live-streamed in English from Monday to Friday on HowlRound Theatre Commons and on the Segal Center Facebook. This program is presented in collaboration with HowlRound Theatre Commons, based at Emerson College. All SEGAL TALKS are archived on HowlRound, and on the Segal Center YouTube Channel.
The work of the Segal Center has been supported in the past by Susan and Jack Rudin(†), the Hearst Foundation and currently by, Marvin Carlson, Sidney E. Cohn Chair, The Graduate Center CUNY.
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PARTICIPANTS FROM PREVIOUS WEEKS
Click Here for Week 26 Participants:Hotel Modern (Netherlands);Rabih Mroué (Germany);Nicolas Kent (England); Co-host: Carol Martin
Click Here for Week 25 Participants: George Bartenieff & Karen Malpede (NYC); Simon Dove & Megha Ralapati (US); Susan Feldman (NYC)
Click Here for Week 24 Participants: Kelsey Pyro (Good Byes); Mei Ann Teo (hold) Shayok Misha Chowdhury (Vichitra) Zachariah Ezer & Dominique Rider (SPEEDRUN); Bryn Herdrich, Jeesun Choi (Penny Thoughts) and Elevator Repair Service’s John Collins, Greig Sargeant and Ben Williams (Baldwin & Buckley at Cambridge); Stefania Bulbarella (Una niña, una familia, un pueblo), Yeujia Low (Animal Empire); Le’Andra LeSeur (Passing Time With Grace); and Dena Igusti (CUT WOMAN)
Click Here for Week 23 Participants: Jay Wegman (NYC); Anne Hamburger (NYC); Sean Anthony Chia, Dohyun Gracia Shin, Cory Tamler, Gabriel Torres, & Luke Pearlberg (NYC)
Click Here for Week 22 Participants: Handan Ozbilgin (NYC); Florian Malzacher (Germany); Kaatje De Geest, Carmen Hornbostel & Milo Rau (Belgium)
Click Here for Week 21 Participants: Tom Walker (NYC); Sade Lythcott (NYC): Saviana Stănescu
Click Here for Week 20 Participants: Baraka Sele (US); Tania El Khoury & Gideon Lester (US); David Bruin & Miranda Haymon (US)
Click Here for Week 19 Participants: Marvin Carlson (NYC); Andras Forgach, Hannah Milovits & Laszlo Upor (Hungary); Dima Mikhayel Matta & Sahar Assaf (Lebanon)
Click Here for Week 18 Participants: Jacques Rancière (France); Morgan Jenness (NYC); Helly Minarti(Indonesia); Dima Mikhayel Matta & Yara Bou Nassar (Lebanon); Richard Schechner (NYC)
Click Here for Week 17 Participants: Acia Gray, Deborah Mitchell & Tony Waag (US); Carl Hancock Rux(US); Philippe Quesne (France); Betty Shamieh (US); Adelheid Roosen & Melanie Joseph(Netherlands/US)
Click Here for Week 16 Participants: Ping Chong (NYC); Susanne Kennedy (Germany); Lee Breuer & Maude Mitchell (NYC); Tiago Rodrigues (Portugal); Caridad Svich (US)
Click Here for Week 15 Participants: Karishma Bhagani, Anne Moraa & Sitawa Namwalie (Kenya); Émilie Monnet & Greg Hill (Canada); Satoko Ichihara (Japan); Niegel Smith (NYC); Jean-Claude van Itallie (US)
Click Here for Week 14 Participants: Kemi Ilesanmi & Ebony Noelle Golden (NYC); Gianina Cărbunariu (Romania) & Jeton Neziraj (Kosovo); Frédérique Aït-Touati (France); Iman Aoun (Palestine); Evoné Walters (Jamaica)
Click Here for Week 13 Participants: Muriel Miguel & Gloria Miguel (US); Daniely Francisque (Martinique); Eugenio Barba (Italy); Paul Pryce (NYC); Liwaa Yazji (Syria)
Click Here for Week 12 Participants: Peter Schumann (US); Govin Ruben & Terence Conrad (Malaysia); Tania Bruguera (Cuba); Hope Azeda (Rwanda); Saman Amini (Netherlands/Iran)
Click Here for Week 11 Participants: Jonathan McCrory & Ngozi Anyanwu (NYC); James Scruggs & Tamilla Woodard
Click Here for Week 10 Participants: Emmanuel Demarcy-Mota (France); Ralph B. Peña (USA/NYC); Ruth Kanner, Joshua Sobol, Maya Arad Yasur(Israel); Avra Sidiropoulou (Greece); Ashley Tata (USA/NYC)
Click Here for Week 9 Participants: Kris Verdonck (Belgium); Aina Tur(Spain); Anne Bogart (New York, USA); Patricia Cornelius (Australia);Hoi Fai Wu (Hong Kong)
Click Here for Week 8 Participants: Maria Tri Sulistyani (Indonesia); Pamela Villoresi (Italy); Richard Foreman (USA); Thomas Oberender(Germany); Phillip Howze & Jordana De La Cruz(USA)
Click Here for Week 7 Participants: Ismail Mahomed (South Africa); Natalia Vorozhbit(Ukraine);Amir Nizar Zuabi & Fidaa Zaidan (Palestine); Roberta Estrela D’alva & Dione Carlos(Brazil); Edouard Elvis Bvouma & Hermine Yollo (Cameroon)
Click Here for Week 6 Participants: Andrea Tompa & Anna Lengyel (Hungary); Lola Arias (Argentina); Mihaela Drăgan & Mihaela Michailov (Romania); Zuleikha Allana (India); Stacy Klein & Stephanie Monseu (USA)
Click Here for Week 5 Participants: Rimini Protokoll’s Daniel Wetzel, Helgard Haug, & Stefan Kaegi(Germany); Guy Régis Jr (Haiti); Jalila Baccar (Tunis); Peter Sellars (USA); Oskar Eustis & Tony Torn(NYC, USA)
Click Here for Week 4 Participants: Milo Rau (Switzerland); Richard Schechner (NYC, US); Basil Jones(South Africa); Arthur Nauzyciel & Keren Ann (France); Guillermo Calderón (Chile)
Click Here for Week 3 Participants: The New BlackFest’s Keith Adkins with Dennis A. Allen II, France-Luce Benson, & Lisa Strum (NYC); Nature Theatre of Oklahoma’s Kelly Copper & Pavol Liska + The Big Dance Theatre’s Annie-B Parson & Paul Lazar (NYC); The Foundry Theatre’s Melanie Joseph with Aaron Landsman & Aurin Squire (NYC); Shahid Nadeem (Pakistan) + Abhishek Majumdar & Anurupa Roy (India); TR Warszawa’s Grzegorz Jarzynawith Agata Kołacz & Roman Pawłowski(Poland)
Click Here for Week 2 Participants: Laila Soliman, Dalia Basiouny (Egypt) + Sahar Assaf(Lebanon); Chou Tung-Yen, Kathy Hong, Wu-Kang Chen(Taiwan); Lucia Calamaro, Graziano Graziani, Valeria Orani (Italy); Meredith Monk (New York, US); Aristide Tarnagda & Safoura Kaboré (Burkina Faso)
Click Here for Week 1 Participants: Taylor Mac & Kristin Marting (New York, US); Mok Chiu Yu(Hong Kong) + Hanchen Feng, Shuyi Liao(China); Thomas Ostermeier (Germany); Teatro delle Albe’s Marco Martinelli, Ermanna Montanari (Italy); Toshiki Okada (Japan)
ABOUT THE MARTIN E. SEGAL THEATRE CENTER Originally founded in 1979 as the Center for Advanced Studies in Theatre Arts (CASTA), The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center was renamed in March of 1999 to recognize Martin E. Segal, one of New York City’s outstanding leaders of the arts. The Segal Center curates over thirty events throughout the Spring and Fall academic seasons, all free and open to the public. Dedicated to bridging the gap between the professional and academic theatre communities, the Segal Center presents readings, performance, lectures, and artists and academics in conversation. In addition, the Segal Center presents three annual festivals (PRELUDE, PEN World Voices: International Pay Festival, and The Segal Center Film Festival on Theatre and Performance) and publishes and maintains three open access online journals (Arab Stages, European Stages, and The Journal of American Drama and Theatre). The Segal Center also publishes many volumes of plays in translation and is the leading publisher of plays from the Arab world. The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center (MESTC) is a vital component of the Theatre Program’s academic culture and creating in close collaboration a research nexus, focusing on dramaturgy, new media, and global theatre. The Segal Center provides an intimate platform where both artists and theatre professionals can actively participate with audiences to advance awareness and appreciation. www.TheSegalCenter.org
THE SEGAL TEAM
Executive Director: Frank Hentschker
Next Generation Fellow: Andie Lerner
The Graduate Center, CUNY, of which the Martin E. Segal Theatre Center is an integral part, is the doctorate-granting institution of The City University of New York (CUNY). An internationally recognized center for advanced studies and a national model for public doctoral education, the school offers more than thirty doctoral programs, as well as a number of master’s programs. Many of its faculty members are among the world’s leading scholars in their respective fields, and its alumni hold major positions in industry and government, as well as in academia. The Graduate Center is also home to twenty-eight interdisciplinary research centers and institutes focused on areas of compelling social, civic, cultural, and scientific concerns. Located in a landmark Fifth Avenue building, The Graduate Center has become a vital part of New York City’s intellectual and cultural life with its extensive array of public lectures, exhibitions, concerts, and theatrical events.
HowlRound Theatre Commons is a free and open platform for theatre makers worldwide that amplifies progressive, disruptive ideas about the art form and facilitates connection between diverse practitioners. HowlRound envisions a theatre field where resources and power are shared equitably in all directions, contributing to a more just and sustainable world. HowlRound was founded on an organizing principle in the “commons”—a social structure that invites open participation around shared values. HowlRound is a knowledge commons that encourages freely sharing intellectual and artistic resources and expertise. It is our strong belief that the power of live theatre connects us across difference, puts us in proximity of one another, and strengthens our tether to our commonalities. HowlRound is based at Emerson College, Boston.