The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center presented the launch of Karen Malpede's new book, Plays in Time, livestreamed on the global, commons-based peer-produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Monday 11 December 2017 at 4:30 p.m. EST (New York) / 3:30 p.m. CST (Chicago) / 1:30 p.m. PST (San Francisco).
Join us to celebrate the launch of Karen Malpede’s new book, Plays in Time, honoring twenty-two years of Theater Three Collaborative.
The afternoon featured the premiere public reading of Malpede’s new play, Other than We–a futuristic Climate-Fiction tragi-comedy for the Anthropocene age.
The evening presented excerpted readings from the anthology Plays in Time published by Intellect, 2017. Readings included The Beekeeper’s Daughter, Prophecy, Another Life, and Extreme Whether by Theater Three Collaborative actors and contributors to the book: Kathleen Chalfant, Christen Clifford, Najla Said, and George Bartenieff.
Followed by a discussion about Theater Three Collaborative’s antiwar and ecojustice plays in the US and Europe with artists and scholars represented in the book. Panelists include theatre professors Marvin Carlson and Cindy Rosenthal, actor Kathleen Chalfant, and the theater’s founders–George Bartenieff, and Karen Malpede, moderated by Frank Hentschker. There was live music by Arthur Rosen.
Since their inception in 1995, Theater Three Collaborative has been creating, developing, and producing poetic, character-driven plays on crucial topics of the day. The group was founded by the late Lee Nagrin, George Bartenieff, and Karen Malpede to produce Malpede’s play, The Beekeeper’s Daughter. The Collaborative also creates and hosts Festivals of Conscience, talks and talkbacks with public intellectuals, writers, and activists.
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