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We're a free and open platform for theatremakers worldwide, and we've been amplifying progressive and disruptive ideas about theatre and facilitating connections between diverse practitioners for more than a decade. We function as a “commons”—a social structure that invites open participation around shared values.

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Towards a Sustainable Theatre Model
Essay

Towards a Sustainable Theatre Model

27 February 2024

Scott Walters, author of Building a Sustainable Theater: How to Remove Gatekeepers and Take Control of Your Artistic Career, sits down with Munroe Shearer to discuss the ways artist-owned theatres can succeed and best serve their communities. 

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Curating Openings in the Theatre of María Irene Fornés
Essay

Curating Openings in the Theatre of María Irene Fornés

26 February 2024

Dramaturg Anna D. Novak and director Juliana Frey-Méndez discuss their collaborative dramaturgical process for Fefu and Her Friends, written by María Irene Fornés. Together they crafted a process that embraced the play’s mysteries and made space for everyone’s analysis.

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Science Theories Are Like Swiss Cheese
Podcast

Science Theories Are Like Swiss Cheese

22 February 2024

Annemarie Hagenaars is an astronomer, physicist, and actress. In this playful conversation with Tjaša, Annemarie speculates about Einstein's famous equations, love, and shares her own experiment that she conducted with her one woman show The Story of the Einstein Girl, where she performs the play four different ways and lets the audience choose.

Upcoming Livestreams

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Suzan-Lori Parks’ Watch Me Work with Special Guest Neil deGrasse Tyson
Video

Suzan-Lori Parks’ Watch Me Work with Special Guest Neil deGrasse Tyson

A Playwriting Masterclass

Monday 4 March 2024
United States

Watch Me Work is a communal work session for anyone eager to nurture and sustain their creative process. Facilitated by Public Theater Playwright-in-Residence Suzan-Lori Parks and the New Work Development department, Watch Me Work takes place via Zoom sessions and HowlRound livestreams that you can join at home, at school, or in a coffee shop from anywhere in the world!

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Decentered Playwriting: Alternative Techniques for the Stage, Book Launch Panel
Video

Decentered Playwriting: Alternative Techniques for the Stage, Book Launch Panel

Presented by The Drama Book Shop, in association with Jay Michaels Global Communications and the Dramatists Guild of America.

Tuesday 5 March 2024
New York City

Join the Decentered Playwriting: Alternative Techniques for the Stage Book Launch Panel, with Carolyn Dunn, Eric Micha Holmes, and Les Hunter, moderated by Hunter College MFA Playwriting Christine Scarfuto.

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Panel with Michael Kliën and Social Practice CUNY.
Video

Panel with Michael Kliën and Social Practice CUNY.

The Segal Center is proud to present the third New York iteration of Parliament in cooperation with Social Practice CUNY.

Tuesday 5 March 2024 at 2:30 p.m. HST (Honolulu, UTC -10) / 3:30 p.m. AKST (Juneau, UTC -9) / 4:30 p.m. PST (San Francisco, UTC -8) / 6:30 p.m. CST (Chicago, UTC -6) / 7:30 p.m. EST (New York, UTC -5) 
New York.

FREE and open to public. First come, first served.

Choreographer and artist Michael Kliën will speak about Parliament and his practice of social choreography that he has developed at the Laboratory for Social Choreography at Duke University. He will be joined by Emily Raboteau from Social Practice CUNY and Cory Tamler, author of Permanent Parliament: Notes on Social Choreography (2022).

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