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Two actors, standing behind two other actors, with one hand on their mouths. The actors with their mouths covered have both arms out.
Returning to Theatre with Enthusiastic Consent
Essay

Returning to Theatre with Enthusiastic Consent

11 May 2021

Andrew Pearson uses consent as a framework to discuss retuning to in-person theatre after the pandemic.

Outline of iran with Quote
Iranian Blackface Clowns are Racist, No Matter How You Sugarcoat Them in Obscure Archaic Mythology
Essay

Iranian Blackface Clowns are Racist, No Matter How You Sugarcoat Them in Obscure Archaic Mythology

A Fragmented Argument in Five Acts

10 May 2021

Hesam Sharifian reflects on how the blackface mask of the Hāji Firuz and Siāh-Bāzi clowns in Iran is reminiscent of an ugly past and should not be used in performance today.

A view looking down at the street where there is a circle of bystanders watching a street performance happen in the middle of the circle.
Egyptian Street Theatre
Podcast

Egyptian Street Theatre

with Mohab Saber

5 May 2021

On this episode of Kunafa and Shay, Marina and Nabra discuss Egyptian street theatre with Egyptian curator and coordinator Mohab Saber.

Upcoming Livestreams

Livestreaming a Conversation: SEGAL TALKS with Abhishek Majumdar & Anurupa Roy (India)
Video

Livestreaming a Conversation: SEGAL TALKS with Abhishek Majumdar & Anurupa Roy (India)

Join us for a conversation about curating, producing and presenting theatre and performance in the Time of Corona

Wednesday 12 May 2021
India

The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center presents SEGAL TALKS with Abhishek Majumdar & Anurupa Roy (India) livestreaming on the global, commons-based, peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Wednesday 12 May 2021 at 9 a.m. PDT (San Francisco, UTC -7) / 11 a.m. CDT (Chicago, UTC -5) / 12 p.m. EDT (New York, UTC -4).

Livestreaming a Conversation: Unrehearsed Futures: Serious Play
Video

Livestreaming a Conversation: Unrehearsed Futures: Serious Play

Towards Decolonizing Physical Theatre Pedagogies

Thursday 13 May 2021
South Africa

Presenting Unrehearsed Futures: Serious Play livestreaming on the global, commons-based peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv Thursday 13 May 2021 at 4 a.m. EDT (New York, UTC -4) / 9 a.m. BST (London, UTC +1) / 10 a.m. SAST (Cape Town, UTC +2) / 1:30 p.m. IST (Mumbai, UTC +5:30) / 6 p.m. AEST (Hobart, UTC +10).

Livestreaming a Conversation: SEGAL TALKS with Bettina Milz, Stefan Schmidtke & Olaf Kröck​ (Germany)
Video

Livestreaming a Conversation: SEGAL TALKS with Bettina Milz, Stefan Schmidtke & Olaf Kröck​ (Germany)

Join us for a conversation about curating, producing and presenting theatre and performance in the Time of Corona

Thursday 13 May 2021
Germany

The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center presents SEGAL TALKS with Bettina Milz, Stefan Schmidtke & Olaf Kröck​ (Germany) livestreaming on the global, commons-based, peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Thursday 13 May 2021 at 9 a.m. PDT (San Francisco, UTC -7) / 11 a.m. CDT (Chicago, UTC -5) / 12 p.m. EDT (New York, UTC -4).

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