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Tuesday 20 July to Wednesday 21 July

Livestreaming a Marathon: A HowlRound for India

A 24-hour marathon of Covid-19 talks with the global theatre community

Tuesday 20 July to Wednesday 21 July

The Martin E. Segal Theater Center presents A HowlRound for India: a 24-hour marathon of Covid-19 talks with the global theatre community livestreaming on the global, commons-based, peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv from Tuesday 20 July to Wednesday 21 July at 6 a.m. PDT (San Francisco, UTC -7) / 9 a.m. EDT (New York, UTC -4) / 13:00 UTC / 2 p.m. BST (UTC +1) / 6:30 p.m. BST (Bengaluru, UTC +5:30).

Fourteen prominent American writer/directors are part of a worldwide roster of over 100 global theater artists lending their voices July 20, 2021 to "A HowlRound for India," a 24-hour online marathon of live readings and talks honoring the Indian theater community for its efforts in facing Covid-19. The event will call loudly and urgently for India and the rest of the world to find better political solutions to prevent such disasters. This free virtual event, carried live on HowlRound Theatre Commons, is organized by Frank Hentschker, Director of CUNY's Segal Theatre Center; Abhishek Majumdar, a playwright/director from Bangalore, India; and Mumbai-based director/producer Tanvi Shah.

The aim is to help mobilize a worldwide outpouring that can reach the ears of government and business leaders in India, where responses to the pandemic were initially successful but later foundered horribly.

“HowlRound for India” is not a fundraiser: India had and has enough resources to prevent and solve this crisis. Still, while in the western world in some places over 70 % of the population has been vaccinated, the situation in India remains apocalyptic as India prepares for the third wave. During the second wave in April, May, and June, India had bodies piling up. Morgues were overloaded and bodies needed to be burned on the streets. Life-saving oxygen was unavailable, while lynchings and extrajudicial killings remained commonplace. Covid patients in rural areas had and continue to no inadequate access to the Internet to request a bed in a hospital. Multitudes of nurses, doctors and healthcare workers have died. Amidst this, since the beginning of the pandemic, Indian theater artists like Abhishek Majumdar and his team have volunteered night after night to help their fellow citizens.

Bangalore, Majumdar’s home base, was the epicenter of India’s Covid outbreak. Teams of artists there organized food and ad hoc resources for the afflicted. Their undertakings included food drives, locating parts for oxygen machines and repairing them, and staying up nights to call and connect with the sick–monitoring their oxygen levels and arranging hospital admissions for them. Teams of artists were and remain similarly active in other cities and localities around the country.

U.S. participants in "A HowlRound for India" will include (as of this writing) Anne Bogart, Rachel Cooper, Philip Howze, Carol Martin, Maude Mitchell, Manuel Moran, Carey Perloff, Paulette Richards, Carl Hancock Rux, Richard Schechner, Peter Schumann, James Scruggs, Tom Walker and Tamilla Woodard. Noted ensembles participating include: The Pina Bausch Company, The Living Theatre, The Bread and Puppet Theater and Rimini Protocol. There will be about 50 Indian theater artists participating. Other global participants will include over 40 artists from at least 30 countries, notably: Guillermo Calderón (Chile), Toshiki Okada (Japan), Jeton Neziraj (Kosovo), Frédérique Aït-Touati (France), Paper Moon (Indonesia), Govin Ruben & Terence Conrad (Malaysia) and Guy Régis Jr. (Haiti). The complete lineup and schedule is available here.

This marathon is the culminating event of The Segal Theater Center's online conversation series, "The Time of Corona," which has offered colloquies on art during the pandemic featuring more than 200 theater artists from over 50 countries. In assembling this marathon, The Segal Center invited 50 Indian theater artists and 50 prior Segal Talk guests to read excerpts from works that inspired them in these difficult times.

The marathon will be moderated by the Segal Center's Frank Hentschker and hosted on HowlRound (https://howlround.com), a US based non-profit digital platform for theater and performance. Goals are:
to highlight the devastating COVID-19 situation in India
to honor the memory of theater artists who died during the time of Corona
to celebrate the inspiring contribution by global theatre artists during the COVID Crisis (especially in India)
to provide a short update from countries around the world and a comment on the social and political situation

Admission is free and the event is online only. "A HowlRound for India" is an initiative of the Martin E. Segal Theatre Center and The Graduate Center CUNY, New York.

Full Event Schedule

6:30 pm – 7:30 pm IST / 9 am – 10 am ET / 20th July, Tuesday

6:30 – 6:50 pm IST | Abhishek Majumdar (Karnataka) and Tanvi Shah (Maharashtra)
6:50 – 7:10 pm IST | Thea Rodgers (US, HowlRound)
7:10 – 7:30 pm IST | Surprise guest

7:30 pm – 8:30 pm IST / 10 am – 11 am ET / 20th July, Tuesday

7:30 – 7:50 pm IST | Moloyashree Hashmi and Komita Dhanda (New Delhi)
7:50 – 8:10 pm IST | Hope Azeda (Rwanda)
8:10 – 8:30 pm IST | Carol Martin (US)

8:30 pm – 9:30 pm IST / 11 am – 12 pm ET / 20th July, Tuesday

8:30 – 8:50 pm IST | Ajithlal Sivalal (Kerala) and Vivek Vijayakumaran (Karnataka)
8:50 – 9:10 pm IST | Elisabeth Hayes (France)
9:10 – 9:30 pm IST | Pamela Villoresi (Italy)

9:30 pm – 10:30 pm IST / 12 pm – 1 pm ET / 20th July, Tuesday

9:30 – 9:50 pm IST | Sreeja, live translated by Deepa V M (Kerala)
9:50 – 10:10 pm IST | Basil Jones (South Africa)
10:10 – 10:30 pm IST | Manuel Moran and Paulette Richards (US)

10:30 pm – 11:30 pm IST / 1 pm – 2 pm ET / 20th July, Tuesday

10:30 – 10:50 pm IST | M D Pallavi (Karnataka) and Mumal Tanwar (Rajasthan)
10:50 – 11:10 pm IST | Liwaa Yazji (Syria)
11:10 – 11:30 pm IST | Richard Schechner (US)

11:30 pm (Tue 20th) – 12:30 am (Wed 21st) IST / 2 pm – 3 pm ET 20th July, Tuesday

11:30 – 11:50 pm IST | Anurupa Roy (New Delhi)
11:50 pm – 12:10 am IST | Adelheid Roosen (Netherlands)
12:10 – 12:30 am IST | Aina Tur (Spain)

12:30 am – 1:30 am IST 21st July, Wednesday / 3 pm – 4 pm ET 20th July, Tuesday

12:30 – 12:50 am IST | Sapan Saran (Maharashtra)
12:50 – 1:10 am IST | Penda Diouf & Marine Bachelot Nguyen (France)
1:10 – 1:30 am IST | Anne Bogart (US)

1:30 am – 2:30 am IST 21st July, Wednesday / 4 pm – 5 pm ET 20th July, Tuesday

1:30 – 1:50 am IST | Rupali Bhave and Pradeep Vaiddya (Maharashtra)
1:50 – 2:10 am IST | Eva Mann (Switzerland) and Washington Obwanda (Kenya)
2:10 – 2:30 am IST | Anne Cattaneo (US)

2:30 am – 3:30 am IST 21st July, Wednesday / 5 pm – 6 pm ET 20th July, Tuesday

2:30 – 2:50 am IST | Dakxinkumar Bajrange and Atish Indrekar (Gujarat)
2:50 – 3:10 am IST | Ana Ablamonova and Dr. GoraParasit (Latvia)
3:10 – 3:30 am IST | Carl Hancock Rux (US)

3:30 am – 4:30 am IST 21st July, Wednesday / 6 pm – 7 pm ET 20th July, Tuesday

3:30 – 3:50 am IST | Dhammarakshit Randive (Maharashtra) and Kaustubh Naik (Goa/US)
3:50 – 4:10 am IST | Andrea Tompa & Laszlo Upor (Hungary)
4:10 – 4:30 am IST | Maude Mitchell (US)

4:30 am – 5:30 am IST 21st July, Wednesday / 7 pm – 8 pm ET 20th July, Tuesday

4:30 – 4:50 am IST | Titas Dutta and Sajal Mondal (West Bengal)
4:50 – 5:10 am IST | Daniel Wetzel/​Rimini Protokoll (Germany) and
Madhusree Mukherjee (India)
5:10 – 5:30 am IST | Daniely Francisque (Martinique)

5:30 am – 6:30 am IST 21st July, Wednesday / 8 pm – 9 pm ET 20th July, Tuesday

5:30 – 5:50 am IST | Hanne M. de Bruin and Perrungattur P. Rajagopal (Tamil Nadu)
5:50 – 6:10 am IST | Mok Chiu Yu (Hong Kong)
6:10 – 6:30 am IST | Guy Régis Jr. (Haiti)

6:30 am – 7:30 am IST 21st July, Wednesday / 9 pm – 10 pm ET 20th July, Tuesday

6:30 – 6:50 am IST | Puja Sarup (Maharashtra) and Nuhar Bansal (Karnataka)
6:50 – 7:10 am IST | Hanchen Feng (China)
7:10 – 7:30 am IST | James Scruggs & Tamilla Woodard (US)

7:30 am – 8:30 am IST 21st July, Wednesday / 10 pm – 11 pm ET 20th July, Tuesday

7:30 – 7:50 am IST | Sunil Shanbag (Maharashtra)
7:50 – 8:10 am IST | Guillermo Calderón (Chile)
8:10 – 8:30 am IST | Sasapin Siriwanij (Thailand)

8:30 am – 9:30 am IST 21st July, Wednesday / 11 pm (Tue 20th) – 12 am ET (Wed 21st)

8:30 – 8:50 am IST | Onaiza Drabu (Kashmir)
8:50 – 9:10 am IST | Joned Suryatmoko (Indonesia) and Rachel Cooper (US)
9:10 – 9:30 am IST | Chou Tung-Yen and Wu-Kang Chen (Taiwan)

9:30 am – 10:30 am IST / 12 am – 1 am ET / 21st July, Wednesday

9:30 – 9:50 am IST | Nisha Abdulla and Diya Naidu (Karnataka)
9:50 – 10:10 am IST | Sahar Assaf (Lebanon) and Tom Walker (US)
10:10 – 10:30 am IST | Govin Ruben and Terence Conrad (Malaysia)

10:30 am – 11:30 am IST / 1 am – 2 am ET / 21st July, Wednesday

10:30 – 10:50 am IST | Gunduraju (Karnataka), live translated by Anurupa Roy (New Delhi)
10:50 – 11:10 am IST | Toshiki Okada (Japan)
11:10 – 11:30 am IST | Carey Perloff (US)

11:30 am – 12:30 pm IST / 2 am – 3 am ET / 21st July, Wednesday

11:30 – 11:50 am IST | Sambhaji Bhagat (Maharashtra), live translated by Kaustubh Naik (Goa/US)
11:50 am – 12:10 pm IST | Patricia Cornelius (Australia)
12:10 – 12:30 pm IST | Mihaela Drăgan and Mihaela Michailov (Romania)

12:30 pm – 1:30 pm IST / 3 am – 4 am ET / 21st July, Wednesday

12:30 – 12:50 pm IST | Surjit Nongmeikapam (Manipur) and Nicky Chandam (New Delhi)
12:50 – 1:10 pm IST | Jeton Neziraj (Kosovo) and Gianina Carbunariu (Romania)
1:10 – 1:30 pm IST | Pina Bausch Company/Bettina Wagner-Bergelt (Germany) and Héléna Pikon (France)

1:30 pm – 2:30 pm IST / 4 am – 5 am ET / 21st July, Wednesday

1:30 – 1:50 pm IST | Manzoor Mir (Kashmir), live translated by Abhishek Majumdar (Karnataka)
1:50 – 2:10 pm IST | Marco Martinelli and Ermanna Montanari (Italy)
2:10 – 2:30 pm IST | Paper Moon (Indonesia)

2:30 pm – 3:30 pm IST / 5 am – 6 am ET / 21st July, Wednesday

2:30 – 2:50 pm IST | Shakuntala Nagarkar, live translated by Savitri Medhatul (Maharashtra)
2:50 – 3:10 pm IST | Peter Schumann (US)
3:10 – 3:30 pm IST | Iman Aoun (Palestine) and Dalia Basiouny (Egypt)

3:30 pm – 4:30 pm IST / 6 am – 7 am ET / 21st July, Wednesday

3:30 – 3:50 pm IST | P Pavana and N Venugopal (Telangana)
3:50 – 4:10 pm IST | Frédérique Aït-Touati (France)
4:10 – 4:30 pm IST | Thomas Oberender (Germany)

4:30 pm – 5:30 pm IST / 7 am – 8 am ET / 21st July, Wednesday

4:30 – 4:50 pm IST | A. Mangai with Ponni Arasu, Krishna J. Nair, and Sadhashi Baskar (Tamil Nadu)
4:50 – 5:10 pm IST | Ruth Kanner (Israel)
5:10 – 5:30 pm IST | Avra Sidiropoulou (Greece)

5:30 pm – 6:30 pm IST / 8 am – 9 am ET / 21st July, Wednesday

5:30 – 5:50 pm IST | Abhishek Majumdar (Karnataka) and Tanvi Shah (Maharashtra)
5:50 – 6:10 pm IST | Surprise guest
6:10 – 6:30 pm IST | Curtain Call with all the artists

Credits

Tech team: Thea Rodgers, Kaushikee Gupta, Jeshron Tao, Krutarth Kanjarkar, and Rachit Khetan

Musical theme: Bindhumalini Narayanaswamy and Vasu Dixit

About HowlRound TV
HowlRound TV is a global, commons-based peer produced, open access livestreaming and video archive project stewarded by the nonprofit HowlRound. HowlRound TV is a free and shared resource for live conversations and performances relevant to the world's performing arts and cultural fields. Its mission is to break geographic isolation, promote resource sharing, and to develop our knowledge commons collectively. Participate in a community of peer organizations revolutionizing the flow of information, knowledge, and access in our field by becoming a producer and co-producing with us. Learn more by going to our participate page. For any other queries, email tv@howlround.com, or call Vijay Mathew at +1 917.686.3185 Signal/WhatsApp. View the video archive of past events.

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