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Thursday 24 June 2021

SEGAL TALKS with Alec Duffy & Brian Rogers (NYC)

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

Thursday 24 June 2021

The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center presented SEGAL TALKS with Alec Duffy & Brian Rogers (NYC) livestreaming on the global, commons-based, peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Thursday 24 June 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).

Alec Duffy is the Founder/Co-Director of the OBIE-winning Brooklyn performance and civic space JACK (www.jackny.org), with a mission of fueling experiments in art and activism. Together with former JACK Co-Director DeeArah Wright, he conceived of Reparations365 -- a series that examines the topic of distributive justice for Black Americans through performances, conversations, and workshops. Prior to founding JACK, he started the theater company Hoi Polloi, with whom he has created many original works, including Three Pianos, an OBIE-winning paean to Schubert's Winterreise song cycle co-written and performed with Dave Malloy and Rick Burkhardt.

Brian Rogers is a director, filmmaker, video and sound artist, co-founder and artistic director of The Chocolate Factory Theater, which supports the creation of theater, dance, music and multimedia performances at its 5,000 sq ft facility in LIC, Queens. Since 1997, Brian has conceived and/or directed numerous large scale films and performances at The Chocolate Factory and elsewhere including Screamers (Abrons Arts Center, 2018 / Baryshnikov Arts Center, 2019), Hot Box (2012, FIAF’s Crossing The Line Festival / PS122’s COIL Festival / EMPAC Center), and the Bessie-nominated Selective Memory (2010).

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.

Segal Team:
Executive Director: Frank Hentschker
Next Generation Fellow: Andie Lerner

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 [email protected], or call Vijay Mathew at +1 917.686.3185 Signal/WhatsApp. View the video archive of past events.

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