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SEGAL TALKS: Aristide Tarnagda (Burkina Faso)

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Friday 10 April 2020

The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center presented SEGAL TALKS: Aristide Tarnagda (Burkina Faso) livestreamed on the global, commons-based, peer-produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Friday 10 April 2020 at 9 a.m. PDT (San Francisco, UTC-7) / 11 a.m. CDT (Chicago, UTC-5) / 12 p.m. EDT (New York, UTC-4) / 5 p.m. BST (London, UTC+1).

Join us for an update on the situation for theatre artists in Burkina Faso from Aristide Tarnagda.

See the other archived videos that belong to the Segal Talks livestream series.

Aristide Tarnagda (Burkina Faso) studied at Jean-Pierre Guingané’s Théâtre de la Fraternité. In 2013, he directed his own play And if I was going to kill them all Ma’am? on a mainstage at the Avignon Theatre Festival, while another of his plays, Red Earth was included in the Off-Festival. He is the Artistic Director of the Récréâtrales Festival, one of the largest Pan-African performance festivals, based in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso.

Safoura Kaboré is an actress from Burkina Faso. She has performed in France, Switzerland, and Belgium, as well as across West Africa. In Burkina Faso, she is affiliated with Théâtre de la Fraternité and Théâtre Feeren. She has gained recognition for her roles in Aristide Tarnagda's Façons d'aimer (Ways of Loving), the title role in his play Musika, as well as performing in Christian Schiaretti's production of Aimé Césaire's A Season in the Congo.

Heather Jeanne Denyer (interpreter and translator of Aristide Tarnagda) is an Assistant Professor of Theatre at California State University - Fullerton. She is a dramaturg, playwright, translator, and scholar who focuses on women's studies and African theatre and puppetry. She has a PhD in Theatre & Performance from the Graduate Center, CUNY, and an MFA in Dramaturgy from Columbia University.​​


“New Times need new Forms of Theatre.” Bertolt Brecht

New York, US, and international theatre artists, curators, researchers and academics will talk 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.

A daily one-hour LIVE online talk from Monday to Friday — about making art and making sense in the Time of Corona

The newly introduced SEGAL TALKS are in English, ad-free and will be live-streaming on howlround.tv as well as on the Segal Center YouTube Channel. Each session will be archived on both platforms, and will raise money for a theatre artist or a company. In collaboration with HowlRound Theatre Commons, based at Emerson College.

Viewers can submit questions during the live session at: [email protected]

The second weekly program, starting Monday, April 6, 2020, will feature:
Laila Soliman & Dalia Basiouny (Egypt), Sahar Assaf (Lebanon), Jalila Baccar (Tunisia, TBC); Tung-Yen & Wu-Kang Chen (Taiwan); Lucia Calamaro, Graziano Graziani, Valeria Orani (Italy); Meredith Monk (New York, US); Aristide Tarnagda (Burkina Faso).

Participants from week one included: Taylor Mac & Kristin Martin (New York); Mok Chiu Yu (Hong Kong) + Hanchen Feng, Shuyi Liao (China); Thomas Ostermeier (Germany); Marco Martinelli & Ermanna Montanari, Teatro delle Albe (Italy); Toshiki Okada (Japan).

SEGAL TALKS was conceived, created and curated by Frank Hentschker in March 2020.

SEGAL TALKS has been made possible by the support of Susan and Jack Rudin(†), the Hearst Foundation, and Marvin Carlson, Sidney E. Cohn Chair, The Graduate Center CUNY.

For more information on the SEGAL TALKS, please visit www.theSegalCenter.org

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