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Thursday 13 May 2021

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

The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center presented 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).

Bettina Milz studied applied theatre studies in Gießen before subsequently working as a dramaturge, curator, instructor and writer. From 1999 to 2003, she served as production manager, dramaturge and executive director of the youth opera department of the Staatsoper Stuttgart. She was also the artistic project director of the German Dance Platform 2006 at Theaterhaus Stuttgart as well as head of the 2008 NRW independent theatre festival FAVORITEN (FAVOURITES). She has taught classes in the theatre and dance studies departments of universities in Erlangen, Frankfurt am Main, Mainz, Leipzig and Karlsruhe, among others. Since 2009, Milz has served as Head of the Theatre and Dance Division of the Ministry of Culture and Sciene of North Rhine-Westphalia.

Born in East Germany, director, dramaturg and festival director Stefan Schmidtke began his theatrical career as an assistant director for the Volksbühne in Berlin, also working on television productions. Schmidtke directed a number of productions at the BARACKE-stage at Deutsches Theater, Berlin, the Omsk Drama Theater, Western Siberia, and the GITIS Theatre in Moscow. In 2006, he re-launched the Festival Theaterformen in Hanover and Braunschweig, and was the festival director in 2007 and 2008. In 2009 and 2010, he was artistic director for the international program for the European Capital of Culture Tallinn 2011 Foundation. Schmidtke has also translated numerous plays from Russian into German. He became chief dramaturg of the Düsseldorfer Schauspielhaus in 2011. In 2015 he was head of the drama program of Wiener Festwochen.

Olaf Kröck has been artistic director of the Ruhrfestspiele Recklinghausen since 2018. In 2000 he took over the artistic direction of the 3rd European theatre festival transeuropa in Hildesheim and worked as dramaturge and director at the Stadttheater Hildesheim. From 2001 to 2004 he was dramaturge and artistic director of the experimental stage “UG” at the Lucerne Theatre and from 2005 to 2010 dramaturge at Schauspiel Essen. In 2010 he moved to the Schauspielhaus Bochum as dramaturge, where he was chief dramaturge from 2013 to 2017. In 2013/2014, he was co-director of the international “Detroit Project”. In the 2017/2018 season Olaf Kröck was artistic director of the Schauspielhaus Bochum. He has been a member of the German Academy of Performing Arts since 2019.

About SEGAL TALKS:
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 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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