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SEGAL TALKS: Carey Perloff
A conversation with Carey Perloff about her new book: Pinter and Stoppard: A Director’s View.
The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center presented SEGAL TALKS, a conversation about curating, producing, and presenting theatre and performance in the time of COVID with Carey Perloff, livestreaming on the global, commons-based, peer produced HowlRound TV network on Monday 6 December 2021 at 9 a.m. PST (San Francisco, UTC -8) / 11 a.m. CST (Chicago, UTC -6) / 12 p.m. EST (New York, UTC -5) / 17:00 GMT (London, UTC +0) / 18:00 CET (Berlin, UTC +1).
Join us for a conversation with Carey Perloff about her new book: Pinter and Stoppard: A Director’s View. Part of the Segal Center’s Fall 2021 Book Talk Series with participants of Segal Talks during The Time of Corona in 2020/21. Moderated by Frank Hentschker, Director, MESTC, The Graduate Center CUNY.
Carey Perloff is a director, writer, producer and educator who recently completed an acclaimed 25-year tenure as Artistic Director of the American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco (1992 to 2018). The youngest person ever chosen to lead a LORT theater, Perloff oversaw the rebuilding of the Geary Theater and the creation of A.C.T.’s second stage (The Strand), reanimated ACT’s educational programs and created decades of vigorous, culturally diverse programming with an international focus. Prior to A.C.T., Perloff ran CSC Repertory where she staged the world premiere of Ezra Pound’s Elektra an won an Obie for Excellence. Noted for her collaborations with Tom Stoppard and Harold Pinter, Perloff is also a playwright; her work has been produced across the country and in Paris. She’s the author of Beautiful Chaos: A Life in theTheater (City Lights Press 2015) and Pinter and Stoppard: A Director’s View (Bloomsbury Methuen 2022), was awarded a Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by the French Government and several Honorary Doctorates. B.A., Classics andComparative Literature, Phi Beta Kappa, Stanford, Fulbright Fellowship to Oxford University. She continues to direct around the world, most recently at the Gate Theatre, Dublin and the Stratford Shakespeare Festival. www.careyperloff.com
About Pinter and Stoppard: A Director’s View:
Harold Pinter and Tom Stoppard, by most accounts amoung the leading British playwrights of our time, might seem to comefrom very different aesthetic, cultural and political worlds. But as Carey Perloff’s fascinating new book reveals, the two have much in common. By examining these contemporaries alongside one another and in the context of the rehearsal room, we can glean new insights and connections, including the impact of their Jewish background on their work and their passion for the details of stagecraft. Readers of Pinter and Stoppard: A Director’s View will emerge with a set of tools for approaching their work in a performance environment and for unlocking the mysteries of the plays for audiences.
Carey Perloff draws upon her first-hand experience of working with both writers, creating case studies of particular plays in production to provide new ways of positioning the work today. 30 years after major criticism on both playwrights first emerged, this is a ripe moment for a fresh examination of the unique contribution of Pinter and Stoppard in the twenty-first century.
CLICK HERE for a free download of the chapter The Jewish Connection from Pinter and Stoppard: A Director’s View by Carey Perloff. Published by and courtesy of Bloomsbury Press, as well as for sample chapters of upcoming book talks.
ABOUT THE SEGAL TALKS
The Segal Theatre Center's online conversation series SEGAL TALKS was created in March of 2020 after the abrupt closing of the Graduate Center for any kind of public activities due to Corona and the cancellation of the entire spring season. The SEGAL TALKS during The Time of Corona offered conversations on theatre, performance and art during the pandemic featuring with more than 200 theater artists from over 50 countries. New York, US, and international theatre artists, curators, writers, and academics talked 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. In the summer of 2021 Segal Talks continued to focus on Theatre, Performance and The Political, the Segal Center’s 2023 New York International Festival of the Arts Project and the 2022 Center’s Public Park Project. During the pandemic The Segal Center was for a long period globally the only theatre institution creating new, original, daily content for the global field of theater and performance five days a week. Currently the Center is preparing the 4th edition of the Segal Center's global Film Festival on Theatre and Performance.
SEGAL TALKS are free, open access, without ads will be live-streamed in English from Wednesday 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.
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ABOUT THE MARTIN E. SEGAL THEATRE CENTER|
Originally founded in 1979 as the Center for Advanced Studies in Theatre Arts (CASTA), The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center was renamed in March of 1999 to recognize Martin E. Segal, one of New York City’s outstanding leaders of the arts. The Segal Center curates over thirty events throughout the Spring and Fall academic seasons, all free and open to the public. Dedicated to bridging the gap between the professional and academic theatre communities, the Segal Center presents readings, performance, lectures, and artists and academics in conversation. In addition, the Segal Center presents three annual festivals (PRELUDE, PEN World Voices: International Pay Festival, and The Segal Center Film Festival on Theatre and Performance) and publishes and maintains three open access online journals (Arab Stages, European Stages, and The Journal of American Drama and Theatre). The Segal Center also publishes many volumes of plays in translation and is the leading publisher of plays from the Arab world. The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center (MESTC) is a vital component of the Theatre Program’s academic culture and creating in close collaboration a research nexus, focusing on dramaturgy, new media, and global theatre. The Segal Center provides an intimate platform where both artists and theatre professionals can actively participate with audiences to advance awareness and appreciation.
THE SEGAL TEAM
Executive Director: Frank Hentschker
Associate Producers: Andie Lerner & Tanvi Shah
THE GRADUATE CENTER, CITY UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK, of which the Martin E. Segal Theatre Center is an integral part, is the doctorate-granting institution of The City University of New York (CUNY). An internationally recognized center for advanced studies and a national model for public doctoral education, the school offers more than thirty doctoral programs, as well as a number of master’s programs. Many of its faculty members are among the world’s leading scholars in their respective fields, and its alumni hold major positions in industry and government, as well as in academia. The Graduate Center is also home to twenty-eight interdisciplinary research centers and institutes focused on areas of compelling social, civic, cultural, and scientific concerns. Located in a landmark Fifth Avenue building, The Graduate Center has become a vital part of New York City’s intellectual and cultural life with its extensive array of public lectures, exhibitions, concerts, and theatrical events.
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 develop our knowledge commons collectively. Anyone can 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. View the video archive of past events.