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Friday 23 April 2021

SEGAL TALKS with Eva Mann and Washington Obwanda

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

Friday 23 April 2021

The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center presented SEGAL TALKS with Eva Mann and Washington Obwanda livestreaming on the global, commons-based, peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Friday 23 April 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).

Eva Mann trained at East 15 Acting School in London / GITIS Moscow and has an MA in Philosophy and German Literature from the University of Tübingen. She has directed in the UK, Switzerland, Germany, the US, and Russia. As a translator and writer, Mann aims to facilitate the exchange of texts and concepts between theatre cultures. Currently resident in Switzerland, her company PLAYADES is dedicated to re-visiting images of the female in (literary) history. With SinnSpiel, Mann co-creates interactive documentary theatre. She is an LCT Directors Lab alumna.

Washington Obwanda is a Nairobian director of community theatre, trained at St. John's Community Center and Godown Art Center Nairobi as a Forum Theatre facilitator, director, actor and script writer. His forum theatre plays have addressed the topics HIV/AIDS, domestic violence and harassment of women. He has directed classical plays at the Alliance Francaise Nairobi and written and directed plays commissioned for the High School Student Drama Festival. His most talked about play 'The Blunt' featured a transgender protagonist. Obwanda is a LCT Directors Lab alumnus.

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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