The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center presented SEGAL TALKS with George Bartenieff and Karen Malpede livestreamed on the global, commons-based, peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Wednesday 4 November 2020 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 +01) / 18:00 CET (Berlin, UTC +1).
George Bartenieff began his professional acting career on Broadway at age 14 in 1947, directed by Harold Clurman. He co-founded Theater for the New City. George Bartenieff has worked with Karen Malpede, ever since, co-founding with the late Lee Nagrin, the Obie- winning Theater Three Collaborative in 1995.George Bartenieff is winner of four Obie-awards for acting and producing.
Karen Malpede produced her first of 22 plays in 1974, a protégé of Joseph Chaikin. In 1987, their mutual friend and colleague, Judith Malina directed Malpede’s Us, starring Bartenieff in an Obie-award role. Karen Malpede and Geroge Bartenieff have worked together ever since, co-founding with the late Lee Nagrin, the Obie- winning Theater Three Collaborative in 1995. Malpede is a McKnight National Playwright’s and NYFA fellow
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.
Executive Director: Frank Hentschker
Next Generation Fellow: Andie Lerner