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Friday 21 May 2021

SEGAL TALKS with Marco Layera and Martin Valdés-Stauber

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Friday 21 May 2021

The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center presented SEGAL TALKS with Marco Layera and Martin Valdés-Stauber livestreaming on the global, commons-based, peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Friday 21 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).

Marco Layera is a theater director, teacher and playwright. He studied Law at the University of Chile and specialized in Criminology. After receiving theatrical training at Teatro Escuela La Matriz and Escuela Teatro Imagen he founded in 2008 the company La Re-sentida. His work has been presented in 30 countries and on more than one hundred international stages, including NYU Skirball Center. He gives his theatrical creation a great political responsibility understanding it as an instrument of criticism, reflection and construction.

Martin Valdés-Stauber is a dramaturge and sociologist. He studied economics and sociology in Germany, at UC Berkeley and at the University of Cambridge (UK). In 2017 he became a dramaturge at the Münchner Kammerspiele, which was voted “Theater of the Year” in 2019 and 2020 for the German-speaking countries. Martin Valdés-Stauber has worked so far with Marlene Monteiro Freitas, Milo Rau, Philippe Quesne, Rimini Protokoll, Rabih Mroué and Prodromos Tsinikoris, among others. As a dramaturge he is dedicated to international collaborations, projects in public space, the interface “Arts meet Technology” and alliances with civil society. ​

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 [email protected], or call Vijay Mathew at +1 917.686.3185 Signal/WhatsApp. View the video archive of past events.

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