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New York City
Wednesday 15 April 2020

SEGAL TALKS: Melanie Joseph (The Foundry Theatre) with Aaron Landsman & Aurin Squire (NYC, USA)

Daily Live Online Conversations with US and Global Theatre Artists

Wednesday 15 April 2020

The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center presented Melanie Joseph (The Foundry Theatre) with Aaron Landsman & Aurin Squire (NYC, USA) livestreamed on the global, commons-based, peer-produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Wednesday 15 April 2020 at 9 a.m. PDT (San Francisco, UTC-7) / 11 a.m. CDT (Chicago, UTC-5) / 12 p.m. EDT (New York, UTC-4) / 5 p.m. BST (London, UTC+1).

Join us for an update on the situation for theatre artists in New York City.

See the other archived videos that belong to the Segal Talks livestream series.

Bios

Melanie Joseph is a theatre maker and the founding Artistic Producer of The Foundry Theatre which she led for 25 years. She is a recipient of the Doris Duke Artist Prize, a Lucille Lortel award for Creative Producing, a Skirball-Kennis T.I.M.E. Artist Prize, and she has twice been honored with special Obie Awards for "creating cutting edge work" and "engaging artists in some of the thorniest issues of the world we inhabit."

Aaron Landsman is an Abrons Arts Center Social Practice Artist in Residence, and a recent Guggenheim Fellow, ASU Gammage Residency Artist and Princeton Arts Fellow. His projects have been presented in New York by The Foundry Theatre, Abrons, PS 122, The Chocolate Factory, and HERE. From 2012-14 his participatory work City Council Meeting, created with Mallory Catlett and Jim Findlay, was presented in five US cities. His 2008 play, Open House, originally performed in 24 New York City apartments, has been remounted in five cities, on three continents, from Novi Sad Serbia, to Rabat, Morocco, to Phoenix Arizona. Landsman is in year three of a 20-year art and activism project called Perfect City and is making a show called Night Keeper/Silent Treatment. Aaron has performed Off-Broadway, internationally and on London’s West End with Elevator Repair Service and many other artists. He has a chapter in A Moment on the Clock of the World, edited by Melanie Joseph and David Bruin. He teaches part-time at Princeton.

Aurin Squire is an award-winning playwright, reporter, and multimedia artist. He is a two-time recipient of the Lecomte du Nouy Prize from Lincoln Center and has received residencies at the Royal Court Theatre in London, Ars Nova, Lincoln Center Lab, National Black Theatre, the Dramatists Guild of America, and Brooklyn Arts Exchange. He was also a reporter for publications like ESPN, The Miami Herald, and Chicago Tribune. In the 2018-2019 season, Squire had six productions in Chicago, North Carolina, Seattle, Dallas, and Miami, including world premieres of "Fire Season" and "Confessions of a Cocaine Cowboy." He won the 2017 Helen Merrill Prize for Emerging Playwrights and the Emerald Prize from Seattle Public Theatre for his new drama. In TV, Squire has been a writer for the CBS political satire “BrainDead," and the NBC family drama "This is Us." He is a producer/writer for the CBS show "The Good Fight" as well as the supernatural drama "Evil."

About Segal Talks

The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center is proud to announce the third weekly line-up of its new global series, SEGAL TALKS. New York, US, and international theatre artists, curators, researchers and academics will talk daily 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.

The newly introduced SEGAL TALKS is in English, ad-free and will be live-streaming on howlround.tv, on the Segal Center Facebook page, as well as on the Segal Center YouTube Channel. Each session will be archived on both platforms, HowlRoundand the YouTube Channel, and will raise money for a theatre artist or a company. In collaboration with HowlRound Theatre Commons, based at Emerson College.

Viewers can submit questions during the live streaming at: SegalTalks@gmail.com

Participants from Week Two included:
Laila Soliman, Dalia Basiouny (Egypt) + Sahar Assaf (Lebanon); Chou Tung-Yen, Kathy Hong, Wu-Kang Chen (Taiwan); Lucia Calamaro, Graziano Graziani, Valeria Orani (Italy); Meredith Monk (New York, US); Aristide Tarnagda & Safoura Kaboré (Burkina Faso).

Participants from Week One included: Taylor Mac & Kristin Martin (New York, US); Mok Chiu Yu (Hong Kong) + Hanchen Feng, Shuyi Liao (China); Thomas Ostermeier (Germany); Marco Martinelli, Ermanna Montanari (Teatro delle Albe) (Italy); Toshiki Okada (Japan)

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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