The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center presented SEGAL TALKS with Samuel Buggeln livestreamed on the global, commons-based, peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Wednesday 2 December 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).
Samuel Buggeln is a Canadian theater director and translator, and the founding Artistic Director of the Cherry Artists’ Collective in Ithaca NY. In its five-year existence, the Cherry has presented premières of new plays from Argentina, France, Germany, Québec, Morocco, Serbia, and El Salvador, as well as commissioning new theatrical experiments based in Ithaca’s histories and communities. Plays premiered by the Cherry have been published by Oberon Books and are forthcoming from Seagull. In NYC, Sam has directed numerous new works at the New (and original) Ohio Theatre, where he is an Artistic Associate; other NYC directing and development credits include NYTW, Atlantic, Clubbed Thumb, HERE, NYMF, TFNC, and JACK, alongside extensive work on new plays at the Lark. He has directed over 20 productions at regional theaters, is an alum of the Lincoln Center Directors’ Lab, a member of the international theatermakers’ network The Fence, and co-chair of the English-language committee of the pan-European new play network Eurodram. He has been a frequent faculty guest artist at NYU/Tisch, Hunter College, SUNY Albany, Ithaca College, and Cornell university.
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