COVID-19

Here, you’ll find content that directly engages with the COVID-19 pandemic. From work created digitally in response to the shutdown, like La Mama’s series Downtown Variety, to advice on digital gathering, teaching theatre, and making work, this is the space for conversation about this global crisis and how to move forward.

The Latest

Island Hopping in New York City for Theatre: How Live, In-Person Theatre Is Being Reimagined as it Reemerges
Essay
Island Hopping in New York City for Theatre: How Live, In-Person Theatre Is Being Reimagined as it Reemerges
by Jonathan Mandell
2 August 2021
“Layers of Distance”: On Loop as a Pandemic Play
Essay
“Layers of Distance”: On Loop as a Pandemic Play
by Kate Purdum
13 July 2021
Unrehearsed Futures
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Unrehearsed Futures
Episode 12: Theatre, no longer the bastard child?
Thursday 24 June 2021
South Africa
Tania Bruguera.
SEGAL TALKS: Tania Bruguera
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SEGAL TALKS: Tania Bruguera

An update on the situation for theatre artists in Cuba

Wednesday 17 June 2020
Cuba

The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center presented SEGAL TALKS: Tania Bruguera livestreamed on the global, commons-based, peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Wednesday 17 June 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) / 17:00 BST (London, UTC +1) / 18:00 CEST (Berlin, UTC +2).

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Coronavirus Response: Building a future that reimagines systems for justice
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Coronavirus Response: Building a future that reimagines systems for justice

a conversation hosted by Grantmakers in the Arts

Tuesday 16 June 2020
United States

Grantmakers in the Arts presented the conversation Coronavirus Response: Building a future that reimagines systems for justice livestreaming on the global, commons-based, peer-produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Tuesday 16 June 2020 at 11 a.m. PDT (San Francisco, UTC-7) / 1 p.m. CDT (Chicago, UTC-5) / 2 p.m. EDT (New York, UTC-4).

Govin Ruben and Terence Conrad.
SEGAL TALKS: Govin Ruben and Terence Conrad
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SEGAL TALKS: Govin Ruben and Terence Conrad

An update on the situation for theatre artists in Malaysia

Tuesday 16 June 2020
Malaysia

The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center presented SEGAL TALKS: Govin Ruben and Terence Conrad livestreamed on the global, commons-based, peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Tuesday 16 June 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) / 17:00 BST (London, UTC+1) / 18:00 CEST (Berlin, UTC+2).

Peter Schumann.
SEGAL TALKS: Peter Schumann
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SEGAL TALKS: Peter Schumann

An update on the situation for theatre artists in the United States

Monday 15 June 2020
United States

The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center presented SEGAL TALKS: Peter Schumann livestreamed on the global, commons-based, peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Monday 15 June 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) / 17:00 BST (London, UTC+1) / 18:00 CEST (Berlin, UTC+2).

SEGAL TALKS: Woodie King Jr.
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SEGAL TALKS: Woodie King Jr.

An update on the situation for theatre artists in New York

Friday 12 June 2020
New York City, USA

The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center presented SEGAL TALKS: Woodie King Jr. livestreamed on the global, commons-based, peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Friday 12 June 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) / 17:00 BST (London, UTC+1) / 18:00 CEST (Berlin, UTC+2).

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SEGAL TALKS: Awoye Timpo
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SEGAL TALKS: Awoye Timpo

An update on the situation for theatre artists in New York.

Thursday 11 June 2020
United States

The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center presented SEGAL TALKS: Awoye Timpo livestreamed on the global, commons-based, peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Thursday 11 June 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) / 17:00 BST (London, UTC+1) / 18:00 CEST (Berlin, UTC+2).

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Panel Discussion: Reopening European Theatres
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Panel Discussion: Reopening European Theatres

hosted by European Theatre Convention's International Theatre Conference

Thursday 11 June 2020
Berlin, Germany

The European Theatre Convention presents the panel discussion Reopening European Theatres livestreaming on the global, commons-based peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Thursday 11 June 2020 at 9:00-11:00 BST (London, UTC +1) / 10:00-12:00 CEST (Berlin, UTC +2) / 11:00-13:00 EEST (Bucharest, UTC +3) / 16:00-18:00 SGT (Singapore, UTC +8) / 18:00-20:00 AEST (Sydney, UTC +10).

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SEGAL TALKS: Jean-Luc Nancy
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SEGAL TALKS: Jean-Luc Nancy

An update on the situation for theatre artists in France

Wednesday 10 June 2020
France

The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center presented SEGAL TALKS:Jean-Luc Nancy livestreamed on the global, commons-based, peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Wednesday 10 June 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) / 17:00 BST (London, UTC+1) / 18:00 CEST (Berlin, UTC+2).

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Opening the Screen on “Live Video Theatre”
Essay

Opening the Screen on “Live Video Theatre”

10 June 2020

Peter J. Kuo discusses live video theatre—what it is and what it isn’t, the current difficulties and limitations around creating it, what it can do and how accessible it is, and more.

SEGAL TALKS: James Scruggs and Tamilla Woodard
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SEGAL TALKS: James Scruggs and Tamilla Woodard

An update on the situation for theatre artists in New York

Tuesday 9 June 2020
New York, US

The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center presented SEGAL TALKS: James Scruggs and Tamilla Woodard livestreamed on the global, commons-based, peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Tuesday 9 June 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) / 17:00 BST (London, UTC+1) / 18:00 CEST (Berlin, UTC+2).

Ngozi Anyanwu and Jonathan McCrory.
SEGAL TALKS: Jonathan McCrory and Ngozi Anyanwu
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SEGAL TALKS: Jonathan McCrory and Ngozi Anyanwu

An update on the situation for theatre artists in New York

Monday 8 June 2020
New York City, USA

The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center presented SEGAL TALKS: Jonathan McCrory and Ngozi Anyanwu livestreamed on the global, commons-based, peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Monday 8 June 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) / 17:00 BST (London, UTC+1) / 18:00 CEST (Berlin, UTC+2).

Call to Action, Academics!
Essay

Call to Action, Academics!

#HigherEdHireArtists

8 June 2020

Olga Sanchez, Juliette Carrillo, Jamie Gahlon, and Armando Huipe issue a call to action: for people currently employed in higher education to leverage their privilege toward maximum paid opportunities for independent artists in the coming academic year.

SEGAL TALKS: Ashley Tata
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SEGAL TALKS: Ashley Tata

An update on the situation for theatre artists in New York City

Friday 5 June 2020
New York City

The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center presented SEGAL TALKS: Ashley Tata livestreamed on the global, commons-based, peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Friday 5 June 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) / 17:00 BST (London, UTC+1) / 18:00 CEST (Berlin, UTC+2).

avra Sidiropoulou
SEGAL TALKS: Avra Sidiropoulou
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SEGAL TALKS: Avra Sidiropoulou

An update on the situation for theatre artists in Greece

Thursday 4 June 2020
Greece

The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center presented SEGAL TALKS: Avra Sidiropoulou livestreamed on the global, commons-based, peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Thursday 4 June 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) / 17:00 BST (London, UTC+1) / 18:00 CEST (Berlin, UTC+2).

Joshua Sobol, Maya Arad Yasur, and Ruth Kanner.
SEGAL TALKS: Joshua Sobol, Maya Arad Yasur, and Ruth Kanner
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SEGAL TALKS: Joshua Sobol, Maya Arad Yasur, and Ruth Kanner

An update on the situation for theatre artists in Israel

Wednesday 3 June 2020
Israel

The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center presented SEGAL TALKS: Joshua Sobol, Maya Arad Yasur, and Ruth Kanner livestreamed on the global, commons-based, peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Wednesday 3 June 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) / 17:00 BST (London, UTC+1) / 18:00 CEST (Berlin, UTC+2).

Ralph Peña.
SEGAL TALKS: Ralph B. Peña
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SEGAL TALKS: Ralph B. Peña

An update on the situation for theatre artists in New York City

Tuesday 2 June 2020
New York City

The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center presented SEGAL TALKS: Ralph B. Peña livestreamed on the global, commons-based, peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Tuesday 2 June 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) / 17:00 BST (London, UTC+1) / 18:00 CEST (Berlin, UTC+2).

emmanuel demarcy mota
SEGAL TALKS: Emmanuel Demarcy-Mota
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SEGAL TALKS: Emmanuel Demarcy-Mota

An update on the situation for theatre artists in France

Monday 1 June 2020
France

The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center presented SEGAL TALKS: Emmanuel Demarcy-Mota livestreamed on the global, commons-based, peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Monday 1 June 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) / 17:00 BST (London, UTC+1) / 18:00 CEST (Berlin, UTC+2).

Hoi Fai Wu.
SEGAL TALKS: Hoi Fai Wu
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SEGAL TALKS: Hoi Fai Wu

An update on the situation for theatre artists in Hong Kong

Friday 29 May 2020
Hong Kong

The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center presented SEGAL TALKS: Hoi Fai Wu livestreamed on the global, commons-based, peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Friday 29 May 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) / 17:00 BST (London, UTC+1) / 18:00 CEST (Berlin, UTC+2).

Patricia Cornelius.
SEGAL TALKS: Patricia Cornelius
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SEGAL TALKS: Patricia Cornelius

An update on the situation for theatre artists in Australia.

Thursday 28 May 2020
Australia

The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center presented SEGAL TALKS: Patricia Cornelius livestreamed on the global, commons-based, peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Thursday 28 May 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) / 17:00 BST (London, UTC+1) / 18:00 CEST (Berlin, UTC+2).

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School of Resistance - Episode Two: Make the World Habitable Again
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School of Resistance - Episode Two: Make the World Habitable Again

Climate, economy and protest in the Global South. A dialog with Vandana Shiva and Vanessa Nakate hosted by Lara Staal

Thursday 28 May 2020
Ghent, Belgium

NTGent presented School of Resistance - Episode Two: Make the World Habitable Again livestreamed on the global, commons-based, peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Thursday 28 May 2020 at 10 a.m. CDT (Chicago, UTC-5) / 11 a.m. EDT (New York, UTC-4) / 16:00 BEST (London, UTC+1) / 17:00 CEST (Ghent, UTC+2) / 18:00 EAT (Kampala, UTC+3) 20:30 IST (New Delhi, UTC+5:30).

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A Mortal Theatre
Essay

A Mortal Theatre

28 May 2020

Caridad Svich offers some observations from this ever-evolving now, as the theatre industry contends with the manner in which it may come into its own during the COVID-19 pandemic and after.

Anne Bogart.
SEGAL TALKS: Anne Bogart
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SEGAL TALKS: Anne Bogart

An update on the situation for theatre artists in New York

Wednesday 27 May 2020
New York, USA

The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center presented SEGAL TALKS: Anne Bogart livestreamed on the global, commons-based, peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Wednesday 27 May 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) / 17:00 BST (London, UTC+1) / 18:00 CEST (Berlin, UTC+2)

Aina Tur.
SEGAL TALKS: Aina Tur
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SEGAL TALKS: Aina Tur

An update on the situation for theatre artists in Spain

Tuesday 26 May 2020
Spain

The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center presented SEGAL TALKS: Aina Tur livestreamed on the global, commons-based, peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Tuesday 26 May 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) / 17:00 BST (London, UTC+1) / 18:00 CEST (Berlin, UTC+2)

Kris Verdonck.
SEGAL TALKS: Kris Verdonck
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SEGAL TALKS: Kris Verdonck

An update on the situation for theatre artists in Belgium.

Monday 25 May 2020
Belgium

The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center presented SEGAL TALKS: Kris Verdonck livestreamed on the global, commons-based, peer-produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Monday 25 May 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) / 17:00 BST (London, UTC+1) / 18:00 CEST (Berlin, UTC+2).

Philip Howze and Jordana De La Cruz.
SEGAL TALKS: Phillip Howze and Jordana De La Cruz
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SEGAL TALKS: Phillip Howze and Jordana De La Cruz

An update on the situation for theatre artists in the United States.

Friday 22 May 2020
United States

The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center presented SEGAL TALKS: Phillip Howze livestreamed on the global, commons-based, peer-produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Friday 22 May 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) / 17:00 BST (London, UTC+1) / 18:00 CEST (Berlin, UTC+2).