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Hold on Tightly, Let Go Lightly
Essay

Hold on Tightly, Let Go Lightly

What We Can Learn from Career Transitions Between Medicine and Theatre

by Amelia Parenteau
24 November 2020
The Necessity of Pivoting
Essay

The Necessity of Pivoting

Interviews on the Future of our Field

by Janice Rabian
16 November 2020
Being Apart, Being Together
Video

Being Apart, Being Together

A conversation on how collectives have been devising new grassroots engagement strategies during this time of remote connection

Friday 20 November 2020
United States
an actor onstage
Reaching One Audience Member at a Time
Essay

Reaching One Audience Member at a Time

18 May 2020

Staff members at the Huntington Theatre in Boston, Massachusetts discuss their response to their theatre’s closure due to COVID-19: calling audience members and reading them monologues over the phone.

Edouard Elvis Bvouma and Hermine Yollo.
SEGAL TALKS: Edouard Elvis Bvouma and Hermine Yollo
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SEGAL TALKS: Edouard Elvis Bvouma and Hermine Yollo

An update on the situation for theatre artists in Cameroon.

Friday 15 May 2020
Cameroon

The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center presented SEGAL TALKS: Edouard Elvis Bvouma and Hermine Yollo livestreamed on the global, commons-based, peer-produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Friday 15 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).

Roberta Estrela D'alva and Dione Carlos.
SEGAL TALKS: Roberta Estrela D'alva and Dione Carlos
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SEGAL TALKS: Roberta Estrela D'alva and Dione Carlos

An update on the situation for theatre artists in Brazil

Thursday 14 May 2020
Brazil

The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center presented SEGAL TALKS: Roberta Estrela D'alva and Dione Carlos livestreamed on the global, commons-based, peer-produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Thursday 14 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).

a person controlling a theatre's light rail rope system
Rebuilding a Better Theatre Industry Post-Pandemic
Essay

Rebuilding a Better Theatre Industry Post-Pandemic

A Punch List

14 May 2020

Genevieve Beller argues that the current forced pause on society provides a rare opportunity for theatres to take stock, inventory priorities, and enact positive and lasting change, and she provides tangible steps to do so.

Amir Nizar Zuabi and Fidaa Zaidan.
SEGAL TALKS: Amir Nizar Zuabi and Fidaa Zaidan
Video

SEGAL TALKS: Amir Nizar Zuabi and Fidaa Zaidan

An update on the situation for theatre artists in Palestine

Wednesday 13 May 2020
Palestine

The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center presented SEGAL TALKS: Amir Nizar Zuabi and Fidaa Zaidan livestreamed on the global, commons-based, peer-produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Wednesday 13 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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Art As Medicine: Building Solidarity in and with Asian American & Pacific Islander (AAPI) Communities
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Art As Medicine: Building Solidarity in and with Asian American & Pacific Islander (AAPI) Communities

An #ArtistResource Conversation

Tuesday 12 May 2020
United States

Livestreamed the #ArtistResource panel Art As Medicine: Building Solidarity in and with Asian American & Pacific Islander (AAPI) Communities on the global, commons-based, peer-produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Tuesday 12 May 2020 at 8 a.m. HST (Honolulu, UST-10) / 10 a.m. AKDT (Juneau, UTC-8) / 11 a.m. PDT (San Francisco, UTC-7) / 1 p.m. CDT (Chicago, UTC-5) / 2 p.m. EDT (New York, UTC-4).

Natalia Vorozhbyt.
SEGAL TALKS: Natalia Vorozhbit
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SEGAL TALKS: Natalia Vorozhbit

An update on the situation for theatre artists in Ukraine

Tuesday 12 May 2020
Ukraine

The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center presented SEGAL TALKS: Natalia Vorozhbit livestreamed on the global, commons-based, peer-produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Tuesday 12 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).

Ismail Mahomed.
SEGAL TALKS: Ismail Mahomed
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SEGAL TALKS: Ismail Mahomed

An update on the situation for theatre artists in South Africa

Monday 11 May 2020
South Africa

The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center presented SEGAL TALKS: Ismail Mahomed livestreamed on the global, commons-based, peer-produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Monday 11 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).

Stacy Klein and Stephanie Monseu.
SEGAL TALKS: Stacy Klein and Stephanie Monseu (United States)
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SEGAL TALKS: Stacy Klein and Stephanie Monseu (United States)

Join us for an update on the situation for theatre artists in the United States.

Friday 8 May 2020
United States

The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center presented SEGAL TALKS: Stacy Klein and Stephanie Monseu livestreamed on the global, commons-based, peer-produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Friday 8 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)

Zuleikha Allana.
SEGAL TALKS: Zuleikha Allana (India)
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SEGAL TALKS: Zuleikha Allana (India)

Join us for an update on the situation for theatre artists in India

Thursday 7 May 2020
United States

The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center presented SEGAL TALKS: Zuleikha Allana livestreamed on the global, commons-based, peer-produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Thursday 7 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)

Mihaela Drăgan and Mihaela Michailov
SEGAL TALKS: Mihaela Drăgan and Mihaela Michailov (Romania)
Video

SEGAL TALKS: Mihaela Drăgan and Mihaela Michailov (Romania)

Join us for an update on the situation for theatre artists in Romania

Wednesday 6 May 2020
United States and Romania

The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center presented SEGAL TALKS: Mihaela Drăgan and Mihaela Michailov livestreamed on the global, commons-based, peer-produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Wednesday 6 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)

Lola Arias.
SEGAL TALKS: Lola Arias
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SEGAL TALKS: Lola Arias

Join us for an update on the situation for theatre artists around the world.

Tuesday 5 May 2020
United States

The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center presented SEGAL TALKS: Lola Arias livestreamed on the global, commons-based, peer-produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Tuesday 5 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)

Andrea Tompa and Anna Lengyel.
SEGAL TALKS: Andrea Tompa and Anna Lengyel (Hungary)
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SEGAL TALKS: Andrea Tompa and Anna Lengyel (Hungary)

Join us for an update on the situation for theatre artists in Hungary

Monday 4 May 2020
United States and Hungary

The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center presented SEGAL TALKS: Andrea Tompa and Anna Lengyel livestreamed on the global, commons-based, peer-produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Monday 4 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)

Oskar Eustis and Tony Torn.
SEGAL TALKS: Oskar Eustis and Tony Torn
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SEGAL TALKS: Oskar Eustis and Tony Torn

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

Friday 1 May 2020
New York City

The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center presented SEGAL TALKS: Oskar Eustis and Tony Torn (USA) live-streamed on the global, commons-based, peer-produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Friday 1 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)

Peter Sellars in a red shirt next to a window.
SEGAL TALKS: Peter Sellars (USA)
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SEGAL TALKS: Peter Sellars (USA)

Join us for an update on the situation for theatre artists in the US.

Thursday 30 April 2020
United States

The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center presented SEGAL TALKS: Peter Sellars (USA) livestreamed on the global, commons-based, peer-produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Thursday 30 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) / 17:00 BST (London, UTC+1) / 18:00 CEST (Berlin, UTC+2)

SEGAL TALKS: Jalila Baccar (Tunis)
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SEGAL TALKS: Jalila Baccar (Tunis)

Join us for an update on the situation for theatre artists in Tunis.

Wednesday 29 April 2020
United States and Tunis

The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center presented Jalila Baccar (Tunis) live-streamed on the global, commons-based, peer-produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Wednesday 29 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) / 17:00 BST (London, UTC+1) / 18:00 CEST (Berlin, UTC+2)

Headshot of Guy Regis.
SEGAL TALKS: Guy Régis Jr. (Haiti)
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SEGAL TALKS: Guy Régis Jr. (Haiti)

Join us for an update on the situation for theatre artists in Haiti.

Tuesday 28 April 2020
United States and Haiti

The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center presented SEGAL TALKS: Guy Régis Jr. (Chile) live-streamed on the global, commons-based, peer-produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Tuesday 28 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) / 17:00 BST (London, UTC+1) / 18:00 CEST (Berlin, UTC+2)

Rimini Protokoll.
SEGAL TALKS: Rimini Protokoll- Daniel Wetzel, Helgard Haug, and Stefan Kaegi (Germany)
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SEGAL TALKS: Rimini Protokoll- Daniel Wetzel, Helgard Haug, and Stefan Kaegi (Germany)

Join us for an update on the situation for theatre artists in Germany.

Monday 27 April 2020
United States and Germany

The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center presented SEGAL TALKS: Rimini Protokoll’s Daniel Wetzel, Helgard Haug, and Stefan Kaegi (Germany) live-streamed on the global, commons-based, peer-produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Monday 27 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) / 17:00 BST (London, UTC+1) / 18:00 CEST (Berlin, UTC+2)

two actors on stage
Theatre for a Climate Crisis in a Globalized World
Essay

Theatre for a Climate Crisis in a Globalized World

A Model for Local Action

27 April 2020

Thomas Peterson urges theatremakers to focus on creating work about the climate crisis specifically for their local communities, drawing on lessons from the current response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

headshot of guillermo calderon
SEGAL TALKS: Guillermo Calderón (Chile)
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SEGAL TALKS: Guillermo Calderón (Chile)

Daily Live Online Conversations with US and Global Theatre Artists

Friday 24 April 2020
Chile

The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center presented SEGAL TALKS: Guillermo Calderón (Chile) livestreamed on the global, commons-based, peer-produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Friday 24 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) / 17:00 BST (London, UTC+1) / 18:00 CEST (Berlin, UTC+2)

keren ann and arthur_nauzyciel headshots
SEGAL TALKS: Arthur Nauzyciel & Keren Ann (France)
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SEGAL TALKS: Arthur Nauzyciel & Keren Ann (France)

Daily Live Online Conversations with US and Global Theatre Artists

Thursday 23 April 2020
France

The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center presented SEGAL TALKS: Arthur Nauzyciel & Keren Ann (France) livestreamed on the global, commons-based, peer-produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Thursday 23 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) / 17:00 BST (London, UTC+1) / 18:00 CEST (Berlin, UTC+2)

headshot of crystal skillman
Writing from Shock: Writing During a Pandemic
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Writing from Shock: Writing During a Pandemic

with playwright Crystal Skillman

Wednesday 22 April 2020
United States

Playwright Crystal Skillman presented Writing from Shock: Writing During a Pandemic livestreamed on the global, commons-based, peer-produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Wednesday 22 April 2020 at 12 p.m. PDT (San Francisco, UTC-7) / 2 p.m. CDT (Chicago, UTC-5) / 3 p.m. EDT (New York, UTC-4) / 20:00 BST (London, UTC+1) / 21:00 CEST (Berlin, UTC+2).

headshot of basil jones
SEGAL TALKS: Basil Jones (South Africa)
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SEGAL TALKS: Basil Jones (South Africa)

Daily Live Online Conversations with US and Global Theatre Artists

Wednesday 22 April 2020
South Africa

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

Segal Center logo.
SEGAL TALKS: Richard Schechner (NYC)
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SEGAL TALKS: Richard Schechner (NYC)

Daily Live Online Conversations with US and Global Theatre Artists

Tuesday 21 April 2020
New York City

The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center presented SEGAL TALKS: Richard Schechner (NYC) livestreamed on the global, commons-based, peer-produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Tuesday 21 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).

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Loving Theatre in the Time of COVID-19
Essay

Loving Theatre in the Time of COVID-19

A Playwright's Response

21 April 2020

Playwright Noelle Viñas reflects on the grief she’s experiencing during the current global pandemic and talks about reframing theatre as an art of the now rather than an art of futurity.