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Livestreaming Vegard Vinge (Norway) + Ida Müller (Germany) at the Martin E. Segal Center in New York
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Livestreaming Vegard Vinge (Norway) + Ida Müller (Germany) at the Martin E. Segal Center in New York

Monday 22 October 2018
New York City

The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center presents a talk with Vegard Vinge (Norway) + Ida Müller (Germany) livestreaming on the global, commons-based peer-produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Monday 22 October at 3:30 p.m. PDT (San Francisco) / 5:30 p.m. CDT (Chicago) / 6:30 p.m. EDT (New York).

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The Prelude 2018 Festival at the Martin E. Segal Theatre Center in New York City
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The Prelude 2018 Festival at the Martin E. Segal Theatre Center in New York City

Thursday 4 October - Saturday 6 October 2018
New York City

The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center presents the Prelude 2018 Festival in New York City livestreaming on the global, commons-based peer-produced HowlRound TV network on Thursday 4 October - Saturday 6 October 2018.

Working Like a Mother
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Working Like a Mother

11 September 2018

Playwright Rachel Bonds reflects on being a working artist since the birth of her son, and maps out tips for theatres working with other parent-artists. 

Breaking Away from the Institution
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Breaking Away from the Institution

How to Take Control of Your Education

05 September 2018

Theatre student Abigail Warhus talks about feeling stuck at university and taking her education into her own hands.

Playing Around with Nineteenth-Century Theatre in Dr. Robert Davis’s Broadway
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Playing Around with Nineteenth-Century Theatre in Dr. Robert Davis’s Broadway

1849

25 July 2018

Could you make it as the manager of a New York City theatre in the 1840s? That's the question that Dr. Robert Davis's game and app Broadway:1849 poses to players. Robert joins us to talk about the rough-and-tumble world of New York's antebellum theatre.

Seventeen Thoughts (in Random Order) about Neo-Futurism and Experimental Theatre
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Seventeen Thoughts (in Random Order) about Neo-Futurism and Experimental Theatre

23 July 2018

Rob Neill, founding ensemble member of the New York Neo-Futurists, shares his thoughts on the company’s process, devising work, and creating rituals in theatre.

Puerto Rico, Politics, and the Diaspora in Magdalena Gomez's Dancing in My Cockroach Killers
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Puerto Rico, Politics, and the Diaspora in Magdalena Gomez's Dancing in My Cockroach Killers

22 July 2018

Noe Montez interviews ensemble members from New York's Pregones Theatre on Dancing in My Cockroach Killers, which ran from 7 June to 1 July 2018 at the GALA Theatre in Washington, DC.

Red Hills and the Question of Who Gets to Tell What Stories
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Red Hills and the Question of Who Gets to Tell What Stories

15 July 2018

Bertie Ferdman looks at En Garde Arts’ production of Red Hills, which explores the question: “Who has the right to tell what stories?”

Looking for “Lesbians” in God of Vengeance and Indecent
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Looking for “Lesbians” in God of Vengeance and Indecent

03 July 2018

Writer Warren Hoffman dives into the history of God of Vengeance, the Yiddish play from 1907 that inspired Paula Vogel's Indecent, and the questions around language and sexuality the play raised and continues to raise.

Eating the Rich
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Eating the Rich

Sweeney Todd’s Vicious Capitalism

18 June 2018

Cassidy Dawn Graves writes about the anti-capitalist narrative present in Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street and the significance of producing the musical in 2018.

“The Camera is My Beloved”
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“The Camera is My Beloved”

Michelle Memran Creates Documentary Art with María Irene Fornés

12 June 2018

Journalist and filmmaker Michelle Memran reflects upon the easy beginning, the messy middle, the focused concluding months, and MOMA premiere screening of her documentary dreamscape film The Rest I Make Up about her great friend, the beloved playwright and teacher María Irene Fornés.

The Boys in the Band and the Limitations of Gay History on Stage
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The Boys in the Band and the Limitations of Gay History on Stage

07 June 2018

Jonathan Mandell writes about The Boys in the BandThe Gentleman Caller, and 217 Boxes of Dr. Henry Anonymous, and discusses their portrayal of gay male characters.

A Lover's Guide to American Playwrights
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A Lover's Guide to American Playwrights

Carlyle Brown

04 June 2018

Todd London celebrates playwright Carlyle Brown, who recently won the William Inge Theater Festival’s award for Distinguished Achievement in the American Theater.

Working With/In Communities
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Working With/In Communities

Modeling Decolonized Practices

31 May 2018

Director Megan Sandberg-Zakian talks with representatives of organizations which are intentionally working towards decolonized practices.

How R.Evolución Latina is Reinventing the Bard
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How R.Evolución Latina is Reinventing the Bard

21 May 2018

Jose Solís explores R.Evolución Latina’s production To Be or Not to Be, the culminating project of the company’s spring 2018 workshop, which brought Latinx artists from all over to New York to create a piece based on Shakespeare’s texts.

Telling Stories
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Telling Stories

An Arab/Arab American Theatre Collaboration

20 May 2018

For the last few years, professor Catherine Coray has been helping create collaboration opportunities for theatre artists in Arab countries and the Americas. Arab Voices: Stories of Palestine is the most recent iteration, and has taken place in New York, Abu Dhabi, and Beirut.

Chantal Bilodeau on “Breaking Up with Aristotle” and Finding New Ways to Tell Stories Onstage
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Chantal Bilodeau on “Breaking Up with Aristotle” and Finding New Ways to Tell Stories Onstage

07 May 2018

Playwright Chantal Bilodeau joins us to discuss her essay "Why I'm Breaking Up with Aristotle," and how we need to explore new forms of storytelling in order to create theatre that engages with issues like climate change.

The Orphan in Me
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The Orphan in Me

Generational Trauma in Hyung Seok Jeon’s A Held Posture

06 May 2018

Dominick DeGaetano reflects on Hyung Seok Jeon’s A Held Posture, which last performed at Theaterlab in New York City in January 2018.

Broadway in a Year of Reckoning
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Broadway in a Year of Reckoning

03 May 2018

New York critic Jonathan Mandell gives us a glimpse at the recently ended Broadway season, and reflects on how these shows have handled the past as a way to adapt to our current sociopolitical moment.

"Positation" in Action
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"Positation" in Action

Director Erin Ortman’s Multi-Year Journey with the Arabian Nights

02 May 2018

Director Erin Ortman loves musical theatre, new plays, theatre families, and William Ball’s idea of “positation” that celebrates the “yes” in artistic collaborations. The development process for One Thousand Nights and One Day produced by Prospect Theater Company in New York City provides a view of Ball’s philosophy in action.

Using Storytelling and Dance to Transform a Community Space
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Using Storytelling and Dance to Transform a Community Space

01 May 2018

Caroline Prugh discusses Kaimera Productions’ SPACES, a site-specific performance weaving together storytelling and dance that took place in June 2017 at the Harlem Arts Festival in New York City.

A Work of the Body
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A Work of the Body

Deconstructing Preconceived Notions of Disability and Dance in Piece by Piece

29 April 2018

Emily White writes about Rebeccah Simone Bogue’s Piece by Piece, which was presented as a work in progress in New York City in February 2018.

A Guide to Constructing Empathy
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A Guide to Constructing Empathy

19 April 2018

James Wyrwicz reflects on how two shows, Say Something Bunny! and Margarete, use found audio and video recordings as the basis for storytelling.

Symphonie Fantastique and the Triumph and Trap of Puppetry
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Symphonie Fantastique and the Triumph and Trap of Puppetry

05 April 2018

Jonathan Mandell reflects on the twentieth anniversary production of Basil Twist's Symphonie Fastastique at HERE Arts Center in New York City.

Coney Island’s Fantastical History
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Coney Island’s Fantastical History

What Love Never Dies Leaves Out

01 April 2018

Kitty Drexel writes about the failure of Andrew Lloyd Webber's Love Never Dies to accurately represent the performers with disabilities that made New York City's Coney Island famous.