Monthly Archives: May 2010

The Lowdown on “Highbrow/Lowdown”

Tuesday night’s colloquium on David Savran’s new book was simply a gas–as a jazzman might say.  Upon walking into the Segal Theatre we were greeted by William McNally’s live piano […]

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New Voices in Croatian Drama (a follow-up)

For those avid readers of the Segal Center blog, my apologies for not following up until today on the New Voices in Croatian Drama event that took place on May […]

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“It’s not about the cult of personality… well, ok, tonight it is!” –Joe Melillo

Last night’s tribute to Joe Melillo at the Segal Center was a real treat. Roselee Goldberg proved an excellent moderator for the evening as she, with great finesse and having […]

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David Savran’s “Highbrow/Lowdown”: A Preview

In anticipation of METC’s May 18 evening with Professor David Savran… One of the many privileges of studying at the CUNY Grad Center Theatre department has been to work closely […]

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Prepare to Honor Joe Melillo

Since 1999 Joseph Melillo has been Executive Producer at the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM). In that time—and even before that as he pioneered the Next Wave Festival—his impact on […]

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Howard Barker at the Segal Center (The Wrestling School, UK)

Howard Barker’s visit to the Segal Center provided a wonderful opportunity to learn about the scope of his work and his achievements as a playwright, director and theorist.  By the […]

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New Croatian Drama (getting ready)

Back in fall 2007 I had the chance to go to Zagreb for that year’s Showcase Croatia, a presentation of contemporary Croatian theatre organized by ITI. Not really a festival, […]

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New Russian Drama

“Nothing let’s you be yourself like water. You want to die? Go for a swim.” Strike aka punk-rocker-turned-playwright Yuri Klavdiev carries his name for good reason. He knows how to […]

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Howard Barker at the Segal Center

Howard Barker has been one of the most creative, disturbing and controversial playwrights in Great Britain, ever since his first play was produced at the Royal Court Theatre in 1970.  […]

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Xavier Le Roy at the Segal Center

The work of choreographer Xavier Le Roy lies behind one of the most notable museum exhibitions this year, Tino Seghal’s conversation-meets-performance piece Progress, which made its way up the Guggenheim’s […]

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