Livestreaming a Conversation: SEGAL TALKS with Natalia Kaliada (Belarus)

The Martin E. Segal Theater Center presents SEGAL TALKS with Natalia Kaliada (Belarus), livestreaming on the global, commons-based, peer produced HowlRound TV network on Wednesday 23 March 2022 at 12 pm EDT (New York, UTC -4) / 4 pm GMT (UTC +0) / 6 pm EET (UTC +2).

Natalia Kaliada is Founding Co-Artistic Director of Belarus Free Theatre, writer, diplomat, human rights campaigner and producer. She is co-author together with Nicolai Khalezin of internationally-acclaimed plays including Generation Jeans, Discover Love, Trash Cuisine and Time of Women. She authored the monologue, “Belarus is not sexy” featured in the play Minsk, 2011: A Reply to Kathy Acker by Belarus Free Theatre. Natalia is Executive Producer, together with Nicolai Khalezin, of all performances by BFT including but not limited to Being Harold Pinter, Generation Jeans, Minsk, 2011: A Reply to Kathy Acker (with Fuel), Trash Cuisine, King Lear, Discover Love, and Zone of Silence. She is co-creator together with Nicolai Khalezin and Vladimir Shcherban of Belarus’ only theater laboratory, Fortinbras. She has given various master classes across the US and Europe. Together with her husband, Natalia has co-run campaigns including the Global Artistic Campaign to Free Belarus and Give A Body Back. In 2015, she was nominated for the Innovation Award by the Intelligence Life of the Economist’s Magazine.

The Segal Talk will be hosted and moderated by Frank Hentschker, Executive Director of The Segal Center.​

ABOUT THE SEGAL TALKS
The Segal Theater Center’s online conversation series SEGAL TALKS was created in March of 2020 after the abrupt closing of the Graduate Center for any kind of public activities due to Corona and the cancellation of the entire spring season. The SEGAL TALKS during The Time of Corona offered conversations on theater, performance and art during the pandemic featuring with more than 200 theater artists from over 50 countries. New York, US, and international theater artists, curators, writers, and academics talked 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. In the summer of 2021 Segal Talks continued to focus on Theater, Performance and The Political, the Segal Center’s 2023 New York International Festival of the Arts Project and the 2022 Center’s Public Park Project. During the pandemic The Segal Center was for a long period globally the only theater institution creating new, original, daily content for the global field of theater and performance five days a week. Currently the Center is preparing the 4th edition of the Segal Center’s global Film Festival on Theater and Performance.

SEGAL TALKS are free, open access, without ads will be live-streamed in English from Wednesday to Friday on HowlRound Theater Commons and on the Segal Center Facebook. This program is presented in collaboration with HowlRound Theater Commons, based at Emerson College. All SEGAL TALKS are archived on HowlRound, and on the Segal Center YouTube Channel.

CONTACT
Send us your questions during the live streaming at SegalTalks@gmail.com.
Contact mest@gc.cuny.edu for more information on SEGAL TALKS.
Contact Frank Hentschker at fhentschker@gc.cuny.edu for press information.
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ABOUT THE MARTIN E. SEGAL THEATRE CENTER|
Originally founded in 1979 as the Center for Advanced Studies in Theater Arts (CASTA), the Martin E. Segal Theater Center was renamed in March of 1999 to recognize Martin E. Segal, one of New York City’s outstanding leaders of the arts. The Segal Center curates over thirty events throughout the Spring and Fall academic seasons, all free and open to the public. Dedicated to bridging the gap between the professional and academic theater communities, the Segal Center presents readings, performance, lectures, and artists and academics in conversation. In addition, the Segal Center presents three annual festivals (PRELUDE, PEN World Voices: International Pay Festival, and The Segal Center Film Festival on Theater and Performance) and publishes and maintains three open access online journals (Arab Stages, European Stages, and The Journal of American Drama and Theater). The Segal Center also publishes many volumes of plays in translation and is the leading publisher of plays from the Arab world. The Martin E. Segal Theater Center (MESTC) is a vital component of the Theater Program’s academic culture and creating in close collaboration a research nexus, focusing on dramaturgy, new media, and global theater. The Segal Center provides an intimate platform where both artists and theater professionals can actively participate with audiences to advance awareness and appreciation.

THE SEGAL TEAM
Executive Director: Frank Hentschker
Associate Producers: Andie Lerner & Tanvi Shah

THE GRADUATE CENTER, CITY UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK, of which the Martin E. Segal Theater Center is an integral part, is the doctorate-granting institution of The City University of New York (CUNY). An internationally recognized center for advanced studies and a national model for public doctoral education, the school offers more than doctoral programs, as well as a number of master’s programs. Many of its faculty members are among the world’s leading scholars in their respective fields, and its alumni hold major positions in industry and government, as well as in academia. The Graduate Center is also home to twenty-eight interdisciplinary research centers and institutes focused on areas of social compilation, civic, cultural, and scientific concerns. Located in a landmark Fifth Avenue building, The Graduate Center has become a vital part of New York City’s intellectual and cultural life with its extensive array of public lectures, exhibitions, concerts, and theatrical events.

About HowlRound TV
HowlRound TV is a global, commons-based, peer-produced, open-access livestreaming and video archive project stewarded by the nonprofit HowlRound. HowlRound TV is a free and shared resource for live conversations and performances relevant to the world’s performing-arts and cultural fields. Its mission is to break geographic isolation, promote resource sharing, and develop our knowledge commons collectively. Anyone can participate in a community of peer organizations revolutionizing the flow of information, knowledge, and access in our field by becoming a producer and co-producing with us. Learn more by going to our participation page. For any other queries, email tv@howlround.com or call Vijay Mathew at +1 917.686.3185 Signal. View the video archive of past events.

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