The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center presents SEGAL TALKS: Toshiki Okada (Japan) livestreaming on the global, commons-based, peer-produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Friday 3 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) / Saturday 4 April at 1 a.m. BST (London, UTC 1).
Join us for an update on the situation in Japan with Toshiki Okada–one of the world’s most recognized theatre-makers of today. His company chelfitsch, where he writes and directs all of its productions, was founded in 1997. The troupe is applauded for its unique use of language and physicality, and is widely considered, both inside and outside Japan, as one of the leaders of contemporary theater. chelfitsch made its debut abroad with a performance of Five Days in March in 2007 and has since performed works in more than 70 cities around the world. Okada moved his family left Tokyo after the Fukushima disaster.
The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center is proud to announce the first weekly line-up of its new global series SEGAL TALKS.
New York, US, and international theatre artists, curators, researchers and academics will talk 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.
A daily one-hour LIVE online talk from Monday to Friday about making art and making sense in the Time of Corona.
The newly introduced SEGAL TALKS are in English, ad-free and will be live-streaming on www.HowlRound.com as well as on the Segal Center YouTube Channel. Each session will raise money for a theatre artist or a company. In collaboration with HowlRound Theatre Commons, based at Emerson College.
The first weekly program, starting March 30th, will feature:
Taylor Mac & Kristin Martin (New York); Mok Chiu Yu (Hong Kong) Hanchen Feng, Shuyi Liao (China); Thomas Ostermeier (Germany); Marco Martinelli & Ermanna Montanari Teatro delle Albe (Italy); Toshiki Okada (Japan) and Meredith Monk (New York)
SEGAL TALKS was conceived, created and curated by Frank Hentschker in March 2020.
SEGAL TALKS has been made possible by the support of Susan and Jack Rudin(†), the Hearst Foundation, and Marvin Carlson, Sidney E. Cohn Chair, The Graduate Center CUNY.