Director Anne Bogart to Read fromx New Book 'WHAT'S THE STORY' at the Segal Center, 5/19

Director Anne Bogart to Read fromx New Book 'WHAT'S THE STORY' at the Segal Center, 5/19

Celebrated theatre and opera director Anne Bogart, an artistic director of SITI Company and professor at Columbia University, will be discussing the future of theatre on May 19th at the Martin E. Segal Theatre Center. Bogart, an award-winning theatre maker and co-founder of SITI Company will be reading from selections of her new book: What's the Story: Essays about art, theatre, and storytelling and discussing her work with playwright Charles Mee.

The Center also hosts the artists of SITI Company from 2pm. Offering the opportunity to meet the artists of SITI's inaugural Conservatory program and SITI Company members, the afternoon event will show the depth and scope of their work and how the Conservatory trains theatre artists to emerge with classically trained bodies, contemporary sensibilities, and rich flexible intellects.

Anne Bogart's work includes over 100 productions; the development of Viewpoints training technique; and coupled with Suzuki, the use of these training methods throughout contemporary theatre with SITI Company. As a professor at Columbia University, she currently heads the Graduate Directing Program, with alumni including Tony Award-winning Diane Paulus and Obie-Award winning Rachel Chavkin. Her current book, What's the Story explores the story-telling impulse, how we can make meaning and tell stories through theatre, whilst asking how theatre practitioners can participate in an on-going dialogue about the future.

This event is open to the public on a first-come, first-served basis. Details: May 19th, 6.30-8pm, Martin E. Segal Theatre Center, The CUNY Graduate Center: Anne Bogart's "What's the Story: Essays about art, theater, and storytelling.

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