Free Readings Helmed by Oskar Eustis & More Set for PEN World Voices Festival This Week

Free Readings Helmed by Oskar Eustis & More Set for PEN World Voices Festival This Week

The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center presents World Voices: International Play Festival 2016. The Segal Center will showcase eight play readings of some of the world's most respected dramatists.


Performances run this week, April 27, 28 at The Segal Theatre, The Graduate Center, CUNY, 365 Fifth Avenue at 34th Street, New York, NY and April 29 at Dixon Place, 161A Chrystie Street, New York, NY. FREE and open to the public, first come, first served.


Wednesday, April 27 at The Segal Theatre
4:00pm +51 Aviación, San Borja
Written by Yudai Kamisato (Japan) & Translated by Aya Ogawa
Directed by Sarah Hughes
Discussion moderated by Peter Eckersall

6:00pm My Son Just Walks A Bit Slower
Written by Ivor Martini? (Croatia) & Translated by Tomislav Kuzmanovi?
Directed by Shira Milikowsky
Discussion moderated by Frank Hentschker

8:00pm Common Ground
Written by Yael Ronen (Israel) & Translated by Frank Hentschker with Lily Akerman & Antje Oegel
Directed by Charlotte Brathwaite
Discussion moderated by Antje Oegel

Thursday, April 28 at The Segal Theatre
4:00pm The Reunion
Written by Trinidad González (Chile) & Translated by Alexandra Ripp
Directed by Tony Torn
Discussion moderated by Jean Graham-Jones

6:00pm ? [Almost Equal To]
Written by Jonas Hassen Khemiri (Sweden) & Translated by Rachel Willson-Broyles
Directed by Dan Rothenberg
Discussion moderated by Kate Loewald

8:00pm Dara
Adapted by Tanya Ronder from Shahid Nadeem's play (Pakistan)
Directed by Oskar Eustis
Discussion moderated by Marvin Carlson

Friday, April 29 at Dixon Place (161A Chrystie St. NYC. Subway: Grand Street, B/D )
5:00pm Fishers of Hope
Written and directed by Lara Foot (South Africa)
Discussion moderated by Christopher Hibma

7:30pm Mestiza Power
Written by Conchi León (Mexico) & Translated by Virginia Grise
Directed by Debbie Saivetz
Discussion moderated by Sabina Berman

The 2016 PEN World Voices of International Literature, New York City, April 25 - May 1, 2016.

The 2016 PEN World Voices Festival features a wide array of Mexico's intellectual players: poets, writers, investigative journalists, and visual artists. Founded by Michael Roberts, Esther Allen, and Salman Rushdie in the aftermath of September 11, 2001; PEN World Voices is the only international literary festival in the world with a human rights focus. For more information, go to

The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center is located at The Graduate Center CUNY.
365 Fifth Avenue at 34th Street, New York, NY 10016. For more about the Segal, visit

Pictured: (Left to right from top) Lara Foot (SOUTH AFRICA), Trinidad González (CHILE), Yudai Kamisato (JAPAN), Jonas Hassen Khemiri (SWEDEN), Yael Ronen (ISRAEL), Ivor Martini (CROATIA), Tanya Ronder (UK), Shahid Nadeem (PAKISTAN), and Conchi León (MEXICO).

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