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Segal Center at CUNY Announces PRELUDE 2014 Artists; Festival Set for This September

Segal Center at CUNY Announces PRELUDE 2014 Artists; Festival Set for This September

The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center at The Graduate Center, City University of New York (CUNY) presents PRELUDE 2014, an annual three-day festival dedicated to artists at the forefront of contemporary New York City theatre and performance.

Helmed by curators Chloë Bass, Jackie Sibblies Drury, Allison Lyman, Sarah Rose Leonard, and Frank Hentschker, PRELUDE 2014 provides a unique preview of new work being created by groundbreaking New York theatre and performance artists working in theatrical, interdisciplinary, and mixed media performance. The festival is a public lab for sharing new ideas through brief workshop performances, readings, installations, participatory events, panels, and discussions featuring some of the most exciting artists working today. PRELUDE is the only festival of its kind in New York that remains completely free and open to the public.


Lucy Alibar, Mallery Avidon/Jeff Aaron Bryan, Chloë Bass, Eliza Bent, Catherine Brookman, Aisha Cousins, Jackie Sibblies Drury, Josh Gelb, Trish Harnetiaux, Paul Ketchum, Jerry Lieblich, Jennie MaryTai Liu, Casey Llewellyn/Rick Burkhardt/Mia Rovegno, Allison Lyman/Moe Yousuf, Erin Markey, Christina Masciotti/Paul Lazar, Sarah Maxfield, Alejandro Moreno, David Neumann, Piehole, Francis Weiss Rabkin/Anna Brenner/Leslie Allison, Amelia Roper, Rose & Stags, Eva von Schweinitz, Nathaniel Sullivan, The Truck Project, Joe Waechter, and more to come.

Since 2003, The Segal Center's PRELUDE FESTIVAL has presented more than 300 emerging artists, including: Sarah Benson, Big Art Group, Cynthia Hopkins, Young Jean Lee, Nature Theatre of Oklahoma,

600 HIGHWAYMEN, alongside legendary figures like Richard Foreman, Marina Abramovic, Mabou Mines, Charles Mee, and many more.

Full festival schedule to be announced in early September. For updates, visit

All PRELUDE events are presented at the CUNY Graduate Center, 365 Fifth Avenue at 34th Street, New York, NY 10016. All are free of charge and open to the public. First come, first served. All programs are subject to change.

The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center (MESTC) is a non-profit center for theatre, dance, and film affiliated with CUNY's Ph.D. Program in Theatre. The Center's mission is to bridge the gap between academia and the professional performing arts communities both within the United States and internationally.

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