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The Segal Center to Present The 2017 PEN World Voices: International Play Festival

As part of the 2017 PEN World Voices Festival of International Literature, The Segal Center will showcase play readings by nine voices from around the world. With the writers hailing from five different continents, the International Play Festival generates a conversation on art, politics, dreams, war, and philosophy, meant to give American audiences a rich awareness of the greater global dialogue. All readings will be followed by discussion with the playwright.

Monday, May 1 | Segal Theatre
4:00pm Shit
Written by Patricia Cornelius (Australia)
Directed by Katie Pearl

6:00pm Take out the Rubbish, Sasha
Written by Natal'ya Vorozhbit (Ukraine) & translated by Sasha Dugdale
Directed by Sarah Hughes

8:00pm Hungry Dogs
Written by Mîrza Metîn (Turkey) & translated by Lucy Wood
Directed by Dan Safer


Tuesday, May 2 | Segal Theatre
4:00pm TranScenes: Four Short Plays from Brazil
Curated by Marcia Zanelatto (Brazil) & translated by Emily Walsh
Directed by Katherine Brook
Works by Marcia Zanelatto (Curator), Jô Bilac, Daniela Pereira de Carvalho, and Joaquim Vicente.

6:00pm Ticha-Ticha
Written by Hakim Bah (Guinea) & translated by Heather Denyer
Directed by Ethan McSweeney

8:00pm Meteorites
Written by Sasha Marianna Salzmann (Germany) & translated by Jenny Piening
Directed by Mallory Catlett


Sunday, May 7 | Nuyorican Poets Cafe (236 E 3rd Street, Second Avenue/F Train)
4:00pm Desert of Light
Written by Rama Haydar (Syria)
Translated by Rama Haydar & Rebekah Maggor
Directed by Rebekah Maggor

6:00pm Parallel Time
Written by Bashar Murkus (Palestine) & translated by Rebekah Maggor
Directed by Rebekah Maggor

8:00pm Sister Mok-Rahn
Written by Eunsung Kim (South Korea) & translated by Dayoung Jeong
Directed by Seonjae Kim

The PEN World Voices: International Play Festival 2017 has been made possible by the support of Susan and Jack Rudin(†) and Marvin Carlson, Sidney E. Cohn Chair, The Graduate Center CUNY.

The PEN World Voices: International Play Festival was conceived, created, and curated by Frank Hentschker since 2007 in collaboration with PEN World Voices Festival. The 2017 Festival produced by Brooke Christensen (New York) in collaboration with Frank Hentschker and Antje Oegel. Co-curated by Antje Oegel. Assistant Curator: Soriya K. Chum.




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