'Towards Arab Dramaturgies' Symposium Comes to The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center

The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center, located at The Graduate Center, CUNY, will host the first Academic theatre symposium that focuses on Arab dramaturgy, Towards Arab Dramaturgies, on September 27th and 28th, 2018. This symposium will feature research papers, artist talks and roundtable events. The sessions and papers will be compiled in a publication that will be generated from the discussions at the convening.

Scheduled speakers and panelists include: Khalid Amine, Eman Antar, Sahar Assaf, Dalia Basiouny, Nedjma Hadj Benchelabi, Wafaa Bilal, Leila Buck, Marvin Carlson, Peter Eckersall, Yussef El Guindi,Rania Khalil, Amahl Khoury, Ashley Marinaccio, Robert Myers, Rashi Mishra, Rubén Polendo, Heather Raffo, Betty Shamieh, Dario Tomasello, and Sarah Youssef.

All sessions of the symposium will take place at Conference room #9206 (September 27th), and Skylight room #9100 (September 28th), located at the 9th floor of The Graduate Center, CUNY, 365 Fifth Avenue, at 34th Street. Subway: Herald Square, lines B, D, F, M, N, Q, R.

These events are FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED. RSVP: mestc@gc.cuny.edu

For the detailed schedule, please visit www.theSegalCenter.org.

THE Martin E. Segal THEATRE CENTER 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.


THE PH.D. PROGRAM IN THEATRE AND PERFORMANCE, offers students a solid grounding in the theory, history, and criticism of theatre studies, while encouraging interdisciplinary thinking. The program takes advantage of the rich resources of New York City, with its professional theatre specialists, institutions, and myriad productions, as well as its library and museum facilities and its archives and private collections. Although the program emphasizes academic studies, attempts are made to form alliances of understanding between scholars and practitioners whenever possible.

THE THEATER INITIATIVE, AMERICAN UNIVERSITY IN BEIRUT (AUB), is an interdisciplinary group of faculty, students and artists who promote courses in directing, acting, playwriting, theater history and the performing arts and facilitate plays, theater research and theatrical projects at AUB, in the Middle East and internationally. One of the principal goals of the Theater Initiative is to place theatrical performance and study at the center of intellectual life at AUB and in the Middle East, bringing together people from all walks of life and students and faculty from literature, arts, architecture, social sciences, science, business, medicine and other disciplines. The Theater Initiative is directed by Robert Myers and Sahar Assaf. www.aubtheater.org.

THE GRADUATE CENTER, CITY UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK, of which the Martin E. Segal Theatre Center and the Ph.D. Program in Theatre are an integral part, is the doctorate-granting institution of The City University of New York (CUNY). An internationally recognized center for advanced studies and a national model for public doctoral education, the school offers more than thirty doctoral programs, as well as a number of master's programs. Many of its faculty members are among the world's leading scholars in their respective fields, and its alumni hold major positions in industry and government, as well as in academia. The Graduate Center is also home to twenty-eight interdisciplinary research centers and institutes focused on areas of compelling social, civic, cultural, and scientific concerns. Located in a landmark Fifth Avenue building, The Graduate Center has become a vital part of New York City's intellectual and cultural life with its extensive array of public lectures, exhibitions, concerts, and theatrical events. www.gc.cuny.edu.

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