The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center Announces SEGAL TALKS Week Six

The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center Announces SEGAL TALKS Week Six

Daily Live Online Conversations with US and Global Theatre Artists Friday, May 8, 2020, 12 noon EDT

“New Times need new Forms of Theatre.” Bertolt Brecht

NEW YORK, NY — The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center is proud to announce the sixth weekly line-up of its new global series, SEGAL TALKS. New York, US, and international theatre artists, curators, researchers and academics will talk daily for one hour with Segal Center’s director, Frank Hentschker, about life and art in the Time of Corona and speak about challenges, sorrows, and hopes for the new Weltzustand— the State of the World. The Segal Center is the only theatre institution in NYC and the US creating original programming every day during the week.

The newly introduced ad-free SEGAL TALKS will be live-streamed in English on HowlRound Theatre Commons and on the Segal Center Facebook page. All the previous SEGAL TALKS will be found on, the Segal Center Facebook page, and the Segal Center YouTube Channel. The Segal Theatre Center will raise money for theatre artists and companies. This work is in collaboration with HowlRound Theatre Commons, based at Emerson College.

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FRIDAY, MAY 8, 2020, noon EDT

Stacy Klein & Stephanie Monseu

Join us for an update on the situation for theatre artists in the US.

Stacy Klein is the Founder and Artistic Director of Double Edge Theatre. She founded the company in 1982, in Boston, and in 1994 moved the theatre and her family to a 105-acre former dairy farm in rural Ashfield, MA, to create a sustainable artistic home. Klein’s three current original performances---Leonora and Alejandro, the third installment of the Latin American Cycle; and the indoor outdoor traveling spectacles Leonora’s World and We the People were created with her longtime ensemble both on the farm and on tour, and are at the forefront of her creative vision and define her concept of “living culture.” Klein has also begun developing a vision of Art Justice, which takes farther the notion of a Living Culture at Double Edge with access for artistic work, programming and facilities for all. Klein was mentored by Rena Mirecka from the 1970s on, and has a PhD in Theatre History and Criticism. In 2013, she received the 2013 Doris Duke Performing Artist Award recognizing exemplary US artists in the field.

Stephanie Monseu and Keith Nelson founded NYC’s Bindlestiff Family Cirkus in 1994. Monseu is Bindlestiff’s Artistic Director, as well as a professional entertainer, MC and ring mistress, tour manager and booker. Since 2009, Monseu has partnered with municipal, arts, and human services agencies as the director of Bindlestiff’s Cirkus After School and Coarc Cirkus - Social Circus programs for adults with neurodiversity and youth in Columbia County, NY and NYC.

Bindlestiff’s activities include annual performance seasons in NYC and the Hudson Valley; national touring; free public events (NYC Unicycle Festival); support for emerging circus artists (First of May Award, Bindlestiff’s Open Stage) and Cavalcade of Youth (artists under 21)


SEGAL TALKS is a daily one-hour LIVE online conversation from Monday to Friday — about making art and making sense in the Time of Corona.

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