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Whereas Puppies Are Adorable Raucus Caucus Political Theatre Festival The PIT, NYC
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Changing Neighborhoods – Center for Performance Research
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Tics, or Doing the Deed, The Flea Theater
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The Cherry Orchard, Theaterlab
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Hamlet in Raimondo's Castle
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The Liar, Kline Theatre
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Posted in: Conferences, Papers
Tags: ATHE, Boston
July 27, 20182 years ago

Papers: ATHE Boston – Theatres of Revolution

Double paper presentation coming up at the ATHE Conference "Theatre of Revolution" in Boston. The first, “Oscillating Between Mythical Past and Recent Events: Alexis. A Greek Tragedy by Motus as a Mechanism for Revolt” for the Performance Studies Focus Group and the second “How to Become an Argentine of Paris: The Lavelli–Gombrowicz–Zachwatowicz Assemblage” for the Latinx Focus Group. See conference program here.
May 30, 20183 years ago

Translator: Sanua's The Unfaithful Husband

Just published, a collaborative translation with the legendary Marvin Carlson of a play in Italian by the founder of Egyptian theatre, James Sanua. Thanks to Egyptian scholar Wafaa El Beih for editing and providing the Italian edition. Full text of The Unfaithful Husband in Arab Stages 8 (2018)
Posted in: Actor
Tags: Homer, The Segal Center
March 3, 20183 years ago

Actor: The Odyssey (The Written World with Martin Puchner)

On March 12, I'll be performing an excerpt from The Odyssey, along with other actors/story-tellers. Let me know if you'll be joining us! Martin Puchner takes us on a remarkable journey around the world to reveal how over 4,000 years of story-telling and literature have shaped history and civilization. The Segal evening will feature readings from The Epic of Gilgamesh, The Odyssey, Diamond Sutra, Popol Vuh, One Thousand and One Nights, The Tale of Genji, Goethe’s Conversations with Johann Peter Eckermann, and Akhmatova’s Requiem with introductions by Martin Puchner. Read more
Posted in: Conferences, Papers
Tags: ASTR, Atlanta
November 18, 20173 years ago

Paper: Real and Performed Egyptians in James Sanua’s The Unfaithful Husband

Yesterday in Atlanta, GA, I participated in the working group session "(Re)presenting Muslim Bodies of Performance" during the American Society for Theatre Research Conference “Extra/Ordinary Bodies: Interrogating the Performance and Aesthetics of ‘Difference.’” I talked about a play by James Sanua, seen as the father of modern day Egyptian theatre.
October 28, 20173 years ago

Reading: Thebes Land by Sergio Blanco

Continuing my collaboration with LaMicro Theater, on November 19 I'll direct a staged reading as part of Escena Sur - Latin American Plays. Thebes Land by contemporary Uruguayan playwright Sergio Blanco explores the themes of patricide and homoerotic attraction within a metatheatrical frame. For details see LaMicro's website.
Posted in: Conferences, Papers
September 9, 20173 years ago

Conference Organizer: Global Legacies – Pirandello across Centuries and Media

On September 16 we'll spend an entire day speaking about Pirandello's legacy at 150 years from his birth. Organizing this international conference has been the culmination of six years working with the Pirandello Society of America as board member, PSA Journal editor, and webmaster. At this event, I'll present the paper "Jorge Lavelli and Pirandello: A Year with Six Characters between France and Argentina.” Full program here.
Posted in: Papers
August 28, 20173 years ago

Paper: The Argentines of Paris: Performance, Theatres, Networks

On September 1 between 1:40-2:40 pm at The Graduate Center, CUNY I'll present a short paper on the process of in the field research for my dissertation topic, Argentine theatre artists in Paris. Panel "Transculturation: Between the Americas and Europe," chaired by Giancarlo Lombardi during the 4th Annual Early Research and Scholarship Conference.
November 12, 20164 years ago

Reading: Drunken Ghosts by Chilean playwright Juan Radrigan

On November 19 I'll direct a reading of a play by Juan Radrigan, Chilean playwright, novelist and poet. In Spanish with English supertitles, Fantasmas borrachos is a drunken dream that portrays the confusion felt by the common man confronted with Chilean politics. The Bridge Theatre at Shetler Studios, 244 West 54th St, 12th floor (between Broadway and 8th Ave).