World Voices: International Play Festival 2017 – Day Two
Nine Plays From Five Continents
The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center presents World Voices: International Play Festival 2017. As part of the 2017 PEN World Voices Festival of International Literature, the Segal Center will showcase play readings by nine of the world’s most respected dramatists. 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.
Tuesday, May 2
TRANScenes: FOUR SHORT PLAYS FROM BRAZIL
Works by Marcia Zanelatto (Curator), Jô Bilac, Daniela Pereira de Carvalho, and Joaquim Vicente. Curated by Marcia Zanelatto; translated by Emily Walsh
About gender identity in Brazil: a judicial fight, a dinner with a murderer, the death of the mother and a flower leads a rally.
by Hakim Bah; translated by Heather Denyer
Ticha-Ticha awaits the return of Michael, the love of her life, who is, however, drawn to her daughter, Penda. This intense and poetic play deals with love, lust, female genital mutilation, and murder.
by Sasha Marianna Salzmann; translated by Jenny Piening
Germany is in the World Cup final; Berlin is dreaming again of a summer fairy tale to forget the world torn by wars. Inspired by Ovid’s Metamorphoses, Salzmann sends her protagonists on a seemingly endless search for a new self, which denies traditional concepts of identity.
Presented by the Martin E. Segal Theatre Center, The Graduate Center CUNY.
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Schedule subject to radical change.
The PEN World Voices: International Play Festival 2016 has been made possible by the support of Susan and Jack Rudin(†) and Marvin Carlson, Sidney E. Cohn Chair, The Graduate Center CUNY.