World Voices: International Play Festival 2017 – Day One
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.
Monday, May 1
by Patricia Cornelius
Out of control girls, angry, nasty girls are a sight to behold. They’re terrifying, electrifying, they’re everything girls shouldn’t be, and we hate them. This is a work about these girls. Their names are Billy, Bobby and Sam.
TAKE OUT THE RUBBISH, SASHA (Ukraine)
by Natal’ya Vorozhbit; translated by Sasha Dugdale
In Kiev, Katya and Oksana prepare a funeral meal for their beloved husband, stepfather and Army colonel Sasha. But he isn’t going without a fight. The women in his life and the country need him.
HUNGRY DOGS (Turkey)
by Mîrza Metîn; translated by Lucy Wood
Twin brothers Beşer and Beşir, who lost their parents in war, migrated as teenagers to Istanbul. After many years of separation they meet again, when Beşer enters Beşir’s house with a stolen safe.
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.