Podcasts: Pirandello ON AIR

Podcasts: Pirandello ON AIR

Between January and April, I will participate in two Zoom/Facebook livestreams: the first will be an introduction to the Pirandello Society of America, “Meet the PSA: Pirandello in the 21st Century” (January 22 at 2 pm EST) and the second will be a lecture on “Staging, Performing , and Directing Pirandello” in which I will focus on Pirandello in Argentina (April 2nd, 2 pm EST). For updates and a link to these events you can follow the PSA Facebook page. The full program of Pirandello ON AIR is here.

Dissertation defense

Dissertation defense

After 6 years and a half, I finally concluded my Theatre and Performance studies for my second PhD, with the defense of my dissertation “The Argentines of Paris: Theatrical Networks and Assemblages.” After so much reading and writing, I now look forward to devoting some more time to practical artistic projects. In the pic, left to right, my committee: Peter Eckersall, myself, Jean Graham-Jones (dissertation director), and Marvin Carlson.

Papers: ATHE Boston – Theatres of Revolution

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.

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

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

Conference Organizer: Global Legacies – Pirandello across Centuries and Media

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.

Staged Reading: Drunken Ghosts by Chilean playwright Juan Radrigán

Staged Reading: Drunken Ghosts by Chilean playwright Juan Radrigán

On November 19 I’ll direct a reading of a play by Chilean playwright, novelist, and poet Juan Radrigán, for LaMicro’s Escena Sur festival. 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).