5:30–6:30pm / Oct 4 / Segal Theatre

PRELUDE: A Documentary

Martin E. Segal Theatre Center

At the forefront of contemporary theatre, the Martin E. Segal Theatre Center’s annual PRELUDE Festival provides audiences with the opportunity to preview and discuss the upcoming body of work from New York City’s downtown theatre and performance communities. Using archival footage and interviews with artists, scholars, and audience members from PRELUDE 2016 and PRELUDE 2017, this documentary tells the story of this unique gathering of creative minds. Join narrator and festival founder Frank Hentschker in discovering all the different ways we define the performative phenomena known as PRELUDE.

Director: Mike LoCicero
Editors: Mike LoCicero & Jackie Spaventa
Director of Photography: Shaowen Liang
Videographers: Wanhu Jin, Wei Lee, Mike LoCicero, Nicolas Luna & Jackie Spaventa
Composer: Mike LoCicero

Moe Angelos, Madeline Barasch, Eliza Bent, Marvin Carlson, Soriya K. Chum, Peter Eckersall, Bertie Ferdman, John Jahnke, Kristen Flores-Davis, Norman Frisch, Sibyl Kempson, Seonjae Kim, Andrew Kircher, Aaron Landsman, Gideon Lester, David Levine, Bonnie Marranca, Brian Rogers, Mark Russell, Dan Safer, Ivan Talijancic, Marianne Weems, Bailey Williams, and more.

The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center at The Graduate Center, CUNY occupies the space between public arts presenter, academic publisher, and research institute. The Segal Center bridges the academic and professional performing arts communities, fostering dialogue between playwrights, directors, designers, choreographers, filmmakers, critics, and academics from around the world. The Segal Center presents a variety of completely free public programs, including staged readings, festivals celebrating New York and international performance, and screenings of performance works on film, as well as artists in conversation, academic lecture series, televised seminars, symposia, and arts in education programs. The Segal also publishes three free, open-access academic journals, numerous individual volumes, and maintains a longstanding visiting-scholars-from-abroad program.


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