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SAVE THE DATE!
Wednesday - Friday
October 8 - 10, 2014
Curated by Chloë Bass, Jackie Sibblies Drury, Sarah Rose Leonard,
Allison Lyman, and Frank Hentschker
The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center at the Graduate Center, CUNY is pleased to present PRELUDE 2014, a festival dedicated to artists at the forefront of contemporary New York City theatre and performance.
Since 2003, The Segal Center's PRELUDE FESTIVAL has presented more than 300 emerging artists and companies alongside established figures such as Richard Foreman, Marina Abramovic, Mabou Mines, Charles Mee, and many more. A public lab for sharing new ideas, the 3-day festival features brief workshop performances, readings, installations, participatory events, panels, and discussions featuring some of the most exciting artists working today. The festival, which is free and open to the public, is held in various locations throughout The Graduate Center, CUNY, including The Martin E. Segal Theatre, The Elebash Recital Hall, and The James Gallery.
PRELUDE 2014 will feature an array of artists working in theatrical, interdisciplinary, and mediatized performance, giving audiences a survey of the current New York moment via in-process presentations, open rehearsals, and discussions — all completely for free.
PRELUDE 14 will conclude with an off-site party, featuring special performances and the presentation of the Second Annual FRANKY Award. Named in honor of The Segal Center's Executive Director and PRELUDE founder Dr. Frank Hentschker, the FRANKY was created to recognize an artist who has made a long-term, extraordinary impact on contemporary theatre and performance in New York City. The inaugural award was presented to Kate Valk (The Wooster Group) in 2013.
The 2014 PRELUDE FESTIVAL is produced by Sarah Stites
on behalf of The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center.
PRELUDE takes place at The Graduate Center CUNY, 365 Fifth Avenue (at 34th Street),
New York City 10016
ALL EVENTS ARE FREE! FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED!
ARTISTS AND PARTICIPANTS OF THE FESTIVAL WILL BE ANNOUNCED IN LATE JULY, 2014.