Playwright Howard Barker (UK) at the Segal Center


The work of Howard Barker, one of the most controversial English-language dramatists, directors and theatre theoreticians of our time, will be celebrated in this day-long event. Barker, along with his frequent collaborator actress Victoria Wicks and critic David Ian Rabey (author of a two-volume study of Barker’s work), will make a rare visit to the United States specifically for this event, initiated and curated by George Hunka and co-presented by the Segal Center and the theatre minima company. More information on the playwright can be found in a special section on Barker in this month’s Hyperion Art Journal online:

Schedule includes:

1:00 p.m. Screening of “Refuse to Dance” (BBC documentary, 1986)

2:15 p.m. Screening of excerpts from Barker’s directorial work with The Wrestling School

3:30 p.m. Panel: “Howard Barker in America” with actress Jan Maxwell, playwright Ken Urban, director Jesse Berger (Red Bull Theater) + director Richard Romagnoli (Potomac Theatre Project/The Wrestling School)

6:30 p.m. Readings from Barker’s plays, directed by Jesse Berger (Red Bull Theater)

7:30 p.m. “A Conversation with Howard Barker” between Barker and David Ian Rabey (University of Aberystwyth, Wales)

8:30 p.m. Reading by Barker from his most recent poetry

Click here for full details and schedule.

Martin E. Segal Theatre, The Graduate Center, CUNY
365 Fifth Ave at 34th St.
Free! First come, first served.

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