Directors Announced for PEN World Voices: International Play Festival. April 29-30th. CUNY, New York

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SAHEEM ALI directs Jalila Baccar's Tsunami (Tunisia)

PAUL BARGETTO directs Dorota Maslowska's No Matter How Hard We Try (Poland)

KATHERINE BROOK directs Elfriede Jelinek's Rechnitz (Austria)

OLIVER BUTLER directs Raimondo Cortese's Holiday (Australia)

GUILLERMO CALDERON directs his own Villa Discurso (Chile)

VICTOR MAOG directs Chong Wishing's Yakiniku Dragon (Japan)

ABHISHEK MAJUMDAR directs his own The Djinns of Eidgah (India)
LILA NEUGEBAUER directs Huzir Sulaiman's Cogito (Singapore
AWOYE TIMPO directs Frantz Dominique Batraville's Endless Vigils at Crête-à-Pierrot (Haiti)

The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center is pleased to announce the full lineup of directors for the 2014 World Voices: International Play Festival. The Festival will showcase play readings by nine of the world’s most respected dramatists, directed by an outstanding team of US and international theatre makers. Each reading will be followed by a conversation with artists and scholars involved in the festival. Moderators include Marvin Carlson, Peter Eckersall, Jean Graham-Jones, Frank Hentschker, and Thomas Spear.

April 28, 29, 30 | Daily at 2pm, 5pm, 7:30pm | Segal Theatre
The Graduate Center, CUNY
365 Fifth Avenue

FREE + Open to the Public | First come, first served.

Monday, April 28
2pm Tsunami
Written by Jalila Baccar (TUNISIA) & Translated by Marvin Carlson
Directed by Saheem Ali
Conversation moderated by Marvin Carlson
5pm Endless Vigils at Crête-à-Pierrot*
Written by Frantz Dominique Batraville (HAITI) & Translated by Peter Consenstein
Directed by Awoye Timpo
Conversation moderated by Thomas Spear
7:30pm Villa Discurso*
Written and Directed by Guillermo Calderón (CHILE) & Translated by William Gregory
Conversation moderated by Jean Graham-Jones

Tuesday, April 29 
2pm Yakiniku Dragon
Written by Chong Wishing (JAPAN) & Translated by Philip Flavin
Directed by Victor Maog
Conversation moderated by Peter Eckersall
5pm No Matter How Hard We Tried or We Exist on the Best Terms We Can*
Written by Dorota Maslowska (POLAND) & Translated by by Artur Zapalowska
Directed by Paul Bargetto
Conversation moderated by Frank Hentschker
7:30pm Holiday*
Written by Raimondo Cortese (AUSTRALIA)
Directed by Oliver Butler
Conversation moderated by Peter Eckersall

Wednesday, April 30
2pm Cogito< br />Written by Huzir Sulaiman (SINGAPORE)
Directed by Lila Neugebauer
Conversation moderated by Peter Eckersall
5pm Rechnitz (The Exterminating Angel)
Written by Elfriede Jelinek (AUSTRIA) & Translated by Gitta Honneger
Directed by Katherine Brook
Conversation moderated by Frank Hentschker
7:30pm The Djinns of Eidgah*
Written and Directed by Abhishek Majumdar (INDIA)
Conversation moderated by Frank Hentschker

Each reading will be followed by a conversation with artists and scholars involved in the festival. Moderators include Marvin CarlsonPeter Eckersall,Jean Graham-JonesFrank Hentschker, and Thomas Spear