This Week at the Martin E. Segal Theatre Center:

Wednesday, April 28 at 4:00 p.m.:

The Royal Court's Elyse Dodgson and the International Playwrights Program

Please join us for a very special visit and presentation by Elyse Dodgson, Associate Director International for London's renowned Royal Court Theatre. Dodgson will discuss the Royal Court's International Playwrights program, which partners with and encourages the development of playwrights from around the world. Since 1993, theRoyal Court International Playwrights Program (supported by the Genesis Foundation) has fostered creative dialogue between innovative theatre writers and practitioners in countries including Brazil, Cuba, France, Germany, India, Mexico, Nigeria, Palestine, Romania, Russia, Spain, Syria and Uganda. Playwrights mentored by the Program early in their careers include Marius Von Mayenburg (Germany), Juan Mayorga (Spain), Vassily Sigarev (Russia), Rafael Spregelburd (Argentina), Marcos Barbosa (Brazil), and Anupama Chandrasekhar (India), among many others.

Thursday, April 29 at 4:30, 6:30 + 8:00 p.m. and Friday, April 30 at 4:30, 6:30 + 8:00 p.m.:

PEN World Voices: I Come From There– New Plays from the Arab World

A British Council/Royal Court Theatre Project, presented in New York in collaboration with the Martin E. Segal Theatre Center, The Graduate Center, CUNY, with additional support from the Sundance Institute Theatre Program

Join us for full readings of new plays by emerging playwrights from Syria, Lebanon, Morocco, Egypt, and Palestine, all participants in the Royal Court Theatre's International Playwrights Program, plus panel discussions with the visiting playwrights, the British Council, and the Royal Court. Readings directed by Trip Cullman, Kareem Fahmy, Robert O'Hara, Lisa Peterson, and Meiyin Wang. Full schedule and details online at, or click here for more information.

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

Spring 2010 International / World Theatre Series also includes: