Sunday, June 30, 2019

Saturday, June 29, 2019

The Segal Center's Online "European Stages"_Volume 13 published another volume

Martin E. Segal Theatre Center Publications Announces
European Stages
Volume 13 – Free – Now Online

Published by the Martin E. Segal Theatre Center, European Stages is a biannual journal that contains a wealth of information about European festivals and productions, including reviews, interviews, and reports.

Marvin Carlson, Senior Editor, Founder
Krystyna Illakowicz, Co-Editor
Dominika Laster, Co-Editor
Kalina Stefanova, Co-Editor
Chairs, photo by Georg Soulek

by Kalina Stefanova
by Krystyna Illakowicz
by Artur Duda
by Dominika Laster
by Jitka Šotkovská
by Kalina Stefanova
by Ion M. Tomuș
by Maria Zărnescu
by Ksenija Radulović
by Gergana Traikova
by Kim Cuculić
by Maria M. Delgado
by Maria M. Delgado
by Steve Earnest
by Eylem Ejder
by Katrin Hilbe
by Marvin Carlson

For almost a quarter of a century, from 1969 until 2013 the journal Western European Stages (founding editor Marvin Carlson) provided one of the most detailed and comprehensive overviews of the season-by-season activities in this major part of the theatre world available anywhere in any language. From 1981 onward, parallel coverage of Eastern Europe was provided by its sister journal, Slavic and East European Performance, edited by the late Professor Daniel Gerould. This was an extremely exciting and innovative period, marked by the work of many of the greatest directors of the twentieth century, by actors and designers of equal achievement, and by remarkable changes in theatre design and technology. At the turn of the century WES offered two special issues that gave a complete survey of the current theatrical scene in every country, down to the smallest, in that part of the world, a kind of overview unavailable anywhere else. Many of the larger countries, such as Germany and Sweden, received special issues, as did certain aspects of the contemporary stage, such as the growth of women directors in Europe. Both journals have offered interviews with leading artists and detailed reports on most of the leading European theatre festivals.

The European continent has undergone radical changes during this quarter century. When WES was founded, Eastern and Western Europe were two quite distinct political and theatrical spheres. With the disappearance of the Russian control in the East, the rise of the European Union, and the rapid increase of productions combining the artists from a variety of countries, east and west, this cold war division today is largely an historical memory politically and theatrically. Thus, in 2013, these two journals combined their activities to reflect this more integrated continent, and metamorphosed into European Stages. We hope that the new, merged resource will continue to provide English-language readers with the most comprehensive source available on current theatre in this most important area of such activity.
For submissions, please send proposals or articles to our editors at 
You may also address editorial inquiries to
Editors, European Stages/Martin E. Segal Theatre Center
CUNY Graduate Center
365 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10016-4309
Click HERE for more info on submission guidelines

Advisory Board
Joshua Abrams
Christopher Balme
Maria Delgado
Allen Kuharsky
Bryce Lease
Jennifer Parker-Starbuck
Magda Romańska
Laurence Senelick
Daniele Vianello
Phyllis Zatlin

Editorial Staff
Joanna Gurin, Managing Editor
Maria Litvan, Editorial Assistant

Martin E. Segal Theatre Center
Professor Marvin Carlson– Director of Publications
Frank Hentschker Executive Director & Director of Programs

Hi In Keen Valley Catch the Corscaden Barn Opening July 4th 4-7 PM


Thursday, June 27, 2019

Climate Change and Endangered species are brought into focus by two Major events, West and East Coast this week end.

The Gecko Project and the Leonardo Dicaprio Foundation and National Geographic have two powerful Eco-awareness events  June 27th - 28th Eats and West Coat this weekend. Eco-art and, socially conscious and an ethical presentation of fact combine to voice the cause of sustainable climatic, economic and climate responsibility as a primary Human Concern.
Green policies and, conservation and climatic change awareness of primary concern on Plant Earth. The time for "Denial" is over. The time for action is now. Find nonprofits you may like to follow of support. The call is to "US" we the community will make the change now !!! Best Jamie Forbes

The interaction between animals and their environments is the engine that keeps the planet healthy. But for many species, time is running out. When you remove one, it affects us all.
The National Geographic Photo Ark is a multiyear effort to raise awareness of and find solutions to some of the most pressing issues affecting wildlife and their habitats. Led by National Geographic photographer, Fellow, and 2018 Rolex National Geographic Explorer of the Year Joel Sartore, the project aims to document every species living in the world’s zoos and wildlife sanctuaries, inspire action through education, and help save wildlife by supporting on-the-ground conservation efforts.

In LA tonight? Eco-art, Artists, and Celebrities combine to bring a focus on the Orangutan Project catch the PonGo Awards tonight June 27th !!!

Katey Sagal and The Forest Rangers to Perform at the 2019 Pongo Environmental Awards – Thursday, June 27 in Culver City
The evening fundraising gala will honor the Netflix series “Our Planet,” The Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation, The Gecko Project, Renowned Orangutan Researcher Anne Russon, and Orangutan Expert and Author Leif Cocks
Presented by Orang Utan Republik Foundation & The Orangutan Project, the Pongo Awards Will Honor Environmental Achievement and Benefit Critically Endangered Orangutans
June 24, 2019 - Santa Monica, CA. Katey Sagal and The Forest Rangers will perform at the 6th Annual Pongo Environmental Awards hosted by actor/environmentalist Ed Begley, Jr. (star of ABC’s “Bless this Mess”). The evening will honor individuals for environmental achievement, activism, news, television, advocacy, and orangutan conservation. It will be held on Thursday, June 27, 2019 at the Playa Studios in Culver City, CA. The “Pongo Awards” are a co-production of The Orang Utan Republik Foundation (OURF) and The Orangutan Project (TOP) and will raise funds for OURF to save wild critically endangered orangutans from extinction. 
The Forest Rangers trace their roots back to the hit series Sons Of Anarchy, where they acted as the musical muse throughout the show’s seven seasons. In this updated incarnation, the band comprises Davey Faragher (Elvis Costello, Richard Thompson) on bass and vocals, Phil Shenale (Tori Amos, Jane’s Addiction) on keys, Billy Harvey (Patty Griffin) on guitar and vocals, Michael Urbano (Cracker, Sheryl Crow) on drums, Bob Thiele, Jr. on vocals and guitar (Bonnie Raitt, Mavis & Pop Staples) and, of course, Katey Sagal, singing, playing guitar and percussion. 
This year’s recipients of the 6th Annual Pongo Environmental Awards include:
· Series producers Alastair Fothergill and Keith Scholey for Netflix’s “Our Planet” 
· Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation and its Executive Director Justin Winters for sustained and significant environmental activism and philanthropy 
· Dr. Anne Russon, for her 30 years of cognitive and behavioral studies of the Bornean orangutan 
· Tom Johnson and The Gecko Project for investigative journalism uncovering the corrupt aspects of Bornean politics and palm oil 
· A special award will go to international orangutan expert, Australian Leif Cocks, for sustained advocacy supporting orangutan survival in Indonesia. 
The evening gala (7-10:30pm) will feature keynote speaker Leif Cocks, TOP-president and founder and OURF vice president, who will also be signing copies of his new book, “Finding Our Humanity;” surprise celebrity appearances, vegan food by celebrity chef Bruce Kalman, an open bar, musical entertainment by LA-based Australian band Desert Sparrow, and live and silent auctions with unique and exclusive items. 
Tickets are limited and can be purchased here:
Previous Pongo Award recipients have included Ed Begley, Jr., Dr. Jane Goodall, orangutan expert Dr. Cheryl Knott, Professor and climate advocate Michael Mann, the producers of the film “The Dawn of the Planet of the Apes,” and more.
About The Orang Utan Republik Foundation:
The Orang Utan Republik Foundation (OURF) ( is a 501(c)(3) publicly supported charity with a mission to save wild orangutans through education initiatives and innovative, collaborative projects. It also serves as the US chapter of The Orangutan Project expanding its reach and support to over a dozen orangutan support organizations in Indonesia and Malaysia ( 
About The Forest Rangers:
The Forest Rangers bring together the history of dozens of collaborations, hundreds of albums and thousands of concerts. 
From the start, The Forest Rangers decided to dedicate their sound to preserving the long lineage of great songs and records that they grew up with, bringing each member’s own individual experience to a carefully crafted repertoire of familiar and unfamiliar songs to which they have applied their our own unique interpretations.
For the love of great music.
Event Info:
The Pongo Awards
Thursday, June 27, 2019 
Playa Studios
11260 Playa Ct, Culver City, CA 90230
Video from previous Pongo Awards Honorees:
Jane Goodall Pongo Environmental Award Acceptance Speech
Louie Psihoyos's Pongo Award acceptance speech for "Racing Extinction"
Fisher Stevens Acceptance Speech Pongo Environmental Award
Bill Weir Acceptance Speech Pongo Environmental Award

On Long Island catch the Southampton Arts Center opening of Joel Sartore's Nat Geo's Photo Ark project June 28th 6-8.

National Geographic PHOTO ARK by Joel Sartore

presented by Southampton Arts Center & the International Center of Photography
Sponsored by the Harbers Family Foundation & Renee Harbers and Chris Liddell
Gallery Hours: Thursday-Monday, 11 AM-6 PM
Admission: $5 
(Free for SAC & ICP Members and Children 12 & Under)

Friday, June 28  6-8 PM  FREE
 (followed by a dance party with DJ Mister Lama from 8-11 PM)

The National Geographic Photo Ark features the compelling and visually stunning work of Nat Geo photographer and Fellow Joel Sartore. This exhibition will highlight Sartore’s images from his work in more than 250 zoos, aquariums and animal rescue centers around the world.
Photo Ark is organized and traveled by the National Geographic Society. Image: An endangered baby Bornean orangutan, Pongo pygmaeus, named Aurora, with her adoptive mother, Cheyenne, a Bornean/Sumatran cross, Pongo pygmaeus x abelii, at the Houston Zoo. © Photo by Joel Sartore/National Geographic Photo Ark.#fineartmagazine

Monday, June 24, 2019

Catch Allen Gorman, At the George Bills Gallery, Summer Invitational Exhibition, June 25-July 31 2019,

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Happy summer everyone!
Here's a bit of news about a few new and ongoing events


"Two Red Lights" and "Stillwell Stairwell" are featured in this new show

NYC Summer Invitational 2019

On view

June 25 - July 31, 2019


George Billis Gallery
521 West 26 Street | 7th Floor | NYC

An opening reception will be held next Thursday, June 27 from 6-8 pm


Also in New York City
On view through July 28th

at the

Manhattan Athletic Club
277 Park Avenue - 2nd Floor (Enter on 48th and Lexington | NYC


Hi All if your on Boston Catch this! Steven Zevitas Gallery, "We Speak Upon the Ashes" June 27th.

Steven Zevitas Gallery
Jordan Seaberry, Blueberry (The Right to Self), 2019, acrylic and mixed media on canvas82 x 50 inches

Featured in the Boston Globe: 
JORDAN SEABERRY | We Speak Upon the Ashes

open until July 27, 2019

Jordan Seaberry, Blueberry (The Right to Self), 2019, acrylic and mixed media on canvas82 x 50 inches
"If you took our tip to take in the deCordova New England Biennial, you likely spotted work of Jordan Seaberry, a painter-turned-community-organizer-turned-painter, who also serves as director of public policy at Providence's Nonviolence Institute. This weekend, and through July 27, you can catch Seaberry's first solo show, "We Speak Upon the Ashes," which brings together what the 29-year-old artist considers "two threads in the same practice." "His large-scale, imagistic mixed-media paintings address systemic injustice, family wounds, and moving forward," writes Globe contributor Cate McQuaid. "His process on canvas, like community organizing, is incremental, the outcome unpredictable." "We Speak Upon the Ashes" is on view at Steven Zevitas Gallery in the South End. Find more info here."

Steven Zevitas Gallery
450 Harrison Avenue #47
Boston, MA 02118
617-778-5265 x22