Pre-Show Presentation about Ancient Greek Theatre
Please join CTC in welcoming Dr. Janna Segal of UofL’s Theatre Arts Department for a special pre-show presentation about Ancient Greek Theatre. Presentation will be under 20 minutes and will put the themes, theatrical devices, and emergence of Greek Theatre into context for this heartbreaking, powerful play.
Presentation @ 7:00pm
(in advance of the 7:30pm performance)
Dr. Segal is Director of Graduate Studies at UofL’s Department of Theatre Arts. She received her PhD in Drama and Theatre from the UC Irvine/UC San Diego joint doctoral program, her MA in Theatre from Cal State University, Northridge, and her BA in Theater Arts from UC Santa Cruz. Prior to joining U of L, Dr. Segal was an Assistant Professor in the Theatre Department and in the MLitt/MFA Shakespeare and Performance program at Mary Baldwin College, and an IHUM Postdoctoral Fellow at Stanford University. Her dissertation, Shakespearean-Becomings: Transversal Explorations of Amorous Desire on the Shakespearean Stage, is an analysis of the transversal representation of amorous desire in Shakespeare’s theatre and its historical impact on Western cultures through critical and dramatic reconceptualizations. She has published single and co-authored articles on Othello, Romeo and Juliet, The Roaring Girl, As You Like It, and Dario Fo and Franca Rame’s Elisabetta. Janna is also a dramaturg whose past production work includes Shakespeare, Shakespearean adaptation, contemporary theatre, and new plays in development. She is the Resident Dramaturg of the Comparative Drama Conference, for which she annually dramaturgs three to four news plays.