Left to right, international playwrights N. Riantiarno (Indonesia), Raeda Taha (Palestine), and Rinat Tashimov (Russia)

FRIDAY–SUNDAY, JUNE 15–17, 2018

 

The Inaugural Columbia University School of the Arts International Play Reading Festival

Featuring N. Riantiarno (Indonesia), Raeda Taha (Palestine), and Rinat Tashimov (Russia)

Organized by Dean Carol Becker and David Henry Hwang, the Inaugural Columbia University School of the Arts International Play Reading Festival will present readings of three plays by living international playwrights that were not originally written in English.

 

Registration is now open. Visit the event pages below to register.

Time BombN. Riantiarno (Indonesia)

Friday June 15, 2018, 7:00PM

Shaitan LakeRinat Tashminov (Russia)

Saturday June 16, 2018, 7:00PM

Where Can I Find Someone Like You, Ali?Raeda Taha (Palestine)

Sunday June 17, 2018, 2:30PM

International Play Reading Festival: Translator Panel Discussion

Translators Cobina GillittBela Shayevich and Mais Taha in conversation with Susan Bernofsky, Writing

Sunday June 17, 3:30PM

International Play Reading Festival: Raeda Taha, Rinat Tashimov, N. Riantiarno, and David Henry Hwang in Conversation

Sunday June 17, 2018, 4:15PM

The aim of this festival is to expand contemporary American understanding of theatre beyond that of English-speaking countries, and to present new theatrical voices to US audiences.

 

Festival Directors

Carol Becker, Professor of the Arts and Dean, Columbia University School of the Arts

David Henry Hwang, Concentration Head, Playwriting, Theatre MFA Program

 

Selection Committee

Susan Bernofsky, Director, Literary Translation at Columbia, Writing MFA Program

David Henry Hwang, Concentration Head, Playwriting, Theatre MFA Program

Morgan Jenness, Theatre MFA Program

Kate Loewald, Theatre MFA Program and The Play Company

Christian Parker, Chair, Theatre MFA Program

 

Nominating Bodies

The Lark

The Play Company

Sundance Institute

Under the Radar at the Public Theater

 

Director of Events and Public Programs

Gavin Browning

 

Production Manager

Kirk Laing

 

Casting Director

Matthew Wise

 

Interpreters

Cobina Gillitt (also Dramaturg for Time Bomb)

Bela Shayevich

 

Student Producer

Paloma Estevez, MFA Producing

 

Literary Managers

Johnny Lloyd, MFA Playwriting

Kaitlin Premus, MFA Dramaturgy