CUNY City University Stages

Friday, 29 October 2021

12pm ET

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CUNY City University Stages

Join us for a panel with artistic leaders from CUNY City University Stages: Baruch College, Hunter College, City College, Queens College, BMCC, Lehman College, Brooklyn College, Staten Island, and others... The panel will explore questions around the creation of a global New York Theatre and Performance Festival in the summer of 2023: How should such a festival look? Who would be and who should be the audiences? How can CUNY Stages in all five NYC boroughs be involved? What role can NYC parks play?

Featured Speakers

Frank Hentschker

Moderator

Frank Hentschker

Frank Hentschker (he/him) executive director of The Segal Center, came to the Graduate Center in 2001 as program director for the Graduate Center’s Martin E. Segal Theatre Center and was appointed to the central doctoral faculty in theatre in 2009. He is the founder of the World Theatre Performance series, the annual fall PRELUDE Festival, and the PEN World Voices Playwrights Series. Apart from programming Segal Theatre Center events Frank teaches Theatre History at Columbia University and is currently working on a book about Robert Wilson’s play texts.​

John Jankowski

Panelist

John Jankowski

John Jankowski began his professional career in theater working behind the scenes constructing scenery for several theatrical production companies, the Metropolitan Opera and later moving into film. For the past twenty years he has been at the College of Staten Island in the Center for the Arts. Starting as the Facilities Manager he has moved up to become the Managing and Artistic Director. He holds a B.A. from Hunter College and an M.F.A. from the Yale School of Drama.

Gregory Mosher

Panelist

Gregory Mosher

Gregory Mosher is a director and producer of over 200 plays at the Lincoln Center and Goodman Theatres (both of which he led), on Broadway, at the Royal National Theatre, and in the West End. Colleagues have included playwrights Samuel Beckett, Arthur Miller, Tennessee Williams, David Mamet, Richard Nelson, Spalding Gray, Wole Soyinka, Derek Walcott, John Guare, David Rabe, and Edward Albee; countless leading actors, and directors including Peter Brook, Jerome Robbins, and Mike Nichols. Notable premiere productions include Six Degrees of Separation, John Leguizamo's Freak, David Rabe's Hurlyburly, Richard Nelson and Sean Davey's James Joyce's The Dead, the South African township musical Sarafina, and over twenty plays by Mr. Mamet, including American Buffalo, Speed-the-Plow, Edmond, and Glengarry Glen Ross. Productions originating at Lincoln Center or the Goodman frequently extended or transferred for long runs, and were adapted into a dozen feature films, heard in casting recordings, and seen on both public and network television. The "membership" program he created as an alternative to traditional subscription-Lincoln Center Theater member tickets cost $10-has been widely imitated, including at the Royal National Theatre in London. His two original feature films played at the Venice, Deauville, Los Angeles and London film festivals.

Eva Bornstein

Panelist

Eva Bornstein

For fifteen years, Eva Bornstein has been the Executive Director of Lehman Center for the Performing Arts located on the beautiful Lehman College campus in the Bronx. She has been nationally recognized for her significant achievements with cultural organizations not only as a performing arts presenter and producer, but also as an orchestra director, contemporary dance curator, and founder of festivals. Before taking Lehman Center to new heights of artistic diversity, popularity, and impact on the Bronx community and beyond, Eva served as Executive Director at the Bergen Performing Arts Center in Englewood, NJ, and Vice President of the Kosciuszko Foundation, among other roles of a prestigious career. I had the pleasure of collaborating with her in my past work at Lehman College, and I am delighted that she took the time to talk to me about what life and work in isolation look like for a performing arts administrator.

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