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Monday, Oct 25 - Sunday, Oct 31

The Prelude Festival is the annual flagship event of the Martin E. Segal Theatre Center at the Graduate Center, CUNY.

Since 2003, Prelude has provided a stage for more than 300 artists, critics, activists, and producers at the forefront of contemporary New York City theatre, dance, interdisciplinary, and mediatized performance.

In a first, Prelude 2021 is also hosting artists from 7 states across the US to explore their artistic practice and critical discourse.

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sharings from Austin, Cleveland, Detroit, New Orleans, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, and San Francisco



works-in-progress from New York's theatre artists and ensembles



digital. free. open to the public. 

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Supported by Lucille Lortel Foundation