Novelists and poets are used to working alone and having their words read in silence. Writing a novel or a poem is usually a very solitary activity that ends with a very personal and quiet experience between the writer and her reader. But what happens when that poet becomes a playwright whose words are written for public performance? Join us as four of our guests from Europe, Elena Alexieva, Stefan Hertmans, Martí Sales, and Matei Visniec, compare and contrast the experience of working with directors, actors, lighting and sound technicians when they write for the stage, and the very one-on-one experience when they write for the page. Moderated by Frank Hentschker, Director, Martin E. Segal Theater.
Proudly co-presented by the Martin E. Segal Theater, CUNY and Nuyorican Poets Café.