Sunday at the Segal - Indecent

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This Sunday @ the Segal celebrates the art of making theatre. The Segal Centre team of panelists will share and discuss their experience and practice in a discussion around the life and journey of a play, the process of building and promoting a theatre season, and audience engagement in a theatre context. 

SARAH DESHAIES
Host

Special Guests

LISA RUBIN
Artistic & Executive Director, Segal Centre for Performing Arts
Panelist

Lisa Rubin is Artistic and Executive Director of the Segal Centre for Performing Arts. She has been fulfilling her vision of the theatre as a means to build community through the performing arts, while nurturing and inspiring the next generation of audiences. She was also proud to assist in the development of new musicals for the Canadian market and beyond, including: The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz: The Musical (featuring original music by Alan Menken), Sisters: The Belles Soeurs Musical (which has since embarked on a cross-country tour), Prom Queen: The Musical (2016), and The Hockey Sweater: A Musical (2017). A graduate of McGill University with a Bachelor of Arts in English Theatre, as well as a graduate degree in Public Relations, Lisa is also no stranger to the stage as a professional actor, performing within Canada and internationally in several award-winning productions. She has been cast in many Segal Centre performances, both with the Dora Wasserman Yiddish Theatre, and also appeared in Lies My Father Told Me and Guys and Dolls. Lisa made her professional directorial debut with the hit (sold-out) production of Bad Jews, during the Segal’s 2015-16 Season, followed by Million Dollar Quartet, one of the top successes of 2016-17, and last season she directed Marjorie Prime. She also sits on the steering committee of the Canadian Arts Summit, a unique annual forum bringing together the leaders of Canada’s top not-for-profit cultural institutions.

CAITLIN MURPHY
Artistic Associate, Segal Centre for Performing Arts
Panelist

Caitlin Murphy is a writer, director, and dramaturg based in Montreal. She is currently in her second season as Artistic Associate at the Segal Centre, where she previously served three seasons as Dramaturg-in-Residence. Last season, she was Associate Director for Marjorie Prime, and as Assistant Director, she has worked on Noises Off (dir. Jacob Tierney), Million Dollar Quartet and Bad Jews (dir. Lisa Rubin), Inherit the Wind (dir. Greg Kramer), and Age of Arousal (Centaur Theatre, dir. Sarah Stanley). In 2018, Caitlin made her professional directorial debut with A Doll’s House, Part 2 on the Segal mainstage; for the 2019-2020 season she will direct Small Mouth Sounds in the Segal Studio. In addition to her work in theatre, Caitlin has written and directed short films, including Flushing Lacan and TOAST, both of which won the Jury Award at the Montreal ACTRA Short Film Festival. She recently created a mini web-series called Mothers Try, which she wrote, directed, and performs in, and completed a commissioned play for Imago Theatre, called Tethered. Caitlin is very excited to be making her professional directing debut with A Doll’s House, Part 2.

PATRICK LLOYD BRENNAN
Senior Sales Associate, Segal Centre for Performing Arts

Panelist

Patrick Lloyd holds a BFA in Contemporary Dance from Concordia University and has been an active member of the performing arts community for over ten years engaging in performance, choreography, research, and creative direction. As a cultural worker and arts administrator he has an extensive profile including Just For Laughs, Les Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montréal, Parts+Labour_Danse, Centaur Theatre Company, the Segal Centre for Performing Arts, and Quebec Drama Federation where he is currently Managing Director.

As a choreographer, his creative works have been presented at Tangente, Studio 303, Sala Rossa, Nuit Blanche, Bouge d’ici, the Art Matters Festival, and as part of Festival TransAmériques’ ancilliary programming. His choreographic work was featured in the award-winning dance film You Can Take the Streets and Rule Them Because We Are of the Sky (2015), which toured the film festival circuit in London, Helsinki, Tokyo, Marseille, Toronto, Quebec City and Montreal.

Often called upon to act as a catalyst and connector, Brennan lends his considerable policy, board and committee experience to a multitude of organizations including work with Le Conseil québécois du théâtre, the Canadian Arts Coalition’s Research and Policy Committee, ELAN (English Language Arts Network), AIDS Community Care Montreal (ACCM) as Board President, and serving MainLine Theatre & the Montreal FRINGE Festival’s Board of Directors as Past President.






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