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Rattlestick Playwrights Theater & New York Theatre Salon present Global Forms Theater Festival

A week-long theatrical celebration that's dedicated to international theater artists who live in the United States. Please join us for one of our performances, workshops, or panel discussions. All events are FREE and open to the public, with the hope to remove the boundaries we create between each other.

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Opening Night Party

Mon, June 22 @ 6:30pm EDT

Opening Night - Virtual Potluck

Join us to celebrate our opening night with a virtual potluck. Prepare your favorite dish and sign onto our Zoom party to meet all the artists who will be participating in our week long festival. We are so excited to kick things off with stories, food, and a live Zoom DJ.

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Tues, June 23th @ 8pm EDT

Fri, June 26th @ 3:30pm EDT

Speed Networking

Are you an international artist looking for collaborators? An institutional employee looking to hire international artists? No matter who you are or where you’re from, we’d love to have you. Come speed network with some of the incredible international artists involved in the Global Forms Theater Festival and others interested in theatre-making that promotes cross-cultural collaboration.


Live Performance

Wed, June 24th @ 6:00pm EDT



A theatrical dance performance inspired by a shift, a pandemia, and a city in flames. An ode to New York City.

This event will take place in McCaren Park, and will also stream live on YouTube.

Featuring: Eleni Arapoglou, Ignacio Rivas Bixio, Tania Mendoza, and Vassilea Terzaki


Livestreamed and Video Designed by: Attilio Rigotti


Styled by: Lumila Troccoli (GoodVintage)


Directed by: Stefania Bulbarella

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Fri, June 26th @ 12:30pm EDT

Who Are You Writing It For..

Lead by Salma Zohdi, Dramaturg, and Dina Abdel Aziz, Costume Designer.

A workshop showcasing and examining the opportunities and challenges that face some Egyptian theatre artists when adapting Egyptian narratives to the Western stage.


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Zoom Performance

Sat, June 27th @ 12pm EDT

Time Zone Free

Time Zone Free will be a 2-hour online performing and musical spectacle! This show will connect dozens of artists with audiences from all over the Globe under the umbrella of music. Actors, musicians, performers and many more will break Time Zone limits participating from all over the word and passing the baton from one to the next with no breaks! They will perform original and or classical pieces in their native tongue or in English while being accompanied by traditional music from their respective countries. This event will be hosted and presented by Chrysi Sylaidi, a NYC-based Greek Actor, Producer and Director. 

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Panel Discussion

Sun, June 28th @ 10:30am EDT

International Theater Companies Panel:


Join us as we connect with different theater companies from around the world, to better hear everyone's unique challenges and the current state of programming.


Ida Biering, Dramaturg, Denmark


Robin Alexander Eriksen, Director, Norway

Pálína Jónsdóttir, Director, Iceland

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Group Discussions

Daily, June 22 - 28th EDT

Global Gab

Join us for our daily 30 minute group discussions with over 20 various artists while we span conversations from arts & snacks to songs & childhood games, and much more.

For detail on scheduled times and topics, click the link for more info.

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Panel Discussion

Tues, June 23rd @ 9:30am

International Theater Companies Panel:


Join us as we connect with different theater companies from around the world, to better hear everyone's unique challenges and the current state of programming.

Host: Daniella Topol, Rattlestick Playwrights Theater


Ahmed El Attar, artistic director, D-CAF and Falaki Theatre; founder and manager, Orient Productions, Temple Independent Theatre Company, and Studio Emad Eddin, Egypt

Dalia Kholief, theatre maker, creator of Figgy Kamel, Egypt

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Panel Discussion

Thursday, June 25th @ 10am

International Theater Companies Panel:


Join us as we connect with different theater companies from around the world, to better hear everyone's unique challenges and the current state of programming.

Host: Kazem Ghouchani, Rattlestick Playwrights Theater


Lynn Fu, Independent Producer, China

Mia Shen, Independent Producer, China

Lucia Zhu, Producer, SMG Performing Arts Group, China

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Zoom Performance

Thur, June 25th @ 7pm EDT

Fri, June 26th @ 2pm EDT

Oh YES! Eve & Adam: The Return


A performance exploring our relationship with the anatomy of our body and the forbidding of our senses. Created & performed by Kasper Klop, in collaboration with Elizabeth Mak as video designer Morwenna Spagnol as director. Drawing from their cross-continental practices, they use a mix of theater, puppetry, clown and live video design. 


Please bring any fruit of your choice to the performance.

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Video Series

Sat, June 27th

Sun, June 28th

"Untitled" Video Series

Untitled is a short video series about what we, as immigrant artists, hear and see while living and working in the U.S.

These collections of words were told by strangers on streets, colleagues at work and sometimes close friends.


Yee Eun Nam (Creative Director) 

Naomi González (Creative Editor)

Jody Doo (Artistic consultant) 

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Sun, June 28 @ 2pm EDT

An Introduction to Naked-hand Puppetry

In this practical workshop, Kasper Klop offers a glimpse into the infinite world of possibilities that comes with animating just your hands, drawing inspiration from the Belgian practice of nanodances. This initiation to the foundations of naked-hand puppetry will be a chance to check in with your body and senses in a mindful way from wherever you are. 


No prior experienced required. 

Maximum capacity: 12 participants

Age: 14 +

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Zoom Performance

Tues, June 23rd @ 11am EDT

Zoom Story - Anansi and His Six Children


Zoom Story is a digital theatre initiative that started in Lockdown to keep kids entertained in an active way. It's like a TV screen that responds back to children and asks their help to tell the story. This time around, we will be telling the story of Anansi and his Six Children, a West African folktale about gratitude and parental love.

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Panel Discussion

Tues, June 23rd @ 9pm

International Theater Companies Panel:


Join us as we connect with different theater companies from around the world, to better hear everyone's unique challenges and the current state of programming.

Host: Jody Doo, actor


Eon Kim, Producer, Zoom Arts Center, South Korea

Adrian Pang, Artistic Director, Pangdemonium, Singapore

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Panel Discussion

Friday, June 26th @ 8pm

International Theater Companies Panel:


Join us as we connect with different theater companies from around the world, to better hear everyone's unique challenges and the current state of programming.

Host: Danilo Gambini, Rattlestick Playwrights Theater

Translator: Inés Braun, director


Ricardo Frayha, Independent Producer, Brazil

Gabi Gonçalves, Corpo Rastreado, Brazil

Juan Anania, Fundacion Teatro a Mil, Chile

Myrna Moguel, Mexico

Marcelo Allasino, Argentina

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Fri, June 26th @ 5pm EDT


Food is central to all of our cultures. A stop motion animation/podcast of our favorite recipes, and just a taste of our cultural background. Featuring artist Riw Rakkulchon, special thanks (Luiza Reis, Chrysi Sylaidi, Sarah Bitar)

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Zoom Performance

Sat, June 27th @ 3pm EDT


Revolucìon is a Zoom conversational / performance exploring uprisings of the Middle East and their similarities with the current uprisings happening in the US. The original initiation of the work started a week prior to the murder of George Floyd and the uprisings which followed after. This collaboration raises questions about change, violence, justice, and pain.

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Sun, June 28th @ 4pm EDT


When the world shuts down, what do immigrant artists living in New York City see? In this short video, several share their perspectives through poetry, monologues, and images.

Producers: Rattlestick Playwrights Theater & New York Theatre Salon
Line Producers / Curators: Jody Doo, Lucy Powis, Salma S. Zohdi


Dina El-Aziz

Stefania Bulbarella

Naomi Gonzales Kahn

Elizabeth Mak

Yee Eun Nam

Riw Rakkulchon


Inés Braun

Stefania Bulbarella

Morwena Spagnol


Lucy Powis

Salma S. Zohdi


Sarah Bitar             HanJie Chow       

Viveca Chow          Jody Doo           

Dorothea Gloria    Kasper Klop       

Russell Legaspi      Resa Mishina

Luiza Reis               Luca Rodrigues   

Vongai Shava         Chrysi Sylaidi            Manatsu Tanaka    Fernando Moya Delgado

June 22-28th, 2020
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