Being a realistic theater director, my primary goal is to create the inner world of the play, and then to find external means to express (and, when needed, to show) the inner world of the play on stage. The final goal is to have a life-like place, time period, atmosphere and mood on stage.
This production takes into account feedback of John Strasberg, my mentor. Special attention was paid to John's experience while working on one of the most successful productions (if not the most successful) of a Chekhov's play in English in the United States - The Actors Studio's production of "Three Sisters" in 1964 (directed by Lee Strasberg), where John Strasberg was the stage manager.
Trepleva by marriage, an actress
Graduate of the Moscow Art Theater program in Cambridge, Massachusetts and the two-year program at the Moscow Art Theater in Moscow. Best known for her TV roles in The Americans, Manifest and FBI. Theatrical credits include "Chekhov. Postscriptum.", "Three Sisters", "The Seagull", "The Bear", "Uncle Vanya", "Strasti Po Mihailu", "Vasily+Federiko". An actress of the "On-Q" theater.
her son, a young man
A graduate of the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute. Recently worked in a short film, where he played a character of a poet Vladimir Mayakovsky. A stand-up comedian and a writer for the TV show “Projarka.”
A Russian-speaking actor and a writer. Studied acting at the HB Studio and other schools. More than 20 episodic roles in low-budget films as well as two episodes of the TV series “Show me a hero.” As a writer follows Chekhov with short humorous stories and sketches, and is regularly being published in the “Nezavisimaya Gazeta.”
a young girl, a daughter of a rich landowner
An actress. Recently worked in a short film, where she played a character of Lilya Brik. A member of Theater 68 NYC and Crow Theater Company.
a retired lieutenant, Sorin's property manager
First set foot on stage as part of the Industrial College of Kamyanetsk-Podilskiy's amateur artistic ensemble. Studied at the Theatrical Studio of the Musical-Dramatic Theater of Khmelnytskyi Region (director - D.S. Tchaikovsky), then at the Kiev Studio of Variety Arts (Department of Spoken Word, director - M.Yu. Reznikovich) and at the Tula State Pedagogical University (Faculty of Philology, Theatrical Programs and Competitions).
Worked at the Tula Region Philharmoics as an artist of spoken genre, then 17 years at Mosconcert in the Creative Lab of Readers and Scenes. In New York worked at several radio stations and in various Russian-language newspapers.
An actress, singer, songwriter, poet, and dance fitness instructor. The creator of the original autobiographical one-woman show "Leaving Kiev" that she performed at several theatre festivals in New York. Most recent credits include "Singing in the ER", "Losing My Religion" and "Heaven on Fourth". Lyudmila is the owner and president of a non-profit theatre Stage Love Theater Company, Inc. that has produced several performances in Westchester County, NY.
An actress and a screenplay writer. Starter acting career in "Classic" studio in Kiev, studied at Stella Adler Studio of Acting and Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute in New York. Participated in several short films and performed on stage. A coauthor of a short film "Apple Garden", which participated in several film festivals, including Cannes Film Festival and California Women’s Film Festival. An actress of the Ukrainian Drama Theater of New York.
Started his acting career as Fedot in "The Tale of Soldier Fedot, the Daring Fellow" (L. A. Filatov) in theatre studio of N. S. Priselkova in Montreal. Recently performed as Boris Kolenkhov, a Russian ballet teacher, in a production of "You Can't Take It With You" (George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart) in Oak Ridge Playhouse, Tennessee.
A painter with multiple solo and group exhibitions. Works can be found in museums (The State Russian Museum, St. Petersburg; The Miniature Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Amsterdam; Moscow Museum of Modern Art, Moscow) and private and corporate collections. Studied ballet at Bolshoi School of Ballet and The School of American Ballet. Played the King in a production of "The Tale of Soldier Fedot, the Daring Fellow" by the "Hudson Soirees” club.