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Three Sisters and a Great Soul

We are back from Uzbekistan, and looking toward the future. We are currently digging into our next full production of Chekhov's Three Sisters, which opens at ACT Theatre in January 2014! In the meantime, keep us with us via our blog and Facebook. We hope to see you as we unpack from our Uzbek journey at the Great Soul of Uzbekistan, at ACT Theatre, on September 2nd.

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An American Seagull in Tashkent

Well, we are now mostly home from our trip to Tashkent (although some of us remain there, and I think we left most of our mind scattered across the world as well), and I am proud to say that the whole thing was a huge success.  Theatre communities are generally welcoming, but I have never […]

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Dance on Bones

A big part of this festival is something that the Ilkhom Theatre calls “improvisations.” Mostly they just call them readings, but it would be hugely misleading to an American theatre-goer to give it the title of such.  It is only a reading in the sense that people have scripts in their hands.  Other than that, […]

Ilkhom Seagull Set Design by Vassily Yuriev

Our Dance with Design

The collaboration at the Ilkhom is immense.  Sitting in on a rehearsal of one of their upcoming readings – pieces that are being thrown together quickly in a matter of weeks – all of the designer sit behind the director, the actors on the other side.  They build images together, Vassily Yuriev, the set designer, […]

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Theatre of Memory

Yesterday we got our first glimpse of the space where we will be performing our Seagull, and it was enthralling.  The theater is simple.  A black pit surrounded by platforms, stone windows in the walls, and a few risers with simple metal seats.  People were preparing for their show that evening, Seven Moons.  Each day […]

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Alive and Well in the City of Hope

The airport was surprisingly alive – or maybe it was just our collective energy – when we arrived at Seatac. It was four in the morning on the 23rd, and we had nearly two full days of travel ahead of us. Five hours from Seattle to New York, followed by a layover; nine hours from […]

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