The New York premiere of Graham Schmidt's new translation of Anton Chekhov's The Seagull, a play following a family of 19th Century Russian artists and non-artists depicts a timeless portrait of art and the need to communicate. Through the lens of the roaring American 1920's, this production attempts to break open and examine our inescapable battle to compare ourselves and our work, and the powerful effects of unfulfilled desire. It will play THE SECRET THEATRE weekdays and Saturday at 8pm and Sunday at 6pm. Tickets can be purchased at: www.brownpapertickets.com/event/264071
Featuring Bob C. Armstrong*, Michael Bartoli*, Jacob Green, Peter Herrick*, Jonathan Holtzman*, Carol Jacobanis*, Kathleen Marsh*, Joseph Mitchell Parks*, Valerie Redd*, Samantha Fairfield Walsh, Curry Whitmire
*Appearing courtesy of Actors Equity Association
Produced by Wandering BArk Theatre Company, The Seagull features Video Design by Stephen Bowlby, Lighting Design by Alana Jacoby, Scenice Design by Jacquelyn D. Marolt, Costume Design by Kirsten Singer, and Sound Design by Mark Van Hare, Production Stage Manager Yvonne Hartung
Christopher Diercksen (Director) specializes in developing and directing new plays. Recent Production Credits: Christopher Marlowe's Chloroform Dreams by Katharine Sherman; The Henchmen by Bryce Norbitz; Othello, by William Shakespeare; Ampersand: A Romeo and Juliet Story By Mariah MacCarthy. As Literary Manager for Lunar Energy Productions, he runs MOONSHINE: a quarterly play development reading series: In Antarctica, Where It Is Very Warm by Jona Tarlin; Dreams Of The Penny Gods by Callie Kimball. In October, he is directing By Rights We Should Be Giants presented by Lunar Energy Productions. Christopher trained at the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center and is a graduate of Albright College.
Under the leadership of Artistic Directors Joseph Mitchell Parks and Valerie Redd, Wandering BArk Theatre Company launched its inaugural season last fall with their reinvention of Othello, depicting returning U.S. Afghanistan veterans. This season will be no less innovative with the premiere of a new translation of one of the most famous classical plays, The Seagull