Russian Theater Lab: Winter Semester


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Come study Stanislavsky the Russian way! At The Russian Arts Theater and Studio, we believe one of the most rewarding aspects of the acting profession is the art of transformation--the joy of creating characters through exploration, imagination, and collaboration. On January 23rd, Artistic Director and master teacher Aleksey Burago returns with Russian Theater Lab, a popular 8-week workshop for actors. Through group discussions, exercises, theater games, and scene work, students are taught to shift stage fright into creative concentration, while gaining the tools that allow for a dynamic, versatile, and captivating performance. Class space is limited. 

Lady With a Lapdog, With Jokes and a Happy Ending


Up Next: Lady With a Lapdog, With Jokes and a Happy Ending


This winter, we invite you to take a trip to the summer resort of Yalta as we present Lady With a Lapdog, With Jokes and a Happy Ending, a play based on the beloved short stories of Anton Chekhov!

While vacationing alone in the Crimean sea resort of Yalta, a Moscow playboy quickly finds himself having another affair—this time with a married woman who wanders along the shore with her pet dog. However, their lives are soon uprooted as they realize they have found true love. Interwoven around their romance are ten of Chekhov’s most colorful anecdotes, including Fish, Death of a Government Clerk, Confessions, A Chorus Girl, Overspiced, A Little Joke, Daughter of Albion, Surgery, Elements Most Found in Short Stories, A Happy Ending and Life is Beautiful. Join the cast of nine colorful characters as they fumble through love, loss and the beautiful absurdity of life.

Playing February 21st to March 10th, Tuesdays to Saturdays at 8PM, Sundays at 3PM, and additional Saturday matinees at 2PM 

Based on the Short Stories of ANTON CHEKHOV

Adapted and Directed by ALEKSEY BURAGO

Featuring: Michael Dona, Roman Freud, Conor Andrew Hall, Ariel Polanco, Luisa Menzen, Tom Schubert, Lana Stimmler and Di Zhu