U.S. Production

KANISHEVSKY

by Polina Borodina
Language: English/With Russian Subtitles
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KANISHEVSKY

u.s. production

KANISHEVSKY

by Polina Borodina
Directed by Lavina Jadhwani

with Cyndii Johnson, Moses Villarama, Amy Kim Waschke

Virtual Media Design: Tori Schuchmann
Director of Virtual Media Design: Jared Mezzocchi
Production Manager: Emily Hayes
Translated from the Russian by Giuliano Vivaldi

Polina Borodina (Playwright) is a playwright, screenwriter and tutor, born in Yekaterinburg but now living in Moscow. Polina is a member of the Lubimovka Young Playwrights Festival Collective.  She has won prizes for her work at The Climax, Remark, Characters, Debut, the Lubimovka Festival and has been nominated for a Golden Mask Award.  Polina has written documentary-based plays which have been staged at Theather.doc. Her work has been published in Russia and translated into Polish and English. She teaches modern drama and writing.

Lavina Jadhwani (Director) is a theatre director, adaptor, and activist. Recent directing credits include: As You Like It at the Guthrie Theatre, Peter and the Starcatcher at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, and Roe and The Cake at Asolo Repertory Theatre. Directing fellowships include: the Phil Killian Directing Fellowship at OSF, the Drama League’s Classical Directing Fellowship at Shakespeare & Company, and the National Directors Fellowship (O’Neill/NNPN/SDC/Kennedy Center). Lavina lives in Chicago, where she was recently named “One of the Top Fifty People Who Really Perform for Chicago” by NewCity; in 2013 she was TimeOut Chicago’s “Best Next Generation Stage Director.” BFA/MA, Carnegie Mellon University; MFA, The Theatre School at DePaul University. wwww.lavinajadhwani.com

Amy Kim Waschke (koshkina778) is thrilled to be joining the FLASH ACTS Virtual Festival of Short Plays.  She was most recently seen in Revenge Song: A Vampire Cowboys Creation at the Geffen Playhouse. Amy is a proud company member of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival (OSF) where select credits include: Lady Macbeth in Macbeth, the Queen of Hearts in Alice in Wonderland, Emilia in Othello (OSF, American Repertory Theater), Huong in Vietgone (OSF, Seattle Rep), Hermione in The Winter’s Tale, and the titular character in Mary Zimmerman’s The White Snake which toured across the country and to China. Insta: @akwaschke  www.amykimw.com

Cyndii Johnson (bauntiofmyheart) Ted in Peter and the Starcatcher (Oregon Shakespeare Festival); Luann in How We Got On (The Cleveland Playhouse); Octavia in BLKS (Wooly Mammoth Theatre Company); Lilian/Celie, Ensemble in Remix 38, Choir in The Christians (Humana Festival); Mae in THE TENS: Urban Legend, Ensemble in Our Town (Actors Theatre of Louisville). Training: BFA in Acting, Wright State University; Professional Training Company, Actors Theatre of Louisville.

Moses Villarama (Man) is a proud company member of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. Selected credits include: Off-Broadway: Cambodian Rock Band (Signature Theatre); Fast Company (Ensemble Studio Theatre); The Sonic Life of a Giant Tortoise (The Play Company); Chairs and a Long Table (Ma-Yi Theater). Regional: Cambodian Rock Band, Vietgone, Henry V, The Odyssey, The Winter’s Tale, Snow in Midsummer (Oregon Shakespeare Festival); Warrior Class (Alliance Theatre); Suspense! Radio Hour (Hudson Valley Shakespeare); King Lear, Amadeus, A Christmas Carol (Denver Center); Swamp Is On (Pig Iron). Training: MFA, National Theatre Conservatory. BA, University of San Francisco. All my love to Amy. @themightymos