U.S. Production


by Yaroslava Pulinovich
Language: English/With Russian Subtitles


u.s. production


by Yaroslava Pulinovich
Directed by Desdemona Chiang

with Christiana Clark, Jeremy Gallardo, Margo Hall

Virtual Media Design: Tori Schuchmann
Sound Design: John Nobori
Director of Virtual Media Design: Jared Mezzocchi
Production Manager: Emily Hayes
Translated from the Russian by Dmitrii Bezuoglov

Yaroslava Pulinovich (Playwright) was born in 1987 in Omsk to a family of journalists. In 2009, she graduated from Yekaterinburg Theater Institute. Her plays have been staged in Russia and in countries across the world, including Great Britain, Poland, Romania, Bulgaria, and the United States.  Yaroslava is the winner of numerous awards: Voice of the Generation, Debut, Eurasia, Best New Play (as part of the Golden Mask award), Harlequin, Texture, Duty. Honor. Dignity., and others. The Moscow Times named her play Natashas Dream one of the top ten Russian plays of the twenty-first century. The film I Will Not Come Back, based on Yaroslava’s script, received recognition at the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival in New York City.
Desdemona Chiang (Director) is a stage director based in Seattle, WA and Ashland, OR. Co-Founder of Azeotrope (Seattle). Directing credits include: Guthrie Theater, Alley Theatre, South Coast Repertory, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Pittsburgh Public Theatre, Baltimore Center Stage, California Shakespeare Theater, Seattle Repertory Theatre, Playmakers Repertory Company, Studio Theatre, Long Wharf Theatre, Seattle Children’s Theatre, ACT Theatre Seattle, American Shakespeare Center, Seattle Shakespeare Company, Village Theatre, Theatre Latte Da, Heritage Theatre Festival, Book-It Repertory, Aurora Theatre Company, Theatre Latte Da, Seattle Public Theatre, Shotgun Players, Crowded Fire Theatre Company, Azeotrope, Impact Theatre, Playwrights Foundation, Golden Thread Productions, Washington Ensemble Theatre, One Minute Play Festival, Ohio Northern University, University of Washington, and Cornish College of the Arts, among others. Assisting and dramaturgy credits include: Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Playmakers Repertory Company, A Contemporary Theatre, California Shakespeare Theater, Arizona Theatre Company, Intiman Theatre, Mark Taper Forum, Magic Theatre, Theatreworks, and Rattlestick Playwrights Theatre, among others. Intersection for the Arts Triangle Lab Artist-Investigator. Adjunct Faculty, Cornish College of the Arts. Awards/Affiliations: Princess Grace Award (Robert and Gloria Hausman Theater Honor), Vilcek Prize for Creative Promise in Theatre, SDC Sir John Gielgud Directing Fellowship, Drama League Directing Fellowship, TCG Young Leader of Color, Lincoln Center Theater Directors Lab and Directors Lab West. Gregory Award Recipient for Outstanding Direction. BA: University of California at Berkeley. MFA Directing: University of Washington School of Drama.
Jeremy Gallardo (Marc) has a BFA from the University of Idaho and has been a company member at Oregon Shakespeare Festival for four seasons.
Christiana Clark (Lera) is a proud Chicago native whose theater life took shape in Minneapolis/St. Paul where she was awarded Emerging Artist of ‘06 and Best Actress ’09 &’12. She trained at The American Academy of Dramatic Arts LA. She's been a company member of The Oregon Shakespeare Festival Theatre for the past eight years. Her career has taken her Off-Broadway as well as to notable region theatres like Shakespeare Theatre DC, Baltimore CenterStage, The Guthrie, Goodman, Penumbra, SouthCoast Rep, Dallas Theatre Center, and many others. TV/Film credits include: Stuck Between Stations, The Choo Choo Bob Show, and she can be seen in the upcoming Jordan Peele feature CANDYMAN.
Margo Hall (Mother) actor/director/playwright. She was last seen in Exit Strategy at the Aurora Theatre where she also performed in Trouble in Mind. Other credits include: Good Person of Szechwan, Black Odyssey, Fences, Twelfth Night, A Winter’s Tale, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and Spunk for California Shakespeare Theater; Jazz, Skeleton Crew, Gem of the Ocean, Fences and Seven Guitars for Marin Theater Company; Ah, Wilderness and Marcus or the Secret of Sweet at American Conservatory Theater; Barbecue and The Motherf*#ker With the Hat for SF Playhouse. She is a founding member of Campo Santo, a multi-cultural theater company, where she has directed, performed, and collaborated on several new plays with artists such as Naomi Iizuka, Jessica Hagedorn, Phillip Kan Gotanda, and Octavio Solis.
John Nobori (Sound Design) is a California-based sound designer and composer. His work has been heard in plays produced by such organizations as Cornerstone Theater Company, The Getty Villa, and Oregon Shakespeare Festival. Other recent credits include Center Theatre Group’s production of Elliot: a Soldier’s Fugue and South Coast Repertory’s production of Orange. He has been nominated for several awards for excellence in sound design and has been honored with an Ovation Award for his work on The Golden Dragon at Boston Court Pasadena. BA University of California, Irvine.