Studio Six of The Moscow Art Theater performs Dostoevsky at Baryshnikov Arts Center
Studio Six Theater Company is hosting internationally renowned director, Alexandre Marine to direct an original adaptation of Dostoevsky’s “The Possessed”, titled, …the Itsy Bitsy Spider… for a limited preview at Baryshnikov Arts Center.
Alexandre Marine, honored as a Distinguished Artist of Russia, and a recipient of many awards for theatrical excellence. Marine has been one of the principal directors of The Moscow Art Theater and has directed productions in Moscow, New York, Montréal, Helsinki, Berlin, and Tokyo among many others. He is the founder and artistic director of Montréal’s Théâtre Deuxième Réalité and one of the founding members of Oleg Tabakov’s Tabakerka Theatre in Moscow. Marine’s work has been described as “…marked by vibrant imagination, a vicious sense of humor and exuberant iconoclasticism…”
Studio Six Theater Company is the sixth and sole American studio to be born of the renowned Moscow Art Theater. It is comprised of the only class of American actors to complete the full conservatory training program of Russia’s Moscow Art Theater School. Studio Six is dedicated to bringing Russian theater culture and values to American audiences through their enlivened and innovative productions. It is their mission is to be a cultural bridge between the Russian and American theater communities and this project is a prime example of this exchange at work. This collaboration brings the pointed perspective of Russian director with the crafted talent of these American, Russian trained actors to one of Dostoevsky’s most arresting tales.
…the Itsy Bitsy Spider… revolves around a controversial chapter of Dostoevsky’s novel that was originally censored in Russia. Exploring fanaticism and ideals, revolution and conspiracy, Dostoevsky’s tale is haunting not only because we know Russia’s fate but also because the characters are startlingly familiar to us today. Marine’s direction brings relationships and the psychology to the fore, creating a moving image of a town torn apart by a few men and their mysterious pasts.
This limited preview is the first phase of production as Studio Six looks to gain attention and support to widen the scope of this project.
Studio Six Theater Co. presents:
…the Itsy Bitsy Spider…
Directed by Alexandre Marine
November 24th*, 25th, 27th, 28th at 7pm
Baryshnikov Arts Center - 450 W 37th Street
Tickets available now at Smarttix.com $20/$15 student
For more information visit StudioSixNYC.org
*24th Gala Preview available with donation, post-performance reception, and conversation with Alexandre Marine and Studio Six