Jay Scheib directs Platonov, or the Disinherited at The Kitchen



Adapted and Directed by Jay Scheib After the play by Anton Chekhov

With Sarita Choudhury, Mikéah Ernest Jennings, Ayesha Jordan, Rosalie Lowe, Jon Morris, Judy Bauerlein, Virginia Newcomb, Laine Rettmer, Jay Scheib, and Tony Torn.

A Live Cinema Performance January 8-24, 2014 at The Kitchen (http://thekitchen.org/event/jay-scheib-platonov-or-the-disinherited);
and simulcast as a single-take live feature film on Wednesday nights January 8, 15, & 22 at the AMC Empire 25 Cinema in Times Square (http://www.timessquarenyc.org/disinherited); and on Thursday nights January 9, 16, & 23 at BAM Rose Cinema (http://www.bam.org/theater/2014/the-disinherited) and a special showing January 15 @ 5PM PST at the Roxie Theater, 3117 16th Street, San Francisco, CA, in collaboration with the San Francisco Film Society.

Jay Scheib & Co. returns to The Kitchen with Platonov, or The Disinherited, a live cinema adaptation of Anton Chekhov’s unfinished, first full-length play, found after his death in a safe deposit box. Equal parts play and film, Platonov, or the Disinherited chronicles an emotionally bankrupt society of anti-heroes who are, less heroically, also losing their loves, their homes, and, maybe vast chunks of their humanity. The performance is realized simultaneously as a live play (Platonov, or The Disinherited) and as a feature film (The Disinherited), shot live at The Kitchen and edited/mixed on the fly for simulcast to a movie theater near you.

This Stage Designed by Caleb Wertenbaker. Lighting Design by Amith Chandrashaker. Sound Design by Anoushcka Trocker, Video Design and Live Mix by Josh Higgason. Costumes Design by Alba Clemente. Assistant Costume Design and Fabrication by Karla Melo Santos. Fabergé Eggs presented by Merkx&Gwynne. Stage Management by Susan Beth Wilson. Associate Director Laine Rettmer. Assistant Directors Tara Ahmadinejad and Kasper Sejersen.

A Jay Scheib & Co. Production produced in association with ArKtype/Thomas O. Kriegsmann

“Platonov or the Disinherited” has been developed with support from La Jolla Playhouse, a Massachusetts Institute of Technology School of Humanities Arts and Social Sciences Research Grant, and The Kitchen, with additional support from The MAP Fund, a program of Creative Capital supported by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Platonov, or the Disinherited premiered as part of the Without Walls Festival, La Jolla Playhouse.

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