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Yaroslava Pulinovich's The Natasha Plays: I Won & Natasha’s Dream

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Photo: Yelena Gorina in Natasha's Dream by Yaroslava Pulinovich; Photo courtesy of the Meyerhold Center Moscow dir. Shamil Dyikanbayev

"The unleashed, visceral teenage angst of these monologues is the driving force of this work. For a moment, thanks to Pulinovich, we get the unfettered voice of a younger generation."- John Barry, Radar Redux: Baltimore Arts and Culture

What’s it like to be a 16 year old girl in Russia today? It depends which side of the tracks you’re on. Experience an evening of new hard-hitting Russian theatre in translation by a vibrant and incisive voice from Russia’s dynamic New Drama movement: acclaimed young Russian playwright Yaroslava Pulinovich. This workshop performance presentx Pulinovich's hard-hitting duet of portrait plays exploring girlhood on both sides of the class divide in contemporary Russia. Presented in an English translation by Moscow-based critic and translator John Freedman and directed by Karin Magaldi, these short plays will be presented back-to-back each evening, followed by a special program of themed talkback discussion.

Join us following this evening for a discussion with Sarah Henderson, associate professor of Political Science at Oregon State University and an expert in the areas of gender and politics, democratization and civil society in contemporary Russia.

Presented by Boom Arts and cosponsored with Portland State University's School of Theatre & Film as part of Boom Arts' 2013-2014 season of socially conscious, globally connected theatre and performance. These presentations are produced by special arrangement with Agency North Ltd.

Note: Performances also take place November 21 & 22 at 7:30 p.m. with talkbacks following each event. More at

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