chekhov in the 21st century: A symposium
Lewis & Clark College in collaboration with PETE presents:
CHEKHOV IN THE 21ST CENTURY: A SYMPOSIUM
June 27-30, 2018
This symposium featured readings of Štĕpán Šimek’s new translations of Three Sisters, Uncle Vanya, The Seagull and The Cherry Orchard, in addition to presentations and panel discussions on Chekhov in contemporary translation, Chekhov’s dramaturgy, Chekhov in performance, and Chekhov in contemporary Russia.
Speakers and presenters included: Misha Berson (Seattle Times, American Theatre), Mark Jenkins (University of Washington, Seagull Project), Lue Douthit (Oregon Shakespeare Festival), Dmitri Troyanovsky (Russian director/translator), Yuri Corrigan (Boston University, Harvard), John Schmor (University of Oregon), Daniel Pollack-Pelzner (Linfield College), Benjamin Fainstein (Portland Center Stage), Stefka Mihaylova (Seattle), The Seagull Project (Seattle), and a keynote speech by Libby Appel (Oregon Shakespeare Festival).
Full bios of guest speakers and presenters HERE.
Full Symposium Schedule:
Wednesday, June 27th
Reading of The Cherry Orchard followed by a post-reading discussion with the director and cast
Thursday, June 28th
“Chekhov as a Moral Philosopher” – Lecture by Yuri Corrigan, followed by a panel discussion with Yuri Corrigan, John Schmor, Stefka Mihaylova and Daniel Pollack-Pelzner
“Devising Chekhov” – a devising workshop with Benjamin Fainstein, John Schmor, and members of PETE
“Chekhov’s Dramaturgy” – Panel discussion with Lue Douthit, Benjamin Fainstein, Misha Berson, and Daniel Pollack-Pelzner.
Seagull Project Presentation of staged reading of The Bear followed by post- reading discussion with the participants.
Friday, June 29th
“Chekhov in Translation” – Panel discussion with Libby Appel, Yuri Corrigan, Mark Jenkins, Stepan Simek, and Dmitry Troyanovsky
“Chekhov Without the Furninture” – lecture/presentation by Dmitry Troyanovsky
“Issues in Chekhov’s Productions in the 21st Century America.” Panel discussion with Stefka Mihaylova, Misha Berson, Mark Jenkins, and Lue Douthit
Keynote Address by Libby Appel
Saturday, June 30th
Whole Day “Chekh-O-Rama” – A marathon reading of Chekhov’s four major plays.
Directed by Rebecca Lingafelter
Picnic Meal - 11:30
Directed by Cristi Miles
The Three Sisters
Directed by Stepan Simek
Picnic Meal - 6:30 PM
The Cherry Orchard
Directed by Alice Reagan
June 27-30, 2018
Venue: Lewis & Clark Fir Acres Theatre
Text by Anton Chekhov
Original translations by Stepan Simek
John San Nicholas*
*Member, Actors' Equity Association
Made possible with support from Lewis and Clark College, Multnomah County Cultural Commission, the Oregon Community Foundation, the Lewis and Clark College Theatre Department, the Lewis and Clark College Office of the President, the Lewis and Clark College Office of the Provost, Lewis and Clark Office of the Dean of Students, and the Lewis and Clark College Office of the Dean.
Photography: Owen Carey