The Chekhov Project

I Am a Seagull

New York, United States

Dutch Premiere

I Am a Seagull

New York, United States

Dutch Premiere

I Am a Seagull

New York, United States

Dutch Premiere

I Am a Seagull

New York, United States

Dutch Premiere

Magnificent film happening in the spirit of Anton Chekhov
For the past sixteen at an age-old farm near New York, a special group of award-winning actors, writers, musicians, cooks and costume designers have been gathering each summer. Why? To prepare their annual Chekhov performance: an intense week of sharing and acting, all culminating in a single unique play, made for and together with the local community. It is a modern tradition in the spirit of Anton Chekhov, the Russian playwright who was unrivalled in his portrayal of the idle, well-to-do bourgeoisie. Evoking Chekhov’s The Seagull – for instance in the way that everyone falls for the wrong person – this artistic movie sublimely melds together images. It is a masterful mix of a theatrical event and the accompanying tension behind the scenes. Raw, unexpectedly beautiful and quite heartbreaking too.

 “Through juxtaposed phases of rehearsal, live performance, and pure cinema, this experience captures the idealism, contradictions, and raw instinct that fuel theater-making itself”

- Theatermania.com

Credits

Director | Brian Mertes
Co-director | Alex Harvey
Artistic manager | Melissa Kievman
Performers | Gabe Ebert, Didi O’Connell, Rob Campbell, Gayle Rankin, Annie Baker, Glen Berger, Joan MacIntosh, T.R. Knight, Wendy Vanden Heuvel, Guy Boyd, Lynn Cohen

Script | Stephanie Fleischmann
Editor | Ian Olds
Cinematography | Miklos Buk
Choreography | Jesse J. Perez
Puppet design | Julian Crouch
Design | Deb O
Composers | Daniel Kluger, Daniel Baker, Brandon Walcott 
Costumes | Olivera Gajic
Music | Saskia Lane, Lila Blue, Damon Daunno, Lucas Papaelias, Phil Roebuck, Phoenix Roebuck, Gabe Ebert, Elvy Yost, Elena Moon Park, Vicky Finney, Marc Osterer, Jason Candler, Josh en James Crouch 
Light | Alejandro Le Roux
Lighting design | Daniel Scully and Barbara Samuels
Production | Wendy vanden Heuvel, Julie Buck, Johnny Moreno, Samara Levenstein 

 

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