Three Translations of Uncle Vanya at the Same Time (Acts 1+2)

16 – 18 April 2015
The Invisible Dog
Brooklyn NY

Photos by Eileen Meny


Created by New Saloon
Text by Anton Chekhov
Translated by Annie Baker, Paul Schmidt, and Laurence Senelick
Directed by Morgan Green
Dramaturgy by Elliot Quick
Music by Deepali Gupta
Scenic Design by Kristen Robinson
Lighting Design by Masha Tsimring
Costume Design by Chloe Paisley
Sound Design by M. Florian Staab


Performed by David Arveiller, Leonie Bell, Maxwell Cosmo Cramer, Milo Cramer, Jonathan Gordon, Susan Karpman, Matthew Korahais, Alex Mickiewicz, Hannah Mitchell, Caitlin Morris, Anna Reichert, Mathilde Schennen, Djaka Souare, Peter Mills Weiss, and Madeline Wise.


Produced by New Saloon and Eric Shethar


Sonya explodes, "I am so pitiful and unattractive!" and Sonya agrees, "how terrible it is to be plain," while Sonya, alone, quietly wonders, "why aren't I beautiful?" All three reach for the same vodka.

New Saloon orchestrates three translations of Chekhov's Uncle Vanya into a triple decker landscape spanning a sleepless night in a restless country household. Fifteen performers confront age, failure, work, and love, and multiple versions of every thought mutate and reverberate.

Sweeping in scope and microscopic in focus, this prismatic new rendition cross-examines one of history's most enduring dramas.


Produced in association with Immediate Medium.

This project was supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and the New York State Council for the Arts.

Photos by Maria Baranova