Platonov; Or the Disinherited
The Kitchen; NYC and Simulcast to BAM Rose Cinema and AMC Times Square
A raucous contemporary rewrite of an unfinished early Chekhov play — the Chekhov text through a trash compactor." New York Times
Director Jay Scheib returns to The Kitchen with Platonov, or The Disinherited, a live cinema adaptation of an unfinished text of Chekhov’s, found after his death in a safe deposit box, chronicling an emotionally bankrupt society of anti-heroes who are, less heroically, also losing their loves, their homes, and, perhaps, their humanity. The performance is realized simultaneously as a live play (Platonov, or the Disinherited) and as a feature film (The Disinherited), shot and edited in real time and simultaneously broadcast to a movie theater near you, including the AMC Empire 25 in Times Square and the BAM Rose Cinema.
With performers Tony Torn, Sarita Choudhury, Rosalie Lowe, Mikéah Ernest Jennings,Jon Morris, Virginia Newcomb, Ayesha Jordan, and Laine Rettmer.
Produced by ArKtype/Thomas O. Kriegsmann in association with Jay Scheib & Co.
Stage Design by Caleb Wertenbaker. Lighting Design by Amith Chandrashaker. Sound Design by Anoushcka Trocker. Video Design and Live Edit by Josh Higgason. Costumes byAlba Clemente. Stage Management by Susan Beth Wilson. Associate Director Laine Rettmer. Assistant Directors Tara Ahmadinejad and Kasper Sejersen.
January 8–10, 15–17, 22–24, 8pm
Platonov 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, and has received generous support from The MAP Fund, a program of Creative Capital supported by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
Photo by Jim Carmody