DIRECTOR AND DESIGNERS - JANE SHAW, JONATHAN BANK & DESIGN TEAM

Saturday January 25, after the matinee

A peek into the design process with directors Jane Shaw, Jonathan Bank, and their creative team: Roger Hanna (Scenic), Oana Botez (Costumes), Matthew Richards (Lights), and Chris Fields (Props). This panel discussion will provide insight into the collaborative process.

MAYA CANTU, BENNINGTON COLLEGE

Sunday January 26, after the matinee

“A Mere Painter of Pictures?” Maya Cantu is Mint’s resident dramaturge; a theater historian, and author of American Cinderellas on the Broadway Musical Stage. Dr Cantu will discuss Malleson’s adaptations, and his political and religious affinities with Anton Chekhov and Leo Tolstoy. Dr. Cantu is an alumnus of the Yale School of Drama, where she received her MFA and DFA in Dramaturgy and Dramatic Criticism.

NADYA PETERSON, HUNTER COLLEGE

Saturday, February 1st, after the matinee

Dr. Peterson is Head of the Russian and Slavic Studies Program at Hunter College; she is a specialist on contemporary Russian prose, women’s literature and Chekhov. Professor Peterson teaches advanced language courses, courses on translation, women’s literature, nineteenth and twentieth century Russian literature, as well as courses on Pushkin, Tolstoy, Chekhov and Dostoevsky both in Russian and in English. Dr. Peterson is also on the faculty of the Doctoral Program in Comparative Literature at the CUNY Graduate Center.

MAUDE MEISEL, PACE UNIVERSITY

Sunday February 2nd, after the matinee

Dr. Maude Meisel is a former Fulbright Scholar who holds a PhD from the Department of Slavic
Languages at Columbia Unversity. She has taught courses in Russian, Humanities, and Drama at Columbia, Middlebury College, and SUNY Stony Brook. She is currently the Associate Director of the Challenge to Achievement program at Pace University.

BORIS FISHMAN, PRINCETON UNIVERSITY

Thursday February 6th, after the evening performance

Boris Fishman was born in Minsk, Belarus, and immigrated to the United States in 1988 at nine. Boris received a degree in Russian literature from Princeton University, and recently wrote the introduction to the Restless Classics edition of Chekhov: Stories for Our Time, which begins, “Everything you know about Anton Chekhov is wrong.” Fishman is the acclaimed author of A Replacement Life, a 2014 New York Times Notable Book of the Year, and several other books. His writing has appeared in the New Yorker, the New York Times Magazine, the Wall Street Journal, and the Guardian, among other publications.

JEFFERSON GATTRALL, MONTCLAIR STATE UNIVERSITY

Sunday February 9, after the matinee

Jefferson J. A. Gatrall is Associate Professor of Russian and Director of Medical Humanities at Montclair State University. He is the author of The Real and the Sacred: Picturing Jesus in Nineteenth-Century Fiction (University of Michigan Press, 2014) and the co-editor of Alter Icons: The Russian Icon and Modernity (Penn State University Press, 2010). His publications include essays on Chekhov and medicine; Tolstoy, religion painting, and folk literature; the novels of Dostoevsky, Proust, Lew Wallace, Mikhail Lermontov, and Dmitry Merezhkovsky; the paintings of Vasily Polenov, Nikolai Ge, and Ivan Kramskoy.

Did you know?

Many of our EnrichMint Events have been recorded and are available for viewing online.

  • Charles Duff
    "N.C. Hunter: Plays That Actors Liked To Speak"

    Charles Duff is a British teacher, actor, theatre director, writer and critic. His first professional role was in N.C. Hunter’s The Adventures of Tom Random at Guildford’s Yvonne Arnaud Theatre in 1967. His book, The Lost Summer: The Heyday of the West End Theatre, focuses on the playwrights of the commercial British theatre of the mid-twentieth century. In this video, filmed after a performance of A Day by the Sea by N.C. Hunter, Charles discusses how N.C. Hunter’s plays fit into this rich period of theatrical history. Video by Joshua Paul Johnson. Recorded live on August 13, 2016.

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  • Roger W. Oliver
    "British Theatre in the Postwar World"

    Roger W. Oliver is Professor of Liberal Arts and Drama at Juilliard, and Professor of English and Dramatic Literature at NYU, where he teaches courses in Modern British Drama. In this video, filmed after a performance of A DAY BY THE SEA by N.C. Hunter, Roger discusses how the play fits into the larger context of post-WWII British theatre. Video by Joshua Paul Johnson. Recorded live on August 6, 2016.

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