Photos by Elke Young

New Saloon's

Six Translations of Uncle Vanya at the Same Time

June 17-25, 2016
The Invisible Dog
51 Bergen Street, Brooklyn NY

Created by New Saloon
Text by Anton Chekhov
Translations by Carol Rocamora, Paul Schmidt, Laurence Senelick, 
Marian Fell, Google Translate, and Milo Cramer
Directed by Morgan Green
Dramaturgy by Elliot B. Quick

New Saloon presents MINOR CHARACTER, a kaleidoscopic adaptation of Anton Chekhov's
Uncle Vanya. A cast of 16 performers collage a century's worth of English translations - 
from the flowery 1916 version to Google Translate's profoundly nonsensical rendition - 
into one sprawling, intimate, quietly disastrous evening. 

Identity is plural. Communication is an athletic feat. Failure is inevitable. 
We are betrayed by language in the moments we most need it.

Performed by Brittany Allen, Vinie Burrows*, Ugo Chukwu*, Constance Cooper, Milo Cramer, 
Fernando Gonzalez, Jonathan Gordon*, David Greenspan*, Tommy Heleringer*, 
Chris Henry*, Veronica Hunsinger-Loe, Hannah Mitchell, Caitlin Morris, 
Craig Mungavin*, Jeanna Phillips*, and Madeline Wise*
*these actors appear courtesy of Actors' Equity Association

Music by Deepali Gupta
Scenic Design by Kristen Robinson
Lighting Design by Masha Tsimring
Costume Design by Emily Oliveira
Sound Design by M. Florian Staab

New Saloon is Milo Cramer, Morgan Green, and Madeline Wise.
Produced by Emily Kaplan and in Association with Immediate Medium.
Associate Producer: Emily Reilly
Production Manager: Josh Shain
Production Stage Manager: Emily Lynch-Fries

This project was developed, in part, in the Resident Artists Program 2015 of Mabou Mines and the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council Workspace Residency. This project is supported, in part, by public funds from The New York City Department of Cultural Affairs. Presented by special arrangement with Helen Merrill LLC, Smith and Krause Licensing, and Laurence Senelick.

MINOR CHARACTER Reviewed by Helen Shaw for the Village Voice

MINOR CHARACTER Reviewed by Ryan Hudak for New York Theater Review

MINOR CHARACTER listing in The New Yorker

Interview with Gavin Whitehead for TDF on MINOR CHARACTER

An article by Ariel Stess on MINOR CHARACTER for the Brooklyn Rail