A Visual Theater Dramatic Play
with shadow pupperty and NO diologue
for an intergenerational audiance
By, Jesse Marsh
This play will be performed along with a series of short plays at:
161 A Chrystie Street
Between Delancey and Rivington Streets; NYC
SUNDAY; FEBRURAY 24th 2019 AT 2:30 PM
Reception amd Refreshments to follow
Arrive early for a great seat!
Long before Madonna, the world was Gaga for Nazimova. Places, a theatrical multimedia solo show, tells the story of Alla Nazimova, the forgotten lesbian trailblazer, iconoclast and the greatest star you’ve never heard of. Escaping anti-semitic Tsarist Russia, she became Broadway’s biggest star with the Shubert’s naming a theater after her. Nazimova also became Hollywood’s highest paid silent screen icon and the film industry’s first female director and producer. Defying moral and artistic codes of her time, she was forced into obscurity. Returning from the grave, Nazimova raises her voice, reclaiming our collective history, lighting the way to diversity. “By opening our eyes to the past, we are better able to see our present.”
“Sexism, racism, homophobia, anti-semitism, and ageism: Nazimova was fighting these contemporary struggles back in the 19th and early 20th Centuries, but alone and without a twitter account,” stated playwright and performer Romy Nordlinger. “In writing and performing Places, I am setting the record straight and telling Nazimova’s magnificent story. We are all the stories we tell, and an artist is only dead when the last person to remember them dies.”
Places was partially developed in a production of 'Stage Struck' helmed by Mari Lyn Henry and her Society For The Preservation Of Theatrical History committed to preserving the legacy of legendary actresses.