Steps Theatre

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STEPS, a multicultural theatre company founded in 1997 in New York by Slava Stepnov, works with actors and stage artists coming from different countries and schools. The Theatre produces plays in English, Russian and Spanish languages.


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ASK JOSEPH  | Open: 02/23/17 Close: 03/26/17
Theatergoers of New York will be presented with a unique drama in which the distinct echo of Chekhov’s “Seagull” is in a peculiar intertwine with the life and artistic career of the Noble Prize winner Joseph Brodsky. Even though the play is based on selected episodes from Brodsky’s biography, this story is not about any particular person. It is rather about those who had the courage to drastically change their lives by abandoning their familiar environment and who ended up on the verge of dramatic cultural and emotional split. Love, mystery, adultery, scandals and spies are just a few of turns and twists of the plot. “Ask Joseph” is an attempt to get a sneak peek into the mystery of human talent...

STEPS Theatre was founded in 1997. Starting with its very first production – Chekhov’s “Seagull”, the company has been working with actors of different nationalities and theater schools, producing plays in English, Russian and Spanish. Company’s credits include plays by Luigi Pirandello, George Gordon Byron, Edward Albee, Alexander Vampilov, Julio Cortázar, Alexander Pushkin and others.  For the last twenty years STEPS Theatre has been participating in numerous festivals around USA, Canada, Europe, Russia, and continues to travel reaching out to diverse public abroad and to promote the structure and spirit of the "True New York Theatre".


About the Company: Steps Theatre

STEPS, a multicultural theatre company founded in 1997 in New York by Slava Stepnov, works with actors and stage artists coming from different countries and schools. The Theatre produces plays in English, Russian and Spanish languages.

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Ask Joseph  | Open: 11/06/12 Close: 11/11/12
STEPS Theatre is celebrating its 15 theatrical season with the production of “Ask Joseph” an original play by Slava Stepnov and Roman Freud. Theatergoers of New York will be presented with a unique drama in which the distinct echo of Chekhov’s “Seagull” is in a peculiar intertwine with the life and artistic career of the Noble Prize winner Joseph Brodsky. Even though the play is based on selected episodes from Brodsky’s biography, this story is not about any particular person. It is rather about those who had the courage to drastically change their lives by abandoning their familiar environment and ended up on the verge of catastrophic cultural and emotional split.

Love, mystery, adultery, scandals and spies are just a few of the turns and twists of the plot. “Ask Joseph” is an attempt made by STEPS to get a sneak pick in to the mystery of human talent, think about the stereotypes of self-identification, but most importantly to try and convince its audience that language is a sacred gift we were given by accident and it is our duty to preserve and enrich it…

The play will be performed in Russian with English subtitles

The cast:
Yelena Stroganova, Liza Kaymin, Roman Freud, David Varer, Sergey Nagorny, Pavel Solodovnikov, Alexander Kargaltsev , Natasha Romanova, Misha Freud.

Set and Light: Lev Chesnov, Costumes: Marina Peshchanskaya, Ðœusic: Dmitry Sokolovsky, Boris Zeldin

Information and booking: www.stepstheatre.com & 212-841-5454


About the Company: Steps Theatre

STEPS, a multicultural theatre company founded in 1997 in New York by Slava Stepnov, works with actors and stage artists coming from different countries and schools. The Theatre produces plays in English, Russian and Spanish languages.

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At The Ark At Eight  | Open: 12/18/13 Close: 12/29/13
Penguin’s Friendship and the Great Flood

"Penguins are faithful spouses; their families are their whole lives… If, for some reason, one of them has to leave for some time – they will definitely track each other down among hundreds... Penguins are good parents. Penguins like to take walks, talk about life's trivialities or debate global problems, discuss Antarctica - they really are similar to us," shared Steps Theatres’ Artistic Director Slava Stepnov. During the Winter Holidays we are going to present the new production “At the Ark at Eight," a play by German writer Ulrich Hub, as translated by Heinar Piller.  Our premiere is an event for kids and adults, this is a wonderful opportunity for the whole family to enjoy the theatre together”.

 “At the Ark at Eight” is a new production by young director Anna Nesterova. This charming tale is both funny and serious, with a bewitching and captivating plot, full of unexpected turns. You’ll join three inquisitive and inventive penguins and a guarding dove in their exciting adventures on Noah’s Ark. You will learn about the meaning of real friendship and importance of camaraderie and mutual aid, and even have a chance to contemplate God. The story is told with a creative twist, partially using the language of film, live stage performance and music to depict its message.“At the Ark at Eight” will take you back to your childhood; will help you to find the right words and understand those around you…

This play by Ulrich Hub has won different literature and playwright awards in both Europe and the United States. 

 Steps Theatre, a multicultural theatre company, has produced plays in English, Russian and Spanish.

 Stepsworks with actors, designers and musicians representing different cultures and theatre schools.

“Steps is the place where the theatre and its audience create together. We try to discover things that unite people rather than separate them,”said Steps Theatre Artistic Director Slava Stepnov.

Ex-Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg in his letter to the Steps Theatre said, “Steps Theatre has been a necessary and important part of the New York City landscape”

 Cast: Adam Swartz, Ross C. Bergen, Elise Williams, Chrissy Basham, Michael Griffiths, featuring young actors: students from the acting program at the “Brooklyn Children's Theatre”

Director: Anna Nesterova
Music & Songs: Ellina Graypel
Cinematography: Njordy Jovanovich

Group discount is available, Information and booking: www.stepstheatre.com& 212-841-5454


About the Company: Steps Theatre

STEPS, a multicultural theatre company founded in 1997 in New York by Slava Stepnov, works with actors and stage artists coming from different countries and schools. The Theatre produces plays in English, Russian and Spanish languages.

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Enemies, A Love Story  | Open: 09/24/09 Close: 10/18/09
"Enemies, a Love Story" is an adaptation of a shocking novel with unique characters and unpredictable sequence of events.

The action takes place in the New York Jewish community in the 1940s-1950s. Herman Broder, the main character, in a twisted turn of events, finds himself being a husband of three different women at the same time.
One of them - Yadwiga - is his former Polish peasant servant. The second one is his beloved mistress Masha. The third one is Tamara - his lawful wife, who he thought had been long dead.
Out of the blue, Tamara shows up in New York and finds Herman.
Each one of these women lays her claim on Herman, and each one is dear to him in her own way...

 

The Cast

Roman Freud
Tyree Giroux*
Susan Neuffer
Martina Potratz
Cristina Morrison
Ana Grose


Adapted and directed by Slava Stepnov
Music by John Zorn
Set and costumes - Uta Bekaia
Assistant Director - Kate Balandina
Sound Design - Kevin Losani

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The Little Tragedies  | Open: 06/14/07 Close: 06/23/07
Four stories about vice and virtue, money and rivalry, love and death. First English-language adaptation of famous works of the Russian poet Alexander Pushkin - "The Miserly Knight," "The Stone Guest," "Mozart and Salieri," and "A Feast During the Plague". STEPS Theatre offers its own version of this lyrical drama, exploring it by means of modern scenography, music, choreography, and costumes. Written almost two hundred years ago, these stories reveal human obsessions still hunting the world of today.
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