Photo Flash: First Look at Shumen New Play Contest Winner THE EYES OF OTHERS at New Ohio Theatre

The New Ohio Theatre presents the World Premiere of The Eyes of Others, a rare production of a Bulgarian play in the United States, written by Bulgarian native Ivan Dimitrov, directed by Samuel Buggeln, translated by Angela Rodel and produced by Bug Company. Get a first look at the production with the photos below!

The Eyes of Others, which kicks off the New Ohio Theatre’s 2012-13 season, features an ensemble that includes Michael Frederic (No Meat, No Irony at Ohio Theatre, The Sky Over Ninevah at HERE), Danielle Skraastad (All My Sons on Broadway, The Intelligent Homosexual’s Guide… at The Public Theater, Lidless at Walkerspace), Zoë Winters (4000 Miles, Hater at Ohio Theatre, Mauritius at Magic Theatre) and Evan Zes (Victoria Musica with LAByrinth Theatre Co., Man and Superman at Irish Repertory Theatre).

The Eyes of Others runs from September 6 - 29, 2012 in a limited engagement at the New Ohio Theatre, located at 154 Christopher Street between Greenwich and Washington Streets in New York City. Previews begin September 6 for a September 8 opening. For ticketing, scheduling and more information visit www.NewOhioTheatre.org.

It's another lunch hour in the main square, and two white-collar wannabe sharks are heading back to the office hustle. They have some concerns, though: Who's watch is more prestigious? Is it possible to eat from a street vendor without looking like a hick? (Is that why they never manage to actually eat lunch?) And where did all the people go? Also: who is that man who watches them every day, and why does it feel so damn reassuring? Old-school Absurdism meets “The Office,” in a play about anonymity, surveillance and global consumer culture.

The Eyes of Others won the Shumen new play contest in Bulgaria and was selected from among hundreds of international plays to be read at the Lark Play Development Center’s 2012 hotINK Festival in New York. In September it becomes the first Bulgarian play to receive a major New York production. Thanks to a generous Trust for Mutual Understanding grant awarded by CEC/ArtsLink, both playwright Ivan Dimitrov and translator Angela Rodel will join the creative team for the rehearsal process to further develop the play and refine its translation.

The design team includes David Arsenault (Set Design), Anna-Lee Craig (Sound Design) and Max Doolittle (Lighting Design).

Bug Company is a fledgling producing organization devoted to exploring translation in performance as both a practice and an idea. Bug Company’s first theatrical venture was Hater, director Samuel Buggeln’s faithful yet unconventional translation of Molière’s Le Misanthrope, produced at the Ohio Theatre in 2010. The show featured Emmy nominee Merritt Wever, Zoë Winters and Noah Weisberg.

The two-time Obie Award-winning New Ohio Theatre has a twenty-plus-year history producing and presenting the most exciting, sophisticated, irreverent and boundary-busting downtown theatre. From their new home in New York’s West Village, they fulfill a distinctive need in the theater community, presenting works and supporting artists who challenge the mechanics of traditional narrative to create theatre that is both deeply humane and utterly fresh.

Photos courtesy of Bug Company.

Photo Flash: First Look at Shumen New Play Contest Winner THE EYES OF OTHERS at New Ohio Theatre

Photo Flash: First Look at Shumen New Play Contest Winner THE EYES OF OTHERS at New Ohio Theatre
Michael Frederic and Evan Zes

Photo Flash: First Look at Shumen New Play Contest Winner THE EYES OF OTHERS at New Ohio Theatre
Michael Frederic and Evan Zes

Photo Flash: First Look at Shumen New Play Contest Winner THE EYES OF OTHERS at New Ohio Theatre
Michael Frederic and Evan Zes

Photo Flash: First Look at Shumen New Play Contest Winner THE EYES OF OTHERS at New Ohio Theatre

 

 




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