BRACE UP!


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Production Credits

BRACE UP!
from Anton Chekhov’s Three Sisters
Director: Elizabeth LeCompte

Narrator: Kate Valk
Olga, Andrei’s sister: Peyton Smith (1990-94, 2003), Sheena See (2003)
Masha, Andrei’s sister: Joan Jonas (1990-92), Karen Lashinsky (1992-94), Kate Valk (2003)
Irina, Andrei’s sister: Beatrice Roth
Andrei Sergeyevich Prozorov: Willem Dafoe (1990-94), Scott Renderer (1992-94), Ari Fliakos (2003)
Natalya Ivanovna, Andrei’s fiancée, later his wife: Anna Köhler
Bobik, Andrei’s son: Jack Frank on video
Anfisa, the Prozorov’s old nurse: Josephine Buscemi on video
Fyodor Ilyich Kulygin, Masha’s husband: Roy Faudree (1990-94), Paul Lazar (2003)
Colonel Alexander Ignatyevich Vershinin: Ron Vawter (1990-93), Paul Lazar (1992-94), Willem Dafoe (2003)
Baron Nikolai Lvovich Tusenbach: Jeff Webster (1990-94), Scott Shepherd (2003)
Doctor Ivan Romanovich Chebutykin: Paul Schmidt (1990-94), Roy Faudree (2003), Joel Bassin (2003) on video
Vassily Vassilievich Solyony: Michael Stumm (1990-91), Clay Shirky (1992-94) Gary Wilmes (2003)
Rohde, Second Lieutenant: Dave Shelley (1991-94, 2003)
Fedotik, Second Lieutenant: Scott Renderer (1992-94), Ruud van den Akker (1992-94), Michael Stumm (1994), Steve Cuiffo (2003)
Street Musician: Michael Stumm on video
Stage Manager / Servant (2003): Linda Chapman (1990-94), Clay Hapaz (1994), Dominique Bousquet (2003)

Anton Chekhov’s Three Sisters Translation: Paul Schmidt
Set: Jim Clayburgh
Video and First Camera: Christopher Kondek, Reid Farrington (2003)
Sound: James “J.J.” Johnson, John Erskine (1990-94), Andrew Bellware (1992), John Collins (1993-94, 2003), Geoff Abbas (2003)
Lighting: Jennifer Tipton
Costumes: Elizabeth Jenyon
Choreography: The Wooster Group
Assistant Director / Dramaturg: Marianne Weems (1990-94), Clay Hapaz (2003)
Production Manager: Clay Shirky (1990-94), Iver Findlay (2003)
Master Rigger: Ruud van den Akker (2003)
Master Electrician: Tad Yenawine (1990-93), Eric Dyer (1993-94), Gabe Maxson (2003)
Costume / Video Assistant: Tara Webb (2003)
Doctor’s Camera: Roy Faudree (1990-94), Clay Shirky (1990-94), Iver Findlay (2003)
Original music: John Lurie, Lawrence D. “Butch” Morris, Suzzy and Terre Roche
Additional music: Evan Lurie
Dance Director: Kate Valk
Dance Consultant: Jo Andres
Original Film (1991): Leslie Thornton

Special thanks to Steve Buscemi, Ruth Maleczech, Bill Ballou, Scott Breindel, Bob Cardelli, Paula Gordon, Michael Kirby, David Linton, Michael Nishball, Ellen Spiro, Elion Sacker, Leslie Thornton, Ken Watt, and Bob Wisdom for their contributions to the piece.


Production History

1989 February-March & June-July: BRACE UP! rehearsals at The Performing Garage
1990 January: BRACE UP! rehearsals at The Performing Garage
1990 May 10-13 & 21-217: BRACE UP! work-in-progress showings in Vienna, Austria
1990 October 4-19: BRACE UP! work-in-progress showings at The Tramway Theater, Glasgow, UK
1990 November-December: BRACE UP! rehearsals at The Performing Garage
1991 January 18-March 9: BRACE UP! performances at The Performing Garage
1991 March 21-24: BRACE UP! performances in Seattle, Washington
1991 April 3-6: BRACE UP! performances at Northrup Auditorium, Minneapolis, Minnesota
1991 April 24-28: BRACE UP! performances in Frankfurt, Germany
1991 May 4-9: BRACE UP! performances at Hebel-Theater, Berlin, Germany
1991 May 14-20: BRACE UP! performances in Amsterdam, The Netherlands
1991 May 25-29: BRACE UP! performances at Theater der Gegenwert in Vienna, Austria
1991 September 12-October 26: BRACE UP! performances at The Performing Garage
1991 November 6-14: BRACE UP! performances in Frankfurt, Germany
1991 November 19-27: BRACE UP! performances at the Kaaitheater, Brussels, Belgium
1992 March 27-April 25: BRACE UP! performances at The Performing Garage
1992 May: BRACE UP! performances in Zurich, Switzerland, and Lisbon, Portugal
1992 October 28-November 1: BRACE UP! performances in Glasgow, UK
1992 November 10-14: BRACE UP! performances in Bordeaux, France
1994 March 3-6: BRACE UP! performances at The Hong Kong Arts Festival, Hong Kong
1994 September 23-28: BRACE UP! performances in Hamburg, Germany
1994 October: BRACE UP! at The Performing Garage
2002 December-January 2003: BRACE UP! rehearsals at The Performing Garage
2003 February 19-April: BRACE UP! performances at St. Ann's Warehouse, New York City