Virtual Play Club: Stitched with a Sickle and Hammer
In conversation with the Playwright Inna Tsyrlin (Ohio University), Director Lauren Morris, and Associate Producer, Amanda Watkins.
Aleksandra, a political prisoner at a GULAG camp and part of the camp’s theatre troupe, is forced to help Soviet authorities disguise the existence of the camp in front of a visiting American delegation. She prepares for two roles: the character on stage – Nina from Chekhov’s The Seagull – and the role of an actor who isn’t imprisoned. In the face of totalitarian power, inside and outside the camp, Aleksandra must decide whether to comply with the regime that has taken away her freedom or commit an act of counterrevolution.