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Mark Jenkins and The Seagull Project Tour Tashkent

Submitted by Sam Read on June 16, 2014 - 12:51pm
The Seagull Project
Members of The Seagull Project in Tashkent

"In April and May of this year, Seattle theatre company The Seagull Project made history when they traveled to Tashkent, Uzbekistan to participate in the Festival of American Culture: Ilkhom East/West hosted by the Ilkhom Theatre. The Ilkhom was the first independent theatre in the Soviet Union; The Seagull Project was the first American theatre company to be hosted there.

The company received a hefty grant from the US Embassy in Tashkent to underwrite their stay, during which the company members led acting workshops, performed a rock concert and brought their production of Anton Chekhov’s The Seagull (first produced at ACT Theatre in 2013) to the Ilkhom stage—all while collaborating with Russian-speaking artists. Co-artistic director Gavin Reub shared some thoughts and photos from the company's trip across the world."

See the full article in City Arts Magazine.

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