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Horse Trade presents
The Assembly's production of

The Three Sisters

by Anton Chekhov
Directed by Jess Chayes
From FOUR PLAYS BY CHEKHOV by Anton Chekhov, translated by Michael Henry Heim, copyright © 2002 by Michael Henry Heim. Used by permission of Modern Library, a division of Random House, Inc.

January 20-30
Wednesday thru Saturday @ 7pm
and sunday January 24th at 3pm
UNDER St. Marks
94 St. Marks Place

On the cusp of a revolution, Chekhov's everyday heroines struggle to find meaning amidst the tempest of fractured memories, uncertain hopes, and thwarted vitality. The Assembly's Three Sisters combines live music and visceral performances to create a powerful communal experience in an intimate space. 

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Tickets $18
$15 Student/Senior

The Assembly Theater Company (formerly The American Story Project) is a New York based ensemble of multi-disciplinary artists formed by five Wesleyan University graduates. Assembly members seek to unite varied interests in service of creating wide reaching, unabashedly theatrical and rigorously researched ensemble performances that address the complexities of our ever-changing world. They embrace collaboration as the core of the creative process, developing all the elements of text, action, and design side-by-side within the rehearsal environment. The Assembly’s plays have been performed in Connecticut and Edinburgh (where they were nominated for the 2006 Edinburgh Fringe Festival Fringe First Award) as well as in multiple venues throughout New York City: The Ontological Theater, The Brick Theater, The Bowery Poetry Club, The Abingdon Theater Complex and The Flea. 

The Assembly theater ensemble have complete faith in every aspect of their wacked-out concept—their comedy stems from the organic merger of the bizarre elements on stage, not self-conscious jokes about the anachronism of it all.” Eli Epstein-Deutsch, The Village Voice (Clementine and the Cyber Ducks)


The Cast and Crew

Cecil Baldwin La MaMa, E.T.C.; Emerging Artists Theatre; Studio Theatre; The Shakespeare Theatre; The Kennedy Center; Journeymen Theater; Catalyst Theatre; Rorschach Theatre; Didactic Theatre; The National Players (Tour 54);Cherry Red Theatre; Tantalus Theatre; Hyperworld Theatre; FILM: Open Cam, New People in Six Days.

Ben Beckley (associate artist with the Assembly): Clementine and the Cyber Ducks at the Ontological-Hysteric Theater. With Temporary Distortion: P.S. 122, The Chocolate Factory, OHT, and various venues in Canada, France and Austria. Other recent productions include: Los Angeles, dir. Adam Rapp; 'Twas the Night Before, premiere by Christopher Durang; Cato, with Andre de Shields. Twelve Ophelias and The Confidence Man (Woodshed Collective). White Hot and Curse of the Smart Kid (HERE). The Illusion (Berkshire Theater Festival), Ophelia: Opera in Blue (Prospect Theater Company), The East Village Fragments (Peculiar Works). Workshops at SoHo Rep, The Lark, and The Public Theater.

Kate Benson Most recent credits: GHOST LIGHT (59E59), CONFIDENCE MAN (Woodshed Collective), QUIXOTE (Stillpoint Productions), DAWN (the Flea), 12 OPHELIAS (Woodshed Collective), ROOM FOR CREAM (Two Headed Calf), RUNNING COMMENTARY NO. 5 (Joyce Cho), ZEIT AF DER KURBISGEISTNACHTEN (Dixon Place), ST JOAN OF THE STOCKYARDS (PS 122), CRIME OR EMERGENCY (Dixon Place), PURITY (PS 122), I [HEART] KANT, THREE AMERICANISMS (Chashama), and KAWAISOO: THE PITY OF THINGS. At the Flea: MRS. FARNSWORTH, BAAL, BENTEN KOZO, Mac Wellman’s CLEVELAND, and Karen Finley’s RETURN OF THE CHOCOLATE SMEARED WOMAN.


Christopher Hurt has appeared off-off-Broadway in Peculiar Works Projects’ 3 Christs, It’s Good Enough for Me, The Beggar’s Opera, and other pieces; and Miranda Theater’s Key West, The Brooch, and A Greater Good. He appeared most recently in Imperia Save the World… with Concrete Temple Theater, Theft of Imagination at The Player’s Loft, and …Longtimeland at the Midtown International Theater Festival (Best Actor nominee). In DC, he was a company member at the Round House Theater, was co-artistic director of Paradise Island Express, and was nominated for 2 Helen Hayes awards. He has recorded several hundred audio books, has received the Alexander Scourby award for narration of fiction, and is an avid solver and creator of crossword and other puzzles. He also works at The Foundation Center as a grants specialist.


Kate MacCluggage is so pleased to be working with The Assembly! NYC: The Farnsworth Invention (Broadway); King Lear (NYClassical); Evanston, A Rare Comedy (Wolf 358/ HERE); Victoria and Frederick for President (NYCFringe/ MOSON); and Honey Graham in the world premiere of Down Goes Rocky (Bad Plays Festival). Regional: Midsummer Night's Dream (North Carolina Shakes); The Importance of Being Earnest (Portland Center Stage); Noises Off (Denver Center); Twelfth Night and The Cherry Orchard (Chautauqua). TV: All My Children. Film: Natural Causes. Next up: Stuck at Theatre Row. BA: Wesleyan University. MFA: NYU Grad Acting.


Moti Margolin (Tuzenbach) is very excited to be part of The Assembly Theatre Project production of this amazing and wonderful play, with such an outstanding cast and crew. Recent theatre credits include Don Pedro in Shakespeare's "Much Ado About Nothing" with the Frog and Peach Theatre Company; a broker of religious relics, and ensemble in the "The Confidence Man" by Paul Cohen, with Woodshed Collective; Tony Foote in Ference Molnar's "One, Two, Three" at the Old Castle Theatre Company in Bennington, VT; David O. Selznick in Ron Hutchinson's "Moonlight and Magnolias" at the Cider Mill Playhouse; Vanya in Chekhov's "Uncle Vanya" with the Space Ensemble, for which he developed the translation; etc. Recent film credits include "Insecurity" directed by Robert Brink; "Shack Nasty" directed by Jean-Merceau Secheret, written by Zach Carver; "Two" written by Kari Morris, and directed by Ryan Gielen; etc. You can catch him on as the World Turns on Feb 9 and 10 as Gregor, Russian sea captain. Many thanks to the wonderful Assembly Theatre Project, and as always to mamatchka.




Jess Chayes (Director) is a co-founder and resident director of The Assembly. With The Assembly, she has co-created and directed five original plays including Clementine and the Cyber Ducks (The Ontological Theater), What I Took in My Hand (The Ontological Theater, The Brick Theater), and We Can't Reach You Hartford (Edinburgh Fringe; Fringe First Nominee). Recent assisting includes The Civilians’ Paris Commune (Steve Cosson, The Public Theater) and We Declare You a Terrorist (Niegel Smith, SPF Festival, The Public Theater).
Stephen Aubrey (Dramaturg) is a co-founder and resident dramaturg and playwright of The Assembly. His work has been produced at The Ontological-Hysteric Theater, The Flea Theater, The Brick Theater, Symphony Space, the Abingdon Theater Complex, UNDER St Marks, The Philly Fringe and the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. He is a current MFA candidate in Fiction at Brooklyn College.



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