Linchpin Theatre

Nina Variations

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To simply write—without thinking about form. To let the words flow freely from his soul.
 

In this tribute to Chekhov's The Seagull, Steven Dietz explores the possibility for a different outcome using the opportunity of "what if?" In forty-three variations of their final scene, Nina and Treplev try to say all the things that were never said, but may have been thought in Chekhov’s original, in hopes of changing the outcome and coming together in the end. 

Ink flowing freely creates a free form, while being trapped within the conventions of each character. Variations of painted feathers symbolize 43 opportunities Dietz presents to change the ending. A subtle nod to The Seagull in the negative shape between the profiles, represents that Chekhov's work will remain between them.

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