Intractable Woman Begins Off-Broadway

Off-Broadway News   Intractable Woman Begins Off-Broadway
Stefano Massini's drama, presented by PlayCo, brings to life the story of assassinated journalist Anna Politkovskaya.
Stacey Yen, Nadine Malouf, and Nicole Shalhoub
Stacey Yen, Nadine Malouf, and Nicole Shalhoub Richard Bowditch

Performances begin September 13 for the Off-Broadway premiere of Italian writer and director Stefano Massini's Intractable Woman: A Theatrical Memo on Anna Politkovskaya, a new play inspired by the life and writing of assassinated journalist Anna Politkovskaya. The PlayCo production, directed by Lee Sunday Evans, is playing a limited engagement in the second floor of 122CC, located at 150 1st Avenue, New York.

In Intractable Woman, translated by Paula Wing, Politkovskaya is portrayed by three actors: Nadine Malouf (Oh My Sweet Land; queens), Nicole Shalhoub (China Doll; The Clean House), and Stacey Yen (Enjoy; Miles for Mary).

Journalist and human rights activist Anna Politkovskaya was murdered in Moscow in 2006 after spending the previous seven years exposing government suppression and the atrocities of war in Chechnya. Originally staged in Europe as part of the 2007–2008 season, the play continues to illuminate the importance of journalism in holding governments accountable.

Performances continue through October 14.

The production features set design by Marsha Ginsberg, costume design by Junghyun Georgia Lee, lighting design by Masha Tsimring, and sound design by Stowe Nelson. Laura Smith is the production stage manager and Matt Cecchini is the production manager.

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