The Izmailovo Apartment / by R. Sheth

Ruoxin

July 1415, 2019

Written by Emilia Kazumova
Adapted by Zarema Zautdinova
Poetry by Alexandra Shilyaeva
Translated from Russian by Graham Schmidt
Directed by Adrianne Cury

Featuring: Catherine Dildilian, Marielle Issa, and Rasika Ranganathan

Fleeing domestic violence, rape, and deception, three women find refuge in a squalid apartment in the Izmailovo district of Moscow. Based on the personal life of playwright Emilia Kazumova and anecdotal stories that she collected, The Izmailovo Studio explores the pursuit of personal dignity against patriarchal torment.

Performed as part of Staging the Stans