(Thinking of you)

Writer/director Tina Satter draws on Chekhov’s letters, translations, and perverse sense of comedy to consider anew the darkness, beauty, and history of Chekhov’s iconic play The Seagull and its resonances with her Half Straddle ensemble. Seagull (Thinking of you) is a personal look at performance, failure, and attempted love — ultimately an unexpected meditation on why we ever try to say something out loud. With a Russian folk metal-influenced score.

Written and Directed by Tina Satter

World Premiere Cast:
Jess Barbagallo
Eliza Bent 
Becca Blackwell 
Emily Davis
Julia Sirna-Frest
Susie Sokol

Composer/ Sound Design:
Chris Giarmo

Lighting Design:
Zach Tinkelman

Set Design:
Andreea Mincic

Costume Design:
Enver Chakartash

Make-Up Design:
Naomi Raddatz

Touring Cast:
Jess Barbagallo
Eliza Bent 
Becca Blackwell 
Emily Davis
Erin Markey
Julia Sirna-Frest

Stage Management:                                
Randi Rivera

Assistant Stage Management:
Aldora Neal

Production Management:
Liz Nielson

Assistant Direction:
Chip Rodgers

Production History

Zagrebačko Kazalište Mladih, Zagreb, Croatia
April 14-15, 2014

Le Maillon, Strasbourg, France
April 8-9, 2014

Théâtre de Gennevilliers, TG2, Gennevilliers, France
April 2-3, 2014

Théâtre Garonne, Toulouse, France
March 27-19, 2014

Théâtre d'Arras, Arras, France
November 2013

NEXT Festival, Villeneuve d'Ascq, France
November 2013

Bard College at Simon's Rock, MASS LIVE ARTS, Great Barrington, MA
July 18-20, 2013

New Ohio Theater, COIL Festival, New York
January 9-26, 2013


Seagull (Thinking of you) was made possible with commissioning support from Performance Space 122 and the Jerome Foundation. Developed in residence at MASS MoCA, the New Museum, and Abrons Arts Center. Early Stages of the work were shown at the Prelude Festival in 2011.