A kind of LARP
"Clever and captivating. One of a kind."
“Artfully directed and impeccably acted... Round Table is by turns hilarious, poetic, psychologically acute, and poignant without being sentimental. Should you be searching for superb theater, then your quest ends here.”
TDF interview with playwright Liba Vaynberg here:
"We tell stories precisely because we want to negotiate our relationship with fate."
The Russian & The Jew:
A Political Fairy Tale
2018: The Russian & The Jew at The Tank, co-produced with The Tank
"The brainchild of actor/writers Emily Louise Perkins and Liba Vaynberg, this play is filled with all the romance, plot twists, and personal conflict that make up any great contemporary drama. Rotating back and forth between the late 1960s and occasionally 1992 after the collapse of the USSR, this play may be a period piece, but the themes that it deals with – from misogyny to anti-Semitic bigotry – are ones that are still very much relevant today, and thus is bound to be a very compelling drama that audiences for their 20s to their 80s are bound to be drawn into and appreciate."
-On Stage Blog
Political Fairy Tales: Brooklyn Rail interview with the creators Emily Louise Perkins & Liba Vaynberg.
X-ray Vision on Russian Jewry: feature and company interviews in the Jewish Week here.
2018 Workshop, The Russian & The Jew, recipient of funding from the COJECO BluePrint Fellowship